Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Important things!

Joseph's wonderful sister had a baby yesterday! It's Joseph's round 1 as an uncle, and my round 6, and we are so so so excited.

Because, really, who cares about couches when this exists??

Olivia Ann Peavy, prepare to be spoiled.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The search has ended!

Well, the search for the perfect couch, at least!

You may recall that I've been hankering for a new couch for some time. If you don't recall, here is a reminder. But we didn't really need a new couch, and the old one was perfectly fine and non-offensive, so it was hard to bite the bullet and get a new one. I had started scoping out viable options, though, and the other day Joseph decided the time was ripe for us to go for it. Namely because he is oh-so-very tall, and when he stretches out on our current sofa there isn't any room for me. Thus, my list of priorities was: tufted, velvet, beautiful, not-crazy-expensive, room for him to stretch out and me still be able to curl up in the corner with a book. And Joseph's list was: room for him to stretch out and me still be able to curl up in a corner with a book, comfortable, not-crazy-expensive.

Without further ado/boring details, da couch!

The bluish looking pillow is one I brought from home to make sure we got the right hue of grey to go with the walls; in real life it's grey (lighting craziness). The small dark grey sample you see is what our couch will be covered in (rather than the otter of the sample couch). Luscious luscious velvet!

And to prove the size to you:

It's amazing how big it looks in this picture; in real life it is definitely not a massive piece of furniture, and it won't overwhelm our space at all. It doesn't come in for 8-10 weeks, but then I'll prove it to you with pictures!

Cozy big beautiful couch: check.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Progress: Bastrop-syle

Get ready to be bombarded with pictures, because Joseph and I went out to Bastrop this weekend to hang out with Mom and Dad, and I took a billion photos of the new cabin. It's not done, but it is oh-so-close!

 Just for fun, let's start at the beginning.

Porch! Tarp'd in because of the lovely rain:

 Looking into the kitchen from the living room:

More kitchen:

The counter tops are actually quartz that looks like granite!


Master bedroom:

Master bath:

Bunk room:

It'll be train-car-esque and have two sets of triple bunk beds; three for the boys, three for the girls.

Downstairs bathroom:

Downstairs there is also another bedroom and a mud room with a pantry and an extra oven.

Now to upstairs!

At the top of the stairs is an awesome little library nook:

Then my oldest brother's room that will double as my mom's office. It's a nice big room, but I couldn't get a decent photo of it, so you just get to see the headboard:

Then mine and Joseph's room:

Complete with boyfriend!

Then Ann Marie and Joel's room:

And a gawgeous bathroom, complete with chandelier:

Shower with white subway tile. Love.

Close-up of chandelier:

And close-up of the floor. This is tile made to look like rustic hardwood! So cool!

PHEW! I hope I haven't bored you to death, but I am just so excited to see it almost complete! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows!

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the gorgeous rain we got in Austin this morning, and all things beautiful, let's revel in some rainbow spectrum goodness.

R is for a chic red Tibi:


O is for an orange vintage-inspired jacket from J. Crew:


Y is for a ladylike yellow and black Alice + Olivia:


G is for the perfect green skirt from Anthro:


B is for the blue bouclé jacket I've had my eye on from Topshop:


I is for the indigo Armani peep toe lace up:


and V is for a very, very nice violet Matthew Williamson!


And I can't very well just ignore pink, so here you go as well!

from crazy lovely Charlotte Olympia

Now if only a suitcase full of money would magically come out of my closet...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Presents are a hoot!

Oh dearest blog and blog readers, how I have been neglecting you! Joseph comes back in town, I start a new class, and BAM, blog takes a backseat. I am going to try to be much better in the future.

For now, let's play with the Neiman Marcus Christmas book, ok? I picked out all sorts of things I'd be thrilled to find in my stocking, including but not limited to:

an all-seasons, all-outfits Marc by Marc Jacobs:

Chartreuse tumblers to add to my colored glass collection:


Sparkly suede pumps:


and above all, Monsieur Snowy Owl:

You have to read the description, and then try to tell me 70k is too much to pay for that thing. 

That bird art blinks at you. Your argument is invalid.