It has been five whole months (I just checked my planner) since we have moved into our new place and I am JUST now sharing our living room tour with you!? Procrastinator orrrrrr busy bee who couldn’t decide where to put what in the room we hang out the most in? The answer is the latter. It took a while to collect and curate a few extra pieces to make our living room “complete”. Sure, there are things I’d love to upgrade and add (hello, new coffee table please and possibly some beautiful, wispy curtains) but I do really love the way our living room looks right now. It feels like our home. I love seeing all my favorite items on the walls and on the tables. I love that our imperfect couch was a $30 DIY reupholster job that took us 3 months to execute (lol, that was procrastination fa sho). I love that our entertainment center isn’t the perfect piece but it was free and does its job. I love that Daniel’s old practice guitar hangs above his new (and well loved) guitar + amp (which he plays very often). I loved getting to stretch my little creative muscles when plotting and planning where to put the dining room art around the $20 vintage flea market mirror. I love that this place tells our story. It’s not everyone’s style but it’s ours and this is where we live, laugh at Bob’s Burgers, drink tequila sodas and play with Marble.
So with that, I hope you enjoy this apartment tour video of our living room + dining room! We aren’t perfect people and I’m not declaring myself as an interior decorating connoisseur, but we are proud of this place we call home. I believe everyone can achieve their personal style (in fashion and home!) with budget and thrift shopping. Tbh, it’s my favorite thing to do anyway!
I found this gal from scrolling through the #acolorstory (ps, that's my favorite photo editing app!) and I have zero regrets for giving her a follow. I was so drawn to the retro style images she has in her feed and the coloring / editing on each of them. On top of that coolness, she slings vintage goods in San Diego, CA! How cool is she?! I was even introduced to a really cool song on her stories and I checked it out and am now obsessed. #fangirl She has v cool taste. All around, 10 out of 10 would recommend you give her a follow.
Thing: Puffy Knotted UO Slides
Guys, this shoe is my 2017 summer spirit animal and I am loving this journey for me. AND THEY ARE ON SALE FOR $9.99 RIGHT NOW, OKAY. Run, don't walk - to get these beauties.
DIY: Beaded Bracelet
You'd be shocked (or maybe not, I dunno your life) to know how many people have asked me about this bracelet and how many people are asking me to make them one! Back story - I posted this pic on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. Now that we're all caught up, it was seriously the easiest, quickest jewelry DIY evah! We all recognize this nostalgic, multi-color and block letter beaded camp bracelet. After a trip to the craft store, I had the best motto around: "DO YOU BOO" ~ resting on my wrist. Now taking bracelet requests.
Listen: Hi Hello, It's Us Podcast
Hi, hello, it's them and they're hilarious. Okay, confession - I don't know these gals personally but we did go to the same college and have mutual friends (I think?!). I found their podcast via Instagram because I had been following one of the gals at the time and let me just say - it makes me laugh out loud on the reg. If you want to sit in on to two bffs laughing at all their crazy stories and quips, then this podcast is for you.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.