apartment tour/ decor/furniture haul

I know this blog post is long over due, I’m sorry for procrastinating guys! I have been out and about running errands and exploring this state a bit! Last week my friend was here for the week helping me move in, so after we were done with unpacking/ assembling furniture we got out and explored a bit! Move in weekend was quite interesting none the less. North Carolina gets snow once or twice a year, so of course on move in day NC would get hit with snow and ice. ( legend has it I brought the NY snow along with me) Snow down south is no joke, folks down here are not prepared for snow or ice at all. When we went grocery shopping that night people were in panic mode buying out the entire Walmart, I kid you not the shelves were completely empty!! Coming from NY I didn’t see what the big deal is about snow or ice, until couple days went by and there was still ice every where you went and businesses were still closed. In NY they take care of snow and ice the same day so us New  Yorkers were mind blown! The following day my friend and I were house bound so I decided to unpack all my clothes and shoes and get my closet organized. The following day which was Sunday, my friend and I went to biglots and I picked out all my furniture. If your’re on a budget and want good furniture big lots is your new friend! The following day we got a uhaul and carried the furniture up into the apartment. oh what a fun time, just the two of us, ice every where, and hauling heavy furniture up these huge steps to the third floor! fun fun! Well we made it with out dropping anything or killing ourselves down those stairs! We used the iced sidewalks to our advantage! Since everything was packaged good and we knew we wouldn’t scratch any furniture we just slid the very heavy stuff through ice and it slid easily! carrying things up those stairs is just another story! But we survived!! I’m all settled in and  feel right at home! This community is great and moving to this state was the best decision I have yet made!

Bedroom!

Any furniture you see was bought from big lots!

Bedding was an apartment warming gift from my mom

All bedroom wall decor from Burlington

Lamps& mirror from Walmart

Flower decor from tj maxx!

Bathroom wall decor from Burlington

Shower curtain and mats from biglots and towel I believe Kohl’s! For the bathroom I went for the teal/ green combination as I did for my room I guess that’s my new color!

I love that my bathroom has a full wall mirror & is very spascious!perfect for doing hair & make up! I love it!

Washer/ dryer/ storage! I love that it has closing doors!

Love that everything in this apartment is painted white including kitchen cabinets it gives a very welcoming/cozy feel& brightens up the rooms! My kitchen is small but since the rest of the apartment is spacious can’t complain!

Kitchen/ dining room table from Kmart! Let me tell you how hard it is to find a decent table

Life’s necessity!

Nothing more welcoming than a fireplace! That was the first thing I seen when I opened the front door move in night& I was ecstatic! I always wanted a fireplace it gives off such a cozy vibe & this is my most favorite thing about the apartment! Not to mention such an easy & fun way to decorate! I’ll be changing the decor up by seasons but for now I went with a gold/white/silver combo for my living room. Keeping things neutral & elegant! All fireplace decor was purchased at either Ross/marshalls/ tj maxx.

I bought this wall decor at Burlington. My friend went out and got hooks, made it into a fun DIY project and made me a key holder & let me tell you how useful it has been. I never lose my keys any more and when I’m in a hurry it’s there for quick grab!

Living room wall decor from Burlington

Living room lamp from Walmart

Flower decor from tj maxx

Coffee table center piece from tj maxx. All furniture pieces from big lots. Lamp from Walmart

Candle holder from marshall

A big thank you to my friend who has done so much and put in so much work into moving me in! From hauling this heavy furniture, to assembling each and every one of those furniture pieces, to keeping me company all week and helping me get used to this new life style! It makes a world of difference to have some one with you for move in week when you don’t know a soul in the state and feeling home sick.Forever I’ll be grateful for everything!truly blessed to have such an awesome friend! Not to mention my friend drove 500 miles to help me!Couldn’t have done it with out my friends help! 

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apartment essentials

Couple days ago I signed my lease for my first apartment! One thing I’m very excited for is move in day. In the mean time I did a mini apartment haul of some essentials every one must have in their apartment, and I’m excited to share these things with you guys.

Number one being a coffee maker of course! I can’t live with out my coffee. I actually found some cute coffee bar ideas on pinterest, that I just might use for my kitchen. Not only will it be a cute décor, it’ll be convenient to have coffee essentials out on display and all organized for those busy work mornings.


crockpot is also an essential! it will be so convenient for those long days of work, get everything in the crockpot in the morning, come home from work to a nice warm dinner waiting for you! There’s so many crock pot recipes out there on pinterest that I can definitely survive on crockpot meals!


I also love my dinner ware set! It’s absolutely perfect. plain white and elegant.


forks/knives/ spoons are Oneida and a set my mom bought a while back that she never used so she gave them to me.


my drinking glasses are crystal glass, very fancy, and have this floral design. I wanted to get something more fancy for when I have people over. I don’t think I’ll be using these on the daily.


I found the most perfect café set at raymour and flanigan! I can’t wait to host brunch at my place and put these to use. How adorable is this set?

This crystal bowl I think I’ll use as decoration piece on the dining room table or coffee table. Perfect for filling with candy, or for every season you can fill it with seasonal décor. I’ll definitely get use out of it.

I’ll probably do an apartment décor blog, apartment furniture haul, and possibly apartment tour once I’m moved in. Stay tuned for some exciting blogs coming in the near future. Let me know what kind of blogs you want to see on here!

cozy ways to decorate your home for fall

brighten up the dining room table display

What better way to lift your spirits on a cold, rainy, gloomy fall evening than coming home to a vibrant bouquet of fall flowers on your dining room table. I love a beautiful view to go along with my warm cup of tea in the evening or my morning coffee so this bouquet hits the spot for me.

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freshen up the front door

What better way to say “welcome” than a gorgeous wreath on the door. Add a wreath for a welcoming effect and an instant autumn.

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cozy up the outdoors

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As leaves start to fall off and everything starts looking grey and gloomy, you will be glad you added vibrant accessories to your front door.

burn fall candles

I don’t know about you guys but I’m a candle enthusiast. What better way to cozy up the house than burn a fall scented candle. Nothing more satisfying on that cold fall evening than curling up on the couch with book in hand, warm tea right besides you, and an aroma of that caramel pumpkin swirl candle flowing through out the room. if that’s not cozy I don’t know what is.

Add knit throws/ blankets through out the house

Not only do blankets give a warm and cozy feeling through out your house, they are a perfect fall accent piece for when the temperatures start dropping. Perfect for curling up in to read a book; or for that evening of binge watching your favorite show on Netflix.

 

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