So excited to finally share my living room transformation! Before I get into all the details, I wanted to share some before pictures of the original space from when I first moved in and then another picture of what it looked like right before this mini renovation.
I first discovered ANGELEYE in Molly Burke’s closet for the Streamy’s Awards! I literally teared up because I saw this dress and loved it sooooo much. Here I am a couple months later, very honored to be doing a post with them!
Last week I ordered some sparkly hair pins to give as a gift to one of my friends, but unfortunately, the day they arrived, my mail was stolen! We lost the hair pins, a big (now cashed) check from a client, and who knows what else. PSA: Don’t steal people’s mail!
I’ve never made anything involving electricity before, and I didn’t really know how, but thankfully my dad is the king of all things circuits, wires, soldering, electricity, blah blah blah, and he was willing to help! After my dad helped me make the first lamp, I was basically able to make the second lamp on my own — giving me hope that I can make some more for my own home and hopefully explain the process well here.
I finally did the DIY I’ve been dreaming of for the last couple of months — I transformed a boring mini fridge into a retro-style pop of color! I have wanted a little turquoise fridge ever since they started trending a couple of years ago, and our very regular late night snacks (does 3am count as “late night”?) means we actually needed one, right?
I became a fan of Parabo Press when I discovered them last year as a super affordable place to order huge photo prints! This year when they reached out about putting together a little holiday gift-idea blog post, I said yes and tried two new products of theirs that I thought could make great holiday gifts: the hardcover photo book and the wall calendar.
I always love reading the trend reports from NYFW and scrolling through photos and videos from the runway. This year I decided to take it one step further and put together my own outfits inspired by NYFW Spring/Summer 2019 shows using only items I could find at Goodwill! It was a really fun project and I was able to find and alter several pieces to create 3 final looks. If you haven’t seen my vlog of the whole process, watch it below!
Amidst my declutter frenzy the other day, I came across a little pack of elastic (or so I thought) and the idea dawned on me to try to make my own scrunchies! It turns out the pack I had found was just elastic-looking string with no stretch whatsoever, but luckily I found some actual elastic halfway through the project, and hey — glad the non-elastic string still sparked the idea!
It took me a couple of years of trying different editing techniques before I felt like "okay, I'm good at this." I remember even 3 years ago, Nathan had to convince me that Lightroom would save so much time (I was even thinking of editing an entire wedding in Photoshop -- what?!) and now I can't believe I even questioned him. I was just intimidated to learn a new program, though, to be honest. I've never been the best about getting ahead of the game on new software and technology etc.