22.9.10

Apartment Life {Personal}

"oh lizzy,
it's such a pleasure to run my own home."
charlotte - pride and prejudice
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I'm not the biggest fan of living alone, but I absolutely love having my own place.  
Most of you have probably seen on here or on my facebook/twitter that I've been in my first apartment for the last month!  People have been asking for pictures, so I'm gonna give a little sneak-peak.  I'm waiting for a few more furniture pieces to arrive before I "reveal" the whole thing ;)
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It's fun pulling all different things together to decorate.  The walls are white and I have black curtains, so color in the place comes from other little items (like my mom's childhood building blocks, a "new" pink birdcage, my re-painted yardsale dresser and old film pictures of my mom + grandma at Disney in the 50's!)
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I also have this large "inspiration frame" up where I stick anything that... well, you aren't dumb... inspires me!  Magazine pages, pictures I come across, old journal entries, little "tac-able" items - if I can fit it, it goes in the frame :D
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These white frames are a project in progress... stay tuned to see the finished decor in later weeks ;)
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But my FAVORITE part of my apartment right now is the art :D
For my birthday my lovely best friend, Lydia Jane, drew me a big picture of my favorite place - the fair.  I have the best friend eeeever!
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We both are our happiest when riding on the swings at night, so of course she drew the them ;)  And I'm also a sucker for ferris wheels and roller-coasters.  My favorite part of the picture is the little fellow on the swings right above the loop in the coaster - he has his little arm up in the air! So cute :)
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Lydia's mom also is a super talented artist and painted me a watercolor for my kitchen.  I also LOVE it!
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THEN, my dear friends, the Remmies, collaborated to give me this for my birthday as well!  Janet had the idea, and her husband, Seth, drew it.  I really, really love everytime I see it.
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It's a drawing of my "theme" verse (Luke 2:19) and is absolutely beautiful.
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And just like Mary, I treasure up all these things :D

ps. If any other artists, photogs, crafts-folk and the like want to contribute to the walls and decor of my little white land, go for it ;) hahah
pps.  If any artist, photog, crafts-folk, blog-follower or any other friend would like to come by, let me know! I'd love to have you and I seriously don't like being alone ;)  Come come!  I'll feed you!

11 comments:

  1. I'm seriously in love with your apartment. I adore color, so every room I've lived in I've painted the walls. But after seeing your apartment...I don't know. Maybe I'm willing to give white walls a try ;)

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  2. Love it! All the drawings are just beautiful, and I really like your colors! =)

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  3. I totally would have painted color if I had the choice, but I was "forced" to have white. And now I love it! It feels so.... clean! And fresh! I'm a fan :D haha

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  4. OoooOOOoooOoo. I love it :D So so cute.
    I'm seriously tempted to call you next time I'm in Maryland. :)

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  5. I'm takin those P.S.'s as a challenge... and DEFINITELY dropping by in the event that I'm hanging around the MD/VA/DC area. :D :D :D

    and I <3 your quirky style!!!! especially that fair pic. <3 it just speaks "summer happyness" to me. :) :) :)

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  6. Oh man. I love it!! White is one of my favorite colors because it's so fresh and there are so many things you can do to make it wonderful or it can stand alone. So happy that you have your own place and now I reallllly wanna come visit. <3

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  7. how about i send you a photo of myself. 8x10... how do you feel about that?

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  8. Looks great! I can hardly wait to come see it. I'm sorry you are alone. :( Luv YOU!

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  9. i love your little place and i love that it is 5 min from our place. we are so blessed to have a kristen so close to us!

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  10. kristen it looks SO cute! i'm slightly jealous.

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  11. Your apartment looks great!

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