Tips For Living In A Small Apartment That Worked

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1 Permalink 0

For me. I need to always always preface that with "for me". What works/worked for me wouldn't necessarily work for others. When I said yes to my current apartment back in December 2012 (move in January 2013), I kept panicking about how the hell I was going to live in a bachelor apartment. The idea of living in such a small space was exciting but also daunting. The usual concerns: where would I put all my STUFF? Would my  bed smell like my dinner? How will it NOT look messy everyday? Blah blah blah. It was a long, trying struggle to find a balance. To make myself feel better when I first moved in, I combed the internet for tips and ideas about how to live in my little bachelor apartment. My savior came in the form of Erin Boyle at Reading My Tea Leaves. Erin writes a beautiful, simple ...

Home. Wonderful Small Home.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1 Permalink 0

Working in the children's mental health field, I feel like I am hyper aware to all the tell-tale signs of declining mental health in people and can be quick to worry about others. Loss of interest, lack of motivation, start to disengage from 'others', don't see the point anymore, lack of eye contact (my blog couldn't face the other more 'active' bloggers), worrying about what other's think, can't see the top from the bottom, feelings of over-whelmedness (my word!), poor organization... Etc. Etc. Well. I think I can officially say that my so called 'home' blog was depressed. She was lack lustre. Borderline boring. All over the place. Kept posting that she was gunna 'quit'. BUT GUESS WHAT? Summer's here and SHE'S back! When I moved into my itty bity bachelor in January 2013, I was kind of embarrassed to blog about it. It's small. Has zero storage. I can see my ...

Tis That Season – Minted Holiday Cards

Monday, November 11, 2013 4 Permalink 0

Listen, I am as shocked as the next person - it's almost Christmas. How the hell did it come up so quickly? I have no idea. Life has this magical mysterious way to sneaking up on us. It felt like just yesterday that Nan and I were splashing around the East Coast and now I am already thinking about my Christmas shopping and cards.... I always struggle each holiday season to buy cards that are "me". The ones I seem to gravitate towards are always way way way too expensive for me to rationalize buying (everyone just recycles non-personalized cards right?). I love getting cards that involve personalized pictures because than at least it feels like you are getting a little something special. So what awesome timing when Minted contacted me about their holiday photo cards and the desire to collaborate. Minted has kindly offered to allow me a ...

Morning Light

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2 Permalink 0

My new apartment has amazing natural light. It really is the best feeling in the world to wake up in my little box of an apartment with Nannabear with the sun shining onto me. If you had asked me ten years ago if I would have thought that I would actually like the morning sunlight waking me up at 6:30am (naturally!!!),  I would have laughed. No way. I probably would have invested in some black out curtains or something. Oddly, I have gone from being a total sleep-in addict to a full on morning person. Well I don't know if I am a 'real' morning person, I just wake up early now. Not sure if I am approachable or not but I love waking up early. Sometimes, I feel like it is actually the best time of the day. I spotted this beautiful image on Pinterest this AM - the image ...