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a few things around the internet to give you all the feels:

Posted on: 8.24.2015

today was a doozy. no need for details. so here's a few funny and good things to go click on. 

this pup in a shrub that i couldn't stop laughing at for a full minute. i need him to teach me how to just relax in stressful situations.

speaking of having all the feelings, here's 23 perfect words to describe some of the feelings we have ALL had but never knew how to explain it in a word. this list is amazing.

mad men was one of my favorite shows. and i appreciate drake as a rapper. if you feel the same, or just have a love for women making it in the work place watch this video of Peggy Olson being perfect.

just like joey from friends, i have a love affair with a good sandwich. here's a few bread less sandwich options. so yum.

luckily i have a great relationship with most of my x's. but i have a few out there that i would prefer to never see again. do you agree? watch this hilarious video that demonstrates what you're really thinking when you run into an x

                       

My door is blue

Posted on: 8.22.2015

a few weeks ago, when trying to jiggle my key into my front door, i  could literally the door crying. he was sad because of how ugly he was and mad that i've lived here for 4 years and allowed this ugliness to go on for so long. ok, my door didn't really speak. obviously.  but i do say this to myself quite often about how i want a prettier front door. so finally, i got up the nerve to ask my landlord if i could paint it and he was an absolute angel. in fact, he politely told me that i could do whatever i wanted to my apartment because i always make it look nice and take care of it. i swear, you don't appreciate a good landlord until you've had a bad one and i could kiss mine on the mouth, he's so great. 
so anyway, after hours of scouring thru pinterest, i landed on blue. like bright, electric blue. but, like all pinterest projects, i feared that it wouldn't look as good in real life as it did on these fancy doors i was seeing online. but! i gotta say, i'm pretty damn pleased with how it turned out. 
framing my front door was some sort of particle board that was the ugliest of beige colors so i decided to paint that with my leftover primer. i think that made a world of difference, too. picking out a paint color was the hardest part because who really knows what these colors will actually look like when they aren't on a 3inch square swatch? so i sent this photo below to a few friends, and thank GOD everyone agreed on the same color without me having to push them toward it. the bottom blue on the far left swatch is what i went with "Electric Blue" and it was perfect. from the second the home depot employee smudged the paint can with that little sample dot, i fell in love and thought YUP THAT COLOR IS PERFECT THANK GOD!
and anyone that knows me knows that once i get something like painting a door in my head, i'm ready to start the project 5 minutes ago. so i went home and hit the door with my primer (at about 10:30 at night. yeah, i don't recommend that) then the following day i did one more primer coat in the morning, then the first blue coat in the evening. and then the following morning, i did the final blue coat. i also painted the door knob and lock matte black and i think that made a big difference, too. man, i love paint. so anyway, here's a few photos of my brand new blue door! you can't miss this place! 
 

Kit & Ace: one of OTR's newest shops!

Posted on: 8.19.2015

it's always a good day to receive an email from a new local shop asking you to come in and see what they're all about. Cincinnati's Over the Rhine district is busting at the seams lately with all kinds of newness including restaurants, bars and this beautiful new clothing shop called Kit and Ace. a shop that offers the best thing since sliced bread: WASHABLE CASHMERE AT HOME! helloooo. cashmere has always sounded fancy and intimidating to me, something that was designed for winter months and was dry clean only. but Kit and Ace has broken the mold, offering light weight summer t's and tanks that breathe in the hotter months. and the best part is you can throw them in your washer at home! 

i got to come in and visit today and it was such a beautiful shop. the perfect blend of unique tops that would catch your eye across the room and every day basics that you could wear a few times a week (or is that just me?) the staff could not have been more sweet and welcoming. especially Zach, who was overly patient with me when i had to cancel my visit and reschedule due to a slight car towing situation.  ah, city life! the rest of the staff talked to me about weekend plans, the history of my blog and how long i've lived in the city. i don't know about you, but i'm always much more inclined to come back to a shop when the staff is friendly and talkative. that's probably because i like to talk to literally anyone that will listen but who knows. 

now back to the clothes! i left with a long sleeve t that i will probably be buried in, as it was the perfect fit and feel for me. super light weight and ready to layer with anything this fall. and it's that great shade of grey that matches literally everything i wear already. you know the gray i'm talking about. oh i love it. i see myself wearing it with a pair of cut off jean shorts and a bomber jacket with maybe some birks? i'm getting excited just thinking about it. 

after reading up on their site about the history of the shop and how their process works, i'm even more happy to support the brand. the cashmere comes from goats of Mongolia (happy goats, specifically) and each piece of clothing is made with care and consideration. so for anyone that is ready to advance their closet, head in to Kit and Ace. Their clothes are the perfect blend of high end and easy wear (they call it "Technical Luxury" and when i read that term i just thought to myself YUP! THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS!   i'm ready to go back in the next few days and pick up a few more t shirts and long sleeves. whites and grays, please!

also, their Fall line is to be released in September so be ready for that!! 
and here's a few photos that we shot while checking out Kit and Ace. 
 
^ my new shirt! i love her. 
^ no, like, i really love her. 
 

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