Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Slowly but surely we are filling up our new apartment. By new, I am, of course, referring to the "place we moved into almost 10 months ago." It's all about perspective. :)

Bryan and I are constantly struggling to find a balance between having a cozy "home" and just having lots of "stuff." So, after much deliberation and budget finagling, here's what we came up with:

We bought some mis-matched frames, painted cheap(er) shelves the color/finish of the ones that didn't quite fit our budget, added some clearance candles, painted a cardboard "T", added some personal touches, and filled our frames with pictures of family. The end result is a collection of things that each tell their own story.

My personal favorite is the scrabble board peeking out behind my favorite wedding picture. And yes, I strategically found a way to display the "Marry Me" part of the board while hiding the "clown" word played just to the side of it. Apparently it would be rude/wrong for me to remove those tiles from the board. Something about "you can't change memories...blah blah blah..." Alas, victory.

Another story is the one sitting atop my stack of books. "At Home in Mitford" is just one of the many (and I mean many) books that Bryan's Grandma Gen gave me last Christmas-time. Until now, these books have done a wonderful job making our bookcase look full. Until now. I am falling in love with this fun little Mitford series and so glad that I have all 5 of them!

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