Thursday, September 27, 2012

Apartment hoppin' and blog choppin'

Hello to the 3 people who still read my blog :) How are you guys?  Life is finally starting to calm down.  I am still working full time and living with my sister and my girls.  We recently moved to another apartment in the same complex. Blerg. Our neighbor below us was "noise sensitive" to put it politely and it became clear that silence 24/7 would be the only way to make him happy. Soooo my landlord moved us to a different apartment and our stress level has gone down tremendously! The new apartment is pretty much identical EXCEPT I no longer have a large walk in closet in my living room :( So my craft supplies do not have a home.  I am thinking tons of shelves and cubbies.  Here is where they are hanging out now...

Not exactly ideal but it is what it is...for now.  Since life is calming down I am getting the decorating/crafting/blogging bug.  I am itching to get back into the swing of things!  Here is our apartment in it's current state.  I have a ton of ideas and can't wait to get crackin'!!

Kitchen corner with mismatched chairs 

Happy fridge!

My mom made me this awesome tray for me...thanks mom!!

Sadly my sunburst mirror did not make the move, but that is why hot glue was invented!! :)

 Once the mirror is repaired it will go between these two bookcases. Please ignore ugly antenna.

New hallway rug

Itty bitty bathroom

A client at work gave me this campaign dresser :) 6 drawers of to pick a paint color.  Any ideas?

Decorating while renting definitely has it's challenges but I say bring it on! 

Now that I am getting my mojo back I was thinking a revamp of my blog.  Like a fresh start. What do you guys think? Should I leave it the way it is?  I had some fun the other night with backgrounds.

As much fun as it was, I don't really like any of them! haha!  Would love your thoughts!
We'll talk soon.  Later gators.


  1. Hi Jane..I have just had a little catch up, I've missed you round lately 'cos I didn't have a working computer for the first half of this year..and you've had some breaks too. I am glad you are settled now and doing ok. Congrats on the BH&G coup too...big designer you! I love the screen with the trees on the know it so goes with your birdie..she'd have a place to fly off to..hehe! The trees are really sweet. Have a great weekend Jane..xoxo

  2. She blogs, yay!!!! Your apartment is looking GREAT!!!! U already know my color suggestion for the dresser (lol). Maybe more of a teal aqua though. I love the clean look of your blog as is, bit I also love some of those new backgrounds. I like the first one a lot. Busy, but pretty :)
    Miss u, love u!!!! Xo

  3. what a cute home you have! love the bright colors in the kitchen and the bookshelves. they're "staged" so nicely. i love everything you've put on them.

  4. where is the dresser going? without knowing i say yellow or kelly green. :)
    another happy color for your happy decorating!
    and i like the polkadot multi color background!!

  5. I'm glad you got moved and don't have to deal with the "neighbor"!

    I love the backgrounds! It's just so fun to play, isn't it? And a whole lot easier makeover to redo and redo again and again!

    I can't wait to see what you do with that dresser... how awesome!

  6. Not bad for having 3 readers and 6 comments!! I think change is good and the background is always a good one to tackle and scrach off of the "to do" list!!

    I'm needing to do mine as well (despartely) only I can't figure out how to do it so I'm leaving it to my friend. Now if she'll only call me back...

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  7. You lucky girl...I've been on the hunt for a campaign dresser! And I'm with Cassie; green and gooooold so pretty :)

    If you've got that itch...I say re-vamp! Come back all fresh and new :)

  8. Even though it's an apartment I still see your personal style in the furnishings! I'm glad you guys are getting settled in and that the stress is waaay down. For the blog makeover I like a lot of the backgrounds you tried but your current design is so nice and clean. I think white space is in for blog design.

  9. Your apartment is so cute! So glad you got a less stressful apartment, and that was worth the sacrifice of the crafts closet - now you can see all your stuff :) As for the dresser, my first thought was yellow, but you do whatever works best...then show us! Yay for another post LOL!

    Glad you're back Andi!

  10. oh, and I like the random flower design (5th one down). Still enough white space, but a little design too.

  11. Clearly I am not #3 based on the replies above me.....

    My crafts live on the floor in my dining room and they have shelves, so what good are shelves huh?

    ! like the first choice for the blog background... vibrant and full of life, like a girl who's getting her mojo back.


  12. Apartment living is not for the faint of heart. We were lucky to find one that shares only 1 wall, period, and it is the stairwell that is in the garage. With 4 kids, that is a tremendous blessing. Good luck with all the change. :)
    I like #7 and #8. Cute colors and patterns and not too visually overwhelming. I would probably pick the grey over the blue for the same reason.

  13. Is that a disguised vintage metal cart I see in your kitchen??? Ha! Welcome back! I would love to visit you in your apartment sometime...maybe we can have a house-warming coffee?
    I like all the can't go wrong with any of them. Leaves (#4) are my fav, though.

  14. Yay for getting away from grumpy neighbors. That's so annoying, but I am so happy that you are settling in ok. Everything looks so bright and happy in your new place :) It makes me smile! & I like all of the blog backgrounds. Whatever you decide to do to re-vamp will be amazing, I am sure. Happy Sunday! -L :)

  15. Andi!! I love your happy kitchen. And I think the kelly green dressers you have pinned would look fantastic! You always do such a good job of picking colors. Can't wait to see more :)

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  18. it is me who didn`t find your dresser in pictures?


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