This + That

This I know: I’m having a hard time blogging.

The ironic thing? I actually have quite a bit to blog about.  New products to share. Paint colors I love. A few good recipes up my sleeve. But then every night, midnight rolls around and I have yet to blog. Does anyone else know the feeling?

Since I can’t put together a “real” post, I thought I’d just catch you up on life in dreary and gray Portland.

Here. We. Go.

My college roommate and dear friend got married last weekend. This called for a mini girls reunion in Portland. We drank margaritas. We shopped. We brunched. We celebrated our sweet friend at her perfect wedding. It was quite the time. I managed to snap just one photo at the wedding…


And that dress I was wore? It was wool. And hot. Not like hot, but like hot. I was sweating profusely. No fun.

Moving on. While helping my sis-in-law shop for her new home (which I can’t wait to show you – you will DIE with delight) I ran across this beautiful night stand. It’s a show stopper. If she doesn’t take it home, I will. Heck, even if she takes it home, I might have to order one too. It’s the Cortina Nightstand from Crate & Barrel, and I’m in love.cortina-left-door-nightstand

For heart day, I gave Kyle a staghorn fern from Anna Mara Flowers. I’ve been seeing them around town, and I love the organic beauty they bring to a room.

staghorn fern

So far, ours (below) is happy and healthy and loving it’s new home on our living room wall.

staghorn fern

And my new favorite paint color for Spring? Mizzle from Farrow & Ball. It’s perfect for a bathroom vanity – it’s soft but has a nice tint of color.


It’s somewhat similar to our bathroom vanity (blue gray by Farrow & Ball), but it’s a lighter color for sure.

restored style | bathroom

How’s that for a random post? No promises for when I’ll be back on a regular schedule, but I do know…I WILL be back!

9 thoughts on “This + That

  1. rachael Said:

    Pleeeeeease come back!!!! We miss you!! Whats the paint color in your living room??

  2. melissa Said:

    I live in the upper Midwest, so hot dresses are a-ok by me! :-) Where did you get that wedding ensemble?

    1. kirsten neiman Said:

      Hi Melissa! I nabbed it from J. Crew – it’s just a simple shift dress, but it has pockets! Love pockets in dresses:).

  3. Derek Said:

    Please tell me more about that record player I see creeping into one of your photos?

  4. mary beth Said:

    Hi, Kirsten -

    I think I speak on behalf of your many loyal readers that we’ll take you when we can get you! You have created such a lovely corner of the internet, which I visit (and am inspired by!) frequently. Your site is filled with ideas and images that always seem to strike the right balance of being oh so lovely without ever feeling unattainable.

    Keep up the great work!

  5. [email protected] Said:

    Beautiful bathroom ! Very classy !


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