I happened to clean everything kinda thoroughly yesterday and then remembered that I promised photos when we moved in... three months ago.
So here are some photos, from my phone's camera because I can't find my real camera (where did it go??)
, but THEY'RE HERE.
So brief background info: I live with Jesse and our friend, and they're both pretty damn messy, and we're still holding onto Alex. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fireplace we don't use 1) because it's too warm and 2) because the only room for our armchair was in front of it.
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO... (drag the photos to the address bar to see them bigger!)
This is what you see when you walk in the door! To the right is our laundry closet (the apartment came with a washer and dryer, THANK GOD; three years without a dryer in the house was awful), and in front is the 'guest' bathroom (i.e., roommate's bathroom). It's a huge mess because he's a butthead :^) In the left are our laundry baskets - a lights basket, a darks basket, and a towel basket in the bathroom - and on top is a pretty dress Jesse and I got at a thrift shop yesterday, lol.
Turning right leads to a tiny hallway with the linen closet and doors to both bedrooms. This is the entrance to our bedroom! (The master bedroom.) I REALLY WANTED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF HOW IT LOOKS AT NIGHT, because I hung string lights all around and it's really really pretty, so I suppose I'll have to do that when night falls and then update this!
The curtains are pretty, but they hardly block any light, even with the white curtains behind the sheer purple ones. This is an ugly desk I got for free from the side of the road a couple years ago, mostly cleared off because we WERE going to get rid of it. We have a big dog cage at the foot of the bed, but while he has the cone on, he can't turn around in it, so he's been sleeping on a pile of blankets on the floor. The penguin is a humidifier named Pengu-Pengu-san, or "Pengu" for short. :3
This is our bathroom! I bought that shower curtain like four years ago, waiting until I could FINALLY use it. I LOVE that shower curtain, and that shade of blue is one of my favourites. There's some purple dye on the rug thing from the most recent time roomie helped dye my hair
And the pink towel is Jesse's! It's his favourite.
Here's me in the bathroom, having just brushed my hair, because Jesse is a dork. ^^ My hair is fine, but dayum, I've got a lot of it, and it's really long now. Probably the longest I have ever had it? Or ever will have it.
Going back the other way, here's sort of our entryway into the living room. SHOE STORAGEEE. Mostly mine, as you may be able to see. Giant pack of paper towels because we just got back from shopping. Roomie in his computer corner ^^
The left half of the living room, with the armchair that's blocking the fireplace, and our monstrous entertainment center. I think that 99% of our furniture has been gifts, so most of it isn't really to my taste, but hey, free furniture!
Right half of the living room, with the couch, roomie's computer corner, and the window we are always having to close because the downstairs neighbors are almost smoking on their balcony and it smells awful.
Our balcony gets almost no sunlight, no real view, and we're like right freaking behind a busy highway, so the traffic is always really loud, and it's hard to hear anybody talking when a window is open. I'm kind of pissed that not only did we not get to check out the actual apartment (rather than model) before renting, but nobody thought to tell us that it's RIGHT BEHIND THE FUCKING FREEWAY.
Opposite from the living room is our small kitchen. You can only really have one person in it at a time, but I like it all right. Jesse's just started making lasagna for our friends, who arrived shortly before I started writing this post. The garbage can (black thing in bottom right) was provided by the apartment, as we "receive" (have to pay $15 a month for) "valet trash services" - meaning our garbage has to go into bags, into this garbage can (and exactly this garbage can), and for some reason, it doesn't fit under the kitchen sink, which I think is really stupid. So our garbage can is always in the way. >>
Here's what was going to be the dining room, but turned into my craft room. This is where I am sitting right now while I type this! I do all computer, drawing, and whatever other craft things in here. The table used to be rotated 90 degrees, but then I was like, 'You know, I bet I'll have a lot more room this other way,' so I changed it yesterday. It feels wayyyy more spacious now! On the right is an ottoman (the observant may notice that it matches the armchair above) that we don't exactly have room for, but don't want to get rid of, so it went into the only place there's enough room.
There's a counter between the dining room and kitchen that would be really handy if we actually used it as a dining room. Instead, we put fruit and a cup of pens on it. ^^ Thinking about it now, I'm REALLY glad that the wall is open like that, instead of being an entire wall, because I really, REALLY prefer things to be more open. Oh, and marvel at the glory of my yarn bin, which does not hold quite half of all the yarn I actually own. x)
I treasure sunlight, and because this [craft room] is my favourite room in the house, that is my favourite window.
I have a mechanical Pinkie Pie there - she used to live in roomie's bathroom, on top of the toilet, but whenever one of our friends came over, she always said it creeped her out that Pinkie was watching her pee, and would hide her between the shower curtain and the liner - and roomie's Pikachu that seems as though it must make noise, but needs its batteries replaced first. And on the right is the only plant I have ever managed to keep alive in my life! His name is Planty (like Planty the Potted Plant, from Phineas and Ferb), and he's three or four years old, and he almost died when he was a baby plant, but Jesse helped me out and was able to keep him alive. He's a lot easier to keep alive now that he's grown-up and hardier. ^^
Bonus shot of some flowers my bestest friend gave me as an early birthday present a couple weeks ago. I had to throw them away a couple days ago because they were totally dead
But I went to hang out with her after not seeing her for a couple months, and she surprised me with these. Her daughter (just turned two; her birthday is the day before mine!) was really happy to see me, hung around me and chattered in my ear the whole time I was there, and cried when I left. And she remembers my name! (Although "Carissa" is somewhat difficult for a two-year-old to pronounce. She's really smart, though!)
Another bonus shot of cupcakes a friend just made for me as a belated birthday treat! They're raspberry-lemon. ^^ Don't they look awesome?
I was a brat a couple months ago and dressed Alex up in winter clothes. He's also wearing gloves. I was laughing my ass off. xD (Lovely roots, eh? I'm too lazy to dye my hair more than once every three months. And by dye my hair, I mean have a friend dye my hair.)
Today's outfit was one of my favourites, with a skirt from Bodyline and a shirt that says "A cat call is NOT a compliment". Necklaces were from a three-pack from Dollar Tree and I wear them with almost every coordinate. x) (By the way, I actually really like the idea of doing fashion posts, so I'm going to do those once in a while from now on.) I'm wearing light blue leggings (is that what they're called? They're tights that only go halfway down my calf) and some yellow Converse.
Aaand here's mah face! (Not wearing the necklaces because I forgot when I first went out, lol.) Hey, guess my age based on my appearance.
If you didn't guess 24, you're wrong.
I look older when I don't wear pastels, but apparently, I look pretty damn young!
I don't really have a way to end this, so, um... let me know if you want photos of anything else in my life?? Or if you have any questions?? I think it would be fun to do posts that give you an insider's look sort of thing. x) (I am okay with personal questions, but don't even think about asking for 'personal' photos, or I'll block you, mkk?)