Jay and I just got back from our vacation (yay) to the Virgin Islands! It was my Christmas present from him, kind good I know, and we were so happy to get out of Houston for a few days. This City Spotlight is going to be a little bit more about what to do rather than where to shop for cool house stuff because, let's be real, no one can afford to bring home lots of souvenirs with Spirit Airline's 40 lb limit on checked bags. We were happy we could get our dive gear and half a bottle of rum back with us. So I'll show you a few cool stores, but mostly cool things to do!
Hello! Thanks for popping by. Jay finally decided to come home from captain training (I guess it would be more correct to say "Captain Jay") so we were able to bust out a few projects this past weekend. We had three smallish but nagging updates we've wanted to do in our dining room and for various reasons haven't, so apologies in advance for an exceptionally long post.
First, a cute pic of Butters. He's such a good helper. Actually he's a terrible helper but he's cute. I promise Jay has clothes other than that hoodie, hat and jeans, but those are his favorite project clothes, so they're all the internet gets to see.
Now that that's out of the way…
Project 1: Display Shelf for Gallery Wall
Ever since putting up our gallery wall a few months ago we wanted to add a little shelf guy to display the rocks we've gathered from various climbing and mountaineering adventures we've taken together. Like all the projects in this post, this one just kept getting pushed aside because of, I'm assuming, it's lack of sex appeal. Nothing about a little black shelf with rocks on it excites anyone, but it was an addition to the wall I really wanted to make to add texture and to enjoy our keepsakes.
I cannot wait to share this post with you guys! It's been months in the making and I can't tell you how thrilled I am that this is finally a reality. Last Sunday Jay made me the happiest woman in the world. That's right folks, we…… bought a new dresser!!!!!!
No really. It's a big deal. I've been petitioning for a new dresser for at least forever. Our old malm from Ikea just doesn't do it for me. Don't get me wrong, Ikea is the sh*t but something about that light wood veneer monster wasn't working. Or, you know, everything about it. Way back before Christmas I found a pretty decent looking vintage-y mid century one on craigslist for around $200. I know. So. Cheap. I used my best convincing skillz but sadly made little headway (what can I say, I'm a medical student not a law student). After a week of being quite literally harassed (sorry Jay) he finally gave in to my fabulous cheap dresser. I was so excited I flew onto craigslist and of course it was long gone.
Fast forward until Sunday, but insert prolong dresser hecklings and negotiations. After getting brunch at Baby Barnaby's we checked out the fabulous but fabulously overpriced Reeve's Antiques "looking" for a dresser once again. There are like 10 things I would buy from there in a second if I could possibly justify or afford the expense. As it stands it's more of a indoor window shopping situation. My favorite dressers were these two, checking in at a whopping $1000 and $1300. I know. I could eat so much Chipotle for that much money.
Just barely in time for the big day, I thought I would do a quick post on how we make our home festive for the holidays. My mom was in town over Thanksgiving and lent us a hand at making everything feel Christmasy even if it was 80 degrees out, but first, check out how cute Butters is playing in the snow.