Hoboken Ramble


Hello! I'm Erin.
I have a husband, a yorkie, and a new house that I'm currently obsessed with decorating.
I'm awesome at shopping, eating, and copying DIY projects. I don't know what I did before Pinterest.
I no longer live in Hoboken but for now, my blog still does.
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Went to our friends bbq this weekend and spotted this house that I pretty much wanted to pick up and take home with me. This small town in NJ along the water is still working on rebuilding after damage from Hurricane Sandy. Flood insurance regulations insist that your house must be 14 feet off the ground in order to rebuild. So crazy! I loved everything about this house though - the color is a deep blue and the front porch has not one but two fans. Perfect for sipping cocktails under on hot summer days.

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This place below is just so stinking cute. This is the entrance to my friend’s neighbors place and we’ve been watching over the past two years as they rebuilt this two bedroom in Avon-by-the Sea (not Sandy related). Now I want a lattice for my backyard.

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Lots of print going on up in here and I LOVE it.

More Swag for the House

Although we insisted that it was not necessary for our guests to bring us anything for our housewarming/4th of July bbq, some still came bearing (very thoughtful) gift cards and we pretty much wasted no time putting them to use.

* A new light for above our garage (good-bye spotlight)

* A planter for the backyard

* A rug for the den

* Decorative wall mirror for the living room

The rug was delivered this morning and I can’t wait to get home and see it. Based on the reviews, it’s more of a gray + cream instead of black & white and I’m really hoping so. I’m taking a risk with this rug and putting it in a room that currently has chevron curtains so this is either print combining geniusness or epic decorating fail.

Cute restaurants with outdoor seating.

I just died. that RUG.

Domaine

Road trippin from Vegas to LA in October with my husband.
We’ll spend 4 days in LA, Malibu, Palm Springs and Santa Monica. I’m so excited. 
Any specific things we should do/see? Any restaurants you’d recommend? Love to hear it all.

Road trippin from Vegas to LA in October with my husband.

We’ll spend 4 days in LA, Malibu, Palm Springs and Santa Monica. I’m so excited.

Any specific things we should do/see? Any restaurants you’d recommend? Love to hear it all.

My staycation has ended and I was pleasantly surprised to see a manageable amount of emails in my inbox at work today. Much better than returning to some sort of shit show.

Our 4th of July party was a hit despite some rain, and unfortunately I don’t have a single picture to show for it. I guess that’s a good thing? Some key things I learned from our first big bbq are that cleaning the floor of your home before a party is so not necessary, making large batches of food that require a lot of cutting will take twice as much time to do as you anticipate (I’m looking at you, potato salad), booze and games fixes all. Ok, I guess I already knew this last part.

The night ended with a second round of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, one too many shots and margaritas, and a small fireworks show in the backyard. My husband did not blow up the house so that is all that really matters.

I ended my staycation with a day at the beach with my girlfriends on Sunday followed by drinks and food in a cabana. Monday was for lounging around the pool with mom.

And now life resumes.

Is it possible to have too many accent walls?

Spending my vacation this week tackling some of these to dos. 

Mostly, that means a lot of painting. I’m so ready to have a few less beige walls in this house. 

hobokenramble:

I finally put together a to do list for the house filled with all the things we need to get done and buy, which has all been floating around my head for weeks. It’s not pretty. I saved you from having to scroll through it to get to the more interesting posts on your dash. You’re welcome.

But, if you’d like to see the sheer amount of crap I was hanging onto for over a month, feel free to read on. Feels so great to have it all written out.

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Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Our little lounge areas plans which looked like this …. image

Now look like this!

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I had a field day in Target on Sunday. Target just gets me so well. Cute stuff, easy price tags. Those pillows were on sale for $10 each. I couldn’t get them in the cart fast enough.

I have off all next week to prep for our party and a trip to Ikea is also in the works, so I can pick up that white umbrella above and a few other things I need. (Glamorous vacation, I know.)

How is the 4th of July in less than two weeks?!
Our housewarming/4th of July bbq is creeping up on us quickly and narrowing down a menu of things to make is always my biggest task. I just want to make EVERYTHING which is, um hello, not possible or necessary so I have to get a grip and pick the items that make the most sense.
Smore’s Brownies though, I have just decided, are very necessary.

How is the 4th of July in less than two weeks?!

Our housewarming/4th of July bbq is creeping up on us quickly and narrowing down a menu of things to make is always my biggest task. I just want to make EVERYTHING which is, um hello, not possible or necessary so I have to get a grip and pick the items that make the most sense.

Smore’s Brownies though, I have just decided, are very necessary.

My usual egg sandwich got a little fancy tonight.