Since my last life lately post, I signed a lease on a new apartment! I move into my new digs on August 12, but in the interim, have been getting all my ducks in a row. On the less fun front, I’ve scheduled movers, began researching move-out cleaners, canceled my Comcast subscription, and made a list of the services I’ll need to transfer and places where I’ll need to update my address.
On the fun front, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping! So that things don’t get out of control, I made a master list of everything I need (i.e. a couch, new dish towels) and want (i.e. palm leaf pillows, new art), so that I can buy a little bit with each paycheck so I don’t completely bust my budget. I’ve also been cleaning out my apartment and sorting items into donate/sell/throw way categories. I have a huge haul I need to take to my local donation center, soon!
But enough of my rambling—I wanted to share some of the things I’ve bought for the new place! I’m always on the hunt for great home goods, so if you have any pieces you think I’d like—please send them my way. Happy shopping!
Y’all! I bought a couch! This might be the most “adult” purchase I’ve ever made. I went back and forth a lot on this couch—mostly because of the price tag, but after almost settling for a few other options, I’m really glad I ended up with the one I wanted all along.
My current coffee table is this IKEA hack, and while it’s hard to beat a $40 coffee table, it’s definitely showing it’s wear after two years. I love the gold-and-glass look, so I’m excited I found a similar coffee table that’s a bit more sturdy and professionally sealed.
You’re probably sick of me talking about these palm print pillows, but I am happy to report I am now the proud owner of two of these bad boys. I think they will look great on my couch! I’m thinking about adding in a solid color pillow as well—any thoughts on color?
My mom gave me a set of this gold flatware for my birthday a few years ago and I love eating with these! Since my roommate had brought half of our silverware, I just bought a 120-piece set to go with the set I already have so I had more than enough flatware to make it through the week without running a half-empty dishwasher. And I can personally attest—the gold doesn’t chip or scratch.
I’ve had a set of 8 of these round beaded dinner plates for years, but they are huge and definitely don’t help with portion control! So, I went ahead and bought eight of the salad plates to go along with my dinner set. They’re smaller, but still equally as pretty—and you can’t beat the price.
If you watch my Instagram story before about 7:30pm today, you’ll be able to see these pineapple placements on my dining table! I thought they were perfect for summer, and a practical way to protect my wood kitchen table.
This item is more fun than practical—and definitely not a life necessity, but how cute is this boot umbrella stand? I’m sure it’ll come in handy as my new apartment is within walking distance to work, and I have a knack for getting caught in the rain.