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Thinking about maybe moving makes my head spin. I love this apartment like I've never loved any apartment before. I changed here. I figured things out here. I became a better me here. The windows are huge and the space is great and the wood floors are charming. Packing up boxes and looking for a new apartment is one of the last things on my list that I want to do right now. But sometimes you know that a change would be good for you down the line, even if actually making that change seems terrible at the moment. And that's where my head is at. 

I love change. I love the feeling of changing up my routine. I love figuring out how to be happy in a new space. But the amount in which I hate packing boxes and packing a moving truck might is really high. I have yet to come to any type of conclusion on this issue. Stay tuned.

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Hi. It's really cold here. Like "feels like -2 degrees when I leave from work" kind of cold. I'm tired of wearing boots and winter coats. I'm tired of snow that doesn't get me off from work and usually comes on Saturdays. I'm tired of worrying about ice on my driveway and regretting not wearing socks out at night with heels. I'm ready for February to be over and March to hopefully bring some warmer weather.

This winter was a hard one for me. A lot of ups and downs. A lot of feelings of stuck and loneliness. Somedays I woke up and felt great, ready to take on the day. Others weren't so great. But that's how life goes, especially when you're 25 years old and your hormones are changing and going awry. But there were also so many good memories made and feelings felt. Travel plans made from spring and summer. I'll always have weird nights with stories to tell and remember for the rest of my life. It's always a combination of great and less than great with me, and the goal is to always focus on the great. BUT I'm ready to put my winter coat away for good and wear a crop top for goodness sake.

"You're a diamond dear. They can't break you."

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I've been spending a lot of time trying to appreciate this little apartment that I call home. My previous apartments came with character and beauty. Exposed brick and beams, completely new kitchen, huge windows, and 15 foot ceilings. I loved them, but they came beautiful and then I threw my things in and made it my own. But this apartment, it took work to make it feel like home. And I've never been happier. It feels completely and utterly like my home. And that's such an accomplishment and I'm thrilled.

I love you little home. <3

Around Here in October

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Apartment life has been lovely lately. The quilt of my dreams came in the mail and I'm thrilled with it. I've got art on the walls and DIYs in my brain. I figured out how to work my heat. Cats are happy with the giant open windows and things to watch. My custom-made reclaimed wood desk was delivered by my amazingly talented and great friends Katie and Micah of Steel Tape (planning on writing a whole post about that, don't you worry.) Art that has been sitting on my bar because I didn't have the tools to hang it is now up. It's really starting to feel like home, and more importantly, it feels like my home.

Coming up next I'm hoping to reupholster my vanity stool, create a wall-hanging-type-thing for over my bed (which will either be completely darling or horrible), tissue paper pom poms to hang from my bedroom ceiling, shelves to hang, bedroom curtains to paint and hang, and a desk to organize and decorate. I'm still living without kitchen chairs, and am now on the hunt for a desk chair (but let's be honest, I think I need a ghost chair). 

And yes, that is a Clueless quote I have framed in my bathroom. 

Around Here in June

It's been a whirlwind of a weekend. Friday night we moved a ton of boxes. Saturday we moved furniture in the morning and then settled in unpacking box after box. Sunday and Monday were spent organizing and getting things away, but it's actually starting to feel like a home around here. 

Tomorrow morning I'm getting on a plane to fly to New Orleans for a mini vacation/road trip with a college friend. I'm so outrageously excited to get away, have some quality lady time, and sweat my face off in NOLA. I'm thrilled for summer. It's going to be great.

PS: I got my first NatureBox in the mail today! Everything that I've tried has been freaking delicious and I'm so happy to have them with me to take on my travels!