Entries from September 2008

The couch!

September 16, 2008

Enough about grilled cheese and soup (which I’m craving at this very moment and will eat again tonight).

I forgot to show you all the couch!
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Probably because I’ve been avoiding showing you the living room. From this angle it’s looking pretty good. Coming together nicely.

From these angles, not so much.
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What do I need here? I don’t want something that takes away from the TV. Maybe a large mirror? It would reflect the window behind the couch, which is always nice. We also got a lamp that matches that on the left for the right side (I think some bookend symmetry here would be nice) but the shades are different colors due to aging.

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This angle isn’t great either. (Please ignore the phallic cat post – that in conjunction with soft paws is keeping our furniture intact. I also didn’t bother with art directing these whatsoever.) Jeremy hung the curtains that we scored at IKEA for $14 a pair – and it certainly helps warm the room up. I still need to hem them with the iron-on hem tape provided with the purchase.

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And then we’ve got this. The worst of the bunch. This is what you see when you walk in the front door. I’m not sure what to do. I do think we need some sort of buffet or bench or something… but I might be at a loss.

So, dear readers, what do you think? I have an idea but I want to hear you out first and I want to have something fun to post about tomorrow!

Best Dinner Ever

September 16, 2008

Jeremy suffered from a little stomach virus yesterday and had to stay home from work. Of course I came home from work starving and was trying to think of something to eat that wouldn’t make him wretch (like fish of any sort which is a staple in our household).

We settled on grilled cheese and tomato soup.
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To be specific – extra charp cheddar cheese on ciabatta bread, grilled to perfection, with Amy’s Organic tomato soup. It was SO GOOD.

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We finally hung our wine rack. The only problem is that when the cabinet lighting is on it heats up the wine on the edges a little bit.

Gold Birds.

September 15, 2008

My favorite decoration ever is a collection of gold birds my grandma handed down to me.
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They were hanging above her bed for as long as I can remember. One day I told her how much I loved them and she said I could have them as soon as she found the time and had the energy to take them down. I immediately took them off the wall myself (to save her the trouble, of course) and thanked her times a million.

So imagine my surprise when I was watching my new favorite show, Mad Men, the other day and saw the very same birds in Joan Holloway’s home!
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I was excited that my grandma and I both share the same taste as the most fabulous character on Mad Men!

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She even has grey walls and gold accents!

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Here they are in context. It took me a while to get them hung but seeing them on Mad Men definitely motivated me!

Weekend.

September 15, 2008

What a busy weekend. Between hanging out with our families and celebrating Liz’s 24th birthday we had a lot going on.

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At some point, after a few drinks, Jeremy became an amazing photographer.
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Bug Collection

September 12, 2008

So when we were at that awesome antique store in Fredericksburg, TX I noticed a lot of bug collections.

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I think our house could really use one.

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