Adventures in AmbiLand

Ambi = Ethnically Ambiguous

Ambi @ Home. December 28, 2008

Anyone who knows me in “real life” knows that I have a whole lot of other things to do besides blogging about Obama and racial ambiguity on the internet.  I’m talking about RESPONSIBILITIES people- you know, like raising a child, running a household…stuff like that.  Were it not for the child I would probably have been out running these streets for the past 5 years, instead of keeping the home fires burning like I’ve learned to do so well.

During the past year,  I have achieved a level of domesticity that has surprised even me. Last summer I finally moved into a really nice space, a space that deserves good furniture and curtains.  I am trained as an artist, so naturally I enjoy the decorating aspects of home-ownership the most (much more than say- the orgazational aspects). Because I am a nerd, I must research all endeavours thoroughly before diving in.   I research furniture retailers to find the best quality and price, I read books like Apartment Thearapy,  I peruse magazine like Domino and Real Simple.

Occasionally, my domestic nerdery is rewarded by finding the perfect home item, for the perfect price.  This week between the the recession in combination with the after Christmas sales- I recieved the best gift ever from the retails Gods- I purchased about $500 worth of curtains for about $100.  And I’m not talking about stuff I bought just because it was on sale, I’m talking about curtains in the exact color and size I was looking for.  Pier One and West Elm– We salute you.

Not my stuff- but this is an example of some of the colors I am using in my house.
This is not my stuff- but this is an example of some of the colors I am using in my house.

P.S. Check out this this amazing baby nursery:

Birds, leaves and this shade of green=a few of my favorite things.
Birds, leaves and this shade of green=a few of my favorite things.

From:http://projectnursery.com/2008/11/get-inspired-a-babys-nest/