Super blessed to be able to celebrate 30 with 3 generations!

Super blessed to be able to celebrate 30 with 3 generations!

Apparently I can be productive on rainy long weekends! Project new bedding: complete!

Apparently I can be productive on rainy long weekends! Project new bedding: complete!

Up close, for kicks…

Up close, for kicks…

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Finally found the time to finish my bedding…thanks, rainy 4 day weekend!

Finally found the time to finish my bedding…thanks, rainy 4 day weekend!

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Wedding selfie in a porta-pottie that was nicer than my bathroom at home! #latergram

Wedding selfie in a porta-pottie that was nicer than my bathroom at home! #latergram

#latergram

Wedding fun!

Wedding fun!

Airport bound! #martaissmarta #EAsDirtyThirty

Airport bound! #martaissmarta #EAsDirtyThirty

#martaissmarta

#easdirtythirty

Nothing like having a dream so vivid you have to write it down! Helllllo 5 o’clock!

Nothing like having a dream so vivid you have to write it down! Helllllo 5 o’clock!

Living Room Re-do

When I graduated from college and moved into my very first apartment (and I don’t think I’m atypical here), my decorating taste consisted mainly of whatever I could find or was given. Thankfully, the “donated” items came from family that had pretty great taste, but still. It was time to do some upgrading. Not to mention, my dreams of moving into a bigger something soon were quickly deminishing each time I checked trulia.com to find out that my condo had yet again decreased in value. What’s a girl to do? Apparently, redecorating was the answer! 

It took a few months, and I would definitely say it’s still a work in progress, but for the time being it’s “complete.” I’m a terrible blogger because I don’t really have great before pictures..this is the only before picture I’ve got: 

I didn’t really have any huge ideas of how I wanted this room to turn out, but I knew that I wanted a white couch, that I loved the painting over the current couch and wanted to brighten things up. Honestly, I never thought I’d love it as much as I do! 

Without further ado:

In an attempt to share my experience thus far with a white slipcovered couch: I couldn’t love it any more, but I don’t have pets or kids…so not sure how much wear and tear that would bring. I do eat dinner on it every night, and any spots that have appeared I’ve been able to bleach out in the wash. I love how crisp and clean it is! 

Also - the wicker back chairs I got at Ballard for $59.99 in one of their door buster sales…I happened to run in one day 5 minutes before closing time and found them - they honored the price a day early!

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3 Generations, Part 3

{Part 1} & {Part 2}

Mom: Have they opened that new Chee - pole - te by you yet? 

Me: Not yet, and it’s actually pronounced chee-POHT-leh Mom, not teh. 

*Some discussion around Chipotle locations, and my hard of hearing Nanny finally asks what in the heck we’re talking about. Someone explains about Chipotle, and the following ensues*

Nanny: No, no you all are all wrong. It’s pronounced Chee - poe - tul, end of story.

Me: … *explodes in laughter*

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