Apartment therapy

Sad news to report. Josh and I are stuck in our icky apartment for another year. It was a tough decision to make, considering how unattached we are to this place. But somehow the rent in this daggum city is outrageously more expensive than anywhere else we have ever lived. That is actually a huge understatement. So here we are with our beige carpet and cracked bathroom mirrors for the next 13 months. Le sigh. Sorry for the bad attitude…working on it.

The good news is we are saving a lot of money by staying, and have decided to go ahead and spend a little of that money to make our apartment a little more enjoyable. BUT we need your help. Our living room has been pretty empty looking since we moved in. Just a couch and a lamp. So yeah…time for a change.

The main question is coffee table vs ottoman. We cant afford a sectional at the moment, and I love the idea of laying on the couch without feeling bad for taking up all the space. Josh, however loves the idea if setting his coffee down as he reads on the couch in the mornings. Decisions decisions..
Opinions are welcome here.

Option 1: white rug, blue ikea ottoman to match the couch. Below is the rug we’d use. It is white enough in person to stand out against our nasty beige carpet.


Option 2: blue Ikea rug with white ottoman. Below is the carpet we bought and might return.


Option 3: blue rug, white coffee table. This was Josh’s pick for the room, and it looks good set up. I just have to wonder if the table is way to big for the tiny space. It also doesn’t match well with our wooden tv stand. Here it is:




I realized after taking these that Henry managed to make an appearance in every. single. one. He follows me around 24/7 and I can’t say that I love it. He is completely obnoxious.

So there is my ridiculous rant about mediocre looking furnishings. I wish I could say I was creative and good with this sort of thing.

Have an awesome weekend everyone! I’ll be hanging out with my 2 favorite little boys for the next few days 🙂 🙂




Life’s a little crazy at the moment. This update, in fact, comes to you from under the covers of my bed where my husband and dog are fast asleep and waking up in 6 hours. I can’t seem to gather my thoughts lately because of how little “me time” I’ve had. It’s a good change of pace from having no life, I suppose. Life just never can seem to balance itself out, can it? Just when you think you have the perfect amounts of work, exercise, love, friends, sleep, housework and God time in your life, one of them gets out of line and starts taking up too much time. (usually the rogue activity is in the work category, otherwise who would ever complain?)

I really would like a vacation. Lucky for me, my parents are going to Florida in April for my little brother’s spring break and they invited me to join them. I can’t remember being this excited about the possibility a beach trip before, except I’m also feeling a pang of guilt when I think of my husband being home working his butt off like he does every day of his life. He is the hardest worker I know. Yet I get the vacation. He wouldn’t have it any other way either. Love that guy.

That’s the best update I can give for now since exhaustion is taking over.
I will leave you with this picture from last weekend of my dog flying through the air. He is quite the gymnast.