Centsational Girl

I have been spending a lot of time lately looking at apartment design and interior design lately and one thing that fascinates me is bookshelves and how beautiful they can look. Rather than keep them in the house as just a place to store books they can so simply be transformed into beautiful pieces of interactive art!

Considering I'm going to be moving soon and won't have much storage space one of the few things that I know I'm going to have to do to incorporate both style and functionality is decorate by bookshelf. So now it's just about figuring out how I want to do that. For example, I think the above which has wall paper along the back looks amazing and really brings great color and graphic to a room. More inspiration:


Happy New Year! (Yes, I know I’m late)

So I realize that keeping up with a blog hasn’t been very easy for me, and again I’m left hoping that somehow I’ll change. I love the idea of keeping up with a blog- and I’d admire so many other young ladies who do! And yet the actual act of doing it always seems to slowly fade.

But alas it’s a new year! We managed to survive past the end of the Mayan Calendar which essentially means that as humans – we can do anything. So here’s to the New Year, to trying ever so slightly harder to keep up with this blogging thing and to have lots of fun in the next 365(okay its now 349) days.

To begin I felt as if it was obligatory to do a New Year’s resolution post, if for no other reason than to put them in writing and therefore hold myself to them that much more.

}Work out more!
​I realize this one practically goes without saying as it seems to make its way on to everyone’s lists, but nonetheless November and December were rough on my stomach, thighs, metabolism and beyond- I know I need to just get to my butt to the gym a couple more days a week and it will make me feel worlds different but leaving the office in time has always been difficult. So here’s to a year of trying.

}Travel to 3 places I’ve never been before
​Who doesn’t want to travel more? In the past I feel like I’ve always thought of resolutions in the way of “eating healthy” and “working out more” which has always led me to believe that resolutions couldn’t be fun. But it occurred to me this year that I could branch out a bit :p so here I am, making a fun resolution! I love travel but I find myself going to the same places over and over because I know them and I like them and getting to them tends to be easiest (i.e. Boston, Maine, Home). So the key part of this is to go to NEW places – hello D.C., Disney World, Vegas (quite sad that I haven’t actually been here yet), Niagara Falls, New Orleans, etc. etc. etc.

}See my family more
​This one is tough considering my family is all 3,000 miles away and visiting them could potentially hinder my traveling to 3 new places resolution but nonetheless this resolution is probably the most important. I love my family and I’m always happiest when I’m with them and in the weeks after leaving them so it only makes sense that I should attempt to see them as much as possible and thus be as happy as possible!

}And of course, Blog More!

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Have you been able to keep up with them so far?