Giving my home a retro look on a tight budget  

Posted by Lara

Guest post written by Carrie Stein

I've always loved the 50s and 60s retro look and now it's back in style thanks to Mad Men. But then again a lot of the things that have been created that are in that style are a bit out of my budget. Because of that, I thought that I would try and DIY a lot of things to mimic the more expensive stuff. My furniture has been retro for a while, but I've been upgrading to some new furniture that just looks old lately. It's about that time anyway.
I looked online to see if I could get some Tile Flooring installed because I love the black and white tile flooring. Nothing looks more retro than that. So I'm going to get that done in my kitchen.
I also found some DIY reupholstering tips and I'm going to try and reupholster some of my furniture into some new, retro looking fabric. I found a sale on some really great stuff and I think that it's going to really brighten up my living room couch.

Five years in the US  

Posted by Lara

It was January 22, 2007 when I left the Philippines and it's been five years that I have been here in the US. Time just go by so fast. I'm glad within five years of being here I was able to apply for my naturalization and became a US Citizen. I am done with all my immigration papers and my next goal is to be able to get my parents to come here and live with us.

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