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Category: The Tiny Apartment

the tiny living room before and after on apartment therapy!

So, the tiny living room got a big break on Apartment Therapy! As an avid reader of their blog/lover of everything they do/subscriber to their life philosophies/possible crazy person, I am SO excited. I sent in some photos of the living room “makeover”- really just the starting point (empty) and the after (filled up with art, furniture, and of course TCHOTCHKES.) (guys, I don’t even have to Google how to spell that word anymore.) I didn’t even know the post had been accepted or that they planned to publish when my mom called me with that sound in her voice…


the tiny apartment house tour: living room

Wellllll…I’ve lived here for 6 months now, so I think it’s probably time to do a home tour before it’s time for me to pack up and move again. To recap: my apartment is one bedroom, one bath, and 500 square feet. It is tiny, but where there is Ikea and Craigslist and a will, there’s a way. It’s just big enough for Finn and I, the neighborhood is bang-a-rang, and it’s super close to work which makes me feel old that I am now counting that as a perk. This is the floor plan, which I nabbed off the…


potting succulents for noobs: when your pot doesn’t drain

So, you’ve decided to take the next step in adulthood: owning a plant. Congrats! Your life is now forever changed. But then you get your plant home, and you’re all like, “What was I thinking?! How can I possibly keep this alive? I don’t know the first thing about plant parenthood!” Let me be the first to say: it’s okay. Everyone feels like this. Soon, you’ll realize that 1) no one knows what they are doing and 2) the internet exists, and it can help you. I should preface this tutorial with a fact: I have killed more succulents than…


my funke new tobias chairs from ikea

No, that’s not a typo in the title. It’s a reference to Tobias Funke from Arrested Development. He’s a bumbling, well-meaning never-nude (“There are DOZENS of us!”) and one of the funniest characters evar. I should probably back up a little bit. I needed some new dining chairs to fit my new, smaller dining room table in my new, smaller apartment. (Seen below.) Look how sad my dining room table looks without any chairs to keep him company. Not going to lie, I’ve been hunting since July. Watching…waiting…stalking Craigslist. Originally, I mentioned wanting these guys from Overstock. I liked their…


i think it might be fall: painted pumpkin flower vase

We’re finally seeing the tiniest glimmers of fall here in Austin- so very exciting! If I’m being honest, there’s only a chill in the air in the early part of day, typically around the time I’m dragging my ass outside to take Finn out in the morning, but STILL. It’s nice. And it makes for good hair days and the rest of the day the weather is perfect drive-with-windows-down temperature. Something about the nice weather makes me want to make all the things! Especially seasonal crafty things. This is hard because I don’t want to spend all of the moneys!…