The Hunt is Officially Over.

Prior to the few weeks of being sick..or maybe it was right in the middle of it..we finally bought our new dining table! We spent a few days figuring out if we wanted to build it or if we would just go out and buy it. Since we’ll be making the coffee table, tv stand, and barn door for the closet we decided not to take on the project of making the table(and the chairs, not to mention). We spent the few hours we had after weekday dinners scoping out target, cost plus, home goods, etc. Never would we ever thought to buy it from IKEA…but guess where we got ours?! Yes, IKEA. We gave in to their airy showrooms and IKEA breakfast and bought our natural finish dining room set for $150 bucks. We can both agree it was a great purchase and we’re super excited not having to stand up in the kitchen rushing through dinner.

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I’m also working on my domestic duty of cooking, so I’ve had a few trial and error dinners, but above is the celebratory “New Dining Room Table Dinner” we had: Honey Garlic Shrimp with asparagus and rice 🙂

And below you can see my goddaughter, Emi, enjoying a pleasant brunch one Saturday morning ❤

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Refreshing breath of life..

after a ton of condo renovation work and it’s starting to feel like our own. We’ve done so much to our condo in such a short amount of time. We’ve painted and replaced the carpet with laminate in under a month with some small projects in between. I think it looks great and I’m so glad we decided to change it up rather than settle with what it was. Now it’s (going to be) a reflection of us. Although I feel the foundation of our relationship is quite strong, I know that this living space just reinforces it.

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(Above is a before and after picture of our room)

It’s only been about 2 weeks since officially moving in and we just ordered in a couch and a bed frame. We learned that Living Spaces can have some affordable stuff, you just have to look hard enough. We went to their showroom one weekend and the names of some of the furniture just seemed to call to my boyfriend.

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We didn’t end up getting any of these. However we did buy the couch from their “Alenya” collection.

This first post won’t seem like much although I know I do have a lot to say with such little space to pour it all into (and very little concentration because  I believe our filipino neighbors are doing some karaoke again), but just know I’ll be posting more on our struggle and blessing of living on our own and together 🙂