New Season, New Face, New Floors

Happy allergy season, everyone! It’s not that I’m complaining about the warm weather – that would be inappropriate, given the plight of my family up north – but the flowers are FILLING my sinuses, and it’s a little unpleasant. If you need me, I’ll be hiding inside, clutching my bottle of Zyrtec.

This season is happy, though, because I feel like a new woman. After years of complaining, we finally replaced our gross carpet and tile with engineered hardwoods!

You may recall that it used to look like this:
Colorful living room and dining room via Glitter and Goat Cheese

And now it looks like THIS:
Stephanie Shore Fisher's living room with new hardwood floors and Lulu & Georgia Lalita rug (via Glitter and Goat Cheese)

I swear, a choir of angels bursts into jubilant song every time I walk into my house. We haven’t put the baseboards back in yet, so I’m waiting to write a full post until that’s done, but I just couldn’t resist sharing now. They look SO. GOOD. By the way, it’s obvious that when I say “we put in hardwoods” and “we need to put in the baseboards,” I mean my husband, right? Speaking of angels – that man is such a dreamboat.

So, beyond the new floors, I also feel like a new woman because I have a new eye! Or, a new eyelid, anyway. Remember the droopy eyelid (ptosis) I mentioned here? I got the repair surgery last month! Because before-and-afters are fun, here’s an extremely grainy and unflattering selfie from before Christmas (I CANNOT BELIEVE I’M POSTING THIS HORROR) and a more flattering selfie from last week:

Droopy right eyelid before ptosis surgery (via Glitter and Goat Cheese)

Stephanie Shore Fisher with a blunt bob (via Glitter and Goat Cheese)

The ptosis was MUCH more noticeable in person, but it’s still a pretty big difference, right? The after photo also displays my new blunt bob, and my newly grown-in and reshaped eyebrows (thanks to LiBrow and Alyson Howard-Hoag)! Like I said – new woman.

Oh, and I can’t forget – drumroll, please – my new purse:
See by Chloe Vicki Small Bucket Bag in Black (via Glitter and Goat Cheese)

Isn’t she gorgeous? It’s the small Vicki bucket bag by See by Chloe, and I got it during a double-sale at Bloomingdale’s. I always get a little panicky after a semi-large purchase, but I’m a carry-the-same-bag-every-day-all-year-long kind of gal, so it makes sense for me to invest in a quality piece. Plus, the scent of good leather makes me weak in the knees.

The littlest things can make such a big difference, and I’m feeling pretty good these days. I’m going for runs, washing my face every night, wearing heels … These things are all pretty good indicators of my emotional well-being. You guys must have things you only do when you’re in a good mental space, right? What are they?

Things are OK here in Atlanta, so we’re not in a massive rush to get up to New York, but we’d certainly like it to happen sooner rather than later. I’m still looking for a job, so if you know anyone in the entertainment or lifestyle industry who might want to hire a web editor/content manager, please send them my portfolio/resume site: Alternatively, if you know of an opening for an audio engineer/sound editor, here’s Brad’s site:

Ah! One more thing! I set up a Shop Glitter & Goat Cheese page with pictures of/links to all my favorite home, fashion and beauty products. Hope you’ll check it out!

  • Peach

    Hi there! I stumbled on your blog doing a web search for DIY abstract art and kept browsing from one link to another. I just realized I’ve even pinned some of your pictures on Pinterest (I was loooking for a Navy paint for an accent wall in my master bedroom). I love your blogging style and really enjoy reading your blog! And I looooove glitter, bling and metallic gold paint too 🙂

    • I always love to hear that! Welcome! 🙂

  • Anna1023

    Hi girl!
    You look beautiful. Im about to get my ptosis fixed. Did you have full on surgery or did the doctor fix it in office?

    • Thank you! I had an outpatient surgery. I was on an IV and was lightly sedated. It really wasn’t too bad! Let me know if you have any questions as you prepare for yours. 🙂

  • Erin Walker

    I love the new floors! I was wondering if your Lalita Rug from Lulu & Georgia has withstood the test of the last year or so in your living room. It’s 100%
    polypropylene, and I’m just not sure how that looks, feels, and wears. I
    have little children and inevitably it will get dirty, so it needs to clean up ok. Plus I was wondering if it’s soft or scratchy? I don’t want something that sheds forever (like I’ve heard tufted wool does) or fuzzes up (like my current hooked polyester rug)… Do you have a moment to give me a quick 1-year-later review, if possible? I would appreciate it
    SO very much!

    • Hi Erin — I’m so sorry for the delay! I’m not sure if you’re still curious about the Lalita rug, but in case you are: The rug is pretty soft, though I definitely would not call it plush. It’s pretty thin. It doesn’t really shed at all, but it does fuzz up a bit. Our main problem is that it’s currently coated in pet hair, so it doesn’t look anywhere near as vibrant anymore. 🙂 But that’s our fault for not keeping up with our vacuuming!

  • David

    Hi. I was curious how your surgery went. Did it take long to recover, as in go out in public? Also, what was the cost?

    • Hi David — sorry for the delay! My healing time was pretty quick. The incision looked pretty gusty for a few days, but the swelling and bruising were not bad at all. I looked normal enough to go out in public within a couple days. I was told that everyone’s healing process is different, though, and I definitely swelled less than most people (according to my doctor). I had very good insurance when I got the surgery, so I only paid a $25 copay.

  • Keeelo

    Hi. I just found out I have ptosis I’m 19 and it’s already negatively affecting my self esteem. If surgery can correct it, I think I’ll get it. Can you maybe post a blog about your experience? I heard surgery can make it worst and I don’t want worst 🙁