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Moved in!

We’re all set up to run life business in our dwelling. I am desperate to paint! Did not win the battle of “this place is disgusting, you’d better clean it up.” Pfft, property management DOES NOT CARE. Have you seen Behr Neptune Blue? Well, that’s what we’re thinking for the living room. I’d like to get the new coffee table of course, and we have the stump now!! It just…

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List making

They tell us the apartment will be ready by Friday.   A list of things I’d like to have for the space: LIVINGROOM get old sofa cleaned and slipcovered get rug cleaned buy plants: 1.) rubbertree plant 2.) fiddle leaf fig 3.) philodendron lamp coffee table large mirrors new desk entry hall table get artwork framed get an ottoman KITCHEN 2 more place settings to match elephant dishes. Get matching…

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Sad day

We were devastated to walk into our new apartment Friday afternoon, after signing our new lease, to find that they hadn’t bothered to clean it. The entry hall had trash in it, the living room still had the previous tenants belongings, the kitchen floor was still filthy, and stuff was still in the drawers. The bathroom had a bandaid in the shower for Pete’s sake! I had to cancel my…

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Packing up, moving on

A year ago (and a handful of weeks), we were packing up to move from ATL, GA to BHAM, AL. Honestly, I do not know how we packed up a 3 story condo because I am struggling to pack a 2 bedroom apartment! So much clutter and useless junk! Papers, old junky clothes, and stashed away objects that were never unpacked in the first place! To them I say: be…

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The elephants go marching in

When work is slow, you can find me at onekingslane.com or other such websites. I’ve been eyeballing some dishes but could never quite settle for a boring old white. Racking my brain for other sites, I remembered World Market! They’re always emailing me coupons but my email is full of a constant barrage of store/beauty website deals and updates. So, I tend to ignore. Luckily, 2 days ago they sent…

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Newly acquired

It dawned on me that I do not have to worry about a dining room table just yet. I was using Boyfriend’s old desk, his grandfather’s actually, as my desk in the sunroom but the only purpose it really served was as a surface for CLUTTER. So, now that the new apartment’s walkin closet shall be my office space, that big desk won’t fit. I thought…why not use it as…

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French doors

I LOVE french doors and I hope to have them (or maybe pocket doors) in my for real home. But that is eons away….so I started thinking about the new layout and that closet being my office area… Wouldn’t it look so much better with a glass paned door!? Natural light would come in and I just think it would be a great project. So what if we’re just renting.…

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We found one!

Oh my Lord, the places I have seen. Last week I saw some really run down places. Think 70s roach motels. One window in the living room followed by disgusting carpet and very little space. And not for cheap. In my mind, when you are paying $700, you shouldn’t be shown THAT. Birmingham, AL isn’t NYC so I think you should get what you pay for!!   Anyway, today we…

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Fickle

Earlier today I thought sure I’d found the right coffee table (I know…like is this ever going to end!) I thought this has the bit of gold (okay, it’s brass), glass, and wood requested of boofriend… I was set. Then someone posted this on my posed question to the Houzz community: This crazy room is the eclectic look I enjoy. And right there amidst that heavy sofa is a tainty…

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In a blink, it’s gone

So the apartment we viewed yesterday was a beauty. And we wanted it. And we thought it was ours. Before showing, the owner stated another applicant had already applied but he’d show us the apartment anyway. Okay? And of course it was amazing. And of course he took our money so we could apply. Of course we said “we’ll pay the deposit tomorrow!” for other applicant hadn’t done that and…

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