Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Like a Tijuana Whorehouse

I'm known as the "quiet sister."

I turn bright red when the group of four I'm talking to over dinner all look at me at the same time.

I literally ran away (I'm sorry and I'm not proud), from some people who were trying to talk to me at Adrian's CD release party. Like down the hall, arms pumping, ran away.

I throw up whenever I've roped in town, not so much because I'm nervous about how I'm going to do, but because I know that EVERYONE IS LOOKING.

So it's really weird that for being the shy and retiring sister, I'm the one who is wildly experimental when it comes to color, be it my hair or the walls of a house.

When I was in high-school I painted my bedroom a beautiful, bright turquoise color with screaming yellow trim. My mums walked in, took one look around and said, "Your room looks like a Tijuana whorehouse."

The question left bouncing around my brain, of course was, how do you know what the inside of Tijuana whorehouse looks like???" Hmmm.....

That being said, when it comes to home decor (I don't like the word "decor". It sounds pompous and I feel like I should follow it up with using the word "piece" when talking about furniture. Shudder.), I like bright colors, different textures and as many photos crammed onto one wall as possible.

Kind of like a Tijuana whore house, I guess...

Here's some home inspiration that I found from late night wanderings on Pinterest, enjoy!

And while I know paint can be expensive and most of the things that I would LOVE to have to decorate my home with I can't afford, never forget that a simple bouquet of flowers does wonders to transforming a home, no matter what or where it may be.

xo xo Liz


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    1. w, thanks Emily!! :) Wouldn't it be cool to have a mexican villa as a house?! hhehehe

  2. I Looove this! And I know exactly how you feel. I get so nervous at barrel races that I forget everything I need to do, my horse is great, but sge likes to cut her turns, which is a problem if I'm not pushing her off the barrel. Im getting baptized saturday, and the thought of standing in front of everyone at easter vigil is quite frightening! I love bright colors, whites so boring. The teal and yellow sounds totally awesome! I love well decorated houses. It seems like with the exception of my bedroom, my houses always look like bachelor pads :( Really trying to work on that

    1. I'm so glad you liked it Amanda!! And I'm SO EXCITED for you to get baptized on Easter vigil, you lucky girl you! I'll be thinking and praying for you! :) Hugs!!!!

  3. I think I have you figured out now, well not really but ya know. You are the wild girl in secret when no one is watching. The one that dances when no one is looking, sings when no one can hear, and cries in the dark where your unknown to the world. I love you for that by the way! (Hope that didn't sound strange). Gotta let your wild side show somewhere so what's better than displaying it in your house, sometimes bright means your adventurous too. Never know!

  4. My sister is also the quiet one in my family and i tend to be too sometimes depending on the situation, i am more of a listener!

  5. I, too, love all that color!! One day my kitchen will be a rainbow of Mexican brothel shades.

  6. when you move out I want to live in your colorful house.....on the desert....