Bedside Table Inspiration.

This Sunday I finally move into my permanent house in L.A. What, Erin, you haven't moved into your house yet? Yes, it is true. For about 7 weeks I sublet from a girl (in the house where I will live permanently) while she was in Europe. And, now, this Sunday another girl in the house gets married and I get to move into her room. (Get ready for many room setup posts.) So, for the past two weeks I have been a nomad, staying at my friend Liz's for the first week and Matt and Ellen's this week. Unfortunately Liz and her husband were out of town almost the entire week that I was there, but this week it has been fun getting to know the Godfreys while staying at their place. 
One thing I know for sure now, I was not made to be a nomad. I like being settled and a place feeling like home, having a routine for getting ready in the morning, not having a large suitcase in the backseat of my car (although with the mess my car can become, one would wonder), knowing where nearby places are like Trader Joe's and Ralph's (aka Kroger), Walgreens, and Home Depot, and here in L.A. driving around familiar areas where I know how to get around. 
And, I can't help but think about Abraham and how in Hebrews 11 it talks of him living in tents and what a longing that must have cultivated for his home with God in heaven. I am not quite spiritual enough to have longed for heaven in these past couple months of not feeling settles. I have just longed for my trinkets like my bird bank and trifle bowl, my art that all tells a story about my life, my clothes that would always be the perfect thing to wear if I just had them, and of course, my own bed. But, Sunday, the movers come, unload the relo-cube and I am in business. 
Ok, so this was supposed to be a post about inspiration for my bedside table. I looove an oversize bedside table! For the past few years I have used a kidney shaped dressing table and have loved it. But, at the new house I have to get ready in my room since I share a bathroom with two other girls. Therefore am going to use the dressing table for it's actual purpose. But, today I was looking around the web and got some inspiration to use my desk as a bedside table. I never ever sit at my desk and work anyhow, so this would make it more functional and I can use the space underneath the chair opening to house things.
This first picture is what gave me the idea first. Then I searched around Pinterest and found lots of inspiration. 
Source: None via Brittany on Pinterest
Source: bhg.com via Susan on Pinterest


Our Idiot Brother.

And, I am not talking about my brother. Either of them. What I am talking about is the movie Our Idiot Brother and how much I want to see it! I mean just look at the cast. And, the cool movie poster. And, watch the trailer.


L.A. Time Lapse.

This video makes me think of all the stories happening in L.A. on any given day. People waking up, going to work, trying to find work, pursuing dreams, being frustrated with the pursuit of what feels like a dream lost, trusting Jesus, looking for a Savior, falling in love, falling out of love, having babies, burying parents, driving, being stuck in traffic, reuniting with old friends, making more friends, clubbing at night, feeling alone at night, going to bed with their husband or wife, going to bed alone, feeling loved, and feeling empty. It also makes me love this city and it's people. 
LA Light from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

"This is a place where I don't feel alone. This is a place where I feel at home."



Once again, Kate Spade stores have the best design. 


Lucite Chairs.

A few months ago, I think it was March, I found these beautiful lucite chairs at the TJ Maxx at Preston Center in Dallas...
Not knowing how much of my furniture I would be able to bring with me to L.A., because I didn't know where I would be living and because I already have a desk chair and dining room table chairs I didn't buy one. I am so wishing I had bought one now, because I got rid of my dining table and chairs and my red desk chair, since it does not go with my new bedding from Anthro...
And, as much as I would love one of those bamboo chairs or a Phillippe Starck Ghost Chair I am now on the hunt for a more affordable version. Here are a couple I have found, both for $79.99 (a much higher price tag than the way cuter TJ Maxx find)...
Lucite folding chair from Bed Bath and Beyond

Tobias Chair from Ikea

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is this Sunday and I am hoping to go and find a wonderful (affordable) alternative!


Back to Dillon???

So, apparently there are talks that Peter Berg is developing a Friday Night Lights movie starring Kyle Chandler (as Coach Eric Taylor) and Connie Britton (as counselor, oh excuse me, Dean Tami Taylor) that picks up where the television show left off. How amazing would that be?!?!! I would mainly like to see Matt and Julie get married, the Riggins house, and how much Coach Taylor's accent changes in Philadelphia. Let's take a look back at everyone's favorite Dillon residents...