Friday, June 21, 2013

My Home: The Common Area

I've been waiting until I felt relatively comfortable with the way our apartment is starting to look. A lot of it is a constant work in progress. Rachel and I are on the top floor of our apartment building. This is what the front door opens into. We try to keep it as homey-feeling as possible at all times. When I get home at night, I almost always have a seasonal candle from Yankee Candle burning. (I'm a candle snob,) although, I've started to hear more about the chemicals used in those candles. Since I already burn a good amount of patchouli incense, I'm thinking I just switching over completely. 

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We now have pale pink oriental rug, thanks to my parents. Have yet to get my lazy ass to take a picture of that. 

A close up of my hanging balls. Ar ar ar.

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Tip to having a "homie" home: always have fresh flowers where you'll be able to admire them regularly. I save those flower food-packets that you get with every bouquet and will use them if I think they need a little sprucing up. The best cheap flowers that will stay in good condition (if you change the water every 2-3 days) is at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. I'm seriously never let down. At Trader Joe's I will get one $3.99 bouquet and one $5.99 bouquet that I think will complement each other. I end up spend around $10 on flowers every two weeks or so. At Whole Foods it's a little more expensive, but that's where I got these sunflowers. I got two $5.99 bouquets and combined them. Although, I recently was in organic mecca in Texas at Central Market, and the flowers looked pretty amazing and well taken care of. 

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And here's our new bookshelf friend, above our little 24" flat screen. His name is Hoobert. Thinking about dubbing him Sir, Hoobert. Thoughts? 

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Enjoy the weekend, everyone! 

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