Tuesday, November 23, 2010

feeling festive...

i don't know why it is, but i'm feeling very festive this year!
maybe it's the new apartment, maybe it's the kid (and by "kid", i mean ollie...a puppy)...but i'm actually looking forward to the holidays! so much so that i've already started decorating. =)
i was a little disappointed that we won't be getting a real tree this year...as i'm pretty sure ollie will be eating the fallen needles, fallen ornaments, and trying to drink the water out of the tree stand. But we found a cute mini faux fir tree at target for like 18 buckaroos. not bad right?

i'm still looking for a few more decorations...and i'm looking for some sort of candle, plug in, wall flower, potpourri type thing that will give off the christmas tree smell!!! anyone have any ideas?

Friday, November 5, 2010

cables and cords...

back when we dubbed the second bedroom "erica's girl cave," we also decided it would also function as an office. so that is where the wireless internet stuff is....but with the lack of furniture, there's nothing to hide it behind or under or on...and since the room has now been renamed as "ollie's room"...that's a bad thing. wires and cords everywhere! not a good thing for a dog that likes to chew things. i looked online for options on how to hide cords, and found this bad boy...

{please excuse the bad quality iphone photo as well as ollie's pee pad}

here's a link to their website so you can see nice quality photos and information.
i read mixed reviews....some love it, some think it's a waste of money for a plastic box. but i was desperate, and 30 bucks wasn't really cause to go "cray cray" about the price, so i just bought one. it's fab. i'm still hoping to hide it behind/under something...once i find furniture.

check out the site...there's tons of nifty stuff.

i can't wait to show you the hideous thing nolan wants to display in our living room.
i cringe.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

let there be light: part four

wow. long time no blog!
seriously, i haven't loss momentum....just the funds. hahahaha. but don't worry, more posts will be popping up shortly. I just wanted to share our other floor lamp purchase from inspiration. This was the floor model (bleh) but i was over lamp shopping and didn't care at that point. what's so bad about floor model? well, the lamp that was working on the floor in the store, decided to burn out its bulbs the day we get it. and the funny thing is, it looked brighter in the store...i thought that the other lamps we bought wouldn't be bright enough so we bought two...one was good enough. this one i thought would be perfect....it's a bit dull. It's also not really the look i was going for....but since the room has now been deemed "ollie's room" and not my girl cave....oh well. without further adieu,

a lamp for ollie's room.
i swear that dog has too much stuff. it took over that small room, there's no room for a desk, or vanity or anything of mine.