Monday, August 20, 2012

New Apartment (Part 2)

** This is for you Eric so you can see what I'm doing while you're away!**

The move went well!! I can't believe how much stuff I have. I would think "ok this is it" and then I'd notice 3 more boxes that I missed or forgot that we still had to get everything from my old place in Cincy. I now dread having to do this when we have kids. But eventually it all made it up the stairs and through the skinny kitchen! Even the super heavy sofa that the guys had to pretty much take apart and carry up in pieces (thanks again Dean for helping!).

Eric ended up staying over that night and thank goodness he did otherwise I think I would've just looked around at everything and started crying. We were up forever cleaning all our new things and putting them away in the kitchen, organizing the bedroom, sorting boxes and figuring out where everything ended up. It was a lot of work, and we were both exhausted that night.

Today was proclaimed "organize all the things!" day. I hit up 3 of my favorite stores: The Container Store, IKEA, and Target and brought home enough storage solutions to fill an entire Pinterest board. It was wonderful.

So after two days of intense organizing here is what I have to show!

Friday, August 17, 2012

There's No Place Like Home...My New Crib!

I am so so sooo excited for this weekend! Do you know why? Because I get to move into my new apartment that my future husband and I will call our first home! 
Everything I think about it I just get so happy. 
I really love our apartment. It has wooden floors, high ceilings, some pretty cool lighting, an old fireplace, and all that old home charm. I already have a TON of ideas on how to decorate it, but of course that will take time and hopefully we have room to decorate after we combine all of our belongings together. Not to mention all of the bridal shower and wedding presents we have to take into consideration. But not to worry, everything will fall into place. As of now we only have a couch, table, some chairs, and my dresser as furniture so that will also have to grow over time. It doesn't matter though because its MY place!!! Even that I do have to share it with Eric, I have never lived somewhere that didn't have 3 or 4 other roommates to think about. Done with the days of cleaning messes that aren't mine, changing TP rolls because the last person used it all up and didn't think to put a new one on, having to search to try and find a space to cram my apples into the fridge because its PACKED with every one's food, or a giant case of beer. UGGG I hate that. 

But enough babbling and onto the pictures! These are from my phone, and the bare bones of the apartment. I can't wait to keep showing its progress as it transforms from this plain space into something completely our own. 

Hope you like them! Any decorating suggestions are also welcome :)