Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Apartment Dwellers!

Oh yeah! I found a great apartment idea website that I wanted to share! Check it out: www.apartmenttherapy.com

I hate apartment shopping!!!!!

Usually I enjoy looking for a new apartment, but since I have moved to small town , nowhere I CANNOT find a decent apartment! Apartments here are so expensive and poorly managed! It is awful! Currently I live in a large luxury complex, which isn't luxury at all. It is just better than everything else! I also live in a two bedroom apt., but next year I have to move to a one bedroom because I will be living alone. I am happy to be living alone, but not happy spending nearly $1000 on a one bedroom apartment by staying where I am now. While this is expected in larger cities, it is NOT acceptable in a small town!!! I don't get it!! I know this is a college town, but geez, the population is less than 100,000 and it drops down to half during the summer months!

Unfortunately, I think that I will continue to fork over the cash to stay at this complex. I have been looking around and everywhere else is disgusting or poorly taken care of! SIGH!!! At least here I have my own washer and dryer, dishwasher, huge rooms, balcony (that I can actually put furniture on), internet, cable, pool, etc. So it is a great place to live and I guess I gotta pay the cost.... I am excited about upgrading some of my furniture and work on my storage solutions! I was at target the other day and I found plastic shoeboxes at 5pk for $4.00!!! That is a great price!!! I have been wanting to put all of my shoes in plastic shoeboxes forever. I love my shoes and I don't buy cheap shoes, so I take very good care of them and always keep them in the boxes. As you can imagine, pulling cardboard shoeboxes in and out can cause the boxes to fall apart over time. But nevermore!!! I have a fabulously organized closet (at least as far as my shoes are concerned!!!) My plan is to get a closet that looks like this.

I have way more stuff than this and I don't know how I am going to pull this off, but I am an organization freak! I love things to be organized and have its own space. So my shoeboxes are like Christmas!!!! I will post pics of my awesome closet when I finally figure this out!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

There is a wedding in the future!!!

But NOT mine... sigh... One of my best girlfriends is getting married!!!! Her fiance called me this morning and asked me what kind of ring she wanted, purchased it today and proposed to her tonight! I am so very excited for her!!! However, Biff and I have been talking about marriage, but just recently he told me that it would be at least 2 years before we get engaged... and I don't want to rush him but it is a little discouraging. Especially since just 2 months ago I told him that if Aforementioned Friend gets engaged before me that I was gonna be really mad at him. And here we are. Of course I am not upset with him and I didn't expect them to be getting engaged so soon, but it makes me a lilttle impatient. Patience is not one of my strong points. I try to be patient, but oh, it is so hard for me. I know that waiting patiently is the best, but I fear that the oncoming wedding plans of someone so close to me will make me restless.

On a side note, one of my other best friends is moving to Cali tomoro! I will miss her so!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Friday!!!

I have had an excellent friday!!! I had a super long to do list and I got most of my errands done!!! I have a friend coming to stay with me for a few weeks because she is moving to Cali and her things are being shipped this weekend! No one wants to stay in an empty apartment! So priority on my list was to prepare for her arrival! I am very excited!!!

So here was my to do list for today!

  • Go for a run ( I am trying to get to the point where I enjoy running. I am not there yet.)

  • Clean my apartment- Clean the guest room, wash all the linens and clothes, straighten up, mop, sweep

  • Drive 24 miles for my favorite hair product. ( I live in a smaller town, not hillbilly small, but hippy-ish small town small and they don't have any high end salons or department stores here.... sigh.)

  • Go to the Target in 24 miles away town. (I always find fun stuff there!)

  • Come back home and go grocery shopping for lots of healthy foods! (I am kind of a food snob... like if I could shop at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Great Harvest Bread Co, I would. However, law school doesn't allow it and I have to plan meals VERY carefully for me and Biff so that we get quality food at reasonable prices. We are also trying to get in marathon shape, so we MUST eat better)

  • Stop by T.J. Maxx (Just because... I never know what I will find!)

  • Check and see if my Kate Spade cosmetic bag has come in the mail. ( So excited)

  • Check and see if my new Lilly dress has arrived yet! (I hate how it is a rainy fourth of July weekend... Lilly deserves better weather!)