Category Archives: Style

My new home

Would you like to see it? Yes? Cool!

Here’s a sneak peek but I’ll do a full post once I am better settled.

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I’m moving. Now what?

I hate moving less than most people.

Other than the expense, and other than eventually getting tired of packing, I don’t really hate moving at all. Instead, I see it as a chance for a fresh start.

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In the past, I have been slow to decorate and tentative about it too. One thing I have learned from my roommate and friend, Katie, is to dive in.

If she reads this, she will laugh, thinking about how long it took me to hang these stupid mirrors in my bedroom.

I have my eye on a few items for my new apartment. This Apartment Therapy post about pink rugs has inspired some serious online browsing. You know how I feel about pink!

Via Apartment Therapy and Caryn's House of Boys - LOVE

Via Apartment Therapy and Caryn’s House of Boys – LOVE

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Success! I have become higher maintenance.

Remember when I expressed a desire to up my high maintenance game? (Yes, seriously)

Well, I have succeeded. Aren’t you proud of me?

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I’d like to thank Courtney Forrest and by extension, Jaime Maser, for making me aware of M61 Power Glow Peel, a glycolic and salicylic acid exfoliating peel you apply with a pre-moistened towelette. It smells amazing, but in a natural, no fragrance added way. I’m ready to buy them by the hundred.

I got Botox. My only regret? That I didn’t start sooner.

I even used the Snapchat beauty filter (OK, a lot).

But now I want to start using eye cream. These long trips have me feeling puffy. Any recommendations?

Update: I bought this toner today and will let you know how I like it.

“What if President Obama were a hipster?”

Here is a nice break from all of the heavy stuff I’ve been posting here about Dad and life recently. Please enjoy.

Artist Amit Shimoni creates illustrations of world leaders and historical figures, but reimagined as hipsters.

Maybe Hillary should consider giving this silver + purple look a go.

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I found wallpaper and yes, it is pink

I want to wallpaper my bedroom.

Translation: I want to pay someone, ideally a professional, to wallpaper my bedroom. Let’s be clear about that.

I found this rich pink wallpaper that I think is gorgeous.

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I had a sample sent to me and loved it.

But!

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I survived the mother-daughter weekend!

I had a mother-daughter weekend in the DC area. A cousin got married and Mom asked me to be her date. Dad is doing pretty well, but his health ups and downs mean he’s less likely to enjoy all of the standing around a wedding reception can entail, or a four-hour car ride.

I was [mostly] happy to step in, for the chance to see relatives and to try to see old friends in DC, time permitting.

And to see my mother too, yes. So long as she didn’t comment on my weight, hairstyle, lack of boyfriend and/or failure to visit.

The wedding was lovely.

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