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Posted on: 7.10.2014

I would be lying if i didn't tell you guys I have seen a gorgeous mural in cincinnati sooo many times and turned my car around just to go and snap a photo of it. (this has happened more times than I would like to admit. Good thing everything that goes on the internet stays a secret) anyways, I thought it would be fun the other day to go around and snap a few photos of some of my favorite walls around my city. I love the detail that goes into each one and get so excited when i see a new one being started. and i've learned the hard way to snap a photo when you see it. don't wait. because they get redone alllll the time and it's a real bummer when you miss taking a photo of a masterpiece. 
Here are just a few from the other day, but I plan on adding to this photo collection. 
^ new creations! 
^ if you get down to OTR ever, check this baby out. so brilliant
^this was taken last fall, but it's too gorgeous to not include it. 


Posted on: 7.04.2014

For the past 3 years, I have forgotten that my precious little town of Northside has a Fourth of July parade. Last Year's Parade was a rainy gross mess but still, practically everyone in Northside shows up with their support. But this year, mother nature was in a good mood and let us have all the sunshine we could handle (seriously, it's hotter than hell outside)

 Last year was kind of fun walking down the sidewalk and taking advantage of all the umbrellas that kept me dry. But this year, the sun beat down hard and it was really something special. My favorite part of the whole experience is watching the kids' reactions to the floats. Their little eyes get so excited seeing all of the costumes and the way they pounce on any candy that flies from the parade floats? 
I love it. 

 I'm not sure how long in advance the participants have to prepare their parade attire, but they all looked soooo good. Especially the group above, which was employees from the "Chicken Lays An Egg" boutique shop. They were Willy Wonka theme and I'm kind of obsessed with how good of a job they did. They even had the theme song blaring on repeat from a boom box. Amazing hair and makeup, you guys!! I didn't stay out too long because 1. that freaking SUN! and 2. a little girl dropped a popsicle dangerously close to my shoe. But here's a few photos that all look pretty similar to one another but are all still worth a look anyways. 

Happy Fourth, you guys!! 


Posted on: 6.26.2014

I won't ruin your guy's day and tell you how much i spent on this beautiful piece of furniture. because you would cry. but i found it at the thrift store and fell in love. luckily for me, my cousin's husband told her she couldn't have it so it was all mine. (love you, Brie! and thanks Kyle ;) ) with very little effort, it shaped up rather nicely. it was missing that bottom left hand drawer, but amazingly enough my record player fit perfectly in that spot. here's a quick process! 
i'm pretty proud of this piece. the stain cost more than the dresser itself and i've been looking for a dresser with those gorgeous peg legs for months. It's a Mainline by Hooker which makes beautiful pieces. Advice: Always stain with the grain, stir (never shake) your stain and let each stain application sit for 6 hours (i only did two coats) 

oh and by the way, the dresser was $3. ok you can hate me now. 

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