since Cam and I signed our lease last Thursday, all I can daydream about is our little loft.
I've really got to snap out of it and get through this semester because we don't actually move in until August 15th. I've always had such a love of design, especially when it comes to interior spaces, so this loft is another opportunity for me to play a little and really try to create a space that Cam and I can live and love in. of course, our 400-something-square-foot loft is going to look nothing like these pictures, I know that. however, I want to bring a few of the elements shown here to our brand new nest. I'm so excited. I don't think I'll ever stop being excited. sigh. for now, some inspiration:
white bedding, of course
our loft will come furnished - I wonder if there's a way to cover the furniture in a white sheet? maybe
green leafy plants. everywhere. as many as I can carry. as many as Cam will tolerate.
I'm so infatuated with skylights - my mother's house has 5 and our loft bedroom has two (!)
love this art
white, bright, and clean is always the goal
this rug is too good
*all pictures found via pinterest
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
it's snowy/cold as hell, of course. I still firmly believe that I am a winter person - I find it gorgeous and wonderful and magical. however, I haven't seen the ground in months and I am starting to (slowly) miss it.
*today (2/20) it was 40 degrees which meant rain instead of snow! it was so weird but in sort of a good way. reminds me that someday it will be warm again. someday.
my favorite class this semester is a studio art class called "imagining identity through sculpture"
we just finished our first piece which was our own head (first made in clay, then cast in plaster)
I enjoyed the process so much but I actually hate my piece. I'm really tempted to smash it, actually. funny how art can do that to you, right?
I'm really looking forward to our next piece, though (it will be much more abstract)
Cam's show closed this past weekend - luckily I got to see every single performance (they were all sold out)
if you're not familiar with the show: the cast is only two people (Cam was opposite a senior named Katie who was phenomenal) and they stay onstage for the entire length of the show (which includes 8 scene changes and 8 costume changes)
it's a really incredible and interesting experience and the show was really just extraordinary and really emotional
I'm always so amazed by Cam's work and I really am his biggest fan - I can't wait to see all of the things he accomplishes as an actor in the next 3.5 years and beyond
this little ladybug was hanging out on my window this morning - that's good luck, right?
and finally: this afternoon we finalized things and signed the lease on our sweet little loft (which is right in the center of downtown Ithaca)
we're both just overjoyed. truly. the entire bus ride back to campus was spent gushing/wishing it was already August 15th so we could move in and start this new chapter of our lives.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
sweet stuff mom sent me - she's always been a fabulous valentine
after class yesterday we swapped our gifts in Cam's dorm - I got him slipper/moccasins and a few little things
Cam has made a habit over the last couple of years of writing in little tidbits on the cards he gives me - I think it's so funny and sweet
(his gift to me was a couple's massage! we'll be going to a local spa next saturday - I'm so thrilled)
Cam had rehearsal from 7-11 PM on valentine's day (all for the craft, right?) so we went to an early dinner at Ithaca's Bandwagon Brewpub, which was delicious and romantic
we literally never sit across from each other when we go out to eat, we're definitely same-side-of-the-booth people
but it was nice to be able to see his handsome face the whole time (I couldn't help but take some pictures. seriously. sometimes I have to actively remind myself not to fangirl.)
and of course - I meant to photograph our delicious food but I got too hungry/too caught up in him. not really a bad thing, yeah?
after dinner Cam rehearsed and I kept myself awake (shockingly) until 11, when he was able to come over and spend the night because my roommate is out of town. t'was lovely.
*not pictured - one of the reasons he looks so damn thrilled is because right before we left for dinner we got an email telling us we've been approved to move off campus. we have to make a decision/sign a lease by friday the 21st, so we made an appointment to see an awesome loft which is literally right on the commons (perfect, y'all) this tuesday. we're both just so over the moon about it all - leaving dorm life, never having to eat in a dining hall again, not having an RA, not having roommates, having our own damn bathroom/kitchen, having a FULL SIZED BED, having a space with just the two of us, etc.
also it's significantly cheaper than room/board here. and we will have an excuse to bring his car up (finally!) so given everything that happened it was seriously a fantastic valentine's day. so much love and goodness.
ps: lately I've been noticing a trend among people (especially people my age) for hating valentines day. I get it, you shouldn't need a day to let the people in your life know that you love them - you should do it all the time. sure, I agree. each and every day that we live should be full of love. but the way I see it, if people want to take a day to go over the top with mushy gushy-ness and just spew love at the people they care about we should totally support that. after all, doesn't that just mean more love out in the world? isn't that a good thing? still, I think we should all make a goal of wearing our hearts on our sleeves each day, being vulnerable, being romantic, celebrating our relationships, etc. we should try to make our days more like valentines day - not make valentines day less celebrated, you know? just my thoughts on it. I'm all for anything that brings more love and more joy and more goodness to the surface. if we need a date on a calender to remind us, so be it.
another issue people have with it (which I totally get) is that it's super commercialized and bad for the environment and just some crazy consumerism fiasco. true. but aren't most american holidays like that now? I don't see why valentines day is any worse than christmas or birthdays or halloween or whatever. and on in preparation for valentines day (just like christmas, birthdays and halloween), it's totally possible to keep a minimalist mindset and NOT waste money on junk that you know your partner won't value. valentines day is a great opportunity for craftiness, repurposing, creating your own cards/gifts/etc., celebrating with an experience instead of an item, etc. just like every other holiday.so in my book we all oughta go nuts. spoil your loved ones with love. do it. <3