Christmas 2017

I’m determined to make the most of this Christmas. It’s still so very hard to know that my mom isn’t here, then I lost my sister this year on top of other issues that have been going on this year.

Praying that 2018 is better.

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Redecorating Our Home

Hey y’all.

One would think living in an apartment that there’s not much decorating you can do. I beg to differ *smiling*. I really don’t have a particular style; my main goals are functionality and comfortable.  At times I do miss having a house but then I think about all the cleaning I used to do and I’m like “nah, I’m good!”. At least for now anyway.

I’m sooo happy that I went with a sectional for our living room. It’s super comfortable. The top of the coffee table lifts up and there’s storage underneath as well. I do need a better rug than the one that was previously there. The mirror above sectional will be replaced with a oversize wall clock with pictures on both sides.

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Apartment Living; Our Home

I absolutely LOVE apartment living.  We are centrally located to just about everything and the amenities here suit us just well. At this point in time in our lives, and especially in mine,  I have no desire to buy a home or even live in a house. Been there! Done that!

Yes, my home is usually uncluttered and clean; unless I’m purging or rearranging.  This is something that I learned from my mother.  Even when my (bonus)children lived with us full time, they had their own space which they had to keep clean or stuff went to the trash. Considering we don’t have as much space now, the kids play in their room which they have to clean up before going back to their moms house. Age by Age Chore Chart

I did a bit of a change to our home which was way out the norm for me. I’ve always been into richer tones like reds and browns. I went with hues of blue for this makeover. I still have a few things I’d like to buy/add but in all due time. For now, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve done so far. Continue reading “Apartment Living; Our Home”

Coming Soon! A New Location (Home well Apartment)

We’ve been at our current spot for the last 7, almost 8 months. You can read about that – here.

I went back and forth on whether we should rent a house (not really interested in buying) or renting an apartment. After much prayer and based on some issues from the past, I chose apartment living – for now.  I started putting in applications at a few locations and was approved for the 1st one I applied to a few days later. Thrilled would be an understatement.

Crazy thing is, I only knew what the floor plan was like via the website and what the apartment actually looked like in the inside by doing searches via Google. I was very pleased by what I saw. One night, the hubster and I did a drive by to check out the location and surroundings. We, especially him, loved the location and it doesn’t hurt that we are near just about everything such as restaurants, the mall, etc. Score!

Monday, I had an appointment with my endocrinologist and after visiting my doctor and eating lunch, the hubster suggested we stop by to see our new apartment (we’re scheduled to move in the middle of the month) and I’m so happy that we did. I’m loving that it has an exercise room that’s open 24 hrs a day, a pool and considering that I’m Black, I don’t think I will need the use of a tanning bed (ha) although I do get some killer tan lines (whistles at myself).  Continue reading “Coming Soon! A New Location (Home well Apartment)”

Hotel Living *300 sq ft of space*

There was more than one reason as to why I went this route. The main reason was for my sanity (sometimes you have to be SELFISH in order to maintain your sanity) which I may or may not elaborate more on later.

I looked at different options; another house, an apartment, mobile home, and a camper. What struck me the most about living here is paying one price which covers: electric (which thank goodness cause I run the a/c every.single. day – damn hot flashes), water and internet. We take the garbage down to the main dumpster. The downsides are: no dishwashers ( I love paper plates – lol), no oven but I’ve become pretty good at using our crock pot and toaster oven to make meals. And now-a-days, there are so many food items that can be microwaved. Yeah! Yeah! Also, the bed is in the same area as the living area.

We’re in a double but I took the other bed/mattress and put it behind our T.V. to give us more space. There’s an elevator here which is nice. Although I’ve been using the stairs more since I’ve been trying to get better at exercising. I’ve felt pretty safe being here and haven’t had any problems so far. As a matter of fact, there are some people that have been here for well over 2 years. There are some school aged children here and the school bus actually picks them up (and drops them off) at the front door of the hotel. There’s no garage, so when it rains or it’s cold – well yeah!!

Housekeeping comes about once a week but you can pay an extra fee if you need the services more than that. There’s a laundromat downstairs and you can exchange the linens/towels if need be. I prefer to wash my own though. I also have to remind the hubster about not having the sound up too loud when he’s gaming. Since we only have one T.V. – if I want to watch a movie, I either grab my tablet or watch on my laptop. I’m not a big T.V. watcher anyway but if I do, the only show that I’m interested in watching is Law and Order:SVU

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Loving Our Patio…

With Summer coming to an end, Wal-Mart dropped their prices on patio furniture.

Patio set – $148.00 ($50.00 off)

Outdoor rug – $35.00 ($15.00 off)

I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Ive FINALLY been able to get the pool cleared/cleaned so we can swim. The only thing left is to clean up tent and finish the area where fire pit is. The fire pit cost us $48.00 ($40.00 off) I think Id like to get 2 more of the adirondack chairs to place on the other side of the wall on the patio. Those are $16.00 a piece.

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