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Day 248: Home Photo Dump!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen the prettiest spots of our new home. It's a three-bedroom apartment on the third floor, and was recently remodeled with all new flooring, cabinet fronts and appliances. It's actually a great apartment and living here is going better than I'd expected.

I love the layout of the place. Our furniture fits well, and if we had the gumption to get through all of our yet unsorted American excess, it would be quite comfortable. Our garage is packed like a game of Tetris of all the stuff we don't "need" but we've got plenty of stuff yet to find a home inside. But the master suite is better than what we had at our last house, the bathrooms are both large, and we have a laundry room. I dare say many apartment dwellers can't boast of those things. I do hope it's temporary, but we're making the best of it while we're here.

So without further ado:

My attempt at an art wall, courtesy of 3M strips and clothespins.
I liked my clipboard wall at the house better, and will probably do that
once we are in a more permanent dwelling. But this works! 

Typically I wouldn't store the cookbooks on valuable
kitchen counter space, but there's nowhere else to put them.
They also keep me from letting dishes and recyclables pile up too much. 

Kitchen! This was the first time I'd really gotten it cleaned
(and also moved most of the clutter to the island). 

Living space from the door of the laundry room. Not bad!

Found a spot for my cute little mason jar hydrangeas- one in each bathroom.

We have a large master closet, and my little dressing table is on the back wall.
I just love the clear 3M hooks for hanging necklaces.
I actually wear them when I can see them.
I really love the pics of my mom as a girl and my grandma as a young woman, too. 


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