Friday, July 30, 2010

Hiding that Bling

Hey Nesters! A hearty TGIF to you all! Do you ever find yourself in need of a jewelry box that isn't one single level? I mean really, how are you going to throw in all your necklaces with all your earrings, if its just one little box without everything getting insanely tangled? Impossible! And I can only speak for myself when I say that I don't like clutter, particularly on my dresser. It was a bright and shiny day when I realized I didn't need all that JUNK sitting out. Well if you're anything like me... this one's for you.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Headboard Doubts

I've said before that I've been feeling like a bad Decor Mommy to my Bedroom because I've been completely neglecting it. When I was living in my old apartment, my bedroom was the only thing I had all to myself and I truly put all my efforts into making it a luxurious space for me to relax {in an otherwise tumultuous household}. So, now that I'm in a place all to myself and have the freedom of having guests over, I've been focusing my efforts on having a space where my visitors will be comfortable {AKA the living room}and thus my bedroom decor gets tossed by the wayside.  *sigh*

But I'm tired of walking into a bedroom that looks like a catch-all. I want my sanctuary back...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Perry Mason

Hey Nesters! Everyone knows that I'm a big glass fanatic. I love bell jars, vases, decanters and soap dispensers but the one thing that gets me choked up is a beautifully utilized mason jar.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Two Little Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed!

Matt and I were talking recently about the size of our beds.  We each have a full {AKA "Double"} size mattresses, which is fine when we sleep alone but, as most modern couples, we share a sleeping arrangement on occasion and sometimes it can be a tight squeeze.   And we went on to hypothesize about what size bed we might get, should we ever make the leap into cohabitation?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Acting Shadey

Heya Nesters!  Welcome back and let me update you all on the latest and greatest.  I finally headed out to Target to exchange that darn lamp shade that didn't fit and was left as a slightly disgruntled customer. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hang Your Hat...

Heya Nesters!  Now that I've cleared out those two Ikea bookshelves and replaced them with this one. I've found the space around the TV stand unbearably empty. 

I want it not to feel empty anymore, but I also don't want to feel cluttered.  I've already started contemplating the space under the clock which I'll highlight in another post. But the other side next to the door deserves a warm, welcoming addition since its the first thing you see as you open the door. 

Click READ MORE to see some off the hook ideas....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Boudior Envy

Lately, I've been so focused on my living room decor that I've really been leaving my bedroom in the dust. I'm a little bit stumped as to how I want to set it up, and where I want to place images. {I'm still looking for the right Damask Wallpaper!}  So, I decided to look for a little inspiration to help me on my way.

Click READ MORE to see more inspiration!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Love Lamp

Hey Nesters! You may remember some time ago I was on the look out for a lamp. While I did my best to find a unique (and possibly antique), inexpensive, glass jug lamp at flea markets, yard sales and on Craigslist, none really tickled my fancy.  It was one of those situations where nothing was exactly right... or if it was it was exorbitantly overpriced.  Something like this, for instance...

Sadly,  this lamp can be found here for a mere $428! Us common folk cannot dole that kind of green out for some green glass! So I kept looking.

Click READ MORE to see what I ended up with!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Brimfield: Part II- Loot

Yesterday I teased you guys and showed you some cool things that I saw at the Brimfield fair but I didn't get a chance to show you my loot. Well, "loot" really entails more than just two small steals, I suppose. So shall we call it my measly little purchases?  

Click READ MORE to see the real goodies I picked up!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Brimfield: Part I- Doppelgangers

Heya Nesters!  Did you all have a good weekend? You bet your bottom dollar that I did, Annie! Matt and I grunted and groaned, waking up with the sun to get ourselves to the Brimfield Fair.  The Brimfield fair is the second largest flea market and antique show in the country located in Western Massachusetts and we're lucky enough to be a short hour long drive away.  I had high hopes and a tight budget in mind but I knew I would pull away with a noggin full of ideas since lots of the antiques would be "out of my league."

Click READ MORE to see all the goods! 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Where Silver Things Are...

