Monday Musings 010

YOWZA! We've been busy and fighting colds since we got back from Portland so here is a quick and snappy musing.

If you have not watched Ali Wong's Baby Cobra standup. What are you doing to your life? Watch when kids are asleep, you're a glass of wine into your evening, and your hubby is on the computer. :)

Lyla stuff! I ordered her Halloween costume, I love this portable high chair for her for travelling and eating out (we've used it a ton), and after a ton of research on excema creams that are safe/as non-chemical as possible I ordered some of this for her. 

Another rad frame from Umbra. 

We are only two months from the Gilmore Girls: Seasons. TWO MONTHS. My excitement for this cannot be overstated. 

I was able to order this coffee table shouted out by Chris Loves Julia before the jerk raised the price to $600 because he got some press. I don't know if it is going in the living room or bar room yet, but I am stoked to add in some texture. 

We had our open house yesterday and I am more in love with our house than ever before. What a great gathering space! 

THIS IS BRILLIANT! And so is this! Cheap artwork/free artwork. 

This video does a good job explaining my obsession with Alexa... and now Dot. 

Bar Room Currently

Alright. This little bar room is what Mad Men dreams are made of. The next steps I have for it are this coffee table and EVENTUALLY grass-cloth wallpaper on the upper half of the room and a chunky wainscoting/molding on the bottom half. But this is what we started with:

We painted this room Thunder: a slightly darker shade of gray than the Stonington on the rest of the first floor. We added curtains, a couch, a side chair, a bar/credenza, and a new light fixture. And here is where we are currently:


Here you can see the subtle difference in the colors of the rooms. It's so tough to capture the accurate colors (damn yellow light):

But essentially, I was able to make this room have the beginnings of my bar room vision on about $900... including the light fixture. :) At night this little space is still warm:

And during the day I just walk in there and stare and think, "Yes." I sort of feel like it is the showpiece of the house right now:

There are still a bunch of accessories to add in here. but here is the current source list for everything you see!

1: Lamps: Target

2: Bar/Credenza: Ikea

3: Wall shelves: World Market

4: Tray & Box: Home Goods

5: Frame: Amazon

6: Legs that screw right into Ikea goodness: Amazon

7: Couch: Overstock

8: Sputnik Light: Amazon

9: Curtains: West Elm

annnnnnd the other side:

10: Yellow Chair: Target

11: Shelf: Crate and Barrel

12: Side tables: Crate and barrel