Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Love 02.27.15 | Tep No

Today I'm sharing some Friday Love with one of my loves, Music. Music has a way of getting inside your heart and soul like nothing else. I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music - Billy Joel It can inspire and motivate you yet can still have you crying in the fetal position on your bed. It's freeing and dreamy yet harsh and sometimes too honest. Which is why my recent music crush is this refreshing & intoxicating artist I found on Spotify, Tep No. Shout out to Spotify for leading me to music my soul adores!

I don't know what Tep No looks like or even how old he is because the interwebs lacks info on him. I do know he's a young producer from Toronto who according to his Facebook, is very appreciative of his fans. Tep No's Soundcloud has 15+ songs and about 10 on Spotify. I also know folks are talking about him on Twitter but frankly I can't believe he only has 22 followers. And now I sound like a stalker haha!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Project Life | Wk 8

Today I'm sharing Week 8 of my Project Life. I have to be honest with you and tell you that I am pretty shocked & happy that I am still keeping up with this. And not just keeping up with it, but I am on schedule too. One page instead of two really makes a difference. Or at least for me it does. Like I said before, it's not as overwhelming.

This week I kept it super simple with the colors. I used my favorite core kit, Midnight Edition. I don't think I've told you but this is the best kit when it comes to keeping it simple. The colors are minimal which means your colored pictures will stand out more. Because the colors are minimal, you're not overly excited to want to use them all at once, haha! This is the first kit I bought when I bought my 12x12 binder. As you can tell, my blog is pretty much black and white with a hint of color in my pictures. I dress the same way. My gadgets are all black and even my car is black. I like black and white because it matches everything. You can't go wrong.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ikea Goodies | Paper+Plants+Storage

Today's post is brought to you by dinosaurs that live on my desk. Tiny little toy dinosaurs that Photojojo sent me a while back with my orders. Muchos thanks for the sweet desk companions. <3

Last week's Casa de Reed Wishlist had me aching, yes aching, to hit IKEA up. So of course when my mom and sister called me Monday and asked me if I wanted to go somewhere & hang out.. I couldn't hold my excitement when saying IKEA! I met the ladies there and we got to work.

When I'm alone at IKEA, I tend to go straight to what I need/want and get the hizzie out of there fast. IKEA in Houston is pretty much always packed and it makes me super panicky shrugs Since we weren't in a hurry and it wasn't crowded, we took a stroll through every dept as my sister took pictures of the awesome deco.

Initially I was there for some artificial plants and I wanted to check out this side table and this one as well. Thanks to my fantastical luck, the first table was out of stock and the second one was too small for the wall I wanted it for. This is the third time I realllllly want to buy a piece of furniture and it's out of stock. I can't begin to tell you how frustrated this made me but I woosahed and called it a day.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekend Snapshots | 8

Today's post is brought to you by my attempt at a selfie with my crazy kid, Finnashit. I took a million pictures and this is the best we came up with. Practice makes perfect though so we will be trying again. :)

This weekend consisted of lots of family selfies (see below), eating and some decorating. We finally put up all of our Gabe Leonard prints and it made us realize that we need more stat. The first picture after the break is my favorite of the prints we have. See, it desperately needs a side table (see previous post) but it'll do for now.

I celebrated the weekend by having a sweet mimosa. Best part? E doesn't like them so I get to drink it alllll by myself :) I made a super duper tasty breakfast Sunday but because I was starving and the kids were trying to eat my grub, I swallowed it all before I could take a picture, haha!

E says we can't have nice things due to our kids sitting, sleeping, eating, throwing up or pooping on it. He has a great point but how can you tell your kids no when they look so sweet and precious? Remidog took over our Ikea chairs within a week of moving in with us. Little Man Finn will post up anywhere as long as it's soft and weird.. Hence him sleeping on the back cushion of the couch.

The last picture is our family selfie. I told E about my experience trying to take a selfie with Finnashit. He said it would be super easy with the two boys so he called Remidog and Finnashit and gave it a shot. Yeah, it didn't work so I jumped on his back to keep the boys still.. and then Leana Little's antisocial ass got in the picture looking super awkward as usual, haha! But the picture came out funny so we kept it. Have you taken a selfie with your kids? 4-legged, not 2-legged.. then again, I'm sure taking a selfie w a young 2-legged kid is pretty tough too.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Love 02.20.15 | Casa de Reed Wishlist

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Today I'm sharing five things on the Casa de Reed Wishlist. We bought our casa about three months ago and we're still in love with it. Only thing that annoys us is the wall colors. Super light yellow in our living room, green in our kitchen, and the worse one.. a dark maroon-purpleish color on one wall in our bedroom. Which happens to be the wall our bed is on. smh But these walls will be painted someday so it's no biggie.

This wishlist includes five things that will enhance our already lovely casa. I chose the Ikea mirror because I've been eyeballing it for years. It's $100 and I know I'd love it more and more everyday... but it's still $100. The paper towel gadget charger is on our list because duh! it's a charger and you can dry your hands at the same time. Oh, and the top is a wine stopper! The wood (maybe rustic) headboard is a DIY that I bet a lot of folks are interested in doing. (Pinterest said so). The image isn't from the DIY link because she made hers with a darker stain but her DIY is easy and I hope to try it out very soon (I'm in love w her blog). The side table is something I've wanted to buy for a while. I mean I've wanted a side table for our entrance (even our last house) for a while but I found this one online a few weeks ago. I like the mix of materials and the top spikes remind me of Game of Thrones LOL! The plants are something that we think would look nice in our casa, real or fake. Floor plants are what we're worried about though. We don't want our boys lifting their legs, yanno? Someday we'll buy one and see how it goes. Wish us luck :)

I'll see ya Monday with a recap of my weekend on Weekend Snapshots :)

Have a fantastical weekend!