Welcome to my apartment!! A lot of people have been curious as to what my apartment looks like so I thought that I would make a blog about it to show my apartment off to everyone that won't be able to visit me for a while! I actually had my first visitor today!! Kyle Johnson came over and helped me hang up my curtains! :) so now my decorating is complete, and I am ready to make this post!
So without further ado I'll start off with my...
This is what you would see when you walk straight into my room. You can see my new curtains, and my computer. With the Sims on the screen of course!! Because I am majoring in business, and minoring in the Sims haha. I swear I've played it just about everyday! :) You can also see the desk that Becky donated to my "college furniture" fund. Thanks Bec!!
Here is a view of my two closets. The first little closet has built in shelves that I can put stuff on. The other larger one is a walk in closet. I have a better view down below.
Here is my little closet opened. You can see where I've already stacked some stuff up inside of it!!
Here is half of my closet opened. The other side actually doesn't have too much on it!! Shocking I know! I have my clothes arraigned by business casual, casual, and then long sleeves. On top I have all of my t-shirts and hoddies. This took me a while to do!! I hate hanging stuff up... especially when I'm not sure if I have enough hangers!! I actually forgot to pack my hangers on the initial move in so I had to bring them in my next trip. This meant that my clothes were all on the ground for about a week!! When I was gathering hangers up in my room I didn't think that I could possibly need them all.... NOPE! WRONG!!! I absolutely did need them all! I actually just about ran out!! I had to double up on a couple!! And here I didn't think that I had that much clothes!! Haha!
Here is a quick view of my bed. It takes up a decent amount of my room, but I actually have more room in this room than I do at my room in home! I actually have room to walk around in this room! Yaaay! I'm soooo glad that my bed is alright! On move in day it was supposed to rain, so I was stressing to cover up my new couch (below) and my bed up. Well Cody just bought a new bed so he had a lot of plastic leftover that I used to wrap around my bed. We ALMOST made it to BG without disaster... however once we got to BG it started to DOWN POUR... for about 5 minutes! Just enough time to get everything soaked! My bed was the only true potential causality. Due to the plastic Cody gave me only the very bottom got wet. Shawn let me borrow his box fan for the night, and my bed ended up drying and being fine!! But I was nervous!! I had to sleep on my couch that night!! Luckily my couch was wrapped up in the plastic I bought it in or it would have been soaked too, and then I'd have been sleeping on my floor that first night!!
Since I had taken a shot of everything else... I figured that I would show off my night stand and my LIFE SAVER fan!!! When I moved in I originally thought that I was going to be bringing an air conditioner... so I almost didn't even pack the two little fans that I have. Well... once Cody and Shawn carried my big heavy air conditioner up the stairs we realized that it wouldn't fit into the window (sorry guys) so they had to take it back... and I was left with the two little fans! :( It actually hasn't been too bad. It's been pretty cool out, but there were a few scorchers nights that were just about unbearable!!
Here is a view of my bathroom!! I looove the look that I have in my bathroom. If that shower curtain looks familiar I'm not entirely surprised. I stole it from my dad's bathroom!! Haha!! I left him the cartoon fish shower curtain that my mom bought for me! Haha!! Thanks for taking one for the team dad!! I think this shower curtain looks a lot better in my bathroom than yours anyway. Originally when I asked him for it I was just joking, but then he went on to say... "I don't care... I don't even know what the shower curtain in there looks like anyway." So I was like... well then in THAT case I'll snatch it up!!
Here is my most distinct and favorite part of my bathroom! My Aunt Sherry hooked me up with most of the stuff you see. I really love the shelf. I think it's really pretty, and I love the fish and the sea shell pails! I have q-tips, cotton balls, and hair clips in each respective bin. Above on the top shelf I put all of my nail polish in the bottom piece that goes along with the set. Once I was done I was in love with the top two shelves, but the bottom one looked distinctly plain so I grabbed some candles that I found in my attic and put them there. I'm pretty pleased and proud with the way this turned out. I'm not going to lie it makes me happy every time that I walk into my bathroom and look at it. :)
Here is another one of my walls. You can see another piece that I got from my Aunt Sherry. Also you can see one of my towel racks.
Here is a view of other wall and sink. The picture there says "Powder Room" and I like it quite a bit. The one aspect that I'm not 100% pleased with in my bathroom is that my door hides this picture a lot. The reason why Cody and I decided to put it there was because the only other wall that I had was very close to the shower, and I didn't want it to get water damaged.
Here is a view of my hallway leading to my bedroom which is straight ahead, and then the bathroom is off to the right. On the other side is where my furnace is located.
Here is a quick view of my kitchen. It's not all that big. I used to have a decent amount of counter space but then I put my microwave, toaster, and dishrack on all of my open surfaces!! So now it's kind of a tight squeeze when I'm preparing dinner.
Here is the door way view. It's a good view of my dining table. The weekend that I was moving to BG I went to Jamie's Flee Market with Cody and his mom, and we found this table and chair set for a reasonable price! I was pretty pumped about it! So we snatched it up. I later found the material to throw overtop of it. If you look really closely you can see my fragance warmer in the center of the table. The fragance warmer is very similar to the Scentsy except a little bit better. You buy jel and put a bit onto the plate, and you turn it on. A light bulb turns on and releases the fragrance into the air. It is sooo much safer than a candle and it's really easy to clean too! All you have to do is pick up the plate and wash it! I'm a fan!! Kyle came over today and told me that my apartment definetely smelled girly. I took that as an extreme compliment!! :)
Here is my brand new couch!! I looove this couch!! I was originally planning on taking my grandma's couch and use it here at college, but then dad offered to buy me a new couch from Big Lots. Cody and I went to Big Lots and we picked this couch out! My dad and uncle Johnny were planning on going to Big Lots to pick up the couch for me. Well... they drove out to Big Lots and due to a communication error/phone error I did not receive the call that they were at Big Lots, and they actually purchased the wrong couch!! I was going to just settle for the other couch, but dad said that he didn't mind if we exchanged it. So we went back to Big Lots and got the right one!! I'm SUPER happy that we did, because I really, really, really LOVE this couch!! It's so pretty and comfy!!
