I’ve been sprucing up the house this week in little ways like replacing our curtains, changing our duvet for summer, adding a pillow here and there, simplifying the clutter on shelves and dresser tops and finally framing some prints from my friend Sandra Juto that I bought a few months ago. I also got around to planting our balcony garden. It feels good around here. There are lots of things that I’d love to change about our apartment (namely the bathroom and kitchen!) but that isn’t going to happen unless we find ourselves with a whole lot of extra money, so these small changes will have to do. I’m currently waiting on a small, colorful vintage kilim rug that I found for super cheap on ebay to put by the door, as well as a small vintage Moroccan side table that I bought on Etsy. I’m hoping to find a new floor lamp to replace the one in the living room that just doesn’t work with anything anymore. Next year I want to buy a new couch. We might have to go with a sectional since the couch is pretty much my office and I basically take up the whole couch, (the laptop has a permanent place on the couch near the window side) leaving little room for anyone else. We’ll see. I mean if it took 2 years to find the right dining room table, then I’m not sure how long it will take to find a couch.
It’s been raining all week here in the city. I got caught in it after coming out of, what I hope to be my last doctor visit in awhile. It was pouring sheets of rain but I walked around in it anyway. I had my rain boots on, the ones that I try to seal with shoe glue every time the tear at the seam comes undone. When it started raining harder, I ducked into Madewell on 5th ave (oh, you know…just happened to be right there) and I ended up buying that enamel necklace, which you can see in the photo above. I’m so glad I did. It was the last one in the store. Sometimes it’s the little superficial things that make your day.
Have a great holiday weekend!