14 October 2010

Oh, How Terribly Exciting!

Guess what came in the mail on Tuesday? (I haven't had a chance to post since then, sorry!)

Oh yes.

I have named it "Cricket" and I am officially addicted! For it is true, my dear readers: My new iPod touch came in the mail and was waiting for me after school. I came home and my mom was whistling a Christmas carol...

Me: Isn't it a tad early for carols?
My Mom: *presents Apple box*
Me: *screams with joy*

My iTouch was free thanks to an incredible promo KeyBank was having back in July... I lurrrve it. It's so handy and adorable and slick. My background at the moment is "Dear Math: I don't want to solve your problems. I have my own to solve." Even my math teacher laughed at that one! :)

Another exciting thing happened yesterday...
...do you know what?...
...it's a once-in-a-lifetime event...

...yes, dear readers.  I   c l e a n e d  m y   r o o m .
Like really, really cleaned it. This simply does not happen! It looks like a page from a magazine, doesn't it? Tomorrow I'll be getting wooden doors for the bottoms of my bookcase so it won't be quite as cluttered, but it looks quite nice anyways, I think.

It makes me so happy to have a clean room... *sighs*

A note about the artwork: Most of it by the bed was salvaged from yard sales and is antique. One painting is by my mother (the one over the chair with a lot of green) and one photograph is by me and available in my Etsy shop (above the chair with the brownish border). The smaller pictures by the chair are from an antique and adorable little bird book — they have pencilled-onto-the-wall frames around them, which almost gave my mom a conniption until I showed her they erase cleanly. There is a watercolor of a wolf in a purple Victorian dress above my bureau, but the photo doesn't show her terribly clearly, so here she is. I am quite proud of my handiwork! (Bad photo, pretty good painting. For me. And I am a horrible painter, please don't judge me.)

I redid my room over the summer (spending lots of $$$ in the process!) and it is so much more ME than before. Before, it was very modern and sparse and IKEA-decorated... that's my parent's style, not mine. Isn't it funny how children unconsciously rebel against their parents' taste?

Anyway, lots of excitement all around. Today I am excited because we're having omelettes for dinner and get to watch old X-Files (family tradition; we're watching them all. In order. All 9 or so years of them. Yep, we're all mad here...) What can I say? I am easily pleased.


  1. I *love* that chair in your bedroom!

  2. Congratulations on the new iTouch! *sighs in envy*

    I know what you mean with the clean room! My room is a wreck, and has been ever since I started doing schoolwork up there. History papers scattered everywhere...

  3. I love your room! It's so big and gorgeous and...girly. I'd give anything to have that bookcase.:)

  4. Hi Olive Tree! Love your blog!

    And, I love your room, too!

    Love, love, love,

    Abbie =D x0x0x

  5. Your iPod touch is very cool! I dream about owning one, but to tell you the truth, I don't really have a whole lot of need for one. But I suppose that's not really the point, is it? ;) Instead, I spend my money on camera equipment...

    And I love love love your room! My room needs a serious face lift. I mean, it's okay how it is now, but I'm kind of bored with it...

  6. How exciting! :D

    Haha, today I was just thinking too, I want to change up my room. Your room looks really good! (Wish mine were like your's)... I really want to re-do my room vintage, which I loveee! I don't know how its going to work out, considering I don't have any money, wish me luck though! ;)

  7. How exciting! I have my own iPod Touch and I lurrrve it too. ;) And I love the "name" you gave it! Very cute. Mine's named Paul Frank, but that reason is because I have a Paul Frank (a cartoon monkey) skin.

    Your room looks absolutely fabulous! I hope one day I'll be able to clean mine up so neatly. :)

    With Love,
    Jessica Nicole

  8. I love your room Olive Tree! Mine got a little re-do over the summer, and WAS clean... But, now it needs some tidying. I do LOVE having a clean room, so now that the PSAT nightmare is over, and just regular school is ahead, I can start that project. ;)

    And congrats on getting a FREE iTouch! That's pretty neat. :)

    ~Liz B

  9. That IS so exciting!!! I've been saving for the past year (not a lot of jobs where I live) to pay for drivers ed...I was blessed enough to actually have a fantastic job opportunity this month and am going to go buy a new 4th Gen. iTouch tomorrow! So I can TOTALLY understand the excitement!!! :D


    PS your room is lovely!

  10. Your room is sooo pretty!! I, at the moment, can't redo my room, even though I really really really really want to! I'm a vintage stuff lover, like my mom. I'm sure when I do get my rom done up I'll post about it... Which might be a loooong time from now. And you, BTW, are a GREAT painter! You should see my paintings... *shudder* LOL


  11. Ahh...I love a clean room too...(-:

  12. Congrats on your new iTouch! I think their SO fun! I just got a new iPod earlier this year (the nano) but I think the iTouch is So much cooler :p

    I like your new bedroom! It looks very 'teenish' lol

  13. NIce looking room and I touch are cool!


  14. Awesome! I have a iTouch too! They're awesome eh? Say Hi to cricket for me!


    P.S Did I already say I have the exact same chair! Cool eh? Heh heh I know I did twice. ;)

  15. I just redid my room as well! I love the feel... I even painted it myself!
    Ah! Fruit Ninja! Yes!

  16. You are so lucky that you get a new itouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

  17. I love my I-touch! Congrats! And I LOVE your wallpaper! haha. So true- I hate math. : )

    Love, Makay

  18. Congratulations on getting the iPod touch :) You have a lovely room, very inspirational!



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