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For your listening pleasure... "Not even the poets"

It's the simple pleasures in life that matter. Like good music and good naps. The way the sunlight floods my bedroom through the windows on the west wall between 4 and 6 pm makes for ideal (and somewhat irresistible) napping. 

Since I unpacked all yesterday late afternoon and evening, I decided to take the night off and do nothing. It's been a little while since I just relaxed in my own bed, listening to music, scrolling through Pinterest, and eating spring rolls.

I also put together a new playlist (above) on 8tracks. There's really no theme to this one. It's just a compilation of my favorite music to play in the background of life while working, reading, writing, cleaning, or pinning. Enjoy!

I'll get back to unpacking and arranging tomorrow. :)



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

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