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Entries in Life (39)

Monday
Feb182013

Around Here.

I'm dying for Spring right now. 

That's very dramatic, but winter and I aren't on the best of terms right now. I'm ready for warmth and open windows and sunlight. I don't want to carry my coat around bars and I want to drive with the windows down. I've enjoyed snuggling up with blankets and a cup of tea and wearing my boots and scarfs out and about, but I want to hang up my winter coats for good at this point.

How do you battle the winter blues?

Friday
Feb152013

Because Life Keeps On Moving...

Records pick-up at a flea market last weekend.

Warning: this post contains a great deal of rambling.

For once in my life, I'm starting to feel settled and content and it might be the weirdest thing ever. Maybe it's because Spring is in sight. Maybe it's because I've finally found the balance between working full-time and having a life outside of that. I'm not sure, but both of those things are pretty exciting.

I'm one of those people who needs something to life towards. When I was in college, it was to finish college as fast as possible. Once done, it was to get a job. Now that I have that, it was to move out and get settled. And now, it's just all about settling, without completely settling. Not always feeling like you are working for the weekend, and not letting your day job cloud how you feel about your real life. 

I follow a lot of other blogs and are around a lot of people who blog, design, craft, play music, etc., as there full-time job. They are consistently in this creative swing, doing what they completely love to do. But currently, that isn't my life and need to be okay with that. I make good money, use my college degree, have good benefits, and work with kind people...I should be happy with things right now and that doesn't mean I'm giving up on dreams. And I need to come to terms with that.

On that note, happy weekend! I'm off to celebrate it and hear some live music.

Monday
Feb112013

It's Really Been Five Years?!

It's pretty hard to believe that it's been five years. It definitely feels like a long time, but FIVE years? Crazy.

During those five years, we have....

Moved out. Moved back home. Moved in together. Graduated college. Ate a lot of Mexican food. Got a job. Got another job. And another job. And probably another job. And landed full-time jobs. Travelled to Boston. Cried. Laughed. Smiled. Dealt with loss. Played music. Danced together. Built a home. Saw movies together. Picked pumpkins. Raised two fur-children. Got our acts together. Traveled abroad. Built a coffee table. Changed our styles. Ate cupcakes. Fought. Wrote notes. Sent angry texts. Became TV obsessed. Discussed life goals. Said thousands of goodnights. Rode bikes. Ate fondue. Celebrated our first Christmas in our new home. 


Here's to five years together, and here's to many, many more.

Friday
Feb012013

February Goals!

I think for 2013, I want to take a different approach to goal setting. Last year, I made goals and never really felt like I touched on them again. With the new year, I want to really focus on having motivation to complete things, any things. 

2013 will be about setting three goals. Goals that I have thought out. Goals that will sometimes be fun to accomplish. Goals that will better my life. I also want to try and document these goals better with a recap at the end of each month and with photos and/iPhone photos. Hopefully these will pan out to be a more "action" item in my daily life. Here we go!

1. Take more daily-life photos! Camera out of the house and using the iPhone to document life right now. Especially photo of T and I, because I rarely have any! And I want to be more comfortable bringing my camera and using it.

2. Cook more at home! We've been working our way up to this but I want to really jump into it. New recipes and healthy eating. I want eating out to feel more special.

3. Finish with the Living Room and Powder Room! Right now we have one project in the works and a lot of prints and art to hang in the living room and things to finalize in the powder room. I want it done, more because I want to have at least one space in our home that feels completed. And hopefully before we move again...

(Unrelated, I love this iPhone photo.)

Thursday
Jan242013

Life Recently

The winter always makes me think about things in my life. I don't know if it's a case of the winter blues or what, but it seems to happen to me each year. Just reflecting on what I like and don't like about life right now.

T and I have been making some changes at home. Working on eating better and spending more meals together eating at home to save money. Going to the gym more and I've been trying to get myself focused on cleaning and purging our apartment. 

With T back to his busy nights working, I've been spending a lot of time at home thinking about what I want out of my life right now. What I want out of this blog. What I want out of our home. There's a lot in my head, but it's making me eager for change (and warm weather). I think it's good.

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