Thursday, March 28, 2013

The First Glimpse Into My Place

Next month will mark four months since I left to start my journey in San Diego. Four months. And I have still yet to share any of my humble little abode here on the blog. I'm a very private person when it comes to my living space, hence why I love living alone. I found my place back in the Fall when I flew out here to house hunt and everything aligned perfectly for me to sign a month-to-month lease, giving me flexibility once I settled in to my new city.

Now, as many of you know, San Diego is not inexpensive. However, I was moving from Northern Virginia which again, is not expensive so I was prepared. But, c'mon, we all know I was born on the wrong coast and that I would make it out here eventually, regardless of what it cost. I knew ahead of time that I'd have to give up a lot of luxuries. Knowing that I'd initially be without a job, I said goodbye to a garage, a dishwasher, a bathtub [don't worry, I have a shower], a washer and dryer, a garbage disposal, and A/C and heat [okay, so there are obviously ways of getting around that in such a perfect climate], among other things.

But I've never been the one who needs granite counter tops and I had stainless steel appliances for 6 months out of my whole life and, you know what, they didn't affect my life too deeply. So, honestly, going without the things I mentioned above has been a piece of cake. I care much more about the feel of my home.

Another reason I chose this place is because it came partially furnished which made the move so much easier since I didn't have to lug half of my furniture coast to coast. So, I took the pieces that maybe I wouldn't have personally chosen, and spruced them up with some of my style. 





I had issues trying to decorate this kitchen table for a while. It is a light brown, wooden, circular table and the table I had before was black and rectangular. I played around with a few ideas and then decided I need flowers. I am a huge fan of fake flowers, my friends. I went to Michael's and walked back and forth through the flower aisles pairing colors and blooms. These flowers are some of my favorite and I love the way the sunlight floods into the peachy tones. I'm a sea glass connoisseur so I put some of those bad boys in the vase for an accent.

Lastly, I had this beautiful antique cake stand and knew I wanted to do something with it. I also had one lonely, blank frame and decided to print one of my favorite quotes and place it inside. I read that quote at least once everyday as I pass by it :)

While I won't stay in this place forever, it's been a wonderful starter as I begin my journey here. I've had to remind myself that each new piece I buy will need to work in my next place and with whatever new furniture I purchase at that time. So, it was a little tricky at first but I love it. And I can't believe it. That here I am, living in San Diego, in my own little place. Nothing can beat that. It's home. And now you have seen just a little piece of that home.

13 comments:

Rowdy! said...

nice post! and you took great pics of the flowers. i've been in SD for like 6 years, it can be a good place.

Renee Arianna said...

Looks great! And love the quote. Also, I don't blame you one bit for keeping your living space yours. I completely get it and do the same thing.

Jess said...

Pretty- I could not even tell the flowers were fake until you mentioned it, I was just thing: Beautiful, I want those!!

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julia rose. said...

I love your little look into your humble abode ;) You did so well with the table!
And we really don't NEED all of those extra things in a home anyways- especially when you're living in the perfect climate like you said! As long as your happy and comfortable that's all that matters :)

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

Looks so pretty!

Holly said...

Cute, doll!

Becca Moss said...

I LOVE fake flowers! I actually have a pretty vase with them on my kitchen table too. (:

Charlene Zale said...

I love that quote in a frame. I too like fake flower. No watering. No looking after. They're eternal :)

Laura said...

It looks so very you. Love the quote!

Chelsea said...

Love it!! Love the colors! They are just right.

Kristen said...

decorating is hard! i love that print and how you displayed it

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Must be so nice to live in a place where that AC/heat is not really needed! We love SD so much.

Janee' said...

So happy for you! I can't wait to meet/hang out with you once I move there! :)