July 26, 2011


I'm going to keep this brief. I now have a Pinterest! [located here]

Working more than I was, I really don't have the leisure time to blog quite so often as I would like, so Pinterest has been fantastic for just quick little links of things I love. I'm still trying to get into a good groove of writing on my time off, but I've yet to really nail down a workable schedule.

So for now...enjoy my Pinterest.

Lord knows I've been enjoying it.

[Yes, I did just have my "Good Looking Gents" board in mind when I said that, so yes that was a little bit creepy. But really...who are we kidding? I am a little bit on the creeper side. Honestly...who doesn't find this man attractive, though?]
OH! P.s. I get to go THRIFTING today!!!

July 15, 2011

Fourth of July! Pa-ckow!

*That was a FIREWORK sound, folks*

Who are we kidding?
I'm fairly lazy.

So it's the 4th of July, right? Pretty big day in the history of America. And I want to look cute. What says God Bless America better than a throwback to the good old pin-up days?
So I throw on this patriotic-inspired outfit, and make Josie take some backyard pictures of me before it gets too hot to resemble anything more attractive than a sweaty blob.
(Be prepared for some good old-fashioned narcissism. I'm also too lazy to edit these. Patriotic flowers in the background totally planned, btw.)

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I was feeling pretty snarky at first. (aka beezy-like)

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Then I started whining. I hate having my picture taking. I usually whine.

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Then I got a little nutso.

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And awkward (at least this one was on porpoise).

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And finally got one semi-normal picture.

Then I went to a carnival/festival/celebration/hoopla (pictures to follow later), then a friends house where I totally bummed out on a BBQ to go home and change and take a nap.

Moral of the story: Kelly is a lazy bum.

To be continued.

You are a Bohemian Classic

According to Home Good's home decorating style...I am anyway.

Here's what it means to be a Bohemian Classic:
(Which is uncannily true. I'll bold some important words, because, frankly, I haven't even read this giant chunk of description myself. Feel free to skim.)

You have a refined sensibility and bring a sense of history and tradition into your decor. You appreciate how symmetrical arrangements and beautiful, well-crafted pieces create a solid foundation to a room. But you like to shake up this restraint with objects and accessories that express your personality and your love of other cultures. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. You want people to feel comfortable in your home, and cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, unique pieces, and even a little touch of quirk or humor give your house a laid-back, Bohemian flair.

You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be.

My Happy Home Colors:

Putting Color to Use!

"Try selecting a duo or trio of colors that work well together, and introduce one or more of them into your curtains, wall color or rugs." I think they just don't want one color to feel left out. Once you make the introductions, they'll be able to coordinate their own events.

Your Design Challenge: LIGHT
They suggest using mirrors to reflect light. That includes candlesticks, chandeliers, and Captain Picard's head.

Your Happy Place

Somehow Home Goods knows how much I love the outdoors and would like to bring my plant life inside (darn cats, eating and regurgitating our plants). In their words, "A cluster of potted plants on a patio can create a cozy nook." Well. There you have it. If you can't find me, I might be standing in the middle of a circle of plants outside, feeling cozy.

My analysis:
Yes! This quiz is totally accurate for me! Especially the part about bringing historical objects and things from other cultures into my home.
Postcard I got for $0.25 of the Baroness of Lichtenstein and her daughter. History and culture combined. Plus a pinch of humor.
(And remember my New Zealand WWII friends?)

I also really struggle with branching out with color, so using just a few different ones is a good idea for me. Plus plants! I love plants! I also really really love unique pieces that absolutely no one else will have.
And who is more quirky than I?
None more quirky.

Here's the link to the quiz! What does the quiz say about you??
I'm very curious to know what the other outcomes are!
Almost too curious.
That's why I could never read the
Choose Your Own Adventure series. Way too many possibilities and I had to read and re-read until I had chosen every single one.
So please. Help me out here.

(Also when you're done, leave a comment here at Pigtown Design, where I first found this quiz!)