Blog, I don’t know what to say. Yesterday was my birthday, and next week Sunday Mike and I will celebrate our five year anniversary together. For my birthday he took me out in Long Island City…

… where we had dinner on the water…

…followed by a walk in the park. I always want to take photos with the self timer on my camera when we’re at this park, so were taking a few….

…when he got down one on knee….

…and asked me to be his wife!

I’m going to be a Mrs!!!

AHHHHHHHHHH! I am so excited and so happy to be with the best person I’ve ever known. I can’t wait!! He planned my dream day, gave me my dream proposal, and made it all come true. I am so so so so lucky, and as you can obviously tell, very EXCITED! Ahhh! So here’s to the beginning of all the planning and the love and the everything. I can’t wait!



I find myself a little bit stressed out with all the work I have to do this month. I was away on an amazing vacation, and even though I prepared myself for being away I didn’t really mentally prepare myself for the return! My “To Do” List is out of control. I operate by tasks and not appointments, so I wanted to find something that would help me get it all done. I couldn’t find what I was looking for.. so I made my own!

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—-> Download It Here! <—-

I only need a half page since I glue it to the inside of my current notebook. I also really wanted something to help me keep an eye on everything: work, personal, fitness, and health. I also hated that nothing seemed to have an “at a glance” month view. So often I find myself having to open my big calendar to find out what day the 26th is, or what date last Tuesday was. Having this on the side makes it so much easier for me to keep focused on one page.

I made it available to download for free. Hope you find it as useful as I did!



Our bedroom has always been a work in progress… I’m still not pleased with it enough to post a full bedroom tour and we’ve been living here for three freaking years! You’ve seen my mini office that occupies a corner, my mini faux vanity, and a few snippets here and there, so here’s just another small snippet for the books: my brand new dresser! Ohhh yeahhh! 

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{Got these babies from Ikea via Craigslist for a much more reasonable rate!}

When we originally moved into our apartment, we painted the bedroom a horrible color that seemed like a good idea at the time: an awkward shade between blue and purple that we deemed “blurple.” I also had a weird thing for birch/light wood colored furniture, and so the world’s ugliest bedroom was born.

About two years ago I came to my senses and painted over the horrendous color and got some white furniture. It’s still not perfect, but the space finally flows together! 

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We’re not fancy enough to shop at West Elm or refurbish items from a flea market, but we are damn good at bargain hunting. Perfect example: Mike actually found this huge “Vermouth” framed poster lying outside of our neighbor’s apartment. They were throwing it away, and being the genius boyfriend he is he totally snatched it up for me! Free 99 is the best price.

Overall the dresser is a really simple update, but it makes a huge difference for me. I still have one piece of light wood furniture that I’m trying to replace, but other than that, we’re almost there! Small steps for big wins :)

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