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Around the Haus | Vol. 1

There’s so much that happens in the house that I don’t share here on the blog, but I’d like to! Whether that be super-mini projects that don’t require an entire post or just funny stuff that’s happened, I’ve got the urge to keep it real. So let’s begin!

Look, I can explain…

Dead Basil Plants

I’m so bad. A terrible, horrible plant killer. I find it odd that the plants in my back and front yard are thriving thanks to consistent watering but these little suckers which are literally within a few feet of me for hours at a time, get neglected. Sorry little basil plants. I may put my dignity aside and buy plastic succulents but the thought of the dust makes my teeth hurt. Or maybe I’ll give basil another try. Or maybe I’ll just clean out the dirt and fill them with candy. Mmmm… candy.

In other news, I have been trying to curb my extreme Internet addiction (I caught myself browsing Bloglovin while drying my hair a few days ago… rock bottom) that I’m trying to rekindle my love for books. I LOVE books. I used to read all of the time but they’ve been pushed out of my consideration set for the stinkin’ iPhone. So yes, two books are on my list this week. I’ve already read one of them:

Brain on Fire Book

… which I must say was a disconcerting read because at the time I was experiencing some wicked headaches and may or may not have convinced myself that my brain too was on fire. (It’s not.)

The other book was selling like hotcakes at the airport bookstore so I jumped on the bandwagon. I love the show, so I’m down for learning the full story.

Orange is the New Black Book

In other news, my house is a mess of epic proportions. Just to think 4 short weeks ago I would have eaten breakfast off the kitchen floor.

Messy Kitchen Table

I’m not even going to show you the office/second bedroom for fear I may be casted in the next season of Hoarders. Seriously.

So tonight, when I would rather be reading my new book, I will be cleaning and purging and just generally trying to restore life to some level of sanity. Oh yea, and playing fetch with this pup.

Suge the Boston Terrior

I tried to catch a picture of him in action but this is the best I could do. You can see the frenzy/energy in his eyes. When I see that look, it’s usually time to go in the back yard and throw the ball 100 times to burn off that energy! Suge is 30 solid pounds of pure Boston Terrier.

Someone asked why I never post pictures of Biggie. Biggie is constantly with me. He sleeps on my chest, he lays on my lap… where I am, he is. A chihuahua through and through. I promise he gets lots of play time too (usually with Suge’s toys, which Suge really enjoys… not).

This may be the most random post I’ve ever written. I’m just going to go with it because it’s…. FRIDAY!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

xo,

emily

Let’s give bedding another try.

I was blinded by a good deal (great price, but so wrong for the room) with my last duvet cover purchase. The pattern was too contemporary for the room so I’d be lying if I said I was bummed when Suge accidentally ripped a big hole in it. I didn’t expect to replace it so soon (the rip was manageable), but alas, I found another good deal.

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I was hesitant to say the least (uhm, wasn’t I just in a similar situation? You know, blinded by a good deal?) but I felt super confident it would work. The colors were dead on… the green (with my lime green sofa), the orange (with the bedroom’s stained glass window) and the gray (with my PANYL’d dresser).

I was right! (Phew.)

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We switched to the gray, lighter blanket for the summer, with the duvet folded up at the bottom. The duvet generally stays at the bottom, with a sheet and gray coverlet doing most of the covering up at night. Really, for now, the duvet is just there to look pretty.

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At Target, while I was totally indecisive on whether or not I should buy it, Aaron conceded with, after being completely against the purchase, “Well, it does look like your painting.”

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I moved the gold lamps in here, as the office is in a state of flux at the moment. We have a bit of a lighting shortage in the bedroom, so I’ve liked having them in here. Prior to the gold lamps being added, all that’s there is the table lamp next to the lady painting and the DIY’ed copper pendant, that barely lets out any light.

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This room is 85% there, I just have a couple of tweaks I’d like to tackle before calling it a day:

  • Swap out the existing beige curtains (they’re actually painters’ cloths) for grey curtains (these are gorgeous, and affordable, in person)
  • Re-install the wood trim around the fireplace tile (one of those not-so-fun projects that requires tools I don’t have)
  • Add a rug
If you follow me on Instagram, you know Suge has already chewed off a button. I woke up at 3 am to what sounded like someone crunching on glass, so to find that it was a plastic button was somewhat comforting to say the least. 

Happy Monday!

xo,

emily

It was a steal! Or was it?

I’m a big-time bargain hunter and there’s nothing sweeter than finding a great sale. But sometimes (ok, a lot of times) I tend to be drawn to the price versus the actual item. Case in point: our current duvet cover.

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It was $36 for the king, a decent brand (Crate & Barrel), a high thread count and one of those fancy duvet enclosures that keeps the comforter from leaking out. The only problem? I knew it wasn’t going to work in the room. But I forced those warning signs out of my head, grinned at my $36 find, and headed to the cash register.

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The pattern itself is cool… it just doesn’t fit in to the bedroom at all. It would make more sense in a contemporary bachelor pad with sleek, modern furniture. Not at all what I have going on currently.

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Its saving grace is that it’s exceptionally soft. So, SO soft.

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We’ve been living with the duvet cover since March and we will continue to live with it until we can find/fund a replacement. The semi-sweet good news is that it ripped a few weeks back, practically signing its own transfer request to the basement fabric stash.

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So, my $36 find just got a little more expensive as I search for a new option, all because I just had to take advantage of that once-in-a-lifetime deal. (Sarcasm!)

Anyone else guilty of this?

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The lighting was so good when we were taking those pics, so I couldn’t help but snap a couple shots of our doggies. I hope you don’t mind.

xo,

emily