Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Apartment Life: The Essential 15

It has been over a month now that I have been responsible for my own meals, doing my own laundry, and cleaning my own floors. Why didn't I move out sooner??

Here is a list of things for you people who are first- time mover- outers like me. (yes, I just wrote that shameful sentence with my new college diploma conferring an English degree on me shaking its head in the corner)

1. trash bags
2. silverware
3. knives, spatulas, utensils
4. sheets
5. soap- laundry, dishwasher, hand, etc.
6. towels
7. tupperware
8. ziploc bags
9. microwave
10. cleaning supplies
11. toilet paper :)
12. pots and pans, glasses, plates, bowls
13. chairs (folding, anything)
14. little lamp(s)
15. vacuum

While there are many more things, these are the basic items you may want to consider investing in before moving out.

Now, here's a list of my favorite apartment things:

1. new kitchen appliances, like my coffee maker and Kitchen Aid mixer (aka miracle worker), electric tea kettle, and toaster (mmmm, toast)
2. potted plants-- I'm growing corn on my patio, along with lettuce, flowers, and strawberries.
3. awesome iPod sound system- because I don't watch that much tv
4. candy dish with lots of chocolate to refill it (also popular with friends, brother, and fiance)
5. picture on my fridge made by one of my Sunday school kids, love it
6. huge whiteboard collecting dust in the office (but fun to leave notes on)
7. owls, because I have an owl- themed bathroom (don't you dare judge me! You haven't even seen my owl board on Pinterest!)

What are your favorite things at home?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

21 Days to Go!

Here is just a small preview of our apartment; it has built- in bookshelves in the front room, which of course I need. The sad thing is, those are only part of my collection. I have tons more in my room still! 

And you noticed the roses on the table, you say? Why yes, Scot did surprise me at work with them this week. Such a sweetie, I know, but I saw him first ok? 

Chocolate, is that chocolate in a candy dish? No, you're not at grandma's house. You're at an addict's house. I sure hope my grandma doesn't mind me using her crystal punch bowl to fuel our addiction. ;) 

Oh, the lamps look weird? That's because they are one of a kind, yes. The coasters have ribbon because they are favors from one of my bridal showers... and the pictures in the frames are my pretend family. I'll get around to adding my real family sometime, hopefully.

Well, I'm sorry but that is all for now! Well, and this random picture from the fridge. I'm on the right, and my maid of honor is on the left. We have entirely too much fun together. This was at the Phoenix Bridal Show a few months ago.