Remember those pictures I promised of my lovely organized closet? Well Woody's camera is a little bitch and for some reason refuses to load anything to blogger. Why? Who the hell knows. So in the interm, I'm going to try to post more even if I don't have pictures.
On the organizing and decorating front:
Woody and I have been able to put my closet in order, his closet in order, both of our bookshelves in order and my favorite... the "linen closet" in order. "Linen closet" is in quotes because really, there ain't much linen in it. Its this crazy weird triangular shelf space with doors above a place where a washer might have been but is no longer. It didn't really fit anything until we organized it. We've got cleaning supplies, tools of every shape and form, cat toys, dusters, and rags. Sheets and towels take up a measly shelf, which was haphazardly stuffed, which in turn made the closet doors never close. So on a lovely Sunday night we took everything out of the closet ran to Target and spent 30 dollars on Tupperware. Seriously, Tupperware. Woody had the ingenious idea to fold the towels in a triangle shape for easy storage, and I dug around for a stray fabric box to put one of the two sheet sets we have in it. Its a tight fit but who cares! More space for me!
I'm still trying to get the bedroom finished. Woody bought this lovely frame for me for Christmas and is ordering one of the beard pictures from our beard photo shoot from Costco. They do pretty inexpensive poster prints. (I think it might be 15 dollars if that) I plan on putting that above our Ikea bed and hanging smaller frames around it. On another wall we plan on hanging a limited edition print of Zombie Theme Park by Scott C. (Check out Lumberjacks at Work, its so cute!)
We went to The Framestore this week and got it framed. Let me tell you, framing is NOT cheap. We had two coupons and two pieces to frame and each piece was over $100 dollars to frame. I would NOT frame something for that much, but Woody on the other hand isn't a Cheap Bitch On A Budget so I let him do as he pleases. I'd probably make my own frame before spending that much on framing. Its going to look lovely so I guess I can't complain too much.
I tried to keep the bedroom as clutter free as possible. So we have alot of wall space. (I wanted it to be a place where we could really relax since the living room is SO FULL of books and art supplies and movies and rock band equipment and everything else in the world.... AHHHHH!) I love it because in the morning the bedroom is the first room to get sunshine. Its so great! With the weather being as lovely as it has been I like waking up to the sunshine at 7am. I love reading in bed with the window open and not having to turn on a light.
So when I was thinking about decorating the bedroom, I decided to take a look into wall decals. They are so cute and so temporary since we're renting. But the ones I was looking at (even on Etsy.com, which had by far the cheapest and most variety) were entirely too expensive. I wanted a big tree with long branches that I could "hang" pictures from in the branches. Those run like 120 dollars! Its ridiculous! So instead I saw this post about making your own wall silhouettes out of fabric and liquid starch. So the plan is to get Woody to draw a fantastic tree, that has room to grow around our room and then cut it out of fabric. From what I've been able to ascertain is that the fabric must be washed before hand (bleeding happens as does shrinkage) and stretchy fabrics are a no-no. When you get stretchy fabrics wet, they just stretch more and more. Calico or muslin are the best bet. I'm thinking something lightly patterned would look lovey! I plan on doing this after Beard-A-Versary.
What's Beard-A-Versary you say? Oh just when Woody celebrates the growth of his beard. He negotiated with me the chance to let his beard grow from December to the end of March when Beard-A-Versary is happening. Its starting to look like a forest. I was able to put a down feather inside his beard and he couldn't find it. I miss his strong chin under there.
Anyway, the point is, this year Beard-A-Versary is being hosted at our house. We have a teeny, tiny patio out back that we share with the other three apartments. After gaining the consent from our apartment mates we've (well I've) thrown ourselves into planning the best party ever. Since it is the fourth annual Beard-A-Versary the theme is Thunderbeard, after the fourth James Bond movie, Thunderball. That means fancy dresses, bow-ties and my favorite, CHAMPAGNE! Oh, and yeah beards. Everyone has to wear one. I splurged big time this year and ordered one off the internet. Behold! The Piper Mustache!
Yes! I decided to recreate my beard photoshoot with this lovely thing. It might be a LITTLE too dark for my hair color, but I figured the blonde would be too blonde. I'm going to hunt for a retro evening dress this weekend after watching Thunderball. Then I'll have to brainstorm hair and makeup ideas. Finding a tutorial on 1960's makeup and hair is a little difficult. My hair isn't quite long enough to do the rumpled just tumbled in bed look.
But besides my own costume I'm the one brainstorming food and decorations. (I always wonder how Woody would live without me. I think this is the eternal woman in a relationship question.) So far I've decided to serve in theme, Thunder(meat)balls, Gold(lady)fingers with amaretto dipping sauce, Octopussy Jello shots, and for my hoping to be skinny ass... hummus and veggies with a stray selection of cheese and crackers. I'm trying to get Woody to help me recreate the opening gun barrel scene with black paper and paint. But I guess we'll see. I love being hostess so much I always take on the even all by my lonesome because no one is as excited as I am.
Its going to turn out fantastic! I am counting down the days!