Tag Archives: decorate

Working Out the Kinks

25 Jul

Today I woke up early to get ready for our cable to be installed. When that didn’t go according to plan (due to the fact that our balcony is just a hair away from receiving any reception via satellite and we need written permission from the landlord to rig a dish up on the roof), I decided to get to work on organizing my spare bedroom, aka the Craft Room! I can’t believe I finally have a room to dedicate entirely to my hobby (translation: a place to unload the ridiculous amount of stuff I brought over from California!). Such a thrill, I tell you.

Here’s a little sneak:

This was before I organized it. You don’t even want to know what was behind the wall to the left. Boxes and piles and boxes and piles of lord-knows-what. Actually I do know what. Just plain crap. But now that crap has a home!

And now it is sparkly clean and organized and almost up to par! I plan on taking photos of the new and improved space this week, so stay tuned!

In IKEA We Trust

8 Jul

Oh, yes.

What move is complete without a trip (or several) to the land of inexpensive yet highly functional and uniquely-titled furniture? I mean, what apartment dweller has not heard of the glorious Expedit shelving units or Lack coffee tables?

Today’s trip was filled with the happiness that only IKEA can bring. Like testing every couch in the store for it’s nap-ability. And getting lost at least once in the maze-like layout. And leaving the store with three coffee tables for less than 30 bucks.

All in a day’s work…

Suzy Homemaker Over Here

5 Jul

After my last official shift at Paper Source today, I headed over to the fabric store where I snagged some gorgeous colors and textures for feathering my new nest!

I bought a yard of each style, so I think I might make some pillows with my signature flower embellishments, and then use the leftovers for fun patchwork throughout the apartment. These colors are making my eyes so happy right now!

T minus one week until the big move! I have so much to do and barely any time to get it done, but all I want to do (translation: all I will do) is scrapbook and shop for my apartment! We will see how much of the midnight oil I am burning at the last possible moment…

Feather Your Nest

4 May

This past weekend I became OBSESSED with reorganizing my room and workspace and all that jazz that has been occupying precious spacious in my tiny little neck of the woods. Fun, fun, fun. I love a good burst of inspiration to make things happen. Here’s a few images that made me want to sign up for a credit card with IKEA stat:

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Workspace Overhaul

4 Feb

Yesterday involved a total workspace overhaul:

and then…

After making a list of everything that needed a house and what I had to house them in, I hit up the Goodwill where, for $6, I scored two fabulous new containers for my desk! Oh happy day, let me tell you. I am quite pleased with the results. Now for the difficult part: maintaining the organization…

For the Love of Clean

6 Nov

The other night, I had had enough. I could not stand to look at my highly disheveled desk or catch a glimpse of the adhesive residue that had become quite the eyesore any longer. I cleaned and organized and then cleaned some more and am happy to say – everything is back in it’s place and I am one happy camper. Here are some photos of my cleaning prowess:

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Oh happy day…