mix and match

I love the look of dining room furniture that looks put together over time. Currently, we have a dining set that was bought together and I'm looking for ways to make it look not so matchy. I could show you a million pictures of dining rooms that I love, but these are currently my favorite. I think it's perfect how none of it "goes together" yet it still works perfectly.
Love the tulip table.
gallery wall
Love, love this dining area - Adore Home Feb/Mar 2012
lovely gallery
dining room
I'm currently still working on ours, but I should be done pretty soon. I'll share pictures asap!



weekend in instagram

Our first (and not so pretty) attempt at homemade pizza.
Ice cream date by our favorite fountains.
Drinks on the patio at Twisted Root.
I tested out one of my chairs in the dining room...

and then came home to this. Toby had destroyed my new sheepskin!
He knew he was in trouble here, and stayed as far away from us as possible. Good thing he's cute, especially in his pathetic little cone. 

We also did a lot of decorating and spring cleaning around the house, and I sold a ton of stuff on Craigslist. I'm meeting people almost every day this week to get rid of something! Our house is almost clutter free!!


wish list

Here are just a few things on my wish list for our home.

These. Sheets. I've been searching and searching for a more affordable version of these for our bedroom, but I'm thisclose to breaking down and buying these.
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Vulgar? Yes, but I want it really, really badly for our bedroom.
Kite Kilim Rug for our entryway.
Kite Kilim Rug, 2'x3', Iron/Straw
This pillow is different, but there is just something about it that makes me want it so very much!
kelly green and zebras - fun! 
Greek key roman shades for the small window in our living room. I found an easy DIY for these that I plan to make as soon as I'm out of school in May!
DIY greek key roller shade! 
This gold flatware makes me swoon. I almost purchased it, and then chickened out. It's now been out of stock for a few months, and I'm regretting my hesitation!
Gold Flatware
This chair is by Jan Showers, which I obvs would never be able to afford, but it seems like this look wouldn't be too difficult to recreate. 
greek key Jan Showers chair 
Again, I would have to buy a replica of this baby. 
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I didn't like the look of the ghost chairs in place of the love seat, so I'm thinking about mixing two different chairs similar to the styles above instead? 

Last, but not least... a new couch. We're still deciding on this one. These are the two options that we keep coming back to, but we just can't seem to find THE one.
P.S. I kept the ghost chairs, they just found new homes.



 Here are a few pictures from our spring break last week:

My car was packed to the brim with our clutter going into a garage sale, so Toby didn't have a  place to lay down during our trip up to Oklahoma. We looked back and saw him like this. Poor guy. P.S. check out his new doggie seat belt!
I planted new flowers for spring!
 The face Toby makes when we say the word "bath".
 Loungin' in Norman
 We bought a lime tree! I'm thinking about going back to get a lemon tree, too.
 My St. Patty's Day mani in mint green.



This weekend we bought this greek key console for a great price from Joss & Main to replace the expedit in our dining room.
greek key console 
I also found this lamp that I've been eyeing forever on sale for $50 off, so I couldn't resist getting it for our new bar area!  

love, love this pink lamp 
I just had this art framed and it will be up in the dining room soon, too. Pics coming!



Have a happy and relaxing weekend!
wine & popcorn



I need help! I've found this brass/glass coffee table that I think I might like for only $40, but I just can't decide. 
I've had my eye on brass/glass coffee table combos for awhile. Honest thoughts are appreciated!!!
brass coffee table 
glass an brass coffee table 


Love mint in the wardrobe and at home. I think the mint + gold combo is especially yummy.
Love this
mint :)

mint bathroom + fireplace
Seriously, they make this lamp in every color!
Robert Abbey Delta Pistachio 22 1/2" High Table Lamp 
minty images can be found hereherehere, and here


before & after

Sometimes I get frustrated and feel like our apartment isn't coming together the way I imagined, but after looking at these pictures it's crazy to see how much our apartment has changed since last year. There is still a ton I want to do, but at least you can see some progress. Here are a couple before and after pictures. I'm going to post before/after pics of our bedrooms soon, too!