Monday, March 14, 2011

Where does all of my time go?? / Top 2 Tuesday

Sometimes I ask myself that too. I feel like I don't have time for anything....and I hate it!! The newest task that is taking up ALL of my time is moving. We have officially found a new apartment, and I love it!! We are staying in the same neighborhood {which I am super excited about}but the new place is in a more trendy area of the neighborhood. Want to hear the best part about the new is on the FIRST FLOOR!! Coming from a 5th floor walk-up apartment to a first floor is going to be amazing. Other positive things: the laundromat is next door, it's on the first floor, my favorite grocery is down the street, did I mention it is on the first floor, but most importantly the apartment gives us some room to grow...wink, wink! I am not going to lie. I am going to really miss the amazing view of Manhattan from our living room...that is the main benefit of the 5th floor.

The hardest part about looking at apartments is imagining your stuff in it. It seemed like all of the apartments that we looked at just didn't seem right. I kept thinking about how awesome our current apartment. The hubbs had to remind me that we made the apartment awesome...we definitely did not move into it like that. When he told me that it really opened up my eyes, and we wound up choosing the next place we went in. It does need some work, but I am definitely up for the challenge....and that is also taking up a lot of my time. All I want to do is plan for the new apartment!! Get ready for LOTS of home decor, DIY, and Ikea post!

I need to try and remember to take pictures before we move the stuff in so, that I can give you good before and after pictures. We have already decided that we are going to do something that we have never done in any of our apartments before....PAINT! I am so excited to pick out paint colors that I am about to burst!! I do need your help in picking one of the main paint colors. Our couch and my husband's man chair are both tan.....what color should we paint the living room??

The master bedroom doesn't have a great closet so, I have really been eyeing up some of Ikea's closet ideas. I am loving these!

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I would love to hear any of your thoughts on creating a closet or paint colors or anything helpful about moving into a new place!

Top 2 Tuesday - Random Facts about You
I am finally back to participating in Taylor's Top 2 Tuesday!! I am determined to get back into blogging...I have really been missing it. This week's topic is Top 2 Random Facts about you....easy, right?? Not really I have had a really hard time with this one because there are so many random facts about me.

1. My all-time favorite foods are BBQ and Mexican, which is why I loved living in Austin so much. There is the best BBQ and Mexican there.....ok, I am drooling just thinking about it!

2. I love to sleep....probably too much! I especially love when both the hubbs and I can sleep in together. It seems like recently we haven't had much time for this :(

Have a great week!

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Valene Marie said...

I am now craving some BBQ ;)

Congrats on the new apartment too! Isn't being on the first floor awesome! we have a garden apartment, which is only single story apartments, pretty rare to find here. We also have the laundry right across from us too, it's makes it much easier.

Have a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

NICE closet space.

When I first read your #2, I had to go back and read it again.-- Sounded like you had TWO hubbies. :)

Kit said...

I love mexican too :)

Anonymous said...

The living room might look nice in a soft green color. Love the closet choices too. My dream closet is Carrie's in SATC.

Marcie Chavez said...

I love to sleep too! About 9 hours of sleep is optimal for me :-)

Brianna! said...

stopping by from TOP TWO TUESDAY!
Hope your day is lovely


The Balch Bunch said...

stopping by from TTT.... I love mexican food and could literally eat it everyday. When I was preggo I ate at Cyclone Anaya's every week and would have everyday if it was possible!

Caroline said...

I love BBQ and Mexican. Both are so yummy!

Beth McC. said...

I love both of your Random Facts! I love me some sleep too but the time change has me all out of whack!!

Erika said...

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Mrs. D said...

Congrats on your new apartment-- I will definitely be following along to see how it turns out! I love those closets... they're just so CLEAN!

Jennifer said...

I just reread my #2 and it does sound like I have 2 hubbies, hehe! I definitely only have one!!