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November 29, 2013 9:39 pm

Christmas Tree

We put up some Christmas decorations today and I seriously love the atmosphere it creates in our apartment. It’s so much more cheerful and exciting in here now. I told Wesley what to do if he’s under the mistletoe (we have the felt one from West Elm) and he thought was really funny. Three and… Read more > Comments Off on Christmas Tree

November 19, 2012 9:40 pm

Ex Astris, Scientia

Ever since we moved into this place, I’ve been struggling with what to do about the giant wall behind our television. It’s either been blank, or it’s been a hodgepodge of unrelated things that are spaced awkwardly. Thumbs-down. Then today, I stumbled across Caravan and was instantly hooked – I liked their chalk artwork best,… Read more > 1 Comment >

December 7, 2010 1:07 pm

Apartment living with a baby

After stumbling across this Ask Metafilter post about approaching parents of a newborn to tell them their baby is making too much noise, it reminded me how absolutely stressed I was about this before bringing Wesley home. My main point of anxiety revolved around the neighbors not signing up to bring home a newborn even… Read more > 9 Comments >

March 11, 2010 7:24 pm

35 Weeks – Bedrest

I’ve had an exciting time since my post last week! Recap from Monday’s blood pressure check: BP was terrible (160/90) when they first took it, so about ten minutes later they re-checked and I’m so glad they did, because it improved a ton (134/82). Because it was so high initially and my leg/foot swelling was… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 12, 2009 6:48 pm

Week 18 – Kicky!

This past week, Baby got a LOT more active. I feel him/her throughout the day off and on and they are definite kicks and/or punches. It’s totally awesome and simultaneously really, really weird. Something is kicking my innards! Ack! It is cute now, but I bet it will not be cute several months from now… Read more > 6 Comments >

September 22, 2009 10:50 am

Spider Season

I’ve decided recently that I really do like Fall. I always used to say Summer was my favorite season but I’m realizing as years go by that this isn’t true – I can’t handle hot weather, I hate being sweaty, and I don’t have a car with which to drive somewhere to go swimming. Overall,… Read more > 5 Comments >

January 29, 2009 11:27 pm

News on all fronts

News on the apartment front: I managed to score a cute, simple little lamp at Target the other day, as well as a much-needed curtain rod. I am still getting used to our curtains, but it’s nice to finally have them up. About a week and a half ago, I ordered a narrow small side… Read more > 6 Comments >

January 16, 2009 8:20 pm

Living Room Progress

Since you all were so helpful in assisting my big purchase decision, I am now the proud new owner of a Grown-Up Couch from Room & Board. The couch is positively lovely. It fits both Daniel and I at the same time (lengthwise) and the color is exactly what I expected. It’s a bespeckled white-and-black… Read more > 13 Comments >

December 4, 2008 7:37 pm

Big Purchase Update

All right, you talked me into it. COUCH ON THE WAY! We haven’t come to a concrete decision about the rug yet. It is a lot of money and there are nice looking rugs at IKEA that we should probably consider first. I do like the Pottery Barn rug, but… if it were roughly half… Read more > 6 Comments >

December 1, 2008 5:29 pm

Big Purchases

Since it’s well-documented that I am a rug dunce and am trying to beautify my living room, I need some outside opinions. I want this rug: Daniel and I have been saving for an occasion like this, and the only other big-ticket item we are seriously considering is the Eugene sofa in Dita Salt: This… Read more > 6 Comments >

June 17, 2008 9:42 pm

Home Improvement: Bathroom Edition

As a result of receiving a couple of Target gift cards as well as a couple of Bed, Bath and Beyond gift cards as gifts for the wedding, I decided to redecorate our bathroom. Before Here are two photos of our bathroom before: Things worth mentioning about our bathroom: We rent. Therefore, even though I… Read more > 3 Comments >

February 28, 2008 8:08 pm

Again with the spiders.

This time they are not on our porch, but they keep showing up in the bathroom. We have killed three identical spiders in the past week and I AM NOT ENJOYING IT. This morning’s spider was found on the inside of the shower curtain, so I tried to push the curtain closer to the front… Read more > 3 Comments >

January 28, 2008 8:59 pm

Basement Horror Update!

Maintenance has started cleaning! [Read the beginning of the story here.] We were supposed to have a follow-up visit today (our kitchen cupboards appear to be detaching themselves from the ceiling so we mentioned it when they came in last week) and I left a note about the mess in the basement. The note was… Read more > 2 Comments >

January 22, 2008 9:28 pm

The Horror In The Basement

I don’t do laundry nearly enough. If it gets really bad, I can usually find some long-neglected, ill-fitting t-shirt to wear for the day until I can get home to do laundry (or ask Daniel to take care of it). Today, though, he threw in a load and then later asked me to go downstairs… Read more > 14 Comments >

November 14, 2007 8:12 pm

Ding, Dong, The Witch (Spider) is Dead!

Daniel just came home and told me that his co-worker Matt gave him a ride home and… …AND… MATT KILLED THE SPIDER. He held the lamp aside, grabbed a phone book that was laying on the stairs, and SKOOSHED it! (Apparently, he is tall.) If you need me, I’m going to be composing a heartfelt… Read more > 8 Comments >