Monday, December 29, 2014

The Indoor Plant Project

There's something about the Winter that makes me a little weird..  I get lazy,  moody, and extremely anxious around the house.  Partly because it's depressingly cold here, and another reasons is the fact that there's hardly any natural sun!  We are fortunate enough to live in a big, beautiful apartment with tall ceilings, wood floors and huge windows that open up to (drum roll please) a big ol' brick wall, so it's easy to conclude that my craziness is directly from the absence of sunlight around here.

This winter, we took it into our own hands and bought a huge grow light to mount above the kitchen sink.  It was quite the project, but we made it work and now we are rewarded by a blinding fluorescent grow light for all my assorted plants and succulents!  Woo-hoo!  Time to get wild and blossom into the crazy plant lady I've always been destined to become.

What are your ways of beating the Winter blues?  And are there any other plant fans out there?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Chasing Daylight

FINALLY got my hands on a beautiful wrist watch for Christmas!  Thanks, Mom and Dad!  My clues were rather aggressive and direct this year so they knew exactly what I was after.

We traveled from Chicago to St. Louis this year to visit Jake's family, and boy, has it been a loonngg time since I've seen them.  We had a wonderful stay with his enormous (and extremely nice!) family and ventured back home to relax for the weekend.  It sure is nice to be back home!

Took a few pictures trying to show off my beautiful unisex watch, but the sun sets so freaking fast lately.  I swear, it's trying to peace out by 1pm now which makes taking pictures in the daylight nearly impossible.

Did everyone have a good Christmas?  Any New Years resolutions yet?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Knitted and Knotted

Coat: Thrifted // Leggings: La Fee Verte // Sweater: Urban Outfitters // Shoes: French Connection // Earrings:Anthropologie

Whoa!  It's been a while.  And let me tell you why in as few words as possible. 


OK..  That was one word because I don't think finals need any lengthy explanation.  
I was absolutely beat after my exams and at one point, I swear my brain was so scrambled that I forgot my own name.  I've been mixing up words during that period as well, with things like "productful" and "irreguardless".  Am I the only one who does that?? (please someone tell me I'm not so I feel less crazy)

Anyways, can we talk about this wonderful oversized, chunky, textured sweater?  Isn't she a looker?  I happily snapped this up on an online Urban Outfitters sale and could not be more pleased for a substantial winter outfit.  Bring on the cold!!  

How's everyone's party season going?  Are you caught up with Christmas shopping??  I haven't even started... Whoops!  Happy Thursday!