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Lust of the Month: The Dream Apartment

So I have been in a bit of a transition, job-wise, which ultimately means that there are a lot of things in flux  right now. As usual, when I’m in this kind of situation – I opt to torture myself with things that are out of my reach.

The biggest thing I have been focusing on, lately anyways, is the dream apartment!

I say apartment, because I really mean apartment, not a house. A house is just not something I am ready to focus on, plus the architect living in mean knows I would want to eventually design my own home.

I am hoping with hard work, a chance, and a little luck, I will be able to make a step towards my dream apartment within this next year! Here’s wishing…

The following photos are of The Broadway in San Antonio!!

The following photos are from my Pinterest page, see my “Accessorizing My World” and “Architects Dream” boards for photo origins. 

And a small accolade to a current obsession… a few images from the actual Escala Penthouse (as in the Seattle home of the fictional Christian Grey, of the Fifty Shades Trilogy)! 

Alas, will I ever get my dream apartment? Maybe… one day 🙂

P.S. There will not be a May Favorites post, as I have not had any “new” favorites this last month, and I only wish to include things that have not been included before. 


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Come find me on Pinterest!

Yes, I have crossed over to the dark side and am officially hooked on Pinterest!

Part me feels like it’s ridiculous (and admittedly, it is), but it is just so addicting – pinning this, pinning that, re-pinning other users awesome finds.

So what are you waiting for – come checkout my boards! 

Are you awesome and on Pinterest? Let me know 🙂


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Happy National Pet Day! with Guest Blogger: Ruby!!

HAPPY NATIONAL PET DAY!!!!!

I’m Ruby, and I’m a B.B. – no not a Beauty Balm (what ever that thing is – can I eat it??); I’m a Boxer Beagle!

I’m quite awesome, too smart for my own good, admittedly a bit sneaky and quite adorable – don’t you think? I know, I know – it’s so obvious, but I like the attention.

Well, I just wanted to remind you to give some extra lovin’ to your furry babies today (unless you have some strange fur-less pets, like a bird – not that I have anything against birds, I chase them sometimes when they get too close to my water bowl) – you know, your pets, ’cause well we love you, we love you a lot, for lots of reasons, and because you give us food.

Hey! Hey! Look what my mommy got because she loves me soooo much she has to make sure everyone knows it!! She said the Impulse-Buy Monster got her again – I wonder if she will let me lay on them, they look cozy. I love pillows! and food. I’m hungry, I better go bark for food 😀

Remember to love your pets (and me!), even when we are bad sometimes, because they love you no matter what! 


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Uh Oh: Impulse Buy

I think we have all suffered from the Impulse Buy at some point – and admittedly I suffer from it more often then I would prefer to admit, but I would never impulsively purchase something that’s over $100 max. Unfortunately, I just can’t afford to impulse by something any more expensive than that – which I feel many people can relate to.

Alas, a few things caught my eye recently that I just couldn’t help but take home! See here:

The Pillow:

So number one was the decorative pillow, above, with a cropped image of an antique bicycle – the reverse side is solid black. This fits so perfectly with my bedroom and adds just a little something extra fun – like I mentioned – I just couldn’t help myself!

F.Y.I. If you’re interested, it’s from Target!

The Scarf:

Hi my name is Sam and I am a scarf addict. Now my collection of scarves has come to a rough estimate of 28 – none of them alike. I feel I should clarify that my wardrobe is primarily solids and about 80% black, so I tend to purchase more fun accessories.

I picked the gray lime-green-polka-dotted scarf up at Gap (along with the flats). It’s luxuriously soft (100% Viscose Rayon) with a subtle sheen, frayed ends and I just had to add it to my collection 🙂

It is also lightweight enough that I could wear it today in 70 degree weather.

And on to The Flats:

Some may know of these flats already but it was the first time I actually went in and tried them on. I fell in love instantly.

These are the City Flats from Gap. They are the leather “elastic city flats” in the color Chalk (with black elastic trim) – which in person is a taupe-y gray.

The Gap City Flats are designed to fold in half and they come with a matching faux-leather drawstring bag. The footbed is padded, making them extremely comfortable to wear – so I am considering this impulse buy an investment 😀

My only concern would be, since they are made to fold in half, there is a gap in the rubber sole right in the center of the arch. Meaning, if you do decide to wear these for 12 hours and are on your feet for a majority of the time – your feet might be saying ouch at the end of the night!

Considering I have flat feet anyways, on my feet in any shoes for that long makes them hurt.

Overall, I feel my latest impulse buys will be put to good use – plus I had coupons!

Have a great weekend!! Feel free to go crazy and impulse buy – it makes me feel less alone in my shopping (semi) addiction.
P.S. 20 Days till The Hunger Games!!! Be excited.