I have been meaning to do this post for awhile now, but keep putting it off because usually the floors here are scattered with toys, the bed is unmade & there is usually a large pile of laundry next to the bookshelves behind me. Plus, this place is still a work in progress. We still have curtains to hang before the summer heat arrives, I have more pennant banners to hang in Collin’s room, we need some serious lighting up in here, etc, etc, etc.
Then yesterday, I went to Fresh & Easy & scored clearance flowers. I love having flowers in my house, & wouldn’t you know it?! Having them here somehow inspires me to keep this place tidy.
Collin & I have been here for three months now & we enjoy it. There are positives & negatives to apartment living & we are no stranger to neighbor’s noises, but then again, a rambunctious two year old can also get pretty loud, so who are we to complain?
The yarn wreath was made by yours truly….that means I made it. You know, by myself? I basically made that wreath my bitch. Word.
We live in a one bedroom apartment, I sleep in the, “living room,” where I plan to add a metric load of pillows agains the wall to make my bed look like a giant couch. No one ever visit us, anyway & this arrangement works for us….& my wallet.
J & I made the art piece above the couch/bed. I found some tablecloths on clearance at le Target for $4, snatched ’em up, took a pair of scissors to them & stapled the fabric to some canvasses. Also? OBSESSED with The Hunger Games. Finished book one & working on two.
The weather has been so perfect lately. So Collin makes his home on the porch most evenings.
J visits us every weekend & I wanted him to have a piece of his kids here, too. This is my favorite wall ever.
The kitchen here is pretty rad.
I made the octopus art myself. I just Googled octopus clip art, saved some to my computer & screwed around with them in Photoshop. I tinted them, duplicated them & just tweaked things until I got what I wanted. I’m actually super proud of these bad boys.
The J loves H print I shared with you guys yesterday hanging right above my desk area. You know, the one you can customize with your own initials?!?! Get on it!
This single Mama is exhausted & I promised myself I’d go to bed early tonight, so I’m gonna go to bed & read The Hunger Games until 3AM. You know, going to bed early & all.
Holly is a self-described SoCal Mama with a Michigan heart. The mother of a blended family, she is passionate about normalizing step-mother and step-children relationships and bringing awareness to the ever growing blended family lifestyle. Holly is the creator of popular lifestyle blog OurHollyDays.com and writes for her local and regional newspapers as a recipe columnist. She is a lover of holidays and a stationery addict who is never without her trusty planner.