A Quarter Century

Thursday, June 19, 2014

This Sunday I will turn the big 2-5. Warning: I’m about to get cheesy…

A few years ago (okay, even a year ago…), when I would think of the age I'm about to turn I would have shuddered. No! I can't possibly be that old. But it's here, and I am whistling a different tune. I think twenty five is one of those ages that when you’re younger, you think, “by the time I’m twenty five I’ll be this and I'll have done that”…and I may not be exactly where 18-year-old me thought I would be, but I’m on the right track. I still have a lot of goals, but I’m proud of how far I’ve come since college.

Not only have I started and established a career that I genuinely enjoy (most days), but I've also crossed some important goals off of my "to-do" list...the most important of which include starting this blog and living alone. I also have some of the best friends and family a girl could ask for. I can't wait to see what the next 5 years have in store, I know that the best is yet to come!

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monogram it: office supplies

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

monogram it office supplies

letter sorter | card case | business card holder 

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time at the office. So if I’m spending most of my day here, I better have a cute work space. I love to drool over those perfectly accessorized desks on Pinterest (I have a whole board dedicated to the subject), but when working in a cube, that’s not as realistic. Maybe one of these days I will work for myself and have the gorgeous home office that goes with it, but until then, I need as many cute desk accessories as possible. And why shouldn’t those accessories be monogrammed??

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H&M home

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Looking to decorate on a budget? (I am!). H&M Home is the answer! This division of H&M is new to me, and I'm loving it already. All the pieces are super cute, and the prices are amazing. I'm not joking...everything pictured above is less than $20! Whether you're looking for some unique party supplies or some affordable decor, this site is a great resource. 

Needless to say I ordered a few things, like this cake stand, which I think will be the perfect place to display my perfume (or...you know....cake).

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gifts for dad

Thursday, June 12, 2014

If you're like me, picking gifts for Dad can always be tricky...he's picky (yes, you're picky, Dad!). A few things that he'll love no matter what? Camouflage and anything relating to our dogs. But, you also can't go wrong with a classic watch or a money clip. What's your go-to gift for Dad?

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home sweet home

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

view from the bedroom
dining nook
bathroom wouldn't be complete without a monogram
living room
I've officially accomplished one of the biggest and most important goals on my 101 list...get my own apartment! I could not be more excited and I'm basically obsessed with it. The best parts are the wood floors, huge windows (so much light!), and charming arched doorways. I'm also in love with the tile floor in the bathroom. Moving was stressful (to say the least), but it all went fairly smoothly, and now I can concentrate on the best part...decorating! I'm so excited to make this place my own!

Since the space is such a great neutral palette, I'm leaning toward keeping the larger furniture light and white and adding layers of colorful accessories. How would you decorate??

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