Check and Almost Check

My, my, my I have let this blog go to waste. I profusely apologize and offer the feeble excuse that last week was my last week of classes. One final down, one to go, and my time at PLNU shall draw to a close once and for all. Wish me luck and keep me in your thoughts tomorrow at 1pm PST :)

I’m packing up and finding it difficult to draw the line between what to keep and what to get rid of. I have the urge to get rid of things so that I can start afresh with decorations, etc (if I had it my way I’d completely redecorate my room/apartment/whatever every 12 months). However, I know this is not practical and that I must save my money for when I really move after the wedding… savings savings savings. So… how do I reinvent the things that I have in new and interesting ways? The good news is the only pieces of furniture I’m bringing with me are my bed (w/mattress) and dresser. This gives me the freedom to pick up pieces from any one of at least 10 thrift stores! (Side note… small-town Kansas is a thrifter’s dream!)

As far as wedding planning is going, I have some design thoughts floating around in my mind… after my final I’ll probably put them into an inspiration board then, lucky you, I’ll upload it here so you have have some idea of what I’m tending towards…

Now, for some real progress… I bought a dress. Yes I did. I just got it last night and tried it on and was not “wowed.” I’ll have to try it on again when its not the end of a long day and when my hair is doing better things. It will have to be altered, of course. If I don’t end up LOVING it, it may be back to square one. Anyone have thoughts? And no, its not this one…

On a happier note and one that I am more sure of, I chatted with a friend of mine and he’s agreed to be my photographer. I love that since it’s in Kansas he’s considering it a “destination wedding.” Maybe it is for him since he’s going to be traveling. Anyway you can check out his stuff here and here. I’m really excited about this part.

Room Inspiration Board #2

This room has been rolling around in my brain for a while ever since I had the idea to paint my bed yellow. I figured it’d make the normal into the unique!

blue and yellow loft layout
blue and yellow loft layout. click to enlarge, again its an obscenely huge file.

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Room Inspiration Board #1

When I enrolled in college, I intended to major in Interior Design. Later I changed my mind and now I’m majoring in International Studies. Very different. I changed from Interior Design because I was afraid that being forced to do something I love (by the clients) would burn me out on it and change how I felt about it. One bachelor’s degree (almost!) in IS later, I’m kind of still wishing I could be an interior designer. We’ll see where life takes me… :)

My black, white, and green New York themed room
My black, white, and green New York themed room. Click to enlarge. Warning... the file it links to is HUGE and I'm not sure as of yet how to make it smaller.

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