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Guest Room Update

January 22, 2016

Now that my office is about half way sorted I’ve moved on to my next project. I’m still debating how I was to possibly incorporate a sitting area with a couch or chairs in there but for now everything is perfect. With the help of my friend Jack, I was able to get a new daybed put together for my guest room. Its a huge improvement over the futon that I’d had since I originally moved out of my parents house back in 2007. This bed is a real space saver with the drawers in the trundle section. I’m able to fit pillows and blankets that I’m not currently using in there and that helped free up space on the rack that I unfortunately have to use for linen storage. That is probably the biggest drawback of this house. My old condo was half the size but managed to fit almost twice the storage space in it. The transition from having a pantry and linen closet to not having either is still a struggle almost three years later.

I’ve got to admit, I might have an Ikea problem now. I’d still like to get a nice linen cabinet for the room and possibly a bedside table, although I’m not sure if it will fit yet (time to break out the tape measure). However, my living room furniture is starting to really show (and feel) their age and I think the guest room might have to take a back burner to a new couch. My goal for this year, as long as I have the funds to budget it in, is to finish both rooms. I have an idea for my living room but again it requires some measuring and careful planning.


Back To Blogging

September 22, 2014

Boy, have I missed blogging. The last few years or so have been a complete whirlwind of things, including me not really accomplishing much of anything. I pulled away from social media, blogging, entertaining and everything else that I always loved. It’s time to start making some changes in my life and one of those is that I really want to get back into blogging, I think it will be a step in the right direction of getting my life back on track.

I’m going to start fresh, with a brand new blog and go in a brand new direction. I miss getting out and experiencing my city, I miss taking photos, and I miss the people I’ve lost contact with.

So, what have I been up to all of this time? Well, I moved into a house a little over a year ago and I’ve been working on getting the inside and backyard situated. There are still plenty of things I would like to get done, like replacing the vanity in my bathroom and doing an entire kitchen renovation but I’m taking everything one step at a time. That is pretty much all I’ve been up to, and learning how to cook. That has been an adventure all in its own. I knew how to cook the basics, but I’m trying to branch out and use more fresh and local foods as opposed to frozen and canned.

I guess that’s what this blog is going to be focused on. My adventures in home ownership as I approach my thirtieth birthday next year.