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Laying Roots: New Home

Posted in Personal Note by Ciara on March 21, 2010

So, we are finally 99.9% settled in our new apartment.  We’re in a great neighborhood and location with a park right around the corner where we walk and play with the dogs.  We still have a few boxes of squirrely odds-and-ends to figure out what exactly to do with…  but for the most part we are unpacked.  Here are a few photos of the living room and bedroom.

hifi, quintessential Gray Bowen painting, blown-glass heart by Tracy Kirchman

street-facing windows, record collection, leopard-framed photo of Clark, guitar, saint candles

couch, nautilus wall, Gray and sleepy puppyX2

station: I am currently here, wonderful peagle, roughly a third of my books...

sleep here, 3rd generation awesome headboard, painting by a former neighbor of my grandmother

We’re still getting the other rooms put together but I’m into the high ceilings and the huge bathtub and black and white checkerboard tile in the bathroom.


The ABCs of Style Fuss

Posted in Personal Note by Ciara on October 21, 2009

Got this fun little “About Me” from eQ at Misguided Me.  Just a little background info for you and some Self-Indulgence for me.  🙂

abc blocks

A – Advocate For: Lupus Research, LGBT Rights, Veganism, Juvenile Diabetes Research

go vegan


B – Best Feature: Hair – Style – Creativity

C – Could do without: Drama – Ignorance – conservative rednecks

D – Dreams & Desires: Live in and Love NYC – thrive in the fashion/art world – learn something everyday

E – Essential items: moisturizer – puppy – Mac – iPod

F – Favorite pastime: Going out with D-tron and BG!!!

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

G – Good at: hair & makeup – making up cute songs – picking up on trends

H – Have never tried: a hotdog

I – If I Had a Million Dollars: pay off college loans – save & invest – not cut my own hair… nah.

J – Junkie For: black coffee – liquid eyeliner – Lady Gaga

K – Kindred Spirit: Dalton Dylan Hughes

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

L – Little Known Fact: I’ve never had the chicken pox – The Judge Judy Incident – secretly obsessed with the side show

M – Memorable Moment: Seeing the lights of NYC for the first time as the plane descended

N – Never Again Will I: live in the south – drunkenly wear suede boots while sledding – eat a cheeseburger

O – Occasional Indulgence: at home spa day – bloody marys – Ugly Betty – knitting

P – Profession: graphic designer – illustrator – fashionista

Q – Quote: “As the spirit wanes, the form appears.” – Charles Bukowski

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

R – Reason to Smile: Gray – Art – Clark!

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

S – Sorry About: taking the fall and losing your trust – not being accessible

T – Things That Are Worrying You Right Now: the impending move to NYC! – funds – grad school

U – Uninterested In: most sports – metal – epic historical dramas, especially those featuring Mel Gibson

V – Very Scared Of: failing – being the fool – getting stuck in NC

W – Worst Habits: procrastination – passive aggressiveness – being way too defensive

X – X Marks My Ideal Vacation Spot: Sibiu, Romania – Paris – anywhere in the caribbean

Y – Yummiest Dessert: vegan Kahlua cake

Z – Zodiac Sign: Leo