Around Here in July

Just a little update of my apartment. Things still need to be hung on the walls. I'm still on the hunt for a few key pieces of art and some more decorative things to fill up space, but I'm trying not to rush the process. Honestly, I'm in love with this little home. It's quirky. It has huge windows and old floors. The kitchen is super kitchy, but I'm kind of in love. Overall, so happy I found this little gem. Can't wait to make some memories here.

Crate Shelf

After getting my hands on this old crate, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. I thought I might turn it into a little shelving unit, but in our old apartment we didn't really have anywhere to hang it, or anything to put in it. After moving, I realized that we had the perfect place for the crate hanging over our bar and it could hold some salt and pepper shakers that were currently homeless.

Tim finally got around to hanging it on Sunday and I couldn't be happier. We hopefully will be adding a small shelf in the center of the crate, but right now, I'm happy with it. And now my salt and pepper shakers have a home and aren't in the way anymore. Double success!

All we did to hang the crate was attach two heavy-duty picture hangers on the back and hang on two nails in the wall. If you wanted to put something heavier in the crate, you might want to make sure it won't pull out from the wall. Since mine is just holding small odds and ends, the picture hangers will work just fine.

Have you done anything fun with crates?

A Moving Update.

Although our (read:my) goal was to have things at home pretty much together before we left for vacation this week, I feel pretty good about what we have accomplished. TONS of boxes are empty and a dozen or so still remain, just being moved from spot to spot. But a great improvement from the day we moved in.  

Still on the hunt for the perfect bookshelf for our little cubby/nook area for all our books and movies and more bathroom storage before we can say we are box-free. We also have a bunch of shelves we (read:I) want to hang, art to put up, and a coffee table to build. We are getting there though!

Photos of our progress...

That orange lamp is the one I wrote about here, and painted rug and slipcover (once I finish it) will be up on here in the upcoming month or so!

Pattern, What a Lovely Thing.

One of the most exciting things about moving for me is decorating and creating things for our new home. I am in love with patterns and prints, I love mixing bold patterns with the basic bones of a home. Our new apartment is littered with beautiful finishes and very industrial fixtures, and the idea of mixing my quirky prints with them is really a lovely challenge and I'm up for it!

Ahh, I love a good print. Any good patterns in your home?


So I realized that I have yet to feature my kitties on here and I think today is a great day to do it. Moving them to our new home was relitively harmless and quick (just a little car sickness in the carrier), and then are MUCH happier now that they have room to run around and giant windows to stare out.

Audrey took the move fine; she's usually the one I worry about since she gets so upset about things.

Abbey was fine, as always.

Happy cats! Happy weekend!