a little living room refreshThursday, April 14, 2016
I'm feeling restless. I've been ready to move for a while now. Partially because I enjoy moving but also because I don't exactly love where I live. My house is great, don't get me wrong. I've got a washer and dryer (I will never live somewhere without them again!), I have a porch, a dedicated office, and ample space for all my collections. I also really like my landlord, which I'm not so sure is something a lot of people can say. It's just that my neighbors aren't the best, my yard is always covered in trash (thanks to aforementioned neighbors) so I'm constantly pulling something gross out of Klaus' mouth, and somewhere a tiny bit safer couldn't hurt. I've kind of come to peace with all of it now but over the summer not loving where I lived was causing me a lot of stress. I wanted to desperately just to get the heck out of here.
I feel like I shouldn't even mention it, because I don't like to talk about good things before they're final, but I found my dream apartment nestled exactly where I want to be in Cleveland!* The bad news is someone already lives there. The good news is I am at the top of the wait list! The neither bad nor good news is that it's a month to month lease. They could give their notice tomorrow, or they could give it a year from now. Sooo, it's kind of a waiting game. Just knowing that it is a possibility for the future gives me butterflies and has me beyond excited. I'm already dreaming up the furniture I want, and what it'll be like to live in this place.
Part of me wants to start packing up the non-essentials immediately which would be totally insane since it could possibly be a loooong time before I move. I'm not a very patient person at all, so I'm trying my hardest to keep myself excited about my current apartment. I've been doing lots of cleaning, dropping things off at the thrift store, and rearranging little things. One of my favorite ways to spruce up a space is to add new plants. Any excuse to buy new plants, right?!
Last week I decided to take an hour or so out of the day to look for a new pot for a plant I had that had outgrown it's current living arrangements. I went to Home Depot but didn't see anything that fit my style. Outside pots I'm not so picky about but if it's staying indoors than it's gotta look decent. I have so many of them that I'm getting bored with terra cotta pots but still wanted something super simple. I figured I'd swing by Target and see if they had anything. As luck would have it, Target had exactly what I was picturing and they were on clearance! I picked up a few then headed over to a different Home Depot to check out their plant selection. BAM! Houseplants were on sale too. I ended up buying one new plant and three large white planters.
The next day I got an email from Gardener's Supply Company wanting to know if I'd be interested in reviewing anything. Perfect timing, yeah?! I ended up choosing an indoor plant stand and I am seriously over the moon about this bad boy. I assembled it in no time at all and had my plants on it in the blink of an eye. I've never actually had a plant stand that was so sturdy and there is room for so many plants! Best of all (?) the cats like it because they can sleep under it! It's a win for all! I had kind of planned on moving it outside when the weather warmed up but I'm going to have a hard time moving it from my living room since it looks so darn cute. If you're looking for a plant stand, this is the one to get.
I am obsessed with how everything looks in my living room! I've always been pretty good at succulents, and small house plants but never really gave too much thought to the big ones. That's all changed now. I like big plants, and I cannot lie. I can't believe I went so long without something like this in my living room. All of this was exactly what I needed to get excited about my apartment again!
*This will be the first and last time I mention that place until I hear anything. But you best believe as soon as I hear anything y'all will get the full scoop and obviously about 40 billion photos! Cross your fingers that this all happens sooner rather than later.
PS. I know it'll probably get asked - how do I keep my pets out of the plants? They seriously just do not care about plants at all. I had to lure Professor into these photos with catnip.