Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Little House Love

Although my valentine and I already had a little celebration together this weekend, I still found flowers at my house today. Even though it's been freezing lately, these flowers add the perfect amount of Spring to the house.

One of my favorite gifts that my guy got me were the cloth letters from Anthropologie since I am obsessed with both Anthropologie and my own monogram.

For right now the letters are resting on the bookshelves I installed in my living room last year. Being a graduate student and a card carrying book nerd, I'm continually running out of space for my books so I had to put these shelves up last year. I kind of like how they add a little more funkiness to the shelf which already contains a collection of weird things (a painting of Frida Kahlo, a twinflex camera and a purple globe).

A few weeks ago I finally installed the monogram letter hooks that are acting as my coat rack. Although I love my townhouse, the lack of storage space is a serious issue. I don't have a coat closet, so for years my armchair has been acting like a storage space for winter coats, gloves, hats and whatever else I toss there. It drove me crazy. My Mom got me these hooks as a Christmas present, and they are perfect. I'm already dreaming of a large straw tote to use at the Cville market in the Spring that I can hang there.

Over the past few months, I've been working hard on making my home my own. I've been trying to get rid of things that don't have a lot of meaning--things that were purchased quickly or without thought. I've been working on finding things that are my personality, unique and have meaning. I have so many home improvement projects coming up, I'm excited to begin Spring Cleaning and redecorating.

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