I am in LOVE with this lampshade.


Admittedly, I’ve been rather obsessed with DIY and home design blogs since I’ve started hunting for my own apartment. In all likelihood I’ll never have the time or energy to start any of these projects — at least, not while taking four grad school courses — but I’ll still dream and maybe it will happen. I’m always looking for ways to procrastinate, after all.

By the way, if you’re interested in how she made the entire lamp, click here. I think I’d prefer such a base on a tabletop lamp, personally. But mostly I want that damn lampshade.

I ended up postponing my flight back to Vermont by a week due to what may have been a sinus infection. I’m finally starting to feel a little better. After eight days of three hours of sleep a night, I took some cold medicine and a near-overdose on ibuprofen and woke up twelve hours later. The next night I got a full eight, plus a solid nap later that afternoon. I can finally taste again, so I’ve been pigging out on all things delicious (and, don’t worry, still healthy).

If you have any fun summer music recommendations, I’m all ears these days. I’ve been itching for some new tunes.