My Bedroom today...

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Don't peek behind the curtain...It's scary...but, there is a window back there and I'm dreaming of putting the shelving pictured below there...that would be so nice.  Remember my $20 Ikea headboard?  Well, it's about to meet my paint brush...what color?  White of course...and the basket about the bed will get a little splash of paint too...

I have a dream this morning...

I dream of making over my bedroom...again.  Stay with me...I'm bored.  I spent a few minutes on Polyvore coming up with inspiration board...

 
 Target has these puppies on sale this week for $26.00 bucks...I'll make em' work...white paint...

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Inspiration...




...I'm so bad at remembering where I find such beautiful things...does anyone have any idea where these images are from?  How beautiful would they look in Mini's bedroom...?
See more here www.dripbook.com/rusanson/splash/

An Easy Weekend D.I.Y.


...came across this idea and I love it...this idea will find it's way into Mini's room...just a clever way to organize your jewelry...




A little project...


...remember the other day when I went to the Army and picked up that little purse?  Well, this is what the  BFF picked up for her new home.  Gorg!  She hopped on it right away...and the price...wait for it....less than $60.00 bucks...YEP!  Solid, solid, solid piece of history...and you can tell it was lovingly taken care of...not a stain, scratch or notch on it...I immediately thought of all the storage this piece can hold...It's like an entire kitchen in one piece...The pictures below are just a little inspiration of what I was thinking could happen to this piece when I saw it...Not sure if the BFF is going to go for painting it...I'm not even sure about painting it...I think we can make it more contemporary without paint...stay tuned...




I love the idea of painting it white...using wallpaper in the background and choosing new pulls like those pictured here...luv.



Hum...I love the straight handles on this piece too...

I like the idea of hanging small framed art on the back wall...







Sneak Peek...

...this is a sneak peak at Mini's bed makeover...I attached picture hooks to the back of the headboard and hung it on the wall like a picture...that way you get the full effect...none of the headboard is hidden behind pillows...stay tuned.


You know when people ask, "what's a perfect day for you?" I always have to think about it...Well, yesterday was pretty close to perfect...I got up early went to Starbucks..sat down and drank my coffee and collected my thoughts...headed over to HomeGoods where I scored these goodies...YEAH!  Just wait and see what I do with them...then I headed over to my favorite supermarket, Trader Joe's...took my time chatted up my favorite cashier and headed home and made lunch for Mini...turkey burger...Perfect.  So, what's a perfect day like for you?




Thursday's Thought...

I must remind myself of this everyday...when I desire so much and begin worrying about how I'm going to get it or make it happen...I have to stop and remember that everything I have now was once something I had only hoped for...I need to be more thankful and enjoy what I have.

One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite singers...he says it best... Cherish this Moment.

A Look in the Mirror...

...That's me, au-natural playing with the camera yesterday, the photos are mildly blurred for that oh so romantic look...I've been told I don't post enough pictures of myself...So there.  The bracelet is a b-day present from Mini...she used her Aeropostale gift card...luv.

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Free Tuition...


Harvard No Tuition No Loans



Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard’s financial aid website at:
 http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school’s financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.


...this is not an endorsement of Harvard University...this is an endorsement of Free Education for all...

Video Tuesday, I traveled to Barcelona Today...Wanna go.

BlackAtlas.com is a social networking site from American Airlines that connects black travelers to content about the places they travel. 


When I grow up I want to live like Judi Oshowole...watch and see why...


More awesome shoppingness...word?

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 I went to the Army yesterday with a bff who just purchased her first house...She found an amazing hutch...for just $40.00 smackers and I found this amazing Franco Sarto leather Hobo Handbag for just $7.00...So random, that's why I heart going there...you never know what you are going to find...FYI New Yorkers...the Salvation Army is having a 50% off all furniture sale...Not sure if it's nationwide...Yep, you can thank me later.

Oh yeah, that's a sneak peak at Mini's bed...painted black and looking so much funkier...smile...

Awesome sale this weekend...

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You gotta love the internet...this weekend I was browsing...keyword "mongolian pillow" and low and behold google sent me to www.bedbathandbeyond.com where the pictured mongolian pillows are on sale for....wait for it....................$9.99...Yep!  I was about to order them when I saw a little button that said, "see if it's available in your store"...I clicked and yep, they were available in my store...which happens to be about 8 minutes from my apartment...so I hoped in the car and made my way to the store...only to find out that the pillows were $29.99 in the store...their original price...UGH!  I kindly took three pillows to the customer service desk...explained how I saw them on their website for $9.99 and viola...the pillows were mine...just $9.99 each...happy birthday to me...

I heart the pillows, so much so...I  was inspired to take photos of my bedroom...Remember the pieces I purchased from the Salvation Army last summer and painted white...I had no idea what I would do with them...Hum, they found the perfect home...in my bedroom.  The flowers are fake...$1.00 each from the dollar store...LUV.  It's been a while since I've been to the Army...must try to make it there this week...Oh yeah, I painted Mini's bed black...looks great...stay tuned.

Images from my birthday party...

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My friends and family threw me a wonderful b-day celebration this weekend...there was cake, drinks, snacks, flowers, gifts and laughs...What else could a girl ask for?  I heart my family...thanks again guys...I needed that.

Our Signature Cocktail for the evening was the "TRANSFUSION" in honor of my Mini who will no longer be getting a monthly blood transfusion.


Equal Parts

Grape Juice
Vodka
Ginger Ale

Pour over ice and stir...ENJOY!

O.K., so failure is an option...but it's Okay...

...so that rainbow cake thing didn't really work out for me...sad face.  But, no worries I'm having more cake tonight...My friends and family are coming together to celebrate my B-day and Mini's victory in style...with cocktails, drinks, music and laughs...Can't wait...Wishing you all a great weekend...
It looked so pretty...



but, this cake was so dry...even my favorite ice cream couldn't save it...I woke up this morning thinking it would be better...but, today it's rock hard...lol...I guess I gotta throw out all those eggs, butter and effort that went into it...Don't worry, I'm not defeated...I will revisit this cake recipe again...

Mini makeover for MINI...


Remember Mini's bedroom makeover from last July...when I painted her bed purple...We'll we are spending so much time in the house that we've decided to paint her bed black...Inspiration below...I know, we can't help it...we're bored...what's a girl to do...but paint.




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