November 19, 2010

Oh My Gosh/that's a wrap

for now anyways.

I new chapter has begun over at Oh My Gosh, my new blog. C'mon and visit for a little while!

Decor Addict may be back one day, i'll keep it live, but Oh My Gosh is just a bit more realistic for me at the moment.

Love you all, and I hope you'll check it out!

Trina @ DecorAddict

November 5, 2010

only the young

I'm not one to discuss my music likes and dislikes here, but when I heard this by Brandon Flowers this week I just had to share as this song just makes me stop, think, listen, and just BE a part of the song. I'm not sure why, maybe if you have a listen you can let me know if you experience the same.

Look back in silence; the cradle of your whole life.
There in the distance, loosing its greatest pride.
Nothing is easy, nothing is sacred. Why?
Where did the bow break?
It happened before your time.

There were people there, lovely as you've ever been.
Baby you can start again.
Laughing in the open air; have yourself another dream.
Maybe we can start again.

Only the young can break away, break away.
Lost when the wind blow; on your own, ohh..
Only the young can break away, break away.
Lost when the wind blow; on your own, ohh...

Mother its cold here. Father thy will be done.
Thunder and lightening are crashing down.
They got me on the run, direct me to the sun.
Redemption keeps my covers clean tonight.
Baby we can start again.

Only the young can break away, break away.
Lost when the wind blow; on your own, ohh...
Only the young can break away, break away.

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Lost when the wind blow; on your own, ohh...

And the sun will shine again.
And the sun will shine again.
Are you looking for a sign?
Or are you caught up in the light?


Only the young can break away, break away.
Lost when the wind blow; on your own, ohh...
Only the young can break away, break away.
Lost when the wind blow; on your own, ohh...

Only the young can...
Lost when the wind blow...
Only the young can...
Lost when the wind blow...

Are you caught up in the light?

October 22, 2010

fabulous fabulous

It's been a bit chilly the past two days. I may have to break out my teapot. But only if I have this mug cozy. I don't think I could enjoy another hot beverage unless I have one of these.

mug cozy from Fabulous Fabulous

image from fabulous fabulous

all the luck in the world

Yummy, handmade, vintage & re-styled goods.

Website. Blog. Shop.

all images from all the luck in the world

October 19, 2010

yellow. gray. white.

I've started building an inspiration folder for our new bedroom in our new place with it's newly painted white walls. At least I hope they're white. Let's pray they're not cream. Or beige. They looked white when we looked at the place. But you know how it is once you get in there. It's not white enough.

Any-who. Here's a sample of some of the things I've been collecting over the past few weeks. Yup, you guessed it, it looks like yellow gray and white are the official color scheme.

1. duvet set, Bliss Living Home
2. window panels, Anthropologie
3. blankets, Toast UK
4. throw pillows, Dwell Studio, Toast UK
5. night stand, CB2
6. carpet tiles, FLOR

I'm not 100% sure about the nightstand. I have an old antique stool that I picked up for $5 at an antique fair about 10 years ago that would hold my blackberry, which is really all I need next to me at night for the moment. Thankfully, the stool was already painted gray when I bought it, but it looks about a bazillion years old. I love this stool, and I curse my hubby every time he wants to throw it out. No, you can't sit on the thing, but it's still gorgeous.

I've fallen in love with this embroidered piece by White Nest as well, I think this would be perfect above my ancient gray stool.

What's your thoughts on this color scheme I've chosen? This is different for me, as I usually stay away from yellow in every aspect of the word, but I'm really looking for something a bit edgy, but warm at the same time. I think the gray will cut the intensity, and make hubby happy at the same time.

If you had the opportunity to redo your bedroom, what color scheme would you choose?

white nest

I've been scouring Etsy the past little bit looking for some artwork for our new bedroom. Something simple, not too girly, maybe a bit masculine even.

What do you think of these pieces from White Nest? I love her style and the patterns, but not the colors. I'm thinking more whites, grays and blacks, maybe with a kick of yellow thrown in somewhere.

I know this necklace has absolutely nothing to do with our bedroom, but I like it just the same.

October 7, 2010

catching zzzzzzzzz's

So it's official, we are moving into the exact same apartment we have now, only 2 floors above us.

There is some sense of relief in that, as I know what I'm working with in regards to space, and I won't have to worry about furniture layout.

What we do have however, is blank white walls. Hmmmm. I used to think this was a bad thing, but now I'm thinking otherwise. We have the OK to paint if we like, but for the sake of saving a few bucks, we may just leave it alone.

What do you guys think? Am I taking the easy way out if I leave our bedroom white? Should I only pain the wall the bed it on? What have you done in your own rental space?

I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on this. It's going to be a bit strange for me living in the exact same apartment, but different. Very surreal.

