I've had so many requests for pictures of our new home. Sadly, most of it is still unfurnished because B and I decided to donate all our old furniture in Illinois. But we're slowly acquiring pieces here and there. Last week we actually found a cute desk for my craft room. Hurray! You know what's a bitch to find? vintage shelving! We have been looking for weeks and still nothing! In hopeless desperation, I finally caved in and got two utility shelves from Target, which now hold all my crafting supplies. I'm at least glad that I don't have to dig through boxes anymore!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen this Totoro bed I made for my cats. The cats have been sleeping all over my clothing and on top of me while I sleep, so I decided that I needed to replace the cat beds we threw out ASAP. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any cute ones within my current budget, so I made one! I'm super proud of how it turned out, you guyz. And I'm actually going to be making a couple more in the next few days for our other kitties. What designs? You'll see!
Our living room has a built-in shelf with a pretty high (and majestic-looking) mantel where B placed his skull collection for display. We actually had one a life-size skeleton replica-- the one you see in anatomy laboratories-- but we donated that too because it was way too heavy and cumbersome to tote around. I'm planning on getting B more skulls for his collection, including animal skulls. Currently, he has a beautiful coyote skull, and I'm hoping to get him something huge like a deer or a sheep.
The most "complete" part of our home is our kitchen. I love this huge window because it lets a lot of natural light in, but also because I can finally display some flowers or grow some herbs. Our previous home had a teeny kitchen area, so I am thrilled to have lots of space to cook and store our food! My favorite decor, so far, are these carafes that I use as vases. Sometimes they hold herbs, sometimes flowers! This week, I found some pretty yellow roses.
Because I have so much space in the kitchen, I can actually have herbs! This week, I found some beautiful mint and have made a plethora of mojitos already. The recipe will be posted soon, so don't worry! I love having mint on hand not only because it tastes delicious in lemonade or in mojitos, but also because it smells amazing. My kitchen smells so clean and invigorating just with this one bunch of mint.
Lastly, I found this pretty vintage tray over the weekend and thought it would be perfect for holding all my oils, vinegars, and cooking wines. I'm one of those people who thinks that everything should be held by something. As a result, I have tons of storage containers, and I use bowls and dishes to hold stuff too. I like to think that everything has its own personal bubble and shouldn't contaminate other bubbles. It's much less OCD than you would think. I just like having them neatly sequestered. :)