We moved last July. I’d lived my whole life on the same block, and then my parents picked up and moved 40 miles north. I went with them. I don’t have a problem admitting that, but I’ve gotten a lot of flack for it from acquaintances. I think it would be different if I were just mooching. (and if I’d graduated before 5 days ago). I don’t pay rent per se, but this week I might buy groceries, or next week take care of something else. It works.
Wow, I didn’t mean to spend a whole paragraph explaining my living situation. It was just supposed to be a quick setting of the stage.
The priority when we moved was to get the rest of the house set up, since my sister’s boyfriend was going to be visiting. By the time that was done, and he’d headed back to base it was time for me to start school and I was living in a very spartan room.
The amount of time I actually spent at home was minimal, and when I was only working 10-15 hours a week the priority was not buying shelves or frames or curtains.
This has been my lucky week. I’d been eyeing shelves for months, but not willing to pay $15-30 for them. Hobby lobby is having a great big awesome sale and shelves are 50% off! I got two 12″ shelves for $6, easily made my night. They hang up easily, and look great. (I’m just not a great photographer)
I got the bird cage from Michael’s ($1). My plan is to spray paint it turquoise, but it’s been raining for the last month. Slight exaggeration, it’s been raining every time I think of it, or whenever I had free time.
This is the photo going in the empty frame. Sculpture gardens in Minneapolis!
My project for today is to decorate my bookshelf. I have so many books. A lot of them I don’t read often, but I want to keep. I’m thinking of getting a book for under my bed so I can stage the shelves a little. I just love how the staging looks on pinterest, but I’ve always needed the shelves to be more functional than stylish.