I watch a bunch of Bravo’s Housewives throughout the year. Right now, New Jersey is done and they are showing the Reunion. I missed all of last year because I lost interest but this year it was so great. It is funny to see Margaret Josephs on this show. I had her MacBeth Collection line for a few years before they closed up shop. She was always at the trade shows, exactly like she is on the show.
Beverly Hills just started and I am loving Denise Richards on here..she is so real and down to earth for a Hollywood Mom. My other favorite is Teddi Mellencamp. Dorit is just a little too much for me but Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump are always favorites. This show is always amazing.
New York is about to start. This is my favorite one. I LOVE that Tinsley is still on and has managed to stay alive with these crazy girls. The trailer for the upcoming season looks so great..take a peek here.
In a few months, Orange County will start..that is always fun. I really can’t stand the OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson and I really miss Heather Dubrow and Meghan King Edmonds.
By the time I am done with my condo, it’s going to look fantastic..when they will be is another story. My kitchen is 65% finished, just waiting for the cabinet install. I picked out which countertop (and by picked out, I mean I love my friend Cia’s and am doing what she did) but have to wait until the cabinets are in to measure. I am crossing fingers that I can make it with one slab. The appliances are on hold-waiting to be delivered and then there are tons of decisions to be made. At this point, I am waiting until the cabinets are in before making any more decisions (hardware, backsplash, lighting, etc).
My bedroom is what I am focusing on at the moment. I have a long wall and need storage for clothes and a place for my tv. My budget really doesn’t leave room for a custom built-in..enter Ikea. My house is a complete 50/50 mixture of Ikea and antique pine furniture, which I like. I think in my mind, as I have gotten older, I feel the need to break away from Ikea but to tell you the truth, Ikea is popular for a reason. Not only are most things there affordable, but if you are careful in what you choose, they are very well made.
The term “Ikea Hack” is a favorite. This is where I found the solution for my bedroom. Now, I just need a handyman who can help build it. My Dad lives 6 hours away and would be able to do it super easy, but he just left town and is not likely to re-appear until Christmas and that is too long! When looking for a bookshelf/entertainment unit online, I stumbled on the Ikea Pax Wardrobe Hacks.