I believe it would be appropriate to begin by introducing myself. My name is Trisha I currently reside in Wisconsin. I briefly lived in California during a relationship with someone in the Marine Corps. Yes, I said the Marine Corps [oorah!].
So now that a little bit of history has been established, on to the reason I have a blog and maybe some fun stuff?
I have always been a huge fan of HGTV and all the other renovation programs. Other inspiration came after reading and becoming infatuated with Young House Love.
The final decision came from surfing other blogs-- which kind of became an addiction. I loved all the flowing creativity, and eventually all the surfing became inspiring enough to jump-ship (OK so I watched Hustle & Flow a few weeks ago).
|My first finalized blog header.|
I cannot tell you how hard it was to choose a blog name. After some thought, google searches (to make sure it hasn’t already been done), and consideration I decided to name it Black & White Obsession. This comes from the fact, well, that I have a
|Yes, I color code my closet. I think it makes things easier to find.|
|A dear friend and I at this passed year's Marine Corps Ball. It is a damask 'mermaid' dress from Macy's and probably my favorite dress ever.|
A little story behind the dress: we were low on funds at the time (living in California on one income because of the 12% un-employment rate near that base) and I picked the dress up regardless as I simply couldn't resist. It was a little out of our price range at the time $160 and then a 20% off deal to $128 if I remember correctly. He ended up deployed before the next Marine Corps ball so I held onto it and started the waiting game. Because I am always learning patience, I ended up wearing it for a Halloween costume. I went as barbie and a near and dear friend went as my GI Joe, as a substitute for the Marines absence over seas. Which leads back to the photo above when I got to show-case it at the ball with my bestie.
Unfortunately, I don’t have photographic evidence but it is similar to the mood board I created below. Oddly similar I would say—the internet still seems to amaze me sometimes. I toned down the mood board for your viewing pleasure- as my 'tween' room had much more zebra pattern throughout.
|Similar to what my room looked like as a teen.|
Doing a quick google search, I stumble upon some inspirational black & white: