New York, I love you

Yesterday for work, I had an all day excursion to the big apple.
New York is truly a magical place and I feel so lucky to live close enough to it that I can make it a day trip.
We took the ferry across the Hudson instead of the Lincoln tunnel.
And check out the view to be had:

Completely unedited, straight from my iPhone
Breathtaking, right?

And for excuse #467 on why I’m being a sucky blogger lately.
A living situation update.

Naveed and I had decided that I would move in to his apartment when his lease ended 
and we would re-sign together.
His roommate insisted that it was fine with him.
It’s a great apartment in a perfect location so we decided to stay put.
And the best news?
Landlord gave us a big THUMBS UP for a puppy!
Everything seemed to be going my way, I just had to live at home for two months until their lease was up.

To sum things up (nicely), thing went a little sour with Nav’s roommate. 
He is a good friend of both of ours 
and I get that it would be difficult to be around a couple so much.
But I felt like he was consistently being fairly mean to me 
and he made it obvious he didn’t want me around.
So I stopped coming around so much (which sucked for me and Nav). 

And then one day last week, roommate up and decides to move out early.
Leaving me with a move in date of September 1st.
So in some ways it’s great for me and Nav.
But I really didn’t want it to wind up so negative. 
And I also don’t want to look like the bad guy.

We didn’t “kick him out”. 
He made the decision on his own. 
And yet still, I really dislike how it all worked out.

But on to the positive, I won’t be homeless as of Sunday!
I have been a Pinterest MONSTER for the last few days.
(Follow me here)
I’ve hit up Goodwill (at least 3 times), Marshalls, TJ Maxx 
and every home store you could imagine. 

I’m working on a wall like this for the dining room:


And this is the color scheme I have  we have (who are we kidding) I have decided on for the living room:


And right underneath the couch? 
A giant, cream colored shag rug.
Retro? Yes.
Questionable decor choice? Maybe.
But it will feel oh-so-good on the toes!

So all this week, I’ll be continuing my virtual planning.
Embracing the positive in the situation.
And feeling extra lucky that, as of Sunday, 
it will be our home.



  • So exciting!! That will be a great new start to September. It definitely stinks that things ended that way with the roommate, but it’s better than if he had tried to stake his claim on the apartment. I wrote about New York today too! 🙂

    • Agreed. I’m glad he was open to us just taking it. Your box should be there any day now!

  • OMG – that sucks how that ended up, but exciting that you get to move in so early! Can’t wait to see how you redecorate!

    • I’m in process of decorating. I just want it to feel really home-y, you know?

  • Get shag rig after said puppy is potty trained. Dogs love to potty on the shag!!!! Miss you!!!

    • I thought of this. It’s a horrible idea but I might do it anyways. We promised the landlord that if he let us have a puppy that we would get lots of area rugs. I don’t want to buy something I don’t like.

  • ugh i hate roommates. We had one for a year and it was horrible. He was my husbands best friend and somehow he ended up being a completely different person once we lived with him. Living with friends hardly ever works out. Love the color palette!!

    • Living with friends can be tricky. I got really lucky in college in that both of my roommates were my best friends and we all got along. I’m working on a color palette for the office now. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

  • Oh Oh Oh! I love the color scheme! One of my favorite memories with Alex is when we moved into our apartment together. And going house decorating shopping. And oh my, I am SO excited for you! I’m sorry things didn’t go as smooth as butter with the transition, but this will be such a great time for you and Nav. I LOVE remembering the apartment renting/ just boyfriend and girlfriend/ roomies/ hanging out at our “new home” days with Alex. Good luck! That transition from bf/gf to roomies is pretty awesome (yet, intense). Yay!

    • That’s definitely the part I’m most excited for. We are lucky that we lived one house apart for a year as like a trial run. We spent a ton of time together over the last year so living together doesn’t seem as extreme as if we hadn’t been able to walk back and forth as we have.

  • Good luck with the move! It sucks that the roommate situation turned sour, but hey, now you get to decorate SOON! 😉

    • It’s decorating maddness over here! Thanks for stopping by!

  • ugh I’m sorry. That really sucks. I always hate ending on a bad note with people (especially a would-be roommate), regardless of what went down. Glad you’re looking at the plus side, though! I think in a way things always end up better (but different) than how we thought they’d happen.

    • Sometimes this stuff is out of our control but it all works out in the end. Things have smoothed over a little bit now and I feel much better about it all. Thanks for stopping by!

  • I love New York City! Sure is flipping a complete 180 from the midwest though. It’s as if we live in two different countries! I hope your move goes well!!

    xoxo – Chelsi
    Blondie Diaries

    • I’m headed to the mid-west for work in November and I’m really excited for it! It is a different world but still a wonderful one. I bet I’d fit in better in the mid-west than if I lived in New York City. Thanks for stopping by!

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