September 10, 2014

feels like home.

mikey & i have been in our place for 3+ years now. we've been together for 6 1/2 years & for the first 4 years of me living here, we moved once a year until we found this place. because we moved so much in those first 4 years, i guess i've always thought of most spaces & places as temporary. i've never really put a lot of love into a space because in my mind we'll be moving in a year or two. a few weeks ago i realized that we will not be moving for probably another 3-5 years or until we can afford a house & so i've started to want to make this one what i know it could be. we asked our landlord if we could do some painting & make some aesthetic changes to the parts of our place that we don't love & he said yes! we're going to start this soon & so naturally all i can think about is paint colours & spend hours on pinterest looking for inspiration.

most of the pieces & decor in our house are beige or a shade of brown (like in the first photo) & so naturally that makes me feel like we should keep the walls a taupe or beige or stick to white. i do love a crisp white wall. mikey isn't as keen on white on white & so i've been looking into colours & i've been so drawn to greys. i know nothing about interior design, i like what i like but i've pinned a lot of photos lately that have me excited about changing around our little space.

i deep cleaned the kitchen, bathroom & living room the other day. i embarrassingly enough hadn't done that since we moved in. of course i have cleaned but not a scrubbing-the-baseboards kind of cleaning & it felt really good!! next up is the bedroom & my office/closet room...& then the attic (dear god, the attic) the attic is mikey's jam space for his band & so i shouldn't say that i will be deep cleaning it, as much as he will be. i'm sure you can imagine the amount of empty pbr cans & general crap that is up there; when cleaned it's actually a great space, so it will be nice once that's done too. 

i bought a new shower curtain & bath mat for the bathroom. it's crazy how such little changes like that can make a big difference. next we'll be replacing some of the crappy plastic drawers that we have for the bathroom & our bedroom (with items my parents had aside for us!) & that will make it feel a little more grown up as well. i just want to feel good in this space. i've always liked this's just never really felt like a home. i know that we can't afford to buy a house for another several years, so in the meantime i'd like for this one to feel as much like home as possible. 

if i remember, i'll try to take some before & after shots. i know i always like seeing those!

September 7, 2014

all the fall //

you know how i know fall is coming? because i get the itch for change. i want new hair, new clothes, new art on my skin, new things for my house, new music. the nights are getting darker sooner & i feel like staying in, drinking tea, spending time on pinterest & even *gasp* blogging! for some reason that always happens in the fall for me. i guess this makes sense, i'm starting to channel that hibernation that always comes with cooler temperatures, i can feel it already. we had a few really hot day last week but my favourite temperature is showing now in the forecast for all of the days ahead & i couldn't be happier about that.

even though fall is coming, i still got a sunburn today. it felt nice because i truthfully haven't spent a whole lot of time outside this summer - it went so fast, so damn fast. the last time i updated was the end of june, that proves how quickly summer has come & gone. last i wrote i was booking my flight to B.C & since then i have seen beyonce & jay z in concert, my best friend broke her hand & got engaged (different hands) my family planned a trip to florida for next march, i quit my job, i got a new job, i have been working a buttload, i haven't had much time to run & i've become obsessed with 'orange is the new black' (in that order).

anyways, i think i'll be around these parts a little more now, so hello again!

June 24, 2014

oh hey blog.

it's been two months & to be quite honest i barely noticed. summer is obviously always busy but the very last thing on my mind has been blogging; both reading & writing & i'm 100% okay with that. instead i've been getting outside, going for runs, hanging with friends, spending more time with mikey & let's be honest, a whole lot of sleeping too. in the past two months i turned 28, went camping with 13 of my bff's for my birthday, mikey changed jobs & i just booked a flight to BC to visit my best friend & i cannot wait to see the mountains & drink wine & go camping & hiking with her & do all of the little things that we don't normally get to do living 3 provinces apart.

i'm not even sure what brought me here today quite honestly. sometimes i feel the need to check in, let you guys know i'm still alive & well.

say hi if you're still around these parts!

May 16, 2014

summer essentials //

1/ crop toppin'
flirting with the idea of crop tops this summer...nothing extreme but a little skin never hurt nobody.

2/ #comfylife
mixing comfy lounge wear with fancier pieces. this makes it look like you're not wearing jammies in public, even if perhaps you are. this has been my life lately. 

3/ striped t-shirt dress.
must find!

4/ knotted tees
instant cropped top that you have control over the 'crop' ... genuis

5/ stripes.