Tuesday, May 31, 2011

in the search of an apartment- part 2

We have seen some more apartments.(you can read about the first part here) Although most of them would suit us, they were just not IT! Maybe I am wrong but I am still waiting for "this is my apartment" kinda feeling. I want to believe that somewhere out there is an apartment that will give me that feeling :)
so far some of the drawbacks in the apartments that we looked at, were:
- no view form the windows, or should I say, jail like window view, which is kind of depressing and sad
- bars in the windows since the apartment was on the first floor
- bad location
- a little too small
etc. etc.
It is not that we are picky. We do not mind old kitchens, ugly bathrooms or not so nice wall colors, it is all changeable. We just want a nice layout in a nice location with a reasonable maintenance fee. And we know that we can find it, we just need to look and be patient :)

Today we are going to see an apartment in this building

The building is lovely and we love love the location!! therefore I am very excited. Unfortunately, there are no more pics on the Realtor's website so I did my own digging and I found some other, old, listings from that building. If the webs are correct then possibly this is the layout of the apartments

I think the layout is great, it will suit us perfectly, and the amount of closets it just amazing!! I hope it is something similar to the picture. I know I am being silly, but it just the excitement of all of it :)
I still cannot believe that we might soon live together in some cozy apartment of almost ours.
I will let you know how it goes

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

boston terrier love

 I have always dreamed about having a dog. Unfortunately, in the place that we currently live in, dogs are not allowed so I was unable to own one. So I hope that when we move out I will be able to get a small dog :) Currently, I and my fiance (or finance as we like to call it haha) fell in love with Boston Terriers. They are small, very very cute and what is most important, extremely smart - at least according to the info on the net and friend's description.
I will want to adopt one instead of buying, so that will be my priority and I hope we will be able to find one, happy fella :)

See this adorable little face? ahhh my heart is melting

Sooo cute :) love love love it
Truly, I cannot wait for the day that I will be able to get a dog :) Would love to have a companion and since I love walking it will be great to have someone to walk with.
I hope that one day my tiny little dream would come true :)


Monday, May 16, 2011

letter love...

I found this amazing blog on the net yesterday. Couldn't resist and looked through all the posts there. That is how bad I am if I find something that I really like :)

and after awhile I fell in love with this amazing project that the Birdie Blue has done

I want to have something like that as well :) So I am in search of a letter K and some nice paper to tackle the project.
Go check out her amazing blog as it is full of great inspirations. I love it :) What do you think?

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

oh the big city

My friends live in a studio in Williamsburg with the most stunning view of the city. I couldn't resist not taking any pictures :) so I will share some with you.

sundown... beautiful pink skies


I love the one below, with still pink skies and with the lights lighting up :)

My friends have an amazing view as you can see :) I'm happy that I took those pictures.
New York is great ... always busy and never resting. However, I dream about being able to live somewhere calmer, at least for a little while... just to see how it is :)

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

the search for an apartment

so we, or actually my lovely fiancee got an idea that maybe we should buy a co-op.
As for now we saw only one place in an amazing location, with a huge park next to it, in an old pre-war building. Everything is picturesque and lovely... but the price is pretty high and it requires a renovation.

isn't the entrance just loooovely :)

It does not look so bad on the pictures but in reality in requires some TLC. As for price we found some other stuff in the same price range that do not need as much TLC and are also located in cool places

So we looked more and here is something else that we want to see...

it is nothing amazing but I will be MORE THAT happy if I could call something almost my own  :) hehe
I will let you know how the search goes ;)

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

is it an obsession?

While cleaning my room today, I stopped and looked around...

Books on my desk, next to the desktop

On the shelf next to the desk

Love books with white covers ;)

Uncontrolled stuck of books... since I have no place to put them

It just gets bigger and bigger

and then there is the big book shelf. As you can see books are stocked one on the top of the other


... and more books

what, even more?

books on the wall shelf, above the bed

I love all books, old, new, paperbacks, hard covers, baby books, children books... I definitely have more than I can handle.. is it an obsession? 
I cannot part with them... just need to find a better way to store them... 
I will let you know if I will find a way to do so... :P

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Bee houses

Being on this fabulous blog Yvestown I have learned about Solitary bees. They are very important for us. "Solitary bees are harmless and do not sting, they do not live in hives or build combs, and they do not swarm." Take a look at the cute and awesome ideas that we can do to help them survive.

Yvestown says "Bees pollinate 80% of the worlds plants and Albert Einstein predicted that if the bees die, the plants will die, the animals will die and then the people will die. It's very simple to make your own solitary bee house using instructions on this website"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

as for now

... we are not doing the wedding party. In the beginning we wanted to make a smart party for close family and friends, however it quickly became more not just a small party. More and more people would need to be invited... and it became A Wedding. It did not make sense any more to make that party. We would go to the City Hall and after that we will go for a nice dinner with just our parents and siblings and that's it. We also decided that after 2-3 years we will do the big wedding :) As for now the decision seems to be the right one and I am still excited about the whole thing.

I am actually looking for some short, cute wedding dress that I could ware to the City Hall. Let me know what you think.



And I would love a small flower in my hair. Maybe something like this:

Let me know what you think :) Which look do you like better, 1- the more sexy look or 2- more 'sensitive' girly-like.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

been so long

since I posted last time. I just have so much going on- excuses excuses.

Today I have been working on some of my projects for school. One of them was a research paper about an excellent educator of my choice. I decided to write about  Charlotte Mason, a British educator who started teaching by using short lessons, Living Books instead of textbooks (the books were written by people who had passion for the subject, in easy, comprehensible language) and by using art and free play. She was amazing and really loved children. A part of the project was also creating a Museum walk board. So here is what I have came up with

It is not done as my printer refused to print pictures and I would need to do it at school before class.
I used cardboard box that I had at home, instead of buying the board at the store. Not only did I save some money, but I am also environmentally friendly ;) wink, wink.

Besides that I have been working on my art portfolio for an Art class. Overall, my room was a huge mess today.

You can actually see the portfolio laying next to my bed (the white notebook thing)

I have so much to tell you guys that I will need to do it in other posts :) The engagement, the wedding, moving out, the in-laws meeting my parents etc. Told you I have a lot to tell ;)

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