Friday Roundup #8

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Dorm Room Ideas: Secrets to Having the Most Stylish Room on Your Floor: If I could re-live my dorm experience, this is the style I’d go for. In a world of Pottery Barn and Lily Pulitzer themed dorm rooms, this is a breath of fresh air.

The Wrong Way (and the Right Way!) to Microwave Leftovers: Mind.blown.

5 Bad Academic Habits You Had Last Year (& How To Ditch Them!): I think we could all learn a thing or two from this post!

Bon Weekend, my friends!


Friday Roundup #6

Cashmere and wool and my skin are not great friends. When I find a good linen or cotton sweater, I buy it in as many colors as will fit with my wardrobe. This linen swing sweater by J.Crew is as perfect as it gets. It’s got side slits that aren’t too long and a wonderful drape. It comes in some nice neutrals and in some brighter (although not too bright) colors. I bought mine in regular (I usually take petite) and sized down one size. They’re currently full price, but I’m willing to bet you’ll find them on a 25-30% promo (which is when I bought mine) soon or you can wait till they hit the sale section.

I’ve been feeling wistful for England. I think the next time we go, probably when I finish my Masters (in like, 30 years), we’ll stay in Somerset and possibly the Lake District. Photos from the Oh my, Britain! Tumblr account will have to get me through until then.

In terms of interiors, I am all about the white. I’m not big on tchotchkes or art because I do not like physical or visual clutter. I like being in a calm and quiet environment. Scandinavian style decor generally works for me, as it tends to have a less clutered vibe, and that’s how we’ve “decorated” our home. However, all of a sudden, the white shabby-chic-cottagey style has really appealed to me. I’ve started a Pinterest board where I can keep up with all of it and get inspiration on how to choose pieces for our home as we start to replace some worn out items.

That’s all I’ve got, guys. How’s your week been? Got something ready for show and tell? Let me know!

Friday Roundup 5

How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine was great and boy do I love me a short week! It was slow getting back into the swing of things, but I’m so glad I went in to work for a couple of hours on Friday so that I could return to somewhat of a normal state of affairs to get the work week started off right. Here’s what’s been on my radar this week:

A restaurant designed by Wes Anderson? I guess Milan’s my next destination?

And speaking of the man himself, check out Wes Anderson’s new short film, Castello Cavalcanti.

This Tyme Iron is insanely expensive, but insanely interesting.

Check out The Minimalists’ Joshua Fields Milburn’s interview on how he simplified his life.

I contemplating doing a post on my England trip, but I figured that the blog version of a vacation slideshow isn’t interesting for anyone. However, I do have the link to the pictures I took (which seem like a lot, but I never think there are enough!) for those of you who are interested. (I’m in the process of organizing them into subfolders, but Photobucket keeps crashing, so I can only do a bit at the time, so please forgive the disorganized state of my photos).

Weekly Roundup #3

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Thanks for sticking with me another week! How’s it been for you? It’s been quite the devil of a week for me. Work has been out of this world busy requiring many gear changes, and I’m physically located at a reception desk, so I found myself making ridiculous mistakes, having a hard time picking up where I’ve left off post-distraction and sometimes doing the same time multiple times! Andy has been working nights, which he does every so often, so making sure all of the household priorities get taken care of has taken a good bit of choreography, and let’s not forget I only get to spend about 30 minutes a day with the best person in the whole world.

Oh, enough of that. Let’s talk about some fun stuff.

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Weekly Roundup

I hope everyone’s had a great week – or at least one that’s not totally bad, anyway. Got any weekend plans? Here are a few things I’ve come across this week on the interwebz that I thought you might like, too!

Check out these cool infographic templates from Hub Spot.

I rarely shop at H&M, which is mostly because the closest one is about an hour and a half away, and I’m usually wary of the quality of their clothing, but I might be willing to pull the trigger on one of their rugs. I’m not too old for this one, am I?

Keep these three important questions in mind at your next interview.

The Magna Carta is celebrating its 800th anniversary this year! Weekend trip, anyone?

If you’re a Radiohead fan, check out this 1950s rendition of Creep.

I absolutely couldn’t resist the latest DesignCuts deal. I have been considering purchasing one of the included fonts for full price, but pfft, no way. I just got that font and several others and tons of cute little doodads (that I don’t know how to use) for $29. Outrageous.