I think I have a corny title problem. We can talk about it another time. Apartment Therapy January Cure Day 20: Hang Your Artwork On Day 6 we had to choose a piece of artwork that we would frame and … Continue reading
Okay, the title might be misleading because it’s not for the baby. It’s for a room. In our apartment. It’s not even a room. Our apartment has this small galley kitchen with great cabinet space but almost non-existent counter space. … Continue reading
The first apartment that Tuvia and I lived in was tiiiinnnyyyy (as in smaller than the number of letters I used in “tiny”). Since we were trying to fit into a space and we weren’t sure that we wanted to … Continue reading
You know the saying about how good deeds breed good deeds? It’s the same in our house with projects. We do one and we get the bug. The only acceptable bug to have in our house as far as I’m concerned. Today, … Continue reading
I love Home Goods. And not in a friends way. More in a wish-I-could-live-with-you-and-be-with-you-all-the-time way. Some might call that unhealthy, but I say those people haven’t been to Home Goods or have never truly be in love with a store before.
Today I went to Home Goods (cue the angels singing, seriously, they just did in my head) and I finally did it. I took the plunge. Made the commitment. I am now the proud owner of….artificial flowers!
I know it’s breaking one of the first rules of decorating, but you know what? I love flowers, I really do, but I really hate taking care of them. I hate throwing out the ones that die. I despise washing out the vase/mason jar that inevitably gets stinky because I hate throwing out the ones that die.
Also, I’m taking care of my kid and don’t have the time, energy, or will to take care of a plant (plus I don’t know how. I have killed a cactus in the past, I kid you not.)
Enough rambling…here it is:
I do not feel like this picture does it justice at all. Here’s another one:
that feels even worse…hmmm…here’s one without the runner and then I give up.
Well, the point is I finally bought artificial flowers and while I don’t think they look too good in the pictures, I love them in real life and am happy with my decision.
There is still one thing haunting me though. There was a blue console that I was DYING for!! I looooooved it. Really wanted it. Kinda wished we were still looking for one so I could justify it. But we already used our money thriftily on…you guessed it… IKEA. The white bookcase is good ol’ Billy and it’s definitely not a “piece”, but it serves its purpose and we don’t need to spend $200 on a piece of furniture we don’t need.
Have you used artificial flowers? Were you satisfied with the result? What about a non-impulse buy? Ever regret not giving in to that impulse? Not that I do, I think it was a good decision, but I still miss it and I bet it’s sitting there in the dark, closed store right now…missing me too.
We have lived in our apartment for almost a full 2 years and there are some things that we have been talking about doing for that long. A portion of those things, we have even bought the materials for and … Continue reading
I feel like I should’ve added an evil “mwahahah!” to the title because anything that has master in it deserves an evil laugh. Moving on…below is the ultimate overall total and complete list of everything we want to do in … Continue reading
The IKEA MASKROS pendant lamp for our bedroom- it’s relatively cheap, white to brighten our room, and more of a statement than the standard rental fixture which I won’t include a picture of because it’s just too depressing Tuvia is … Continue reading
I definitely want to put a bookshelf in Aiden’s room, but I don’t know if I want to do a sling bookshelf like this One Step Ahead one http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=GC7&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B00559SAWQ&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifror just use an overall storage unit like the IKEA expedit or trofast. In the end I just want it to be easy for Aiden to put things in their general place when he gets older.
Maybe let’s start with the name of the blog.