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OMG! OMG! OMG! I’m totally geeking out! In fact, you could say I’m a giddy little school girl jumping up and down with glee. My pipe shelf photo was one of the 14 chosen in the #MYDOMAINE Instagram Challenge! All participants were asked to show off their proudest organization moment. To be be included with names like Honey Lake Studio and Kapito Muller Interior is an incredible honor and pushes me to keep doing what I’m doing. SOOOOO, a big shout out to Domaine for including me in this list. You have no idea how happy you made me!

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You can check out the entire feature here on Domaine’s site and be sure to pin my photo for good karma =) Also, if you want to learn how to DIY your very own pipe shelf, I have the instructions right here! Cheers guys!


Free Printables

So we did another set of printables for you guys. If you missed last month’s, click here. They are in the 5 X 7 format (I’m still working on different sizing options), but I think I you guys SHOULD be able to shrink AND enlarge if you print them with someone like Shutterfly since I gave you a pretty high resolution. So my darlings, are you excited to see what we have for you this month? Excellent!

Free printables

Here’s the first one, and there’s THREE MORE after the jump!

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mid century modern music video

Right before I went to Lollapalooza, Pennyweight posted this video to her blog. First off, the song is pretty jazzy and the 2 cool old dudes dancing…yes, please give me more of that, but what really struck a chord in me was the set design. I LOOOOOVED IT! I kept watching it over and over again and Where’s Waldo-ing more and more pieces that I wanted to snatch up for my own home.

The shelving, the clock on the back wall, the vintage trophies, the desk in the far right corner, the coffee table, the greenery, the taxidermy bird shown in the first second, the brass pineapple (hellloooo lover!), the small side table. Even the weird bunny head is kinda rad if you’re into giant creepy bunny heads and scarring small children for life. Oh, and that black and white rug is pretty amazing as well…get in my house already!

Anyhoo, after getting over the killer set and listening to Jungle’s song Time about 238 times, I decided I really liked the band. Low and behold, they were playing Lolla, and I was fortunate enough to see them live. So thank you Pennyweight for enlightening me. Jungle is one of my new favorite bands, and their album has been on heavy rotation. I hope you enjoy it as much I as do.



getting bigger everyday

my babies

Oh these two. Everyday there seems to be something new…it’s maybe not as noticeable with the dude, but it is very evident with little maus

Things little maus says:

I see ’em!
I find ’em!
I have ooper’s deer, deer is awesome!
I need help
I unna tookie
I atch awpatrol
Watch out! Watch out!
I gotcha
I a dinosaur! Raaahhhh!
Manos Chachos (That’s maus for “adios muchachos”)

Things the dude says:

Mommy, do you have both of your hands on the steering wheel?
Why did that guy honk at you?
Did you know that luke skywalker is [insert something here]
Darth vader is a warrior and he fights knights
My mom gets so mad when i don’t obey
Can we play a video game tonight?
Are you driving on the grass? you aren’t suppose to drive on the grass.
I’m going to throw you in jail

Happy Rex Manning Day!

So today I have been sitting here staring at a blank screen wondering what in the heck I’m going to write about. I had absolutely no clue until I started to weed my way through all the bucket challenges and first day of school pictures on Facebook. Procrastination at its best. Ya, no, you will not see me dumping ice cold water on my head…sorry guys, it’s just not going to happen. BUT, what I did find was this link to Buzzfeed. Empire Records. Yep, one of my most favoritest movies on the planet. Right up there with The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Clerks and Amelie. Top 5 folks. A cult classic that I can recite from beginning to end. Do you have one of those movies?



Back in 1995, I wanted to be every single character (well, maybe not Rex Manning). Seriously though, they were all so cool! I wanted to paint like A.J. I wanted to be pretty like Gina. I wanted to look like Corey in a tartan mini and doc martins. I wanted to eat brownies and watch Gwar with Mark and listen to his band Marc with a “c” because he was always playing with their minds. I wanted to date Lucas so I could wear his leather jacket when I was cold and take a ride on the back of his motorcycle. I wanted to shave my head like Deb…well, I kinda had already done that part.  I wanted to work in a record store for the remainder of my years and Joe would be my super awesome boss. I’d work a shift on the floor, listening to my favorite songs that made me feel cool and indie, only later to hang out with my BFFs on the couch Lucas was banished to. That would be only the best job ever!



So how did I hear about this charming movie that only grossed $250,000 in its two weeks in release? I mean, it was a complete and utter flop in theaters. I’ll tell ya, it was the song, “A Girl Like You” by Edwin Collins. I was instantly in love. But there was no Shazam back then. No MP3s. No Napster. I hadn’t even heard of email, and my exacts thoughts on this thing they called the World Wide Web was, “Ummm, ya right, like THAT will last.” Anyhoo, I have MTV to thank for this introduction. This was way back when they aired videos instead of episodes of The Real World and Snookie and JWOW. Do you guys remember that or did I just completely age myself?

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