Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hi, I'm Alive

I have been consumed with Maiplace—also known as my new little apartment. Movers, unsuccessful mattress hunting, hauling stuff up many, many stairs. This is what I've been up to. That said, things are good.

Some best girlfriends came over last night for an unofficial housewarming of sorts (probably the only one I'll have to be honest) and rearranged all the furniture, which resulted in a laundry list of furniture recommendations to make the place complete. Mirrors, rugs, bookshelves, console tables, art. Funny how you think you are downsizing but wind up having to buy a bunch more shit. Although, my old place left much to be desired in terms of any real style, so a part of me is happy to upgrade things. However, I am really going to try and keep the fact that I want simplify my life and possessions in mind when looking for stuff the fill the space.

My latest obsessions have switched from fashion to home decor and DIY sites. Pinterest and Apartment Therapy, anyone? I've become more familiar with The Home Depot than I've ever wanted to, tackled painting half the apartment, and now I have a bunch of ideas swirling around in my head. My very handy friend L said she'd help me make a couple of console tables out of a bookshelf I'm not using. I also scored a great find on cl —two Sam Avedon Alladin Plastic Chairs for a rehab project, similar to this.

Not sure what color to paint them!

So that's what I've been up to. Getting settled. I've had a lot of changes happen this past year, mostly for the better, but change for me is always tough. I'm glad I have great friends, a loving family and I'm doing something I care about to make it all worthwhile though.

I hope everyone is off to a good week. I'm seeing Cinderella at The 5th Ave on Thursday with this lovely lady, and I have a date (a very cute date I might add) to my work holiday part on Friday. Life is good.

Monday, November 7, 2011

5 Things

The past few weeks have been a little hectic, but I thought I should pause and share a few things I'm grateful for.

1. My mom is coming to visit this weekend. She gets in Thursday night, I'm taking Friday off, and I have some fun stuff planned for us. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, getting our hair did, a play at The Rep, Kristin's housewarming party, dinner with my bestie and her mom, and showing her my new apartment!

2. Oh yeah, I moved to an apartment in Queen Anne! Well, technically, I just signed the lease and painted a couple walls (which is very hard work I might add). I have not moved anything in yet, but it's mine, and in my favorite Seattle neighborhood.

3. I'm loving my new job and soon I will be able to walk to it from my new apartment!

4. Dinner with lovely friends last night at their home.

5. Anything pumpkin.