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Keep Calm & Carry On with a Cubicle Bookcase

(above image from: rachellake)

In this college apartment, I find myself really like two things: 1) the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster print in lime green. I know, I know... this slogan is plastered all over Etsy and has appeared repetitively in the blogosphere. But I'm not quite tired of it just yet. And the motto is especially fitting for students. And 2) the bookcase. I don't know whether this one is from Ikea, or Target, or wherever... but what a great way to organize! There are bins/drawers at the bottom to hide away clutter. Books can be arranged by color (as this apartment dweller did). And the cubby-holes can also be used to display your beloved knick-knacks. I really want one of these cubicle bookcases for myself. :)




DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.