Archive for May, 2010

Friday in the park…

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/22/2010 by Melissa

See, I did leave the house yesterday!

I really love Astoria Park! Its a great place to spend a sunny afternoon…

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Marge: The plant called and said if you don’t come in tomorrow, don’t bother coming in Monday. Homer: Woo hoo! A four-day weekend.

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/21/2010 by Melissa

It is gorgeous outside, and of course I’ve spent the last few days in the house instead of outside enjoying the weather – I don’t know what it is, but I have such a hard time motivating myself to go out and do stuff! But not today – I’m heading to the park in a bit – after I agonize over whether or not to buy the following items…

via AllenCompanyInc

This kind of hot, beautiful weather makes me want to dress entirely differently than I normally do – bright colors, floaty shapes – in a word: girly!

Lisa: I thought I told you to go to bed! Bart: Yeah right, bread. You said: go to bread.

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/19/2010 by Melissa

This is the new mattress I bought, which sadly enough does not double as a Phillip Lim dress…

It is however super comfy, and a much-needed upgrade over the super old hand-me-down mattress (thanks Mike!) we had been sleeping on. Its from a company called Keetsa, which sells reasonably priced, eco-friendly mattresses – the whole buying process was really easy. I just went to their Soho store, tested out some models, placed my order with the friendly sales staff and had it delivered for free a few days later. It even came with two free pillows! Not too shabby…

Speaking of the bedroom, I have been intending to paint the wall opposite the bed charcoal gray since we moved in – a year ago(!) – and still have not gotten around to it. I have a few extra days off this week, so maybe I’ll take the plunge. Now that its spring, maybe you’re thinking that charcoal feels to dark, but I love the idea of a really dark bedroom, especially if there’s crisp white to offset it…

image via somewhere I can’t remember – sorry!!

We’re lucky to have really pretty white crown molding and an embossed ceiling in the bedroom, so I think a dark wall would make those details really stand out.

If I paint the wall tomorrow or Friday, you guys will be the first to know!

Let’s live here! We’ll rent to start.

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/10/2010 by Melissa

NYC, why do I stay, when I could live here, for a third of the cost? And spend my days baking, and sewing, and reading the LOST message boards without a care in the world?

611 Band Camp Circle via Coldwell Banker

No Beer and No TV make Homer something, something…

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/09/2010 by Melissa

Phillip Lim, get out of my head! How do you know what I want to wear?

Maybe instead of buying a new mattress, I should have just walked myself over to 3.1 Phillip Lim and bought a dress. Who needs sleep comfort anyway?

All images via La Garconne

This is not a hint…

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/06/2010 by Melissa

…but if someone wanted to get me this, I wouldn’t mind…

Kate Szabone via Etsy

Homer: Somebody’s travelling light. Lisa: Meh. Maybe you’re just getting stronger. Homer: Well, I have been eating more.

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/02/2010 by Melissa

I went on a little adventure today…

…to Spring Lake, NJ, which is on the Jersey Shore. It was a beautiful day to be on the beach, but that wasn’t the main goal of my trip – I went to see a car. Specifically, this 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet…

via cars.com

…and I learned something about myself. The car was in great shape for its age, and as much as I want an old Volkswagen for nostalgic reasons, I just can’t see myself driving around in a car that old. It doesn’t seem particularly safe, and even driving the car around the block, I could almost sense all the various ways the car would break down, requiring expensive, hard-to-locate German parts. In short, it seemed like an irresponsible purchase. And that’s when I realized – I have become a boring, boring adult. I’m no longer the impulsive kid who bought her first car sight-unseen, with no clue how to drive it, just because she wanted it. And I guess that’s a good thing.

On the plus side, Spring Lake is a beautiful place to spend a few hours. It doesn’t suffer at all from the run-down beach town aesthetic that plagues so much of the Jersey Shore…

Even better than the pristine beach and boardwalk, there were some amazing homes on the blocks off the beach. I love when beach towns have preserved the “town” feeling and left older homes standing, instead of the all-too-common tracts of newly built beach mansions with no character. These homes date from the late 1800’s…

Call me crazy, but if you gave me one of those houses and told me I could spend my time hanging out on the beach, I just might move to New Jersey…