photo via IKEA Photographer: Patric Johansson
Happy Monday! Did you have a great weekend with your mom on Mother's Day?
I had a blissful family weekend - spending loads of quality time with a niece and nephews who will be moving shortly to a new home across the country and spent a sunny afternoon at the ballpark!
Now...a new week! What will it hold?!
I may love crazy bright colors (orange! yellow! pink!), I will always have a fondness for this classic combo of black, white and red.
It's Friday!! I'm about halfway through the book The Hunger Games and really want to finish it so I can see the movie this weekend! The next two days hold few plans: time at a cafe with friends, a movie, lots of naps so this bronchitis will go away, and some baking.
What does your weekend hold?
am at the end of a bout with bronchitis.
my plans for the last five days have included: sleeping, crawling to the couch, watching 15 minutes of a movie, napping, trying to read but giving up in favor of closing my eyes some more, drinking orange juice, then deciding at 3 AM to clean the kitchen followed by watching an episode of Psych. no schedule whatsoever. dove into the depths of the DVR and became charmed by the new show Smash and discovered I like the not-your-usual- detective-show-twist that Unforgettable has.
also found this absolutely cheerful photo that has made my day!
Almost put "Happy Monday" as today is my monday. Currently have an awful cough that kept me home on Monday, thus my whole week feels out of order now. The beautiful photo above is helping me overcome the odd-week-sensation.
I am your store's biggest fan and am waiting for one to be built in Wisconsin. A neighboring town of mine called Johnson Creek, Wisconsin has its water tower painted in IKEA's signature blue and gold colors, not to mention the location would bring in IKEA customers from around the entire state! I would shop at your store much more often than my current twice a year trip to Schaumburg, Illinois - 120 miles away. Thank you!!!
Anyhoo... the photos above are from IKEA Share Space that has a blog and a page that shows IKEA products in real homes. You can submit photos of your home/workspaces to the site which is my favorite part.
While at IKEA this past weekend, some girls from church and I decided we'd found an office we'd all like to work in...
We enjoyed pretending to work at this lovely office! In the background you can see my shopping cart full of items. That red/white pattern is similar to some bedding IKEA used to offer. I cannot find it anywhere now. Missed my chance. After a trip to Chick-Fil-A (my first ever time there), it was fun to go home and put to use all those pretty things!
chicks at chick-fil-a!! perhaps I should have hopped into one of these photos!
happy friday! in case you have loads of extra time and want to peruse great blogs, some favorites of mine are below.
What are some of the blogs you call favorites? And do you blog?
ali edwards http://aliedwards.com/
garance dore http://www.garancedore.fr/
wood and wool stool http://woodwoolstool.blogspot.com/
the happy home http://thehappyhomeblog.com/
the marion house book http://www.themarionhousebook.com/
rusta upp http://rustaupp.blogg.se/
happy girl go http://jenfelton.wordpress.com/ (she's an american living in london)
green is the new black http://sofia.pulp.se/
patricia mumau http://pmumau.wordpress.com/
urban weeds: street style (portland) http://www.urbanweedsblog.com/
mill valley life http://www.millvalleylife.com/
jaime's blog http://jalilacsmine.wordpress.com/
"nothing of any great consequence" (she was on miss minimalists's monday blog post) http://sarahparro.wordpress.com/
frenchwoman who lived in california for a bit http://backtocali.canalblog.com/
concept 2012 - scandinavian style http://anoukbinterior.blogspot.com/
hilda grahnat http://blog.grahnat.se/
the coveteur http://www.thecoveteur.com/
lille lykke http://lillelykke.blogspot.com/
freund von freunden http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/
frau haselmeyers pretty things http://www.frauhaselmayer.com/
dottie angel http://dottieangel.blogspot.com/
mine veneer http://minevennershjem.wordpress.com/
red house http://redhousedesign.blogspot.com/
copenhagen cycle chic http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/
jojos room (french, cute) http://wwwjojosroom.blogspot.com/
into the gloss http://intothegloss.com/
It's Friday and I'm getting caught up - feels heavenly!
In addition to quickly taking care of a pile of filing, I also went through some old emails that I had gmail-labeled as "apartment" to find some inspiration and in the process, delete unneeded messages and links. Found this treasure from 2010...
The stunning, beautiful, simple apartment of Isabel Asha Penzlien. Isabel describes her apartment as "Less is more for me and i try to keep only things i need...my bed is on the loft above the kitchen and its comfy up there and i keep my books up there to as well as my clothes which hang from the the ceiling. i keep a very few clothes, only things i love and wear."
Have a wonderful weekend!
I'm a bit preoccupied by these some great questions about clutter and the responses Leo (Zen Habits) just posted. I love how streamlined Leo's life is and can't get enough of the blog posts he writes. You're a fan of his, right?
Am off now to clear one flat surface of items and will keep it clear!
I'm excited about doing some rearranging of furniture and adding color to my apartment. Are you doing any decorating or rearranging?
I love this apartment. The owner is great at storage solutions and created a combined library and study in the hall.
Nina Broberg/IKEA Livet Hemma
Going to a meetup organized by The Minimalists tonight. I hear they're offering free hugs!
Refreshed the blog design to be easier on the eye. What used to be in the right sidebar is now either above in the navigation bar or at the bottom of the page. Chose this minimalistic style to be easier on the eyes. Enjoy!
January is usually a great month to declutter rooms and closets, but these entryways and mudrooms are so colorfully organized that I'd like it to be January right now (minus any cold temps and snow, of course) so that I can put bins together and paint the floor purple! While I'm at it, I should practice my penmanship for I would like to write as shown on the blackboard in the fourth photo.
I have a fondness for Fisher Price little people - the ones from long ago - before they started making the people in bigger sizes. I own four of them from childhood- and have yet to run across any in thrift stores or rummage sales. I regret the yellow fisher price house with all furniture and people that was available at a thrift store in my brother Jay's town - for only $18 that I didn't bid on. (via Goodwill's online auction site)
I did, however, spend a day with the little people in my possession. Feel free to peruse that album - the captions help the photos make sense.
I'm thrilled that Oliva and Anne-Sophie of SoDeco have created a poster of the Fisher Price people and am hoping they ship to the U.S.!