Here is a quick view of my TV. I don't have cable... so I don't really watch tv all that often. But it's still cool! You should have seen all the stress I went through to get the tv up on that little base!!! GAH! At least it's holding up on my stand well! :)
If you look in the opposite direction you can see my wall with my pretty pictures on it. This is right behind my couch by my table.
Here is a side view, and you can see it all together! Yaaay!! Can you see my new curtains?? I was excited!! It was slightly difficult to get them up. I'm glad that Kyle helped, because I'd have never done it the way he did!! Also you can see my coffee table and end table here. My Aunt Dar actually gave me another set of coffee/end tables that I could have used in my apartment. I didn't use it because I was worried about knocking the glass tables off!! I'm a clutz and I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but if you look there isn't a whole lot of room between my hallway and my coffee table. I knock into that end table everyday so I'm sure that I would have destroyed the other set, plus I loved the drawers that Becky's end tables had! You should see all the stuff I've put in them!! :)
I took this picture to try to highlight my favorite picture! If you look it's right by my door! I absolutely LOVE this picture! It's my favorite! I'm sooo glad that I got it from my Aunt Sherry. I love looking at it when I walk out of my apartment or when I'm walking to the kitchen or living room!! :)
Here is a different view of my curtains. Here I have them pulled back. I'm not sure if I'm going to do that and then let the shears hang down to cover my window. As you'll see I pulled back both sets right now. I'm really glad that I got the shears on, because I really really liked them. You can't really see well but they have pretty flower decorations on them. The actual curtains have a flowery/leaf design on them too. I know that it's hard to see! I'm not sure how I am going arraign my curtains. I only JUST got them up so I haven't got to play with them yet! I was too excited to make this post first! :)
Now to my door! Here is the rug that Cody's mom bought me at Jamie's Flee Market! It's really comfy! I really like it!! I notice now that it's not quite straight in this picture like it usually is... grrr... I could go and take a new picture of it for my blogs sake, and then upload it and put in on here, but that would require just TOO MUCH EFFORT!! It's already 10:25pm... so please forgive me for the sloppy picture.
I just wanted to highlight a couple things on my door. Here is my regular lock, my dead lock, and my "Redneck Contraption Strap Thingy"...
Here is a better view. When we first walked into my apartment, this was the FIRST thing that Cody and I noticed. We were like .... what... in... the...WORLD... is... that?! As earlier typed, I affectionally call it my "Redneck Contraption Strap Thingy"... The "thingy" part to the name is the key. I think that it sets off the name rather nicely, don't you?? Maybe? But to be serious when I first saw this I was a little bit concerned. I was wondering what made it neccesary for the "thingy" to be added in the first place?? I guess I can sleep assured... if my lock and dead bolt give out I'll be safe... my faithful strap thingy will protect me!
But I won't lie... As much as I question the neccesity of it I still use it every night!! I can't fall asleep unless I know my Redneck Contraption Strap Thingy is in place! It's like when you go to a hotel, and they have an automated lock system, and then one tiny little hook that you can use. I always use the extra hook, and secure myself in regardless if it's neccesary or not. I mean it's there right?? Maybe we have shady handy men here?? The apartment building has keys to all of the rooms so perhaps it's the same philosophy that hotels have? They give you the extra lock so that you can sleep assured that their people won't come in during the night, or something?? I'm not sure, but they look like they were hastly added. I'll have to look into the reason...
WELL...I hope that you enjoyed the tour of my apartment! I know that it sure has taken me a while to make this blog post!! I want to thank everyone that helped me move in, and everyone that gave me stuff for my apartment.
A big thanks to Mark for letting us use his truck and trailer to get everything here, and a really big thanks to Cody and Shawn for helping move me in! I wouldn't have been able to get everything in without them!! And also another special thanks to Cody for staying after everyone left to help me set all of my pictures up! If he had left right away with everyone else there is no way that my apartment would look half as nice, or if everything was on my walls it would have been after a massive struggle on this short girls part!!
I want to thank Aunt Becky, Aunt Sherry, and Aunt Dar for all of their help and everything that they gave me to use in my apartment.
And I also really want to thank my mom and dad for buying me a lot of the essential items that I needed in my apartment, and for always supporting me over the years. I know that packing up and moving somewhere new is never fun, but they've both been the two constant people that have always made sure that I had everything that I needed and that I got to school safely! I feel like they've both always gone above and beyond what is expected of a parent and I really do not take it for granted!
Overall I really apperciate everyone's help and I feel very lucky and loved for all of the help you have all given me! I can't thank everyone enough for all the love and kindness you've all shown me!! It's tough moving into a new place and trying to get everything needed for an apartment. My family helped me sooo much, and I'm really pleased with how my apartment looks and how functional it is to live in!! One hard part of living in Scotland was how little I had, and how my room was just plain white and cold, and I didn't have hardly any cooking utensils or anything. My apartment is sooo completely different then that... I feel like I have nice things, and my apartment is really comfortable. I really feel like I'm starting out in my life. So I just want to say one more time thanks to everyone that helped!!