Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Splash of Color

So I currently live in my parents house, which is good (hey, no rent!), but can be frustrating. I want to have my own place so that I can have a creative outlet for all of the crazy ideas bouncing around in my head.

Back in July 2010, I bought a chair for my room at my parents house. I needed something else in the room because it's kind of bare and no longer has a desk (that thing bounced around so many places the past four years that I couldn't even tell you where it is)! This is the chair:


I knew instantly that when I did get my own place, this would be the inspiration for the house. The chair has so many colors that I love! Mustard, sky blue, and deep crimson red would be other colors that I could introduce throughout the house. 

I was lucky enough to get the first chair on sale. I have been watching the Pier 1 website like a hawk for the past six months waiting for the chair to go on sale again. So far, no luck. A couple weeks ago, I was given a coupon for 20% off of Pier 1, and my mother had just offered to get me a gift for watching the house, dogs, and little brother/third dog while they were out of town. What a perfect coincidence of events!

I ordered the second chair and will be picking in up next week. I can not wait to move into a house/apartment (hopefully sometime in the near future) and use these chairs as my inspiration. I can see them across from a neutral colored couch covered in these pillows:

Just realized those are FSU colors. YES! Go Seminoles! :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Major Monday....errr Tuesday??

Note: I wrote this last night, however, my internet crapped out on me so I am posting it this morning! :)

Ummmm...yeah I was sort of busy last week. Bad excuse I know, considering I already broke my promise. Oops.

Okay...starting TODAY I will blog at least twice a week. :D

Another Major Monday is among us. This week I am dying to get immersed in a good book. I rarely find time to read (even though I love it) because my demanding schedule of cheesy dramas **cough** Pretty Little Liars **cough** and wacky reality shows **ahem** The Bachelor and Bethenny Ever After, do not allow me enough time to read before I go to bed (remember, I go to bed earlier than most 22 year olds).

However in the next week I am going to make it my goal (we'll see how this goes, remember my last goal? Oh yeah...) to start a book. Currently pondering:

The Hunger Games (heard from several people that this is a great read)
via Amazon

Memoirs of a Geisha (have been meaning to start this since July...)
via Amazon

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I know, I know. Some say they love it, others they hate it. I want to make my own judgment!)
 via Amazon

Monday, March 14, 2011

Major Monday

Ok, so I am obviously bad at this blogging thing. But at least I warned you in the beginning! :)

New goal--to blog at least twice a week.

I hate Mondays, so in attempt to make brighten my day, I am going to start a little series called Major Monday where I will feature something that I am currently craving.

To start it off: All white rooms. Completely unrealistic in most homes (especially if you have pets or kids), but there is something about it that makes me want to snuggle up with a cup of coffee and a good book.