Hello everyone! Just wanted to remind you that I’m blogging over here now. I don’t want anybody to think I disappeared off the planet because if you’re reading this then you might not have my updated site. So, so much has happened since I switched blogs so if you’re viewing this in a reader then make sure to pop on out so you can update the link to: http://kittycatstevens.blogspot.com
All my old content is there plus loads more new stuff so what are you waiting for?! I’ll see you around!
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I hope your summer has been lovely thus far! Mine is flying by but I am getting more and more inspired as each day passes. So inspired, in fact, that I took a little time off to evaluate this blog and my goals for it. Since my last post, I’ve decided to move this site to a new home. There you’ll find a new design and a lot of heart.I also wanted to thank everyone that has liked, commented, or subscribed to this blog so far. I’ve seriously met some amazing bloggers and even made new friends ~in real life~ because of it all. I’ve been excited and surprised by how much this blog grows each month. I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate ya and to be the first ones to know about the move. Please be sure to update your google reader/bloglovin/email subscription to the new Kitty Cat Stevens site so you don’t miss out. See you on the other side!
This month has simply flown by! There’s a lot keeping me inspired these days so I’ve put together another collection of things to purr over! Here they are:
^I love everything about this room
^Some lovely paper craft— wish I knew who the artist was!
^This picture of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, pre-Fleetwood Mac is making me swoon pretty hard
^This watermelon keg is killing meeeee
^I would love to hang this print in my house! (I also love this Ron Swanson portrait by the same illustrator)
^I do believe this is one of the loveliest collars I have ever seen
^I can’t listen to this Fleet Foxes song enough
^Can I just recreate this outfit and prance about the city?!
This bike poster is simple + true.
I’m a little obsessed with this ”Call Me Maybe” mashup!
If you ever need a pick me up then just look at this picture list.
This “Everyone is Guilty” article is short but raises some great points.
What kind of neat internet shenanigans have you found lately?
Since we moved into our new house not a weekend’s gone by without a trip or two (. . . or three!) to a home improvement store. At first it seemed like each night we spent unpacking was just another chance to lengthen Ye Ole To-Do List but after completing this project we’ve really been enjoying the fruits of our labor. Our previous apartment was tiny and made of cinder blocks so bike storage was tricky. We kept tools on she shelves of a built-in unit, spare parts under the bed, and since we couldn’t drill into the walls, Nick built two bike racks to hold all our rides. They press against the ceiling and floor to hold in place and avoid any wall blemishes, like so: Since the ceiling here is vaulted (awesome!) we needed a new approach. A pegboard seemed like the best option for us: simple to keep organized, easy access, less furniture/shelves to buy. But of course we couldn’t stand the thought of hanging a white square with holes in it on the already white walls, so we did the cool thing and spray painted it! Cut your pegboard down to the size you need, tape off your design, and spray away! We bought a 8×12 pegboard and cut it down in 3 pieces to fit 3 different projects. After a couple coats of paint and a few beers, voila! Although most of the pegboard is covered in tools and bike gear, it’s nice to have some fun color involved. After we hung the board, we took the hooks off the old bike rack and simply drilled them into the wall. I don’t think I could be happier with how our little “dining nook” turned out. Having everything out and in one place is so convenient. And mounting the bikes upwards really takes advantage of all the wall space created by the super high ceilings. It also prevents scuffs on the walls from just leaning all our bikes in a pile. It also prevents the bike pile in the first place! It’s so wonderful to watch each space come together and see how it transforms a rental house into an actual home that’s perfect for us. If you can’t be out riding, where’s your favorite place to park your bike?