4.15.2008

Home Sweet Apartment







Okay, so I hesitate to even post these picture because my Apartment is NOT decorated up to par. BUT, seeing as I am keeping myself on a teeny tiny budget, and the fact that we will be moving shortly, I didn't see any sense in spending any moola to decorate. I know this probably makes me seem a little shallow, but lets be honest...I LOVE to decorate homes (my favorite form of being artsy fartsy) and I am fully aware mine is not up to snuff. However, I have humbled myself enough to show a few pictures of our very first apartment together. Awwwwwwww, how cute =)

We have a tiny little 1 bedroom apartment in the ghetto of Provo. The highlights of living here would be:
1. The neighbor lady who SCREAMS at her kids
2. The noisy neighbors below us who are bats (they think it is day time when it is really nigh time.
3. The man who lives adjacent to the apartment below us. He got really sick and couldn't get up off the couch EVEN to relieve himself. Yeah...we were wondering what that NASTY (and I mean NASTY) smell was.

BUT, I do love being married and it is MUCH better sharing an apartment with somebody than living all by my lonesome dove. I also love the fact that our rent is only $480 a month and that we get free cable.

P.S. HOLY COW IT IS WINDY outside!!!! I am afraid the house I am working in is going to blow over. This reminds me of the time when I was in Idaho Falls and it was so windy that the basketball hoop fall on my car. NOT to worry, it dented BOTH sides of my car. The pole hit one side and the hoop hit the other. THANK goodness for insurance.

17 comments:

MelissaO said...

I think it is a cute apartment. I loved every moment of the poor beginnings of marriage. Ryan and I lived in an apartment over a mortuary. We would vacuum after viewing for free rent. It really was weird at the time, but a really good get to know ya conversation piece. Where are you guys moving to? Gotta keep tabs on the cousins!!!

Stephanie said...

How funny! Sounds like you woudl fit right in here in Chi-town in that place! hee hee hee.

Jodi said...

This is such a funny post. Don't you love the apartment experience. There are always the most random neighbors. Cute apartment. Glad you are loving the experience!

Melisa said...

Very cute. Love what you have done with the place. If you love to decorate so much, I should hire you to do my house!

Erica said...

a healthy humble home = happiness.

Moscow Mom said...

Waaaaaay darling apartment! You have the touch, come over and do mine?

Saedi Oldham said...

Your apartment is so darling! Where are you moving to?

Anonymous said...

Jenn... I love it, and it is something to be proud of! You are so cute. I figured I would check your blog and see how you were doing! I am glad to see you are still alive since we see and hear so little from you and richard. We need to hang out again soon, it has been much to long! Hope all is well with you and Richard! Love ya Tiffany!

Lacey said...

Where are you moving to?? You'll look back in 30 years and smile at these pictures.

kristine h. said...

Hilarious stories of the apartment dwellers around you.. what a charade! You have done a wholesome job with your first little hideaway for the newly wed.. Kudos sista! You will have your glorious chance to design robustly soon and you will love it, plus time can be your decor friend. love ya Jenn!

Shanana said...

There's a ghetto in Provo?

Doug Montrose Family said...

Hey! Way cute dining table... wonder where you got it! (HA) I have a couch and a chair if you want those.... You really do have the decorating touch. You'll have to help me re-do Kenzie's room! You'll look back on these memories and laugh!

Leisha said...

You will be so happy to have those pictures! I look back at our first apartment with such affection! I think you did a great job...it's hard decorating apartments anyway because you can't do everything you want to (paint/paper/construction, etc.)

One thing I can tell is that you are super-duper clean...I love it!

Bybees said...

I love your pictures. It totally takes me back to our apartment in Provo when we were first married. Poverty isn't so bad. =)

Anonymous said...

I love the engagement pics of you and Richard. So dang cute. Your apartment is super cute. Wait til you see mine... ugh!!! -Kira

thebohans said...

You will be so glad you blogged about all these things I wish I had a blog 6 years ago when we were first married- it is fun looking ack & seeing all the changes. So are you headed for CO?

Lainie said...

You will never forget your first apartment! We lived in a basement and paid $225!!! Can you believe that? We about croaked when we moved to Prove and doubled our rent!!