Books, Wine Vases, and Peanut Butter Puffins

Happy Friday!

Wine Vase

The other day, I decided to repurpose a wine bottle and a fish bowl into vases.

Fish Bowl Vase

It took me 30 minutes to pick out fake flowers and stones from Michaels. I’m incredibly picky.

When I got home, I realized that I have absolutely no talent for flower arranging. Thankfully, my crafty friend, Dara, came over to help!

Wine Vase Fish Bowl Vase

Aren’t they pretty!? Just for fun, I got a shot of the purple ones from far away:

Whole Picture

In case you’re wondering, the picture in the frame is of me with my friend, Dana, and Cyndi Lauper. Yes, I said Cyndi Lauper

The poster is a giraffe kissing a baby giraffe on the head. It’s the most adorable thing ever.

The candle holder is from Yankee Candle, and I absolutely love it. I may get more. The swirly vases and the lamp are from Ikea.

Jeff always says that our apartment decor is really girly. I can’t say I disagree, but at least it’s pretty. 🙂

And now for something completely different:

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Puffins

I finally broke down and bought these the other day at the grocery store. I love Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins, so when I saw the PB & Chocolate ones, I nearly fell over. I had been putting off buying them for a while though because they are just so darn expensive! I mean, $4.99 for a box of cereal is a bit ridiculous to me.

I must have pushed my cart back and forth past these three times before I snatched a box and threw it in. It was kind of like a drive-by. I didn’t even stop walking, I just grabbed it and ran.

The verdict?

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Puffins

I don’t love them. I like the plain PB ones more. I guess I was expecting the chocolate to be a little more chocolaty. Now I know! Have you tried them?

And, to completely switch topics again, I’m going to show you this:

Book shelf

I have a weird obsession with organizing books on shelves. It may be because I used to work at a library?

Anyway, since Jeff is basically living between here and his mom’s house (he’s storing all of his stuff here until we can move again), he keeps bringing random things over and leaving them here.

The other day, I found that one of my carefully planned out shelves had a few more books added to it:


Can you see the problem here?



Don’t worry. I found new spots for them. I actually thought it was pretty funny. At least he tried to stick to my pattern!

Well, I’m off to work!

What do you have planned for the weekend?

What do you do to add little personal touches to your living space?

Have a great Friday! <3

Oh, and don’t forget to enter my Operation Beautiful book giveaway! You have until midnight tonight to enter!!

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  1. Your apartment is so cute Rebecca! What a great idea to repurpose wine bottles, as they can often be cool mementos from a great dinner or fun night out. I love the bright colors at your place! So cheery! I have a hard time imagining chocolate in cereal but I would always be tempted to try. Good to know they arent that stellar. But I will go out and try peanut butter puffins! Cereal is the BEST. I’ve been on a cereal-for-dinner kick!

  2. Genuinely didn’t know you had IKEA in the US, haha, oops! Love the way your shelves are organised! This weekend I’m moving home from uni for the summer 🙁 but then pretty much coming straight back to this area on Sunday for Fathers’ Day.

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