What are you up to this weekend? Tonight we’re staying in and making pizza, and the rest of the weekend will be swallowed up with seeing Sam’s family from out of town and taking care of errands. I’ve also been watching a lot of videos like this one, which might affect how I spend my Sunday if I get my act together quickly enough. Here are some links to get you through until 5pm!
Tomatoes are my favorite food, so I’m shocked, shocked, to find out I’ve been storing them wrong. Like, scientifically-proven wrong.
This is but one of the reasons why you should definitely be following NASA on every social media platform ever.
I’m looking for something to recover the seats on our dining room chairs, and I love this South American fabric.
It only makes it better that the name of the seller’s etsy shop is sweetllamasupplies. She’s a student living in Argentina, shipping the fabric from Buenos Aires. These patterns are Peruvian, but there are others in her shop.
I was looking for fabric that would go with the design of the chairs (antiques that were sitting in my parents’ garage for the last 20 years – how they got here from San Diego is a story for another day) and that might hide any food-related spills that are bound to happen around a dining room table. Plus, since it’s really easy to recover these chair seats, I figure if I hate it I can always redo it later.
Even if the fabric doesn’t turn out to be right for the chairs, I’m sure I can find another use for it. Theses patterns are so vibrant and beautiful. Check out the rest here!
I was determined, when we moved into this apartment, that we wouldn’t fill it with all things IKEA. Obviously there is a lot of IKEA in this apartment, (we didn’t make four trips to that store in two months for nothing) but I knew how disposable IKEA furniture can be, and how sterile it feels. There are people out there that can do amazing things with IKEA, furnishing an entire house to look chic and minimal and clean. Not me. It just looks like I had very little money and no imagination. So! I did everything but make Sam take a blood oath swearing to me he would do whatever it took to help me make this apartment not look all IKEA-y before I would move in with him. And it turned out that included driving two hours each way to South Jersey the day after Thanksgiving to pick up the only dresser under $100 in a 100 mile radius that I liked.
I told you. I told you it was bad. I told you it should have been free, but I bet you thought I was exaggerating. I wasn’t. It’s just because of those freaking legs that make it so it’s all “mid-century” or whatever that it wasn’t left out on a curb for whoever passed by that day. Continue reading →
This weekend, Sam and I are visiting his family in New Jersey to see his younger sister compete in what her school calls, “Girl Show.” It’s a competition that’s so crazy intense and exciting, the whole town gets into it. They even broadcast it on TV! It’s pretty much 100% exactly like the Olympics, and you all know how much I love the Olympics, so you can imagine how ready I am for this. Then tomorrow, Sam’s dad is coming back into the city with us to go to the Gauguin Exhibit at the MoMA, and I can’t wait. Their Magritte Exhibit was amazing, so I’m sure this one will not disappoint. It’s pretty much all of my favorite things in one weekend!
I hope your weekend is looking as good as mine! Here are some things I’ve seen around this week that have caught my eye, if you’re looking for a way to pass the time until the weekend starts… Continue reading →
You know how the internet is always flinging new tips and tricks at you to make your life easier? And some of them really are interesting except who has the time to try them out, anyway, especially when they might not even work?
I do. I have the time. Or rather, I have an obsession with anything that promises to fix something tiny yet troublesome that also seems to have something to do with science that I don’t at all understand. Some of these promised lifehacks are a web of lies, designed to draw you down a long, dark path of DIY fails until you no longer have faith in yourself or life as we know it. But some! Some shine a beacon of hope on a previously unsolvable annoyance that wasn’t a huge problem but was enough to make some part of your day less than stellar. And I’m all about a stellar day, friends.
So! Let’s get to it.
The source: Lifehacker
The claim: Rubbing a bar of soap all over a mirror will keep it from fogging.
The result: It works! Perfectly! And it will transform your life.
Aside from being funny and engaging, it was visually stunning, which made me long to visit scandinavia and kayak through the fjords. Since that’s not happening any time soon, I started dreaming of cozy scandinavian blankets and icy prints for our walls… Continue reading →
This weekend Sam and I are looking forward to doing a whole lot of nothing. Which really means he’ll be studying and I’ll be doing some project or other, but at least we can sleep in! For now, a little evening reading for you before you of course turn off all of your electronics and go read a classic novel (Ha!). Whatever you do, I hope you have a relaxing weekend!
Anyone who has been within a thirty foot radius of me in the last ten days knows how much I love love love the Olympics. Specifically the Winter Olympics, which Sam has under no uncertain terms told me are definitely the lesser of the two Olympics, but I don’t care. There are people racing on ice skates. Someone could poke their own eye out with a ski attached to their own foot.
David Attenborough gets it. Watch him narrate a women’s curling match like an episode of Planet Earth (also one of my favorite things. I think I’ve watched that series straight through about 5 times) and go about the rest of your day with the serene understanding that all is right with the world.