This is the first Spring I've had in a long time where I'm not frantically searching for a new place to live. I can't tell you how exciting that is for me. When I think back on the different apartments I've lived in, each place seems to signify where I was at that point in my life and I'm happy to be staying in this one life phase for a little while longer. I'm taking that as a good sign that I'm where I'm suppose to be at this moment in time.
These photos were taken prior to a big cleaning that I did in my bedroom. That giant cardboard box you can see in the first photo, which has been in that exact spot filled with random stuff I didn't know what to do with since I moved in last July, is finally emptied and gone. Those random hats have been added to my hat wall area. My suitcase, which has been sitting empty since I unpacked from Chicago, has made it back to the basement. Outside, my plants are in pots and actually doing pretty good I think! Flowers on the tomato plants and will need to be staked soon because they are growing so much.
On the to-do list is painting the bedframe in my spare bedroom (this has been on my to-do list for months!). I recently spoke to my dad about bleaching the entire deck out back since it's pretty mildewy. I bought some strands of outside lights to hang up and I'm ordered some temporary wallpaper samples to do the back wall in my kitchen (!!!). But it feels good. My house really feels like home to me and I feel good about the choices I've made each time I go home. Feeling good!