Thursday, February 28, 2013

Regularly Scheduled Programming

Happy almost March everyone! This is just a quick post to drop in and say that I'm more regularly posting on Pretty Little World through the Tumblr account! I hope to see you there! xoxo Kristen

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ends. Begins Again.

Obviously it's been awhile since I've posted. Like, months. I just got to the point where I wasn't really enjoying blogging anymore. It got to feel like a chore, and then one day I didn't post. And then the next I didn't either. And then I just kept right on not posting at all, and here we are two months later.

And I didn't miss it. Not one bit. Running a blog is a job, and I have enough jobs. Really.

What I did start to miss in these last couple of weeks was having a place to share things that I'd come across. But every time I'd start to think about writing a new post, that chore-like feeling would creep up, and nothing ever got written. So here's the deal-y-o: from now, I'm just going to use my Tumblr (which I've had on the back burner forevvvvvveeeerrr).

I can share what I find.
No pressure to write.
No pressure to get comments or followers or all of those things bloggers are supposed to be after.
No, "Blurgh" feeling.

You can find it here: Pretty Little World on Tumblr.

To end the post, I just want to add a big "Thank You!" to everyone who's stopped by over the five years that I've been (consistently or otherwise) blogging here. Have a wonderful day.weekend.month.summer.year everyone!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Early Spring

I don't know what the weather has been like elsewhere, but spring came amazingly early to Michigan this year. While we're normally still dealing with a stray snowstorm or two, last week was filled with 80 degree temperatures and an abundance of sunshine. Today is a bit cooler and more of what you'd expect from the beginnings of the season, though it was still a welcome site to see pretty little blossoms peeking out all over the place.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Three Years In...

I get tired of the way things look very often. Offffftennn. And while a winning lottery ticket would allow me to simply refurnish the house whenever I felt like it, well, I don't have a winning lottery ticket. So yesterday I rearranged all of the furniture in the upstairs so things simply felt new. Here's how it went:

Master bedroom --> What was previously the guest bedroom.
Guest Bedroom + Office --> What was previously the master bedroom.
Reading nook --> What was previously the office (really just a space for a large desk that no one ever used)

I wish that I'd taken some "before" pictures of how it had been arranged, but I almost never remember that sort of thing until after the moving has happened. So I have some "before" pictures of what the upstairs was like when we first bought the house and will have to make due with those.

Hall Space Before:

Reading Nook After:

{ Papasan Chair from World Market; End Tables from Pier I; Antique Rugs; Vintage Chair + Ottoman }

Bedroom Before:

Guest Bedroom / Office After:

{ Bedding, Sheepskin, Rug, Chair, Desk all from IKEA; Floral Prints from a Vintage Book; Vintage Deer; Antique Bird Cage; Vintage Typewriter Table; Lamp from Pier I; Antique Dress found in Prague }

Bedroom Before:

Master Bedroom After:

{ Bed Frame, Bedding, and Cabinet all from IKEA; Antique Wooden Wheelchair; Antique 1800s Irish Framed Print }

I still need some wall things here and there and maybe another plant or two, but overall I'm pretty please with the way that the rearrangement went. Now that everything is moved about, it quite feels like this is the way the house is meant to be. Which of course makes me feel silly that for the last few years that I've been one evening of work away from a much more pleasing space. Such is life...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


{ Badger + Atticus }

{ Ivy + Gerdie }

{ Nico }

{ Alice }

...also, no, we are not crazy cat people. Three of the cats belong to my parents. Though in all honesty, I probably would have like five cats if B. would let me. And a dog. Maybe some chickens. Possibly a goat. And a mini cow.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Frocks

{ dress from Luv Stoned Vintage } { shoes from Jeffrey Campbell }
{ curls = two hours w/a teeny little curling iron }

It's so gorgeous out today!! 75 degrees + sunny + birds chirping... it's like a Disney cartoon sans some of the creepy Disney stuff.

Nice weather means that it's finally time to pull out those spring dresses. Unfortunately it also means that my allergies are coming right along with everything else. My seasonal allergies just seem to cripple me at times. I've got a doctor's appointment in the next week, but in the meantime: do any of you suffer from the springtime sneezes? How do you cope with them??