As most of you know, I am moving back to my Downtown West End apartment on April 1. My man and I could not be more excited, even though having to pay my own mortgage myself again while receiving a meager Unemployment Cheque from the government isn't much fun.
But moving back to my place will mean a whole lot of niceness. Yes, I am still going to sell the place but it's best to do it while we're actually living in it and not renters. But it will take some time, so why not embrace all that living there means:
watching the light bounce off the ocean from my bed*****my favourite spin classes a 15-minute stroll away****jogging in Stanley Park and along the seawall****having the most vibrant neighbourhood just a one-minute walk away****our favourite sushi places all within three blocks****watching the fireworks display from the roof and having my annual Fireworks Party (you know the party scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's? It's like that)****early morning swims in the pool when the sun is raw and the water is still****dining al fresco on the roof with a big bottle of white wine****having friends nearby****being able to cook my own food without someone's mother breathing down my neck and telling me I'm doing it all wrong****having everything in downtown Vancouver within walking distance...and of course, having MY place back, a place that's all MINE. Well, and my bf's.
Of course, the apartment is still a studio, still a shoebox and still cramped for the two of us, so I am hoping to make a few changes in the apartment to make it seem like new.
For one, I'm not bringing as many books and knick knacks, so the place will be less cluttered.
For two, I'm not bringing as many clothes - that's because I just donated a HUGE - like 40 pound - pile of new and used clothes to the SPCA. It was very, VERY cathartic. I'm used to tossing or giving to friends stuff I don't wear or like, but this time I even gave away things I DO like...I just didn't NEED.
AND because I'm selling a whack of designer stuff on Ebay. Wanna check it out? The bidding for some items ends tomorrow (and remember, I'm throwing in a choice of top for any readers who win): MY EBAY LINK
And for three, we're planning on getting a new couch and TV stand, which should help.
BUT I am still looking for suggestions from you readers. What do you think makes big changes in your place? REMEMBER this is a studio apartment so it's small. So think BIG but make it small. And also, I'm broke. So pricey things are out of the question.
Please leave your tips and suggestions below and you will automatically be entered in:
Courtesy of CSN Stores, I have been given a great opportunity for you readers - a chance to win a $65 shopping spree at All Modern.com.
The contest will run for one week (until next Thursday) and is open to everyone wherever AM ships.
There are THREE ways to enter this fab giveaway:
1) Leave a comment below (hopefully by suggesting some fun stuff I should do to my apartment, perhaps by visiting http://www.allmodern.com/ ?)
2) Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to @reply me WanderlustingKH)
3) Mention this giveaway on YOUR blog (and lemme know about it, K?)
You can do ALL THREE of these things above and it will get you THREE ENTRIES into this fabulous giveaway.
So far, I'm loving everything on their site - I think this Chalkboard Sticker will look fabulous on the one black wall I have:
Hopefully that'll get you thinking....love to see what you guys suggest for me :)