Sip, Sip, Mug

Hellllllo Monday! The Oscars were on last night, and while I won’t say it was the most exciting show they’ve put on, there were a lot of incredible acceptance speeches and some amazing musical performances. Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music tribute was outstanding. John Legend and Common absolutely killed Glory, bringing basically everyone in the audience to tears. And then after winning Best Original Song delivered a powerful acceptance speech about racial equality. Two separate winners brought up how we need to be talking about suicide out loud. While Patricia Arquette passionately urged for equal wages for women. Which by the way, Meryl absolutely loved! As did I. Eddie Redmayne was so adorable after winning Best Actor. And yet while Neil Patrick Harris was obviously on his game with some hilarious one-liners, I won’t deny I was doing a lot of channel flipping.

But the one thing that I can always count on happened, it ran late. So if you soldiered all the way through like I did, you’re probably just a little bit behind on sleep and could use an extra cup of coffee. Which by the way, as of recently, is apparently okay now! So in honor of being able to down an extra few ounces without feeling guilty, I thought I’d share some mugs that I’m crushing on.

Sip, Sip, Mug

I’m Not Bossy | Clear Eyes | Woke Up Like This |
Hustle | What If I Fall? | Wake Up | Too Early | Haters

Inappropriate Etsy V-Day Card Roundup

So I realize that it’s only January, but like it or not, Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us. While I may have a boyfriend on the 14th, I’m not really big into making a big scene out of the day. It’s kind of how I feel about New Years Eve, I’d rather sit on the couch with some netflix and carryout than deal with the crowds. Last year Max and I spent V-day watching House of Cards and eating ‘za. The year before that we spent it killing Portillos and binging on Breaking Bad. My personal suggestion: go to dinner the week before, it’ll likely feel more special since everyone around you won’t be doing the exact same thing as you.

Anywho, since we’re pretty lax on the holiday, I at least like to get Max a card and write a lil diddy about how much I like him and thank him for doing the dishes all the time and putting up with my hair all over the bathroom floor. He’s good like that. I like to keep my cards one on the lighter side. And the more inappropriate side, because hey, I’m inapproriate. I think every card I give is probably borderline NSFW. Meh, c’est la vie.

And I’m sorry Target, but I’m goin’ rouge this year. Etsy, here I come!  I’m on the hunt for the most perfectly inappropriate/hilarious/still-kinda-seem-like-I-like-you card. I haven’t found it yet. But I started early for the first time in my life, so we’ve got some time. But since these are Etsy shops we can’t expect them to have the same sort of inventory situation that Hallmark is sittin’ on, so ordering now is your best bet at making sure that the card you want isn’t sold out. Plus, some of these shop owners are international, so ya gotta give ’em some time for shipping. You’re welcome for being so ahead of the game on this one. It doesn’t happen often, relish it! (said the hotdog)

So without further ado, here are a few that had me chuckling. Er, I don’t know if I’ve ever technically ‘chuckled’ but I was definitely laughing to myself. None of these five fit the bill for what I’m looking for, but they were good enough to share with you guys. But that also means I’ll have a few more of these roundups while I continue my search, so don’t forget to check back. I’m talking to all you single ladies too, I’ll be sure to roundup some cards for you gals, because honestly, they’re the funniest. Enjoy! And happy Tuesday!

Inappropriate Etsy V-Day Card Roundup

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Gallery Wall Inspo

I’ve been in my new apartment since September and really haven’t done much in terms of decorating. But over the past few months I’ve really been itching to prettyify this place. I’m actually really lucky because I have a ton of closet space in this lil ol’ one bedroom. But this also means that there isn’t a ton of wall space, especially with a big bay window and a fire place. But ther IS one big empty space right above my TV. And I’m pretty sure it’s calling for me to create a gallery wall around it. And I’m pretty sure it’s right. 

So I’ve decided that this will be my new project. I’m doing it. I’ve already got a couple pieces that I know I want to use like a big canvas of the Chicago skyline that I took while Max and I were sailing on the lake two summers ago. I also have a couple smaller ones that I created myself with cute quotes. I ordered these adorable guys from Etsy a few weeks ago that I think will fit just perfectly. Because you who doesn’t love zoo animals eating noodles? No one, that’s who. I think I’m going to spend a weekend thrifting (which I’ve actually never done – two birds, huh?) looking for unique frames, then once I have those I can figure out what exactly will go in them. Is it so wrong to used the framed and signed photo of Oprah that my ex-roomie left behind two years ago? The answer to that, is yes, yes it is. Which means, Katie, you can have your picture back, I’m sure Ms. Winfrey is just dying to get up on a wall in the nursery and watch over the sweet baby that will be here soon. #creepy

I’ve found some great inspiration that I thought would be worth sharing. I really love the ones that aren’t just photographs. I think it just makes for more of a conversation piece.  If you have any tips or suggestions on creating a gallery wall, please let me know in the comments. 

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