Last week I got the itch to play some apartment Tetris and moved virtually all the furniture in our tiny one bedroom apartment. And in doing so I was able to move my desk from our office (which I hadn’t been using in forever anyways since Sean needed the closed-off office area space) into my own mini-office! I’d been using the high-top kitchen table for months as my workspace and it just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Moving all your office supplies anytime you want to eat dinner together gets old pretty fast.
Here’s how it looks now!
That open-square-shelf-thing on top of the dresser used to be in our bedroom and housed all my shoes (yes, I have a LOT of them). I somehow paired (pun. intended.) them down to a lot less and found a new home for them. We turned the shelf thing on it’s side and put on top the dresser which actually worked out perfectly and gave us tons more storage space in this main room.
Since we really didn’t need the TV in the living area (we rarely watch it)- we moved the it into the bedroom and switched the couch to face the windows. It’s someone’s new favorite spot.
Oh, hi Roo!
Sean now actually has more than a one foot radius around his chair in the office! Barely.
And now I’ve got my own ‘office!’ It’s amazing what you can do in a tiny space with a little rearranging. And literally stacking furniture atop one another :p
To all my lovely Cincinnati friends and family! First off: I miss youuuu! Secondly: I keep promising a lot of you photos of our new place, so for the sake of efficiency (and really, the point of this blog)- I’ve pulled together a little tour for you all!a
Here it is, in all it’s 100 square foot glory! Ok it’s more than that, but not much.
We live on a pretty busy main road in Mission Beach in a 4 unit building…here’s the view from the bottom of the outside stairs up to our door!
The door opens to our living room/dining room/every room (the first is the view from walking in the door, the rest kind of swing around so you can see the whole space)
Off of that is our office (really, it’s just a glorified closet with a window…but it somehow fits our two IKEA desks!)
(since this I’ve put up more stuff on the walls)
Also off of it is the kitchen which has a glorious view of Subway’s roof (depending on the time of day the apartment either smells like bread or freshly baked cookies…needless to say I never want Subway again and constantly crave chocolate chip cookies)
(Mai Tai snuck in there..as she does…)
Thennn on the other side off of the room is the door to the bedroom and bathroom (exciting stuff! I know!)
And that’s it! Of course the most exciting part, and whole reason we’re here is because we can walk to these two places within a minute. I WILL NEVER GET SICK OF THIS WATER! I love it.
Now come visit us please!! It’s not the same without everyone!
Love you all!
I’ve seen these ‘birthday list’ posts before (like this one from A Beautiful Mess), and I love the idea of a set of mini-goals within a time frame that isn’t the cliche New Years resolutions. Plus the fact that the number increases every year is pretty awesome- I feel like it forces you to constantly come up with new and exciting goals things to do with your life. Forever young and what not right!?
Since I just turned the ripe old age of 27 last week (I thought I was 23 like just last year!? What happened!?) here’s my list. I like matching the numbers (others do something like 28 before 29), and it’s my blog so I can do what I want. 28 before 28! Let’s see if I can do it! Anyone want to join me in tackling some of these??
One of the (many!) things I love about being out here in San Diego is that we have tons of great day trip destination options.
The other week we went up to Laguna for the day, it’s a place we both really love & even considered moving to when we first planned to migrate out here. It has such a great vibe, very chill + cozy. (Nothing like what I expected it to be…was I the only one kind of jaded by the MTV show??)
Below are some shots from our trip- we had brunch at this place called The White House and it was AH-mazing! Right by the beach + has great mimosas, can’t beat that!
^ Isn’t that the truth?
My April mood board + wish list!
Wear: Anything turquoise + fuchsia + metallic
Eat: Vanilla chia pudding (obsessed!)
Decorate: All things Southwestern + Southern California inspired
Make: Some DIY all natural scrubs
Paint: Cactus + Succulents
Go: Hiking on some desert trails
Sources (left to right, top to bottom)
Monogram Succulent , Can’t find the original source for the cactus print (please let me know if you do!), Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch , Disco Ball Planter , Leather tube bangles , Apres Surf Shirt , Metallic Toes , Quote , Vintage Geology Chart , Cactus Painting (sold!), Vanilla chia pudding recipe , DIY Lemon + Thyme Scrub , Home Office , Bedroom Decor , California Inspired Decor
I know we’ve been here less than a month (although it feels like a lifetime! In a good way), but there are still so many places to check out that we haven’t been to yet. From tips I’ve gathered from locals, to spots I found online- I gathered the top 10 places we’d like to check out in the coming months! My goal is to maybe knock one of these out a week, or at least a couple every month to ensure we’re not getting too complacent and to keep exploring all the awesome spots SD has to offer!
1. Balboa Park
2. Belmont Amusement Park
3. Old Town
4. Shell Beach Tide Pools
5. Birch Acquarium
6. Gaslamp District
7. Torrey Pines for hiking
8. Catalina Island
9. The Zoo!
10. La Jolla Cove for snorkeling