Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2pm Afternoons

I love college.  Why, you ask... Because my afternoons are spent in the best way possible, and I am going to relish them for every peaceful second that they are worth; because one day, I'll look at the clock, and it'll be two in the afternoon and I'll be in an office reminiscing about my slow lovely afternoons spent in my cozy apartment with my coffee in hand. 
I will remember how I was done with classes by 12:30 on Monday's and Wednesday's and how I came home, played with the pretty little Chloe, drank some coffee, watched 'The Chew' while eating hummus and everything bagel chips and maybe ate a few entire box dark chocolate covered almonds.  
 Then I will remember how I always ventured off to my lovely white room and lit my favorite candle, while I looked at my Runner's World Quote of the month and contemplated whether I should go for a run or study Management Information Systems.  But instead I'd do the studious thing, open my book, read a page, close the book, knit a few rows while I think about what I just read, but instead happen to crash into my cozy sea of white fluffy blankets and 'think about it' for a few minutes. 
These are the tough stressful moments that I will be dreaming about while working next year.  Tough life I live. What's a girl to do.
What's you're two pm like?


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wrong Turn

The beauty of Pittsburgh is the fact that no matter where you are or what time of the year it is there is always construction work on the roads going on.  To top it off, sometimes sign of detour are never put up, leading you in the completely wrong direction with no way out.  At first I was so annoyed to be stuck in traffic just to head up a long road and turn around, but once I got to the top of the road, I got out of my car and enjoyed the view.  

Because sometimes going the wrong way, isn't so bad. 
Oh Pittsburgh, runner girl loves you dearly.

Friday, August 24, 2012

DIY Love Headboard Part 2

If you aren't tired enough of my obsession with my headboard, proceed to read the rest of the post!
Picking up from where I left off, write love in chalk the way you want.
Pick your favorite color paint
I used Sun Ray by Behr
Paint your first coat
Then your second.
Stand back and admire it in awe as the evening sunlight shines down on your headboard.
Hang it to the wall like a picture frame. 
Side note: Pictures of my mom and I struggling to hang this are not included. 

Not too shabby if I do say so myself. 
DYI are my favorites <3 
I love my love bed.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

DIY Love Headboard Part 1

Pinterest got the best of me.  
My mom sent this to me, I fell in love, and had to make it.  

I thought, hey this looks easy, cheap and quick to make.  Well, apparently barn wood, paint, wire, drills, and nails add up pretty quickly.  But it was totally worth it. 

You can find my original inspiration here!

I never thought I could fall in love with wood, but when picking out the planks from a pile of wood, the man who took apart the barn gave me the history.  I now know exactly how it was made, when it was made and where it was used (as a staircase in a barn!) It's so cool to know that people walked up and down, what is now my new love headboard, so many years ago!

So how did I do it??
1. Get your handy daddio to help you
2. Place your planks facedown 
3. Connect planks with 1x4 lumber
4. Glue Lumber to Barn Wood
5. Drill together 
6. Attach 100 lb picture hanger and metal wire
to be continued...


Sunday, August 5, 2012

3 hour coffee dates

I absolutely adore brunch.  For two main reasons:
1. Brunch = break + lunch, therefore it's completely acceptable to eat every bite on your plate 
2. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Bottomless coffee, pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs benedict, everything bagels, banana bread, pumpkin spice muffins.. I can go on and on. 

One of my favorite weekend traditions lately has been going out to brunch my handsome guy and enjoying coffee  and good conversation for hours accompanied by lemon poppy seed waffles, mascarpone cream and berries.
Mornings filled with running, coffee and waffles, couldn't be more perfect.