Happy Monday, y'all! Long time no talk. To be completely honest with y'all, I've been in kind of a funk since 2017 kicked off. I am borderline annoyingly optimistic on a normal day, so this is really frustrating for me. What do y'all do to help break out of a funk?
One of my goals for next weekend is to start organizing my apartment. The weeks following Christmas have been a whirlwind of travel and sickness, so I still have stuff sitting in Christmas bags (and stuff to be mailed... sorry!) I want to really focus on making sure everything has a place, and I'll be doing some purging and packing things into storage totes along the way.
The thing that excites me most about this is doing some apartment upgrades at the same time. I've had the same apartment for 2.5 years, and the perk of being somewhere that long is that you really start to get a feel for the space. I plan on doing a few inexpensive updates on each room of the apartment to make it feel cozier and more representative of my personal style.
Coffee Table Books - My mom started my coffee table book collection off right by giving me the coffee table version of The Widow Clicquot for Christmas. I'd love to have a few more to stack, and I've added Paris in Color and Pop Art to my wishlist. I think these will be great to flip through when I need a little motivation.
Cozy Throw - I have a couple of blankets I keep on my couch,but as cozy as they are, they aren't the cutest. This sage throw is cute and comfy and would be a nice pop of color against my couch.
Clear Organization Boxes - Something I really love about blogging is the opportunity to try so many awesome products. However, they're all just kind of scattered about under my sink. This weekend, I plan to toss products that are out of date and gather goodies that haven't been used in a while to share with friends. What I keep will be housed in clear acrylic organizers. I'd love to have this one on my sink, these for stacking underneath the sink, and this style for under the sink, as well.
Piece of Art - I currently have two pieces of art on my bathroom walls - a "wash, brush, floss, flush" wall hanging and a giraffe that I painted in one of those painting classes where you drink wine. Haha! I really like this eyelashes print and this bobby pins print. They're both under $20 and go nicely with the other fun pieces.
Nightstand Area Makeover - My aunt bought me this glasses holder for Christmas, and I absolutely love it! There is nothing worse than reaching over to grab your glasses in the middle of the night, knocking them off, and having to look for them in the dark. The red lips are my favorite part, and I'd love to have a faux floral arrangement to match.
Curtains - I think curtains would be a nice touch in my bedroom. These blackout curtains are only $30, and the navy matches my bedroom suite.
What do y'all think? Any other suggestions for making the most of a small space on a budget? I'd love to hear a little bit more about your home!