A Simple Decor Tip – Choose to go Bold

Upon embarking on this house journey, I started with googling everything regarding eclectic house decor. As I’ve gotten older and started to grow into the woman I am today, the realization that I have a wide variety of taste has fully set in. With this realization, I am lucky that I have a loving partner in my life who is willing to be on board with all of my crazy antics.

When we did our first walk through of our new home, I proclaimed loudly that I NEEDED a red door. Not a muted red, but a bright and vibrant shade that when anybody drove up to our house they would know we had planted our roots.

Hesitant, David slowly appeased my wild notion of having a red door. In fact, when I started second guessing my decision he quickly reminded me that red was it. After the mini pep talk, I realized that going bold was the answer. We began our search for the right hue to be our welcoming beacon to all seeking shelter in our humble abode. The inviting hue needed to shout from the mountain tops that you have arrived to a home of good vibrations and positivity.

It didn’t take much to discover the color that would win us over, California Poppy.

IMG_9059

We nailed it. California Poppy is a perfect extension of our very existence and where life has taken us thus far. From our extravagant years of being newlyweds in Oceanside to a humbled married couple navigating the aspects of what life has in store for them. It’s the perfect color that embodies where we have come from and where we seek to go, the light.

“Eclectic yet classic with a playful bohemian twist is how I’d describe my style.” -Alice Temperley

A better quote couldn’t be describe the vibe that I am feeling after this project.

 

Being an adult can really suck….

Goodness, every time I look around I feel like there just truly isn’t enough vodka in the world for me to drink in order for my adulthood to seem any better.

There, I admit it.

Putting things into perspective has become more and more difficult as new challenges come to light each day as we inch closer and closer to 2015.

Yeah, I just mentioned 2015 because I got added to a Facebook group all about my 10 year high school reunion. On top of that, I realized that David’s 10 year high school reunion is this year. WTF! When did we get so old?!? When did we decide that this adulthood thing was really for us?

I’ve come to the conclusion that being an adult sucks and I don’t want to do it anymore. Ok, just kidding! I love vodka too much to even think about reverting to my old 17 year old self (and she was not a nice person).

Real talk, this adult lifestyle is not fun. Jobs, house, bills, RESPONSIBILITY,  and all that jazz just keeps coming up. All I want to sit down just binge watch Netflix or eat an entire bag of Lay’s Potato Chips.

Whenever I start to feel down and out, I start to think about why my life can be so awesome.

My job is fun and I have the best co-workers around me. They make me laugh, listen to me bitch, and will always join in for a little ballasaurus kickball fun!

This little space on the interwebs keeps me occupied and I really enjoying being able to meet all the awesome new blogging friends that I’ve been able to meet!

IMG_6079

My drunken debaucheries are a shared interest with my best friend and love of my life, David. He believes in me and pushes me to be better than ever. He will read this blog and tell me to grow up because we totally got this. That’s how he rolls; always the cool and level-headed perfect slice of Wonderbread.

I get to write about my life. The good and bad times. What makes me tick and what drives me to succeed…

I guess being an adult isn’t that bad….

Welcome to the New Homeowner Reality

I’m back in the good ol’ US of A and couldn’t be more thrilled to be here.

Don’t get me wrong, Mexico was everything. Everything that I needed at the time (a break, a siesta, an escape from reality, endless drinks, etc.), but now its time to put some serious work in.

If you have been living under a rock, we moved! In just one month, we managed to get everything out of our old house and into the new house (while renovating at the same time). This was not the ideal situation, but a fantastic deal came along that we couldn’t pass up. I would not recommend to anybody to move into a house that they are renovating on their own, unless you have the patience and means to do so. With that, we are trucking along without a kitchen and lots of boxes stacked here and there.

At the rate we are going, it’s looking like we will have a fully functioning kitchen at the end of the month. Our fridge, stove, and dishwasher are all here, we are only missing 3 cabinets (order was messed up, but it’s been fixed), and the flooring should be laid this week. You can totally tell a difference from the before and after:

The photos are from different angles because I wanted to show off my new laundry area that is nearly completed, but you get the idea. PROGRESS, people there is some significant progress being made! What I’ve come to the conclusion after talking to a variety of different people in regards to home renovations and being a homeowner is that there really is never an end to the projects. Something always pops up and needs to be repaired or updated. This is what it’s like to be an adult!

To top this all off, we need to revisit a post I wrote a couple weeks back regarding Pinterest ruining my life. Go ahead and go read it, if you aren’t familiar with my claims.

Ok, you’re back. Two confessions:

1. In reference to Pinterest Ruiner One: My kitchen is all white. Cabinets and appliances! In my defense, does a white kitchen count with being unrealistic? Also, the ways are going to be a grayish blue so that will hopefully take away from all the white eating away at my soul.

2. In reference to Pinterest Ruiner Three: I have found a hidden gem of a thrift store/resale shop and it is beautiful. Yesterday, David and I made a quick drop in to check them out. Little did we know that everything in the store was 50% off….EVERYTHING. I convinced him that I needed not one, but two chairs.

They are life and totally going to bring our living area together perfectly! At least that’s what I keep telling David, he tends to panic when my eclectic side starts to shine. He loves me and is willing deal with my bargain steals I find. They are both in fantastic shape and have so much flavor it’s awesome!

I am hoping to have my Mexico trip blogged this week, so I can spend a fast majority of my time talking about our home renovations and the exciting things I have going on in the next few weeks.

I’ll be the first to say, it’s so good to be back and I cannot wait to catch up on my favorite blogs.