Measure twice, buy once…

With all the projects I’ve been working on lately, I’ve been carrying around quite a few tools:

  • My iPad – Between blogging and designing, it’s super useful to have on the road especially now that I can turn my iPhone in to wifi hotspot.
  • Tape measure – I’ve learned more times than I care to admit the value of measuring twice, cut (or buy) once.  And when it comes to furniture, you do NOT want to have to return something that you can’t easily lift with your own two hands.

But here’s the dilemma: my purse has doubled in weight.  Now, I can’t change the heft of the iPad.  So my 3 lb tape measure it will have to be.

Luckily, while picking up the last few things we needed for Jefe’s parents’ guest room, I found this little guy for $1.29.  Can’t beat that, right?!


That was Sunday.  And then THIS happened on Tuesday, courtesy of Design*Sponge.  It’s a tiny tape measure, looks FABULOUS and is in my new favorite color EMERALD.  Thank God it’s a whopping $80, or I would have dropped what I was doing and ordered one immediately.


Maybe Santa will be extra generous with the tiny stocking gifts this year?


For those that don’t know, the awesome people over at PANTONE select a color every year that is a combination of inspiration from around the world of what’s current and hip with what the group thinks is yet to come in the world of color, art and design.  I haven’t been a huge fan of past years choices, particularly 2011’s (I’m clearly not a pink girl):


(courtesey of Martin Binder)

This year, however, I was clearly ahead of my time.  Recent purchases of mine predating this year’s announce have included (but are not limited to) the following:


Shocker, I present to you Pantone’s 2013 color of the year:


(courtesy of Plenty of Colour)

Maybe I should give them a call around July and let them know what the color scheme of my recent purchases has been?

Lastly, it’s time for a shameless plug.  For myself.  Interior design has become a serious hobby of mine and I hope to turn it in to quite a bit more in the future.  I know this little blog is still in what I like to call the “trial and error” phase, but I’d love it if all of my 15 readers could share my blog with just one friend.  Or family member. Yes, your mother counts…. unless it’s my Nana – mom, we both know she’s never getting the hang of the computer thing…. Which, if everyone just shares with that one other person, that means I’ll have a whopping 30 people reading my little old thoughts.  That’s like an entire public high school English class!   Or a little league team.  But honestly, why would a little league team be reading… go Dodgers!

Anyways, thanks all for taking the time.  I sincerely want to high five each and every one of you for continually reading my little old site.  Keep at it.  Please.  Because I love writing for you.  Sledge out!