take me back. after an awesome weekend visiting home – milwaukee – I am less then thrilled to be back at work.
I had not been home for a while and there were somethings that I was desperately craving. one – cooking diner with dad (theo). two kopps custard. it is amazing. some people think culvers is an alright comparison. but there really is nothing like kopps.
my other main task while home was thrift shopping for the upcoming studio move. some important things in the three-bedroom place are not mine – so I was out to fill some apartment holes. theo is awesome at finding things second-hand and there are some great and cheap places in milwaukee (purple heart on north ave + the goodwill).
we had awesome success. plates!! not only basic whites that I won’t have to worry about breaking but I am obsessed with these pretty cross ones!
other highlights – brand new le creuset kettle for just 20$ pyrex baking dishes. pint glasses (I love collecting pint glasses). bunt pan, hello pound cakes!
I have had short-ish hair since I started college. sometimes shorter and more styled – other times more casual. but I have now been trying to grow my hair out for forever (post college). and it is the least rewarding idea ever. it never seems to get longer and I am constantly tempted by cute short looks.
last night I submitted an application for a very cute little place in lincoln park and I am so excited. no more stress and worry and now I can fantasize about making it my very own little space.
sorry chicago, I still think new york is my favorite city in the states. that is a terrible thing to think after living here for 2 years. though new york apartments are even more expensive and they can be beyond TINY!
here are some awesome examples of how people capitalize on the space that they do have.
this kitchen is awesome – check out all the storage.
one thing I will miss from my current apartment is in-unit laundry, it is so nice.
the dishwasher on the other hand I will not miss.
bloombers is creating these micro apartments and they look awesome. being just under 5 ft, I am partial to small things.
while I can’t wait to start decorating, it is a struggle to find an affordable place in a desired area in chicago. so far apartment people have proven useless, and I’ve been relying on craigslist and padmapper, any other suggestions?