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we heart prints.

21 Nov

i wish i had this on my wall !


we heart ikea.

11 Aug

i’m back from chi town! lollapalooza was … amazing for lack of a more expansive vocabulary. however, it is a sad time in a girl’s life when she realizes the camera on her phone is better than her actual camera. i would post photos from lolla but it is snowing in every photo. snow in august? or maybe just a filthy lens that saw better days, you know, in the eighth grade. i’ll post some videos from my phone soon but i’m apologizing in advance for my constant whistling and incessant jumping about.

in response to responsible shopping: psh! i think about this duvet cover all the time and attempt to rationalize it in every way possible; however, i cannot allow myself to spend almost 300 on a duvet, can i?

last week i went to ikea for dinner. this is a completely rational statement if you’ve ever had their swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes!

mmm i never go to ikea looking for specific things because i can never find a fruge when i need one and i’ll end up coming home with a blitzenhopper or some other swedish contraption. i also like to travel through ikea completely backwards, warehouse to showroom. a lot less heartbreak when you find out they don’t have any more blitzenhoppers in ivory left!

my journey began in the kitchen section of the warehouse (unlike lorraine, i will be making my meals out of a microwave, again. more excuses to stop by morning, noon, and night!). i walked out of the kitchen center with an ice cube tray, which produces ice cubes in the shape of fishies and a blue cereal bowl. i perused the bedding. no luck! ikea has had the same duvets for, i don’t know, ten years! i picked up a few hangers and bought a plant! i had no intentions of getting a plant at ikea, i didn’t even know they sold plants and i certainly would not think of going to ikea for flora but it made up for their ten duvet covers (two of which i already own). i walked away with all this jazz for under twenty! oh and i bought a little vase (not pictured) and a lint roller too… hey, it was only ninety nine cents!

p.s.- duvet is from anthropologie! i need to learn how to link links!

we heart happy people making music.

4 Aug

today was my last day scooping ice cream at the scoop! i ate my last bites of award winning chocolate and red velvet cupcake ice cream… well my last free bites! i have a whole lot of summer to squeeze into the next two weeks, unfortunately i’m still auditing loan files during the day. really quite the glamourous job.

in an attempt to regain my summer, i, melissa grant, bought a plane ticket (a rather expensive plane ticket) to chicago for lollapalooza. quite the spontaneous act! i’m really not sure who i want to see the most?! perhaps edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros or blitzen trapper? tons of my favorites will be there and maybe i will meet a boy in a band (who cares if i’ve heard of it) maybe? maybe not but hey, it’s worth a shot.

oh and i simply do not care that we have all been listening to this song for forever   i still heart this song!  if you want to be more hipster than me, you can claim you were the first one to ever listen to this song:

i want to listen to this album and snuggle in bed and whistle till i can’t whistle anymore! oh and be in love, that’d be cool too!

we heart hipsters.

31 Jul