October 5, 2010

The Cave

Posting will be light this week, so I leave you with Mumford & Sons.


October 1, 2010

apartment update

It looks like we may have found "the place", only 2 floors above us, and a flip of our current layout.

The benefit of this is we don't have to rent a moving truck. The problem with this place is the disgusting carpet that the current tenant has totally wreaked.

We haven't signed on the dotted line yet, we're still "negotiating", but we're really really really really hoping that they either replace the carpet, or install laminate.

I vote for laminate. For their sake it just makes more sense. Less maintenance, easier to clean, lasts longer, and they'll have VERY HAPPY tenants. Sure I prefer hardwood all the way, but it's not my place and I can live with laminate.

Cross your fingers for us.

September 30, 2010


It is in my humble opinion that everyone should have a set of maraca's for those stressful moments of your day.

The boss would just love it.

all images from Papa Stour


Yes, these are part of IndiB's kid's collection over at 2modern, but I'd still put any one of these area rugs in my living or dining room.

The "adult" collection is just as wonderful. Let's hope our new apartment has a good layout in which I can possibly purchase one of these. And no, we still haven't decided on an apartment yet. We are looking at another place tonight, so keep your fingers crossed for us!

all images from IndiB

September 27, 2010

the bread

This is why I can't loose the 50 lbs that I want to lose. Bread. And butter.

If there was cheese involved in this I'd have a freakin' heart attack. Literally. Right now.

Ree, you are my food goddess and savior.

all images by ree drummond

twig hutchison

The exquisite work of stylist Twig Hutchison can be seen in Toast UK, and Marie Claire Maison. She has worked with the very talent photographers, Sarah Maingot, and Catherine Gratwicke, just to name a few.

If only I could live in these photographs. Or even just have Twig make my bed to look like any of these.

all images via twig hutchison

September 26, 2010

it's here

Fall, you are my favorite.

photography by sofia wolff

September 25, 2010

stripe infactuation

I've had an infactuation with stripes for as long as I can remember. This isn't helping.

Damn you wallpaper, damn you.

image from ferm living

September 24, 2010

my yorkville

I live in the city that hosts TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival. Every year, the center of the city (Yorkville), is FULL of paparazzi, movie stars, and tourists.

I, was one of those tourists last week.

I happened to be downtown with hubby, the squirt was at daycare, and we had some time to kill, so we thought we'd lurk around Yorkville for a bit to see if we ran into Colin Firth at Starbucks, or Bruce Springsteen at the PharmaPlus.

No, we didn't see anyone famous, but I got to visit Anthropologie. Yay! I finally scored a monogram mug, and this journal for myself, along with this super cute initial that i've put on the squirt's door.

We also walked around some of the back streets of the neighborhood, something I haven't done in years; I forgot about the beautiful understated homes in the area. Nothing like what you would think would be there, unless you looked at their price tag of course.

Yorkville just has this vibe lately; there's not so much snootyness as there once was. I will have to visit more often I think.

all photos by me

open closet thoughts at 505am

I've already been up for an hour and half. The squirt had a nightmare or something, and I just got her back in her crib. My alarm is going off in 30 minutes anyways, so I'm up. Coffee is on, and since I don't have to get her back up until 7am, that gives me 2 whole hours to spend with you guys. Although I really hope you are all sleeping comfortably in your own beds.

Back to bedrooms. I know, I'm going to be talking about this topic A LOT until we move, so I hope you all don't mind too much. The bedroom is the one place that almost everyone leaves until last to decorate. In our house, it's a 'catch-all' type of space. No one ever goes in there except for us, so at the moment, it's holding some extra weight that we really should either get rid of, or just put where it really should be.

There is luggage; an Ikea Ektorp chair that should really just be thrown out it's so old and gross; Boxes that we still haven't unpacked from our last move; golf clubs; about 20 books that I started to read, and just have never finished or got bored of too quickly; an old metal bucket thingy that I used to have in the living room to hold magazines but moved into the bedroom as the squirt was getting into it all the time; and of course our bed and dresser. Those are supposed to be there, right?

I'll admit it, I'm not exactly the neatest person in the world, i'm actually a bit of a slob when it comes to my bedroom. Always have been, and probably always will be. Although I can honestly say it's gotten better over the years.

I barely use my closest. Instead, my clean clothes are stacked on an old trunk, and I go through the pile everyday trying to find something to wear. I'm a visual person. I need to see everything at once. Maybe an open closest is something I should look into? Or maybe I should just take off the damn doors.

Not a bad idea, eh?

Now, did you you notice the one consistent thing in EVERY. SINGLE. PHOTO ?????

WOODEN HANGERS. Is that the secret people? Really? Is it?

I think there is a wooden hanger conspiracy out there. Or somethin'.