Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pulled a Nikol.

Two weekends ago Robbie went hunting for wild boar (kind of gross), Phil went to Dallas and Lety left for her week-long adventure in New York. Yes, that's about the extent of my close friend circle- SO FAR!- in Austin. I'm only two months in, people! These things take time! That left me here all alone in Austin.

Instead of venturing out, I pulled a Nikol and crafted Saturday night.

My apartment is pretty... bare. To say the least. I haven't spent too much time or money trying to decorate the place because I only signed a 6-month lease. I'll be outta here in four months, so what's the point in putting anything up when I'll just have to take it down in a few weeks? Let me tell you: the point is keeping yourself sane. I work from home and looking at bare walls all day drives me crazy.

So I headed to the Goodwill and picked up some awesome gold frames. By the way, the Goodwill by my house is amazing. It's really clean and organized AAAND I even found some name brand stuff- Seven & J Crew jeans, a pretty coach purse, a blue mason jar... I only bought the mason jar, but everything else definitely caught my eye.

I spent the next couple of hours watching Downton Abbey on Netflix and making photo collages for my new frames.


Please excuse my super dark apartment. I was crafting at night and wouldn't you know it, I have zero overhead lighting in my living room.

Excellent for photo taking, I know.


Everyone in Texas is so dang nice. I don't know how many people stopped to comment on how pretty all my frames were while I was walking around at the Goodwill. Maybe it was because I was at the Goodwill... and crazy people shop at the Goodwill. Does that mean I'm a crazy Goodwill shopper?


I loved that this frame had a painting in it, but found the painting kind of creepy. It got covered up with scrapbook paper. Sorry, little kids in the meadow.


Ta-da!


Again, super dark. But doesn't that look so nice?! Now I have something to look at all day while sitting at my desk!



Some frame inspiration:




7 comments:

  1. I love your photo frame collage!

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  2. Hi there! We have a group of girls, all Austin bloggers, getting together at Hugo's on Lamar for happy hour next Wednesday to meet, greet and network if you would like to join!

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    1. Oh how funny- I just realized you and I are in the same group! Looks like I'll be seeing you next week!

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    2. YES! I definitely will be seeing you there! I'm so excited to meet everyone! =)

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  3. How cute!! They look great! Oh and p.s. Downton Abbey is the BEST. Watching that show + crafting = the ideal night in alone

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    1. Um, I'm obsessed with Downton Abbey. It's so amazing. Love your blog, lady. Way to kill it at law school.

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