seven things sunday, part xiv

January 22, 2012 · 28 comments

in apartment, food, jake, meals, ramblings

oh my gosh you guys. i had this whole post written, and then wlw “stopped working”, closed, and i couldn’t recover the post.


what a bummer of a way to start the day.

oh well. here are my sunday seven, again.

1. i am that girl. the one who buys a juicer (for $25 from craigslist, but still…), uses it religiously for a while, and then lets it sit unused in a cabinet for over a month.

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that ended yesterday!

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i busted out that juicer and came up with a very refreshing mix: 1 lemon, 1 orange, 3 broccoli stalks, 1 green apple, and 4 carrots. i feel like some kind of illness is just slowly creeping up, so i’ve been trying to get lots of fruit and veggies, water, tea, and sleep. i hope it works!

2. i finally finished my earring holder! i put the sealing coat on it this week and finally put my earrings back on it on friday.

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i love how bright it is! it makes me happy.

3. our bedroom needs some help.

that bare wall above the bed was the worst part.

so of course, i turned to pinterest to try to find an idea for that space. i found this idea and decided to go with it, but use yellow and grey.

i also couldn’t find square canvases larger than 12”x12” that weren’t ridiculously expensive, so instead, i bought a 5-pack of 16”x20” canvases and modified the design to fit those.

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i made one mistake with this project. i painted the canvases entirely grey before putting on the yellow coat.

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i don’t think this would have been such a problem if yellow were the background color, but because the grey was so dark, i had to put on 3-4 coats of yellow just to get modest coverage.

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so yeah, they’re a little imperfect and you can see bits of grey peeking through the yellow in some spots, but i love how they look!

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it makes the room feel much more “finished” and dealt with my problem of that huge bare wall!

4. since i only needed 4 canvases for this project, i had that extra one from my 5-pack just waiting for something to be painted on it.

i went back to pinterest and found a link to this inspiration on my new favorite blog!

then i just started marking off sections and mixing paints…

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i didn’t have a plan for a color scheme going into it, but i love how bright and fun it turned out!

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unfortunately, i am not loving how it looks where it is currently hanging. i’m trying to think of something else to add to that wall to complete the look, so i’m not going to show you the final product yet…

i am so happy to have more things on the walls. the apartment is definitely looking brighter!

5. this week is madison’s restaurant week! i am so excited for this. i have plans for a couple of dinners at participating restaurants and one lunch. i can’t wait for all of the delicious food that awaits me this week.

6. i took some adorable photos of jake this week. he is the cutest little thing that i just have to share.

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that last picture cracks me up. he must have gotten his tooth into some of the fuzz on the tennis ball because he had it hanging out of his mouth like that until i got it off!

7. i’m 26 today!

i kind of can’t believe i’m that old. not that 26 is old by any means, but because i feel like i’m 22. i don’t feel like an adult, and 26 sounds like such an adult age to me. when you’re 26 you should know what to do if you get a flat tire. and not have to look up how to clean every single thing you spill. you know?

anyway… happy birthday to me!


have you done anything crafty or pinterest-inspired lately?

i’ve pinned so many awesome ideas, but i don’t do nearly enough of them. must work on that…

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Chelsea January 22, 2012 at 6:34 am

Happy Birthday!!!! We also have restaurant week reservations a few places. I’m looking forward to seeing where you go.
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

thanks chelsea! where are you guys going for restaurant week??


Kristen @ The Concrete Runner January 22, 2012 at 6:49 am

Happy birthday! I think the same thing about my age all the time! I look like I’m 18 and feel like I’m 21 – too young to have a baby! Ha!
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

thanks kristen! haha, so true! we’re growing up so quickly…. ;)


Maureen January 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You are so crafty….I would TRY to make what you did, but it would look horrible!
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

haha, thanks! i don’t think i’m very crafty – none of my projects ever turn out like the one i am basing them off of…


Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 22, 2012 at 10:54 am

happppppy birthday!!! love all your art :)
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

thank youuuuu! :)


Liz J January 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

good work on the art love! Love i t! annnd Happy Birthday! I told you already.. but again! :) Love you!
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

thanks darling! love you too!


Angie January 22, 2012 at 11:51 am

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day!

I am also going to Restaurant Week – we are trying Steenbock’s on Orchard. What restaurants are you trying?


Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

thanks, angie!

i’m going to bluephies, harvest, osteria papaverio (sp? too lazy to go check if i’m correct), and capital chophouse! i am so so so excited – i’ve never gone out to eat during restaurant week before…


Emily January 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Love the new decor! Happy birthday!
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

thanks emily! see you tomorrow night for dinner! :)


Mackenzie January 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Your arts and crafts turned out AWESOME! Happy birthday!
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm

thanks mackenzie!


Maria January 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Happy Birthday! I did an ornament centerpiece for Christmas that I found on Pinterest, but thanks to you and this post I now know how I’m going to spend the rest of my evening :-)
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm

thanks for the birthday wishes! :) yay, glad to hear i inspired you!


Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland January 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm

That artwork looks amazing!!

I want to buy a juicer, but I know it will end up on a shelf in my basement collecting dust.
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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

i’m so mad that i let to juicer go untouched for so long. i’m back on the juicing train for now at least!


Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf January 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hooray!! Secondly, looks like you had a great week!! So eventful and crafty! I gotta use Pinterest more often and actually TRY some of the DIY stuff on there!
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Sarah January 23, 2012 at 6:50 am

thanks, aparna! :)

yeah, i have SO MANY things pinned and before this week, hadn’t tried many (if any) of them! i want to keep it up…


Dan Polley (@polleydan) January 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

I love the grey and yellow paintings.
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Sarah January 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

thank you so much, dan! it really helped brighten up that room and makes it feel “lived-in”. i can’t believe we had bare walls in there for over 9 months…


Grace January 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Love all the diy stuff! So creative!


Sarah January 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

thanks so much, grace! i tried….

i’m not very creative on my own – pinterest helps a lot! i need something i can almost EXACTLY copy, or i get lost.


janetha January 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Happy birthday! I have had WLW eat my posts before. It sucks! Hope your day was fab!
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Sarah January 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

thanks janetha! besides the windows live writer issues, it was a great day!


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