We’ve been living in our second Boston apartment for about nine months now and it’s better than I imagined it would be! I realized that it is never going to be complete or as perfect as I would like for sharing photos so I decided to just go for it!
I love our sun-filled windows, back deck and space for both Zander and I to have an office… yep, a totally different story than our last mini apartment.
I really like the black & white and green color scheme we accidentally got going on the shelf below, including a Ramones album that my uncle gave Zander.
We finally got our Ork posters framed (we have New Orleans & Boston) and they look great in the living room!
The fact that we have a dining room is pretty amazing, even though we only seem to use it for playing ring hook!
I like having plants around but was sure to get low maintenance ones like succulents and air plants because I can’t seem to remember to water plants.
You can see some photos of my office here and I’ll be sharing some details from other rooms soon! Hope you enjoyed this little mini tour of our Jamaica Plain apartment!
Well, it took me a little longer than expected to recover from my trip home to New Orleans, but I’m back with a little recap of the trip!
My BFFs wedding, second lines, pool side, best friends, daiquiris, relaxing by the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, the best weather I have ever felt for a New Orleans April, Jazz Fest, snowballs, po-boys, Rebirth Brass Band, family time, crawfish boils, casino… oh yea, and I broke my toe, so I was doing most of this while limping around! I was not going to let a fractured pinky toe get in my way of having fun in New Orleans! When I write it all out I can see why I am still so exhausted!
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I’m back in New Orleans for 13 days! My best friend is getting married and then I’ll be attending the first weekend of Jazz Fest (my favorite thing in the whole world, see why here and here). Sooo, that said, I have actually scheduled some posts (yay for planning ahead). If you don’t hear too much from me in the comments, it’s because I’m partying it up in NOLA, and I’ll respond when I return to Boston!
It has been three months since I wrote my 30 before 30 list of professional and personal goals. Let’s see how I am doing so far!
green = done yellow = in progress, there are lots of items that I will not mark as “done” until the end of the year orange = hope to do soon or need to wait for a certain time of year gray = probably not happening this year
01 create an inspiring studio space at home I would say that my space is getting there. It’s kind of a mess right now because I have everything spread out on the floor to organize and put back away. You can see a snapshot of my desk and I’ll be posting some more workspace photos this month!
02 website/blog makeover Some small updates have been made here and there. I’ll write a full blog post on the updates soon.
03 create a better home/work balance and learn to take real days off work I have been taking most weekends off of work but finding it difficult to know when to stop working in the evenings, there is always something more to do! Anyone have a suggestion for this?
04 travel to Austin or San Francisco I was home in New Orleans for almost all of January and am heading home again for a wedding. I think that may be all my travel budget allows this year, but you never know…
05 more tangible artwork Need to combine this with number 14, kinda the same right?
My dad’s birthday was yesterday so I wanted to post this funny picture from a college project I did. I made him dress up, dirty his face and hold this sign like he was begging on the street. I printed the photograph in black and white and then painted over it for a submission to an art show. My dad always helped me with school projects and I have him to thank for my ambition and enthusiasm to do what I love! Happy Birthday Dad!
Today is my 4th time missing Mardi Gras in 29 years. The second time missing it as an adult. Needless to say, that makes me a little homesick today. I baked a king cake last night and can’t wait to share it with friends tonight but really wishing I was down in New Orleans with these crazies!
I don’t usually post on the weekends but since I’m participating in the February photo a day challenge, I thought I would stop in and share a little peek into my weekend. The prompt for today was 10am.