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Favorite Things March 2015

These are a few of my favorite thingsss…

These are a few tried and true favorites, as well as some items I’ve had my eye on for a while!

1. Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate: Baby you’re a firework! I got this as a treat for my guy and I on Valentines Day, mostly based on the packaging. I have since bought like 10 of these bars. It’s a mix of dark chocolate, hot spice, salt, and pop rocks. So weird, but so good. Also, it is quite entertaining to give some to an unsuspecting person and watch their reaction as the pop rocks kick in!

2. Stella and Dot Rebel Pendant: I have had this necklace for about two years, and it is such an easy piece to wear. Throw it on by itself or layer it…looks great either way. I have the gold and silver, but get much more wear out of the gold.

3. Asos Dress: It’s currently on sale! This would be a great fall to winter to spring transition piece. Dress it up with heels and a statement necklace, or dress it down with a chunky, long cardigan and ankle boots.

4. Anthropologie Euclidean Pendant: I wish I had somewhere to put this! Love that it is a solid enough to draw the eye to, but is airy and delicate at the same time.

5. I Just Want To Drink Coffee T-shirt: This is my life. On my birthday wish-list.

6. Surf Waiting Painting: Beautiful sea glass colors and serene subject. I could stare at this all day, especially during Michigan winters.

7. T-Swizzle, Style: Okay, first of all, I am so glad that she transitioned to pop.  Second, the guy has two different colored eyes. Stunning! Third, this song reminds me of a love from summers passed. Takes me back to butterflies, high school, and gets me pretty psyched for this upcoming summer.  I could listen to this all day.

What are some of your current favorites?

-K

Room Updates

October 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

First post for miss&murphy! Woot Woot!

I moved home in August to prepare for some foot surgeries that I am having.  I figured it would be better to be in a comfortable home with family around to help me during my recovery struggles.  I just finished the first surgery and my leave from work.

This has been my view during the leave…

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Pretty flowers in the back from my man 🙂

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My watchdog nurse

Fun stuff, huh?

So before my surgeries, I knew I wanted to update my bedroom.  It’s the same bedroom I’ve had at my family’s home since we moved there before I started first grade, and it has had the same paint since high school.  I knew if I left it how it was, I might start going crazy.  First step, changing the paint.

I was starting with a bright yellow, and I was ready for a more neutral color.  I have been loving greige, grey, and black walls, and decided to go with “Morning Fog” which is part of the Sherwin Williams and Pottery Barn paint line.

Before (messy!):

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In Progress:

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After the first coat:

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It surprised me how tough it was to paint over the yellow, since the grey was darker than I expected.  Ended up taking me 3 coats to cover the yellow.

I will be posting the After photos soon!  I have a few more projects to complete before the first unveiling.

First, my new dresser!  As great as my armoire was for storage, I am trying to get the most use out of my closet, and I just don’t need that much extra storage. I ordered a Target Threshold Windham Accent Cabinet in Red.  This should give me a little storage, and I plan to style the top with a lamp and my jewelry.

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Making progress!

-K