It’s really hard to believe just a year ago we were moving in. We were living in one room upstairs waiting for the floors downstairs to set and had no carpet on the second floor. We were painting until late into the night and eating take-out every for every meal. To me it feels like just yesterday, Jared feels like we’ve been here forever.
The house was so beige when we moved in. Here are my two favorite before and afters from our first year in the house. Both rooms went dark, which made the transformation much more dramatic.
We have a lot more planned for the next year. Some of the worst rooms have gone untouched, mostly because refinishing the floor wore us out.
Lots of new things appearing in The Chroma Society, including the start of my new vintage collection. I am hand selecting each piece to assure it holds true to the Society’s color story. I have a new weakness for neon colored vintage children’s books. I have a sizable collection waiting in the wings to be listed (if I can bear to let them go).
Also, lots of new Lola bracelets! I have so much fun making (and wearing) these! I’ve been layering them on as we have warmer days and they add so much color to my drab winter clothes.
Attention Fashion Bloggers: I’m currently hand picking some of my favorite fashion bloggers to join the Chroma Society and receive sample pieces to style. If you would like to be among these lucky ladies, please feel free to send me a link to your blog and tell me a bit about yourself. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for some new music to get you through the week? Check out ‘Voice of Ages’, a collaboration between the Chieftains and some of today’s best folk acts.
Also, sorry I’ve been MIA lately. Lots going on. I’ll be a better blogger, I swear.
Moonstone Bracelet from Minco
Been awhile since I’ve done a more personal update. I had nothing else lined up today, so I figured I would take a moment to update you all on how we’re doing. We’re doing great! How about some bullet points…
Photo courtesy of my mom!
Jared and I are new fans of a local band, Bethesda from Kent, Ohio. They are currently raising money to fund a new full length album. Jared and I made a pledge via their Kickstarter. Every little bit helps make their dream a reality. Support great music!
I’m totally digging their song “Oh! How we Crane our Throats!” today…
Happy Friday! I’m having such a blast playing with color at The Chroma Society. To celebrate I’m having a Friday Color Party on my blog. Here are my color picks this week.
Have a lovely weekend!
I’ve had my eye on this 5 Year Diary for quite some time. When I ran across it at Canoe in Portland it was like kismet. I picked one up for myself and my mom also bought one. I’ll be adding it to my “Before 30″ list. If I keep it up, it will take me just about halfway through my 29th year.
It’s such a pretty little book. A black pinstripe cover, clean pages and a classic red satin ribbon. It’s the perfect size to toss in a bag too. It gives you just enough room each day to jot down a few thoughts.
Get your own on amazon. It’s not to late to make a new resolution.
“Keep a diary, and someday it will keep you.” // Mae West