Hiya Nesters! After yesterday's post, I got a lot of inquiries about where I put the silver dresser.  I'm so happy you all are so observant!  And today, I've got your answer! 

Click READ MORE to see details....

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Heya Nesters! Today I come to you with a little peek at one of the big "switcheroos" I made in the living room.  I've said before in this post that I really wanted to change things around to make the space more "user friendly."

This is how the picture gallery looked with my silver dresser that is full of art supplies looked as soon as you walked into my apartment.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Fight with a Bookcase.

Hey Nesters! I have a new addition to my home.  But it was a fight...

I got the Target Room Essentials bookshelf yesterday evening after work and put it together all by my lonesome!  Though it was too heavy to lift on my own, I managed to slide it from the shelf to the cart, and the cart to the car.  Then I had to call that strong man-o-mine to help me get it into the house, and the mayhem ensued...

Click READ MORE to get the details...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

DVD Dilemma

On a recent jaunt to The Christmas Tree Shops to pick up some hand lotion, I walked out with 2 baskets at ten dollars a pop! Oops!  Prior to this purchase, my small DVD collection was wrangled on one shelf of the bookcase next to the TV.  It was a temporary solution and I wanted to resolve it. That's where these baskets come in. 

Click READ MORE to see more! ...

Monday, July 12, 2010


Sunday morning after a little R and R, I decided to pick up my behind off the couch and head over to Walmart with one of my girlfriends.  I made the trek for other reasons that shall remain a mystery to you guys for now.  {Insert evil cackle here}  But I was lucky enough to stumble across some other goodies while I was there!

Click READ MORE to see more about this find!...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dress Form Decor

For the last few years I've been so totally ahead of myself in home decor and I didn't even know it!  I was saddled with a dress form out of necessity for my creative side. Its not pretty, cotton muslin with pins and markings all over. Little did I know, this was such a wonderful addition to my decor. 

Click READ MORE to see these creative spaces...

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Hi there Nesters!  I was feeling so lackadaisical yesterday evening I almost let it get the best of me and surpass posting for today. Maybe its the heat or maybe its the restless sleep I got last night. {I had nightmares about my rent check being lost in the mail! Yikes!} Either way, after a catnap on the couch immediately following work, I was feeling less than inspired. I had no quick projects to whip up, or new purchases to share.  What's a blogger to do?  The answer was right under my nose, literally!  My new throw pillow that I had been napping on, inspired me to take a peek at all my old fabrics that live with the monsters under my bed. 

After digging through it, it looks like its own monster!

Hit READ MORE to check out the rest of it after the page break... 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


But wire baskets??? Heck YES! There is something about this airy, farm house wire basket from Pottery Barn that makes my heart leap!

There are unimaginable possibilities of what you could do with this simple storage receptacle.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

DIY Project: Coasters

Welcome back Nesters! Today, I'm excited to bring you one of my new favorite projects. It's a step by step how-to make your own coasters! I got my directions from the bridal DIY website Style Me Pretty{No, I don't have a new addition to my left ring finger that I'm not telling you. I just happen to be seeking new projects and they've got an abundance of really great ideas.} With a few tiles, cork and some scrapbooking paper you've got yourself some brand spankin' new beverage receptacles! 

Click READ MORE to see the directions!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Out Of Office

Hi Nesters... Just wanted to drop you a quick memo! I took yesterday off for some coastal frivolity in York Beach Maine. It's a my favorite, family friendly, chockablock full of entertainment little town that my father grew up in.  I introduced this tiny town to Matt last year when one of my girlfriends had her wedding up there and he fell in love too.

{Slushies! And our colorful tongues!}

We're heading back out there today with our friends in hopes for more holiday fun. Go check out all the amazing little rental cottages along the beach. It's a wonderful spot to spend a vacation!

I'll be back to bloggin' on Tuesday.  Come on back and check out the newest projects!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Crystal Clear

Howdy Nesters! I opened one of my least used cabinet the other day and found a glass oil bottle that I had forgotten that I had picked up at IKEA last time Matt and I hiked out there. 

It was still intact with price tag and all. It felt like finding money in your jacket pocket: What a nice surprise!