Home Tour | House Animals

Man, it has been a week of new features around here, hasn’t it?

You see, all of this new traffic has given me a swift kick in the butt to finally get around to sprucing up this blog into the vision of it I have in my head. New features, new formats (do you like the new design on the intro image below? I’m sort of into dashes right now), all kinds of new stuff.

If you have been picking up what I’ve been putting down lately, I would be ever so grateful if you would share posts you enjoy around the interwebs! Just under each post is an easy peasy share button to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Share the love!

Home Tour - House Animals

Today I wanted to give you a little peek inside our place. While it’s certainly nothing you would find in a design magazine, being a temporary apartment and all, it does have its charms. And it is FULL of animals.

Two are of the breathing variety, one is in a box under my bed (the ashes of my dear deceased bunny Marshall – I know, I’m creepy to the max), and many more are of the decorative sort.

Owls and bunnies and dragons oh my!

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Home Tour | Meet our Plants

Papa Bear and I love greenery, but we can’t have a lot of it in our house. First, this is a tiny apartment, and finding places to put plants is tough. Also, the light is terrible, with no sunlight entering the kitchen and living room because we keep the blinds closed due to people walking past.

Enter garage sale and grafted succulents. They like a lot of light, but many can do without it, and they don’t need to be watered very often. Oh, and our plants have names. Let’s meet them.

Pepe

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Nesting DIY | Friday Obsessions

Now that we’ve moved into our new place, I am uber jazzed to start decorating, project-ing, and making this place a home.

Nesting, if you will. Yes, I realize that terms is usually applied to baby preparation, but we’re still at least a year and a half away from that.

Nesting DIY Inspiration

But there’s a challenge in the nesting here at our new place. Any projects have to be of a fairly temporary/portable nature, because we’re only going to be here for a year. That means no painting of walls, and working in a very limited space. I’ve been splashing about on Pinterest again (surprise, surprise) and finding some really fun home DIY projects to riff off of in the upcoming months.

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A Fresh Start

I wanted to get a post out really quickly this morning to apologize for my ghostliness on the blog over the last week.

Papa Bear and I just moved! New place, new start, and, unfortunately, a new round of illness. I guess I get myself entirely too worked up prior to big life events (remember the 104 degree fever leading up to my wedding?) and my immune system is just crippled or something. Either that, or it’s all the people that keep coming in for haircuts even though they’re sick.

I will never understand the human race.

New Apartment

But on to the new apartment!

Our new place is cute but small inside, and a little motel-ish outside, but the neighbors are all nice and there are lots of kids just about Baby Bear’s age that she started befriending on day one. Let me give you a little tour of the place (we have only had moving day and one day of unpacking, so forgive the disarray).

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Etsy Octopus Love | Friday Obsessions

It is frustrating/exciting when one of your weird little obsessions goes mainstream.

Case in point: octopi.

I love these weird and squishy creatures, perhaps because of all of the crafts and projects I imagine I could do with 8 prehensile arms. And now they’re everywhere! Hooray and boo, all at the same time.

Silver Octopus Necklace

I own this particular piece. I call him Klaus. Tis a good octo-name.

I have been trolling Etsy quite a bit lately (in preparation for my upcoming shop!), and I gathered together a whole mess o’ cephalopods for you. And for me, but whatever.

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