Few people would disagree that hunting for an apartment is the worst. I’m now on my eighth city apartment so I’m pretty opionionated about what’s important to me. The first thing I look for is something within my budget but after that my deal breaker list goes like this (in order of importance:)
1. Location: Must be in a fun location, with a fast commute. We don’t get out as much with kids so it is important to live in a fun neighborhood, the easier it is to go out the more you’ll do it.
2. Light: I lived in a cheap but dark apartment for three years and will never again. Natural light is higher on my list than a large apartment or laundry! My mood depends on it.
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A couple weeks ago Joanna shared some photos of our teeny 500 square foot apartment on A Cup of Jo. I have a lot more pictures and details about hunting for the apartment and renovations so this week I’m going to share some of them. I love a good before and after and this one was pretty crazy. When we signed the lease we agreed to manage the renovations ourselves and we spent two weeks (with the help of Paul’s parents) painting the whole apartment and hiring contractors to do floors etc. It was an exhausting project but we were thrilled with the results. (Just a warning there are some scary “before” pictures.)
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1. Jane’s adorable ideas for the perfect Easter kids table.
2. Fun accessories for your feet by Elsie and Emma.
3. A lovely way to display Easter flowers on Gardenista.
4. Finally! Edible cascarones eggs by Brit+Co.
5. Amy Merrick shows West Elm how to perfectly style paper flowers.
Like the Bunny Ear Bags we posted last week, these Paper Carrot Treat Bags are are a great alternative for holding candy this Easter. They’re easy to make and can be put together in a matter of minutes. Hang them up as a surprise for your kiddos on Easter morning or add them to an Easter basket. Either way, they’re sure to be a hit!
One of my favorite parts about Easter Sunday is seeing all the littles dressed up in their adorable Easter outfits. Those miniature suit jackets and fancy dresses are enough to make my heart melt! I don’t have kids of my own yet, but I can’t wait for the day when I can spoil them with new clothes on Easter. I’m pretty sure their outfits will look something like this…
Boys: 5. Ludlow Suit Jacket 6. Everyday Shirt 7. Turquoise Straight Jeans 8. Combination Docksiders 9. Aviator Sunglasses 10. Striped T-Shirt 11. Chino Style Bermadas with Belt 12. Kids Converse Jack Purcell Low-Tops