Green, err… Teal with Envy

Due to the recent posts by the ever so lovely Rachel (Confessions of a Jersey Girl), I have been having some major homeowner envy issues. The talk of painting her dining room Tiffany blue was enough to send me over the edge — umm, fabulous! Don’t get me wrong, our apartment is … cute, but nothing compared to what it would be with a few coats of paint on those dull, ghostly white walls.

I have had a growing obsession with the color teal and it’s amazingness since our wedding in late 2006. Tiffany blue and brown, hello? It was heavenly.

It took no time at all for me to declare it my mission in life to make every home interior-related item that was anywhere near that delicious shade of blue MINE. Lucky for me, our last place was an adorable little house in an adorable little neighborhood, and our landlords had painted the bathroom an adorably perfect shade of – sigh – teal. That, combined with my fabulous shower curtain & Marilyn portrait made me want to hang out in that bathroom for hours. And maybe I did. In the most ladylike fashion, of course.


The only downside to our new place are those ghost-white walls I was telling you about. Unfortunately, renters have limited say in the color of their walls and carpet, so I’m being forced to be creative. It’s also unfortunate that I am just plain uncreative. This is where I need all you faithful bloggy girlfriends to step in and assist this sad little lady.

What are some ways to liven up those boring apartment walls? Have you been in my place before, aching to bring some life and glamour into the little space you call home? Give me some ideas, s’il vous plait, and I promise never to delete you from my Google Reader.

A Different Perspective

Alright!  So, I’ve finally decided to participate in the Exposaroonie Weekly Photo Challenge!  If you haven’t checked that site out, definitely make a trip over and see what it’s all about.  I’ve been visiting each week to check out the latest and vote for my favorite (not an easy task, once you look at all the awesome photography), but today is my very first attempt.  Don’t judge, I’m not a photographer. :)

Marilyn is hanging in my front bathroom (please disregard how morbid that sounds), next to the cutest shower curtain IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.  I’m not quite sure why I chose this one over the others… I kind of gave her a gobble-chin, but there it is.

The runner up…

Lovely shower curtain, how I adore you.

I’m pretty sure the challenge ends tomorrow at midnight, so pick up your camera and get to snapping!  I’d love to see what everyone comes up with!