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Win signed Ikea merch from Whitney Port!!

Hey college gals! I just wanted to update you on an exciting giveaway that I stumbled upon today. (If any of you are fans of The City or old episodes of The Hills, you'll love this!) Whitney Port, the amazingly beautiful and equally sweet up-and-coming fashion designer, has teamed up with Ikea to giveaway some decor loot for your dorm! The grand-prize winner gets a bunch of Ikea decor stuff autographed by Whitney plus a $100 gift certificate to Ikea. Two runners up will each receive a $50 gift certificate.

To enter, head on over to Whitney's blog and leave a comment telling her who your first role model was and why. You have 'til August 29 to enter!

Enter now!




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.