Slow, but steady start

So I don’t know if it’s just the introvert in me, the fact that I’m talking to people 10+ hours a day or that I haven’t had it in forever, but I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying my “alone time.” And before we go any further, please get your head out of the gutter because I’m referring to my quiet, humble abode.

Because Saturday's are now for homemade breakfast and "New Girl" marathons.

Because Saturday’s are now for homemade breakfast and “New Girl” marathons.

Working in a hospital and having over half of my job include calling people, I am absolutely people-drained by the time I set foot onto the metro home. By the time I hit the threshold of my apartment, the shoes come off, I jump into some comfy clothes and I take a deep breath… because entering that door is entering serenity and I embrace that quiet like no other.

Also, given that Washington D.C. is a big swampland, it holds that humidity like crazy and I usually spend the first five minutes hanging out by the air conditioning; trying to cool-down after hanging out on a train with a bunch of strangers and no air conditioning what-so-ever. It’s a glorious smell if you know what I’m talking about and by glorious I mean horrendous. But again, I’m not complaining because my commuting time has been cut by two-thirds, it’s just a mere–and accurate–observation.

I haven’t gotten used to the extra time either: What do I do with myself? Do I do laundry? Do I work out? Do I do some unpacking? Or maybe just sit here and watch 10 episodes of “New Girl” because I can and no one can tell me not to? It’s a complicated game in the evenings.

The mornings have been amazing though. I’m still in shock and awe of having time to COOK breakfast in the morning and sit with a cup of coffee, or in the case of hot, summer days, a nice glass of ice-cold energy juice. I’ve even had time to curl my hair. I don’t even know you guys, it’s crazy.

Decorating was quick in the beginning and has since slowed. I’ve been sketching out what I want to do and then come back and go “Eh, no.” It’s rough. Instead of thinking so much about it, I’ve just been going for it: today I put up a bulletin board in my kitchen along with a housewarming gift from my brother and his girlfriend… because wine is everything and no one can tell me any different.

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I love my new calendar printables that I found from Love vs Design (the jewel 2014 calendar) and my monthly calendar from Elli. Definitely check them out! Love vs Design has so many other templates for the year-long calendar, but this one just called out to me and the month design reminded me of my current blog layout. I knew I had to have it!

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Despite my uncertainty with the decor, I do have some wall art ideas for the horizon and I can’t wait to share those with you!

Till next time lovebugs,

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DIY Scrapbook Coasters

Hello pets! One more day to the weekend!

I was perusing the Walmart clearance section when I saw a bunch of potted plant coasters and thought, “Hm, these would be fun to decorate!”

I thought about painting the cork part, but the bottom was sliding around on the table, so I flipped it over and decided to decorate the bottom!

This is a super cheap craft that can totally enhance your coffee table or be a fun gift for someone else! The coasters were $0.80 each! That’s it! I used scrapbook paper I already own and some mod podge… And I love them!

Check it out!

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DIY: Painting and staining glass ornaments

ITS CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

I hope you all are celebrating! I am! I’ve been making lots of glass ornaments, using so many of the glass and jar ideas I see on Pinterest recently. The only thing I haven’t done is started to listen to Christmas music… yet. Now Christmas movies, on the other hand, absolutely. When I’m going through massive amount of emails, I like to have music or something on in the background, somehow that keeps me focused and I can shuck out a ton of emails very quickly. The other day, while doing this, I was watching “White Christmas” on Netflix, one of my top 5 favorite Christmas movies!

So I took a break from mason jars and went for it with the extra glass bulbs I had left over from last Christmas when I made all of the glitter ornaments, many of which are still sitting in a basket at work from decorating my cubicle.

Obviously, I needed to make a Tardis ornament. The world wouldn’t make sense without a Tardis ornament… you are welcome for me setting the world straight again.

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DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Sign

Hello dears. I stayed home from work today due to teefer issues (CURSE YOU BRACES) and a pretty awesome headache in tow. I was sitting here watching “Doctor Who” on BBCA, when I saw something I started on ages ago and finally decided to pick up and finish today. I started making this, probably around Christmastime (yeah, long time right?!) and it has just been sitting behind my TV in the craft room.

I’ve been thinking about how I was going to actually do so to make it look like I wanted: ruffles. I tried with ribbon and then with wired ribbon and I just couldn’t get the same effect I was looking for. So then I realized I had some extra fabric from when I made my pillow and have decided I wanted to go with that theme for a few “homey” items. With all my anxious energy, I decided it was best put towards cleaning and crafting. I feel absolutely awful that I’m away from the office today, but I’ve been even more anxious IN the office recently, so maybe it was best I was home.

Anyways, my project was to make a magnetic chalkboard sign from a cookie sheet. I think it turned out rather cute 🙂 Much like I had invisioned. It’s always nice when things go as planned, right?

Hope you enjoy!

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