Thursday, July 24, 2014

My toes are freezing. In July.

In other news, here is both a before and during of the living room. My husband does things for me. He's cool. I must also announce that at the ripe 'ole age of 39, I finally have a leather sofa, as you can see in the photographic evidence. It's buttery, neutral, and incredibly comfy. The best thing about it? It was a trade! My very talented husband and I built a Little Free Library for my cousin in return for this lovely thing. I think we maybe spent a max of $100, ergo, it was totally worth it. Please don't judge me for the state of said living room. We just moved in.

Maroon. Hmm. (But that couch! Divine.)

That sofa looks orange, but I swear it's just tan. Buff? Nude? 

What I won't let you see is the pig's ear I made of that white wall when I tried a little paint technique I like to call watercolor. You didn't know that watercolor was an option? Well, it isn't. I was going for this:

Via HERE

I know, I know I should have used glaze or wallpaper paste (my favorite alternative if you are too cheap have run out of glaze) but it was a Sunday and the only option for buying paint in Port Orchard on a Sunday is Wal-Mart. So watercolor it was. I love that color too, and we agreed to do some kind of aqua/turquoise/blue thing, but today I was reading one of my favorite blogs and she posted this thing about pink. Trust me, just click over there and if you still don't like pink, I don't know know what to tell you. I haven't talked to my husband yet about the possible color change but he's pretty easygoing when it comes to that. Plus, I have a ton of black-framed black & white art like papercuts, silhouettes, and a cross stitch or two so I'm on the fence a little. I've decided to live with the white for a little while in any case. 

I hope your toes are warm wherever you may be!
xo,
Anna



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Guys & Dolls & Art School

Husband and I built a set. I actually sat down with graph paper and pencils and ruler and DESIGNED it. It was definitely a learning experience, especially since we built it in an unheated shed during some really effing cold weather! It all came together though, and the kids starring in it were awesomely talented. In other big news, I've been accepted into the Performance Production program at Cornish College of the Arts. It's kind of a big deal for me as I have dreamed of going there since high school. I even auditioned for the theatre program way back when (and I am SO glad they passed me over for that!) since I clearly A: Wasn't ready, and B: Had no idea that I wanted to design sets and source props and be responsible for the feel and ambiance of a show. It's bittersweet though, since I really cannot quit my job. I knew it wasn't the right time but I was compelled to apply and I'm so glad I did. But! As time floats on, I will overcome financial blockages and just do it.

Meanwhile, there's this:
Image found HERE

Life is good.
xo,
Anna

Friday, July 19, 2013

Selfie Day 4 and I Had a Massage and It Was Awesome


I had a massage the other day and it was awesome. I smelled like cloves when I got home and Emmy said I smelled like Christmas which was funny. I felt amazing!

It's bloody hot here in Washington today, but I don't mind because TGIF!

I LOVE my button ring. You can get one equally as awesome HERE (well maybe not equally, although if you search the site for Blue Bubbles you may fall in love!) or look up the stockists in your neck of the woods. We used to sell them at the bookstore and Sylla gifted me this one for a birthday or Christmas a while ago.

As you can also see, my manicure is finished! 5 coats of Really Red and 3 coats of topcoat over 2 days. I just really wanted them to look nice and last a good week at least! My work is such that a couple coats of polish won't even last a day. AND painting them keeps me from biting them.

My hair is longer than it has been since I was in my twenties.

 Booyah!
~ Anna