Monday, June 9, 2014

[Apt] to Home

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As I'm sure I've mentioned in the past, moving from Indiana back to California has been a bitch. The only thing approaching the horror of packing has been the unpacking. However, as the weeks have passed and the mountain of cardboard boxes has dissipated into what I hope is the dawn of its reincarnation, this little apartment has begun to feel like home. I figured all it needed was some color and life; enter, Trader Joe's.

TJ's had great flowers on sale so I picked up some peonies and an teeny orchid for my bedside table. I also indulged in a variety of herbs for my flavor arsenal: thyme, sage, and rosemary. I've already used the thyme for some awesome mashed potatoes (to pair with blackberry ketchup meatloaf - recipe coming soon!). And I'm planning on using some rosemary for herbed sweet and spicy nuts.

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And one of my favorite aspects of the new apartment (and getting organized) is my handbag closet. I find it utterly ridiculous that I even have a closet dedicated to my handbag collection, but in my own defense, the closet isn't a full size closet. It's just a section of the hallway cabinets. I never said my defense was a good defense...

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If you guys have any affordable organization/decor tips for me, I'd love to hear them!


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