IT’S CLOSING DAY! It’s closing day! That house (this one) is officially mine today which is beyond absurd. I can’t believe I’m a home owner.
I’m currently living in a sea of cardboard so I’m pretty stoked to get this show on the road. Moving has got to be the worst activity in the world. It’ll be nice to have cooking utensils again. I had the foresight to keep a set of flatware, a plate and a bowl out but only realized a spatula (among other things) might be helpful after I’d poured a pancake onto the grill. I nailed the first pan-flip but I think it went to my head (I may have brushed my shoulders off even though no one was looking). The rest of the jacks turned into something more of a mush. Still delish though – have you tried this recipe yet?
The only thing I do love about living in a packed up place is that it can sometimes feel like camping. I flipped my bed around to the other wall for basically no reason and the new perspective is kind of fun!
The other day I stumbled across this seriously timely article and it (obviously) resonated. About 4 years ago when I wrote my very first set of goals I declared that I wanted to buy a house (with my supposed fiance) in 2016. About 2 years ago I scrapped it because I didn’t think it would be possible financially or romantically. [NOTE: This is exactly what you're NOT supposed to do with your goals. Bad, Allessia, Bad.] Regardless, here I am picking up the keys to my place and hey, I did it 2 years sooner and without a ring on my finger. I wonder if at the time I just thought it wasn’t something I could do on my own or if I just liked the idea of doing it with someone?
Now, I don’t want to get all “The Secret” and preachy on you but time and time again the power of goal-setting has proved itself to me and it just feels wrong and stingy to scream it from the rooftops. Just go write down some goals, would-ya?
Okay – lecture over.
I’m going to post some photos of the house soon but the next few weeks are going to be INSANE. Also I warned you about the 80s kitchen right? OK, awesome – just wanted to make sure we were clear.
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THE UNIVERSE YOU guys, it works in mysterious ways. Seriously – who’s idea was it for me to quit my job, start working for a home decor company and then let me BUY A HOUSE. Too perfect (though my wallet disagrees).
Right now I’m obsessed with chairs. Seriously there’s about 5 different chair styles I’m currently coveting (stay tuned for that post). It’s like everywhere I go I’m all “oh but that one!”. I think I might end up with more chairs in my house than I have friends to fill them. It’s a sad reality but I’ve accepted it.
At the top of my list though? The Acapulco Chair. Arguably this season’s hottest trend in home fashion. I am DYING for one (or 2) and we just added them to the PlaidFox site for a steal of a deal (#shamelesspromotion – but actually The Bay is selling them for $799. Yeesh!). Despite that we all know I’m going to buy it in black I won’t pretend the brightly coloured variations aren’t tempting me. Perhaps I’ll spring for the copper base… oh the options!
The best part about these guys is that they are suitable for indoors and outdoors. And if I needed one more reason to justify making this purchase it would be that my grandparents used to go to Acapulco all the time. And just saying it reminds me of them. That’s special? Right? Right!
YOU WANNA KNOW something? 3 years ago when I graduated from school I put “design my own business cards” on my to-do list. After
many failed no attempts I was starting to doubt it would ever actually happen. It’s the classic shoemaker’s kid never has shoes thing (that’s a thing right?).
Most designers will tell you it’s impossible to design stuff for themselves. For the most part I agree. There’s no real deadline, no real budget and no parameters you must play within. The world is your oyster and although that sounds amazing it’s actually ridiculously daunting.
For some reason though when I started designing the Piccolo Design Co. brand it just came so naturally to me. Like nothing I’d ever designed before. I was actually initially set on calling my business Whim & Wit and spent hours labouring over a design trying to make that work. In a fit of fury I looked down at my notebook and gave PDC a shot. I basically just typed it and fell in instant-love. The rest is history (if you can count 7 months as history, that is).
So after a long three years, I can finally cross that to-do item off my list. Actually I’ve had them for a few months now so I guess I can finally cross “share them on my blog” off my list.
I printed them with www.moo.com and was really pleased with how they turned out. I decided on the Luxe line because I love me some thick paper stock. It was totally worth shelling out a little extra for. I was also pleasantly surprised (and impressed) with the delivery of the cards, they came in a cute little white case that made the whole thing feel even more premium. I’d definitely recommend Moo to anyone looking to get stuff printed.
So – now that they are out there, what do you think?!