Posts filed under ‘Inspiration’

Inspiration: Blue Bedrooms

Source: House of Turquoise

The next best thing to living in a cottage by the sea is having a bedroom that looks like you live in a cottage by the sea. Unfortunately, our bedroom has a long way to go before I can achieve that look:  Joshua doesn’t know what a hamper is and my collection of books, big purses, and pajama pants has me on the verge of being on an episode of Hoarders.


January 31, 2010 at 12:53 pm 1 comment

Inspiration: Vintage Stores

Source: WeHeartIt

Today I have good news, ok news, and awww damn news. A week after giving birth (via cesarean) I developed a painful infection in my uterus and had to stay in the hospital overnight for a 24-hour dose of antibiotics. Since then I’ve been getting better but this week the pain returned.  This time around the pain was more tolerable but not being able to hold Aisland for long periods of time was bumming me out. Today I saw my doctor and it looks like the infection has NOT returned…she poked and prodded me and said the pain was just discomfort from my uterus not yet fully descending. Oh silly Uterus! I never had female problems prior to giving birth so I don’t know why my insides just decided to give me hell. If my uterus was a cupcake, it would be the lopsided cupcake that had potential before being baked, then mysteriously came out half-formed. This whole ordeal may sound like a lot of drama but I’m just happy my beb continues to be healthy and my uterus-although a little slow on the return-is getting better.

In ok news: I was considering opening a booth at Sleepy Poet, the mecca of antique malls. “Antique” is a bad word for it because it’s more VINTAGE LA LA LOVE LAND than antiques. Most of the kitschy finds in my house come from there.  Sleepy Poet is 55,000 square feet of I’m-staying-here-all-day goodness and I want to be apart of it, dammit. Having a (vintage) boutique is a girly-girl’s dream but I’m not interested (read: don’t have the means) in opening a store so I figured a booth of goodies would be much more realistic. I spoke with someone from there today and unfortunately there is a very long waiting list for a booth. The waiting list is not first come, first serve, though–it’s more “Good Shit Comes First” and I would have to pimp my stuff if I want to get bumped up to the top. The person I spoke to recommended I set up a hypothetical booth in my house and take pictures to prove how great an asset I’d be. So we shall see. Since the waiting list is so long, it will give me time to buy the materials I need for a booth, like a mannequin, clothes rack, shelves, etc.  Fun, fun!

And finally: Aww, damn my heater isn’t working again.

January 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm 1 comment

Inspiration: Teacups

Source: WeHeartIt

Our place is too small now, but eventually I would like to start collecting teacups.  I think I have an affinity for little objects, plus teacups are so colorful.  I saw an “antiqued” white hutch at Sleepy Poet a couple months back that I thought would be a perfect house for a future collection.  But again, there is just no room to stuff anymore of anything in our apartment.

January 17, 2010 at 9:03 am Leave a comment

My Little Fawn a la Brooke

I'm Brooke. I like pictures of brick walls and shop windows. I am most often seen making inappropriate comments, fondling books, and cooing at cute stuff. If you constantly play with your phone while in my presence, there is a good chance I will despise you greatly. More



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