7 Pairs of Shoes To Get This Fall – 2014

I love shoes. To me, shoes make a statement. Get shopping!

 

BCBGeneration Alonso Flats

Price: $59.99
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ANTHROPOLOGIE Fawn Oxfords

Price: $80.00
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CIRCUS BY SAM EDELMAN Lennox Caged Heels

Price: $120.00
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FOREVER 21 Western Cutout Booties

Price: $36.80
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Chooka ‘Top Solid Mid Height’ Rain Boot

Price: $64.95
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Steve Madden Women’s Troopa Boots

Price: $98.80
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Rocket Dog Women’s Jazzin Lace Up Oxford

Price: $45.95
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Simple Table Makeover

We all know Ikea is the store to go when we want furniture but we don’t want to break the bank. But, let’s be honest. Some of those furniture pieces need a little help to look a bit nicer.

I am moving soon. I want to settle down so bad. I feel like HB and I have been jumping around places for years. Time so grow roots in one place. This is why I want my new home to feel like home and not my mobile office. This website owns more things than I do.

So, in order to give my furniture a new look without breaking the bank, I am repainting some pieces and hacking others.

This Ikea table needed a little love.

 

I bought the Lack Coffee Table for $39.99 almost two years ago. It still looks like new to this day, but I got sick of the plain-white color.

This is the funny part about all of this. I am hacking Ikea’s furniture with Ikea’s bed base. I found it in the AS-IS department for only $10. I bought the two that were available. I am hacking everything with it. So far, I have used it for this table and another table of the same model but smaller and for the mini-bar.

 

I measured how many pieces I needed to make the top and I cut the two pieces that were going to be placed on the small side of the table because the wood wasn’t long enough. But that’s ok. It gives it more character.

I stained the wood with an old piece of a t-shirt using wood finish. Nothing too fancy. I don’t want it to be perfect.

I stained the wood twice on two separate days for a darker color.

 

I used wood glue and left it overnight with weights on it to keep the pieces of wood in place.

I love it. It now has a different feel and look to it. Perfect for the look I want to achieve.

Now go hack something. It is so easy and worth it.

   

Update On My Plants – Summer 2014

I feel like summer is passing by quite fast. I am almost done with my summer internship and will soon start one in the fall. Why is summer so short in the Northeast? Why? It has been a bit cold lately. Not really cold, but definitely not the kind of weather to go to the beach.

 

The melon plant is thriving in a pot. The bees are pollinating it every day.

 

This one is new to my garden. It’s calamansi. It’s used quite often in the Filipino cuisine. My mother-in-law gave it to us. That was a nice gesture. You can’t go wrong by giving me a fruit plant.

 

I really thought this flower wasn’t going to survive. It survived the winter and it flourished. I love it!

 

The same applies to this one. Both flowers are the same kind, just different color.

 

Basil is so easy to grow. Too easy I must say. It grows like crazy. I have so much basil, I can share with the entire street and still have leftovers.

 

The oregano is another plant that did so well in the winter.

 

See what I said? The soil had seeds from last season and it grew mixed with the sage.

 

I will cut the flowers to plant the seeds for more marjoram.

I simply love gardening.



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