1. I made my first real dinner in my apartment this week: peanut noodles that I vaguely recreated from a recipe in Cosmo. it's tasty but after eating leftovers for a few days straight I'm ready for something else. 2. here's the before picture of the accent wall that I mentioned. that blue tape is expensive! 3. anyone and everyone posted pictures of this week's fireworks on instagram and I still can't get enough. so pretty, always. 4. candles are a new apartment necessity, especially candles that come in pretty boxes.