Monday, May 6, 2013


Hi there, and happy Monday!
I hope your week is off to a great start.
Today I'd like to share a few photos of my new apartment!

apartment living room
Here's the living room-- the framing on the walls is one of my favorite details about my new place.
I also love the extra-wide windowsills, which will be the perfect place for Bucky and Cocoa to perch as they watch the birds.

apartment kitchen
And the kitchen...

apartment kitchen
...and the other side of the kitchen!  

apartment bedroom
This will be my bedroom.  My closet has two rows for hanging clothes, hooray!  The hallway into my apartment has a closet, too.

robin's egg
I found this hatched little egg right outside my building.  
It was the perfect welcome to my new nest.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

daffodils and a new home

I hope you're all doing well-- it's been a little while since I've posted.  But more about that later.
First, I'd like to share a few photos of one of my very favorite flowers-- the daffodil!

In what felt like only a few days, the weather here has gone from chilly and gray to sunny, warm, and beautiful!  The daffodils are in full bloom.  Some are big and showy...

tiny daffodil
...and some are teeny-tiny!

     Ok, so about the radio silence coming from my blog lately-- I've spent the last few weeks travelling back and forth to New York interviewing, and I'm going to be starting a lovely new job in just a few weeks!  Yay!  And since I'm going to be working in the city, I need to live a bit closer.  I had looked at some apartments a few weeks ago, just to get a feel for what exactly I wanted.  Of course, there was one apartment that I absolutely fell in love with.  Top floor, amazing views, cute neighborhood, 
cat-friendly, bright and sunny, reasonable commute-- everything I would have included if I was to describe my ideal apartment.  I was happy to see that my dream apartment does actually exist, but I was sure that it would be gone by the time I was ready to move.  I kept checking online to see if the listing disappeared, but somehow it stayed available.  When I was hired and started looking for a new home, I was sure the apartment would be gone, and that the online listing just hadn't been updated yet, but I called the real estate agent who had shown it to me, just to check.

It was not gone.

I'm moving in next week! 


I'll share some photos of my new nest over the next few days, but posting will probably remain erratic until I'm settled into my apartment.

I hope wonderful, exciting things are happening in your life, too!