What I Wore This Week

What I Wore #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

What I Wore #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

What I Wore #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

What I Wore #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

What I Wore #ootd #wiw #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Jacket • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • Topshop | Purse • Zara (similar) |
Outfit 2 – Blouse • Zara (similar) | Cardigan • Mango | Jeans • H&M (similar) | Boots • DSW (similar) |
Outfit 3 – Camisole • Mango | Jeans • Mango | Scarf • H&M (similar) |
Outfit 4 – Jacket • Zara | Sweater • Zara | Camisole • Mango | Jeans • Mango |
Outfit 5 – Sweater • Zara | Jeans • H&M | Boots • Topshop |

It’s Saturday night and I have one kid cleaning her room, and one in the tub and Tom is out of town for the weekend. This is about as much alone time as I get. And how I am taking advantage of it? I’m writing a blog post. Pretty exciting huh? If I had planned properly I could have bought a bottle of wine and some kind of dessert while I was out today. Unfortunately I don’t think my food delivery app SkipTheDishes offers either of those.

My house is full of collectors. Tom is a major collector, has been since the day I met him. I introduced him to Ebay and it all went to shit after that ;) There was one point in out first apartment together (it was a really good apartment and was only $400 a month and I keep slapping myself for leaving it) that our living room had an actual store display counter in it to show off his Kiss collection. The girls seemed to have inherited that gene and our house is definitely showing it. I need to figure out a better way for everyone to display their collections without adding to the clutter of the already small condo. I think something that integrate the tv and gaming systems, (with hidden storage for all the crap we don’t have a home for, but also shelves along the top for display the collections. Here is the hitch, we don’t have a lot of wall space. Our living room consist of one wall with the windows that have small sections of solid wall in between each. Another wall is the balcony doors. Everything else is open area with no spot wide enough to encompass and kind of shelving unit except one spot that is about 2.5 ft wide and 7 feet tall ( it would be higher if it wasn’t for the heating duct). I’m not sure if I am going to be able to fulfill that tall order.

For the girls, their whole room kind of needs and overhaul. We bought them a bunk style bed when we moved here to save on space but they are really wanting two separate beds now. Merle says that Roo drops too much stuff on to her bed from the top bunk and Roo wants something a little easier to get up into and keep tidy. This is going to take a lot of planning to pull this off in that tiny room, and I think a lot of condensing and getting rid of furniture/items is going to have to happen. It’s so easy to have these grandiose plans in your head, not so easy to implement them with lack of space and a small budget. I need to search for some small space bedroom ideas for kids. I’m sure Pinterest has tons.

Do you have recommendations for small-space decorating sites?

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3 Comments

  1. Hi there, Sara. Wow, all of your outfits rock! Good thing I don’t live near you or I’d be tempted to pilfer your closet.

    As for suggestions about the girls’ room, my sister and I actually had twin beds set up as a corner sofa (with a square table in between). We loved the set up. The beds had fitted covers and back bolsters we used during the day, and at night they were super easy to remove (and easy to put back on in the morning). I saw recently that these sets are experiencing somewhat of a comeback, or there are a lot of DIYs to be found on Pinterest. The fitted covers make it easy to keep the beds, and therefore the room, easy to keep neat.

    This is not the greatest example, but it does you an idea of the approach @ http://www.touchofclass.com/camden-hollywood-twin-daybed-cover-daybed/p/O050-011/?code=UMF05&gclid=CLDWkY6AjtICFQcFaQodabsJzw. Ours looked far more Scandinavian.

    Cheers,

    Ardith

    • P.S. I just found this image online. It’s more like what I’m talking about, @ https://mittendrinnen.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-considering-remodelling.html. Most of the time, we used it as this corner grouping. But other times we had the beds set up across from each other. Still looking for a contemporary retail set to show you. I saw one a few months ago, but I don’t know what they are calling these sets, so the hunt is on. Cheers, Ardith

      • Yes! I’m totally trying to talk them in to the whole L-shaped couch style situation. For some reason Roo has it in her head that she she is ring to be able to fit a 4-poster bed in there so she can hang her Hufflepuff curtains from it :/ She wants a Harry Potter style bedroom, beds included. I may have to shatter her dreams. I initially thought that daybed style beds would work best both visually and practically because of the underneath storage as well. Every little bit counts when you have zero room. It’s going to be interesting to try to plan out, that’s for sure.

        Sara

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