Aug
02
2011

About That Pantsless Woman

First of all, thank you so much for all the lovely comments on the recent craziness that befell me, and thank you also for agreeing that it was kind of crazy. I didn't mean to suggest that it was going to stop me ever posting pictures again or anything, though; I mean, I haven't even shown you my living room makeover yet! Let's just hope that if anyone steals those pictures, it's, like, Oprah or something. I could be okay with Oprah stealing my living room.

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Aug
07
2011

This Is What's Wrong With The World Today

This afternoon, while painting my spare bedroom, I stepped backwards right into the can of navy blue paint. And because I had absolutely no idea what to do next, I immediately took a picture and texted it to Sean. So let's reiterate: my first priority, having accidentally smurfed myself, was to take a photograph. Before I'd even cleaned it up. And you don't even know how close I was to tweeting it.

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Let's get this out of the way right here at the top: This post is sponsored by American Express. Nevertheless, it is about traveling, and at the end, you have a chance not only to dictate my next trip, but also to win something. Okay, that is the end of the disclaimer. Too bad, because I kind of like typing in italics. 

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Aug
08
2011

Where To Go For The Weekend, Part One

Let's get this out of the way right here at the top: This post is sponsored by American Express. Nevertheless, it is about traveling, and at the end, you have a chance not only to dictate my next trip, but also to win something. Okay, that is the end of the disclaimer. Too bad, because I kind of like typing in italics. 

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Aug
11
2011

How Very Pinteresting

I have recently discovered the wonders of Pinterest. Please note that I did not say that I have recently discovered Pinterest itself, because I did that a few months ago when everyone started talking about it nonstop, and I immediately forbade myself from even looking at it. Why? Well, I knew, for me, that it would be like a pothead going to a Phish concert and being all "whatever, guys, I'm just going to listen to the music." That is to say, I would inhale.

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Aug
15
2011

Maui Wowie: Our Two and a Half Days in the Tropics

A few weeks ago, Sean and I went to Maui for the weekend. I think you'll find that there are a couple of crazy things in that sentence: the first being "Maui" and the second being "for the weekend." (Well, technically it was a three-day weekend, since we left early Friday morning and came back Sunday, but still; I think that's the largest amount of ocean I've crossed for the smallest amount of time.)

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Aug
18
2011

How To Make The World's Best Salad

Back when I worked in an office downtown, I would frequently pay eight dollars for what was, upon reflection, a fairly mediocre salad. Part of the reason for the mediocrity was my own panic-induced ordering (egg and mango: never again), but most of it really came down to that age-old arithmetic of convenience plus instant gratification plus a meeting in twenty minutes plus whoops, I forgot to pack my own lunch from home again. 

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Aug
21
2011

Surprise, We Think You're Awesome

This weekend, I threw my first surprise party. Turns out, throwing a surprise party is pretty much like throwing a regular party, with the main difference being that you feel like a real asshole for a few weeks beforehand when you're talking to the person you're throwing it for. What am I doing on Friday? Uh....nothing! But yeah, I'm afraid I can't hang out. Why? Um, no reason. I'm definitely not cutting out eleven templates of your head and gluing them onto popsicle sticks or anything!

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Aug
24
2011

Stairwell: Before and After

As extreme home makeovers go, stairwells are not exactly the most exciting space in the house. They're no kitchen, obviously, and they're not really even as exciting as a bedroom (which reminds me, I need to do a little update post on that bedroom; we've added a few new things since. Don't tip too far forward while you teeter on the edge of your seat in excitement!)

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Aug
31
2011

Sneak Peek Office Makeover: DIY White Board

Not that I want this to turn into a DIY blog or anything, but can I just show you the super-easy, super-gorgeous, super-functional white board I made for my home office? I'm going to post some photos of the whole room makeover one of these days when I get my act together and finish off the 10% of it that still needs doing—nine of that ten percent is putting things away in drawers, hence the procrastination—but for now, here's a quick look at a little something I made over the weekend. 

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