14 November 2011

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This past weekend has been a whirlwind of Craigslist pick-ups, spontaneous Ikea lunches, unpacking, and getting acquainted with my new digs.

Saturday was a big day, with my bed arriving bright and early - a few minutes before the scheduled pick-up time at 9. I brought McDonald's breakfast for myself as an early morning treat, queued up my Freaks and Geeks DVD anticipating a long wait, and was pleased and surprised by how early my bed arrived!!
mcdonalds bfast
With the arrival of my bed, I was free to move about the cabin - so to speak. I promptly made my bed with my classic sheets from CB2, and began to unpack and organize my closet. The room is indeed tiny, BUT the bed fits perfectly, with a couple of feet to spare for my record player and a little bed side table. bed Yesterday consisted of driving to the Northwest suburbs to pick-up our Craigslist finds. We carted away this adorable yellow table for our dining room, and a set of four vintage baby blue chairs. The chairs remind me of Chairy from Pee Wee's Playhouse - and are in really great condition.

I love picking things up from Craigslist, because you get to peak into other peoples' homes and lives. The woman who sold us the table noticed Maya had naturally curly hair, and disappeared into her house for a few minutes only to return with a book all about the mysteries and challenges of living with and caring for curly hair. It was really funny and adorable of her to be so excited to meet us. The blue chairs came from a man whose father had the set in his office waiting room. The chairs and the table both have a bit of wear to them, but nothing a little elbow grease can't fix. And they are wonderful additions to our new place!
yellow tablemaya chairs and crate chairs with pillows
And of course, it wouldn't be a trip to the Northwest suburbs without a meal at Ikea. I think I have officially eaten my fill of Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, and lingonberry jam. ikea

So that's my general apartment update. I spent the last two nights there and am really loving the space. I made eggs and bacon for breakfast yesterday, and it was awesome. In short, I love the apartment, and am looking forward to sharing it with you!


  1. Great finds! I especially love the blue chairs - they also remind me of Pee Wee's Playhouse. I love getting shit from CL (I actually picked up something new this weekend, as well). Sometimes I like to send the previous owner a picture of their old item in my home. I think I'd like to see where my stuff ends up, so that's the logic behind it.