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Dining Room Project!

10 Feb

We moved into our apartment at the beginning of August and we have yet to use our dining room. It’s just a room to leave junk in and pile things on the dining room table. The size of the room is very awkward so fitting the dining room table and chairs and everything in it was a pretty tight fit. I was kind of angry that we weren’t using it at all so I decided to turn the dining room table into a desk and kinda make the dining room MY room. Sam has his own little space and I didn’t really have an area of the apartment to call my own so, TA-DAAAA!

It’s still a work in progress but I thought I’d post pics, from beginning to where I am now 🙂

Yesterday when I started cleaning up the space, we still had our Christmas tree in here. SMH, what a shame. I started off with my laptop in the room but decided that I’d move my desktop computer in here instead. I like it a lot better. This weekend I plan on finally putting the curtains up and going shopping for some shelving or something. I might get another lamp also, because the overhead light is unbearable.

If you’ve done something like this please let me know! I’d love advice.


I am BACK!… for the moment at least.

24 Sep

It’s been almost two months since my last blog and I can’t believe I’ve neglected you this long. A lot has happened and a lot has changed and I can’t believe how everything has turned out since my previous roller coast ride blog entries from a few months ago. Things have really turned around for me and I feel so grateful.

Our apartment that we moved into is finally feeling more like home and we’re now in the “decorative” stages (Oh Lord, help us!). My family came to visit at the beginning of last month and it was their first time in New Jersey visiting me and we had such a great time. And since then I actually made my way home for a weekend which was fun, minus all the traveling nightmares that I had to deal with, which is a whole different story.

I’m absolutely loving my job! I love the people I work with and, most of the time, I love the work that I’m doing. I’m making good money and soon I’ll be getting promoted so I’m super excited about that. As of right now I’m working part time which I don’t mind at all. I get to leave the office at 3pm and I get every other Friday off, and who doesn’t like a three day weekend? NOBODY!

My dad is doing a lot better and recently got a new job that he’s really liking. My sister Rachel got put on the varsity cheer leading squad and my youngest sister Nicole, who is a freshman in high school btw, is playing on the varsity soccer team. I’m so happy for all of them.

Well, I thought I’d kinda catch everyone up on what has been going on recently and I’ll definitely attempt to blog a little more, especially since I got a new laptop yesterday! It’s totally awesome too.

Hope everyone had a fun Saturday night and stay tuned!

It’s been awhile…

2 Aug

 As of right now I’m sitting in my new apartment, on my new furniture, and feeling like I have a whole new lease on life. Things have really been coming together lately and I’m absolutely loving my new job! We just moved into the apartment on Sunday and we’ve got a lot of stuff put together already. Yesterday we got the internet and cable hooked up and today the living room furniture finally came.

But the greatest new ever issss… My parents and my sisters are coming out here on Friday and staying until Sunday. They’re coming to drop off a ton of boxes from my aunts of some random household stuff that they don’t need and I didn’t want to buy :). This will be the first time my parents have come out here since I’ve been out here. It’s always been me going back and forth to Pittsburgh. My sisters are so excited to go to the boardwalk and stuff and I’m just excited about all of them being there. My dad is doing a lot better and is out of rehab since this passed Saturday.

It’s been nothing but great news lately and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m definitely sooo thankful after the passed few months I’ve had.

I hope everyone else is doing great and enjoying their summer 🙂

Yesterday was a good day.

19 Jul


Yesterday started off a little iffy but ended up being the greatest day EVER! We got the call that our application for the apartment went through. So around 4:30 we went to see all of the available apartments and then were able to pick our favorite. We chose an apartment in the pet-free building and it’s actually a lot bigger than the other, older apartments. The kitchen was just renovated, the bathroom and bedroom walk-in closet were twice the size as the other apartments, so it was an obvious choice.

Sam has terrible credit and I don’t have any credit so his mom had to co-sign for us. And since her credit is perfect we were pre-approved for this thing called Sure Deposit. That means that we don’t have to give them the one and a half months security deposit. All we need to give them is $218. So we’re saving over $1000. Now we’re able to get some new furniture and some other stuff we may need.

We move in July 30th – August 1st considering when the inspection is done. I’m sooooo excited!

Dorthy in a twister

29 Jun


Sorry for the lack of posts. Lately, everything has been going pretty bad. I’m waiting for good news that doesn’t ever seem to come. I feel something like Dorthy while she was spinning and falling downward in the tornado. But she finally landed in Munchkin Land. Unfortunately, I don’t see any Munchkin Land in my future.

I’m still waiting to hear back from the job. I went in for my second interview and met with the President. She was extremely nice and straight forward. I didn’t really have any time to talk because she pretty much took over the 45 minutes that I had with her but I felt pretty good about it, even though she was a pretty hard woman to read. Yesterday I got an email from the first woman I interviewed with. She asked me to send her a list of a couple business references and I found out today that she called at least one of them. It’s just such a long, drawn out process, though. I haven’t stopped looking for other job prospects but I wanna know if I got this job or not!

On another horrible note, we’re pretty much getting kicked out of the house that we’re at now. Previously we were told to leave by July 15th and if we weren’t able to find somewhere else to stay we would have to pay $25 a day for anytime after the 15th. Luckily, we found an apartment that we really like but we can’t move in until August 1st. Sam was able to work something out so that we could stay here until August 1st without having to pay the $25. So, I guess that’s pretty much the only good thing that has happened in the passed couple weeks.

Anyways, I’m keeping my fingers crossed about the job and hoping that I get some good news. Any good news for that matter. I just keep reminding myself that we’re not put through anything that we aren’t able to handle. I’m just looking forward to a break or some kinda vacation. A person can only take so much.