Month: March 2018

My Top Target Finds

With our move-in date getting closer, I’ve been getting more and more excited to furnish our new apartment. And, if you know me at all, you know my number one, go-to-spot for all things home decor is Target (HomeGoods is a close second – if only they had online ordering!). So, in the spirit of sharing, I’ve decided to put together a post with my favorite Target finds that I’ve come across over the past few weeks. The look we are going for combines industrial, modern-rustic, and Scandinavian design – I’m honestly not sure if there is an all-encompassing name for that, but basically we’re all about clean lines, neutral colors, and simple patterns. Hope you enjoy these products, and happy shopping! Project 62™ Marble Top Round Table – $79.99   Threshold™ Artificial Plant in Black Pot Medium – $7.99   Project 62™ 72″ Loring 5 Shelf Ladder Bookcase – $99.99   Project 62™ Framed Cactus Wall Print 2pk White/Green 20″x16″ – $39.99   Mid Century Modern Molded Chair With Wood Leg – $99.99   Luxury Stripe …

Saturdays are for the Tourists

Or, rather, Saturdays are for *the residents pretending to be tourists. Matt and I played tourist today at the Hoboken Waterfront – which has always been one of our favorite places to relax on the weekend. With the coming of (slightly) warmer weather, we headed to there today to take advantage of the sunshine and fresh air (both of us are slightly sick, so we felt it would be good for not only our minds but also for our nasal passages). I made Matt model for me, and – although he thinks he looks “scruffy” – ended up getting some cool shots of him. Thanks for unleashing your inner Zoolander for me, boo!

Go Home, Spring, You’re Drunk

It’s officially spring! And just when we thought we were free of icy sidewalks and bitter winds, we have been hit by our fourth nor’easter in the past month! Granted, it ended up not being quite as bad as we expected, but to play it safe both Matt and I stayed home from work to ride out the storm. About halfway through the day, though, we both began to go a little stir-crazy being stuck in my 500 square foot apartment. So, we made the perfectly sane decision to brave the elements and take a walk to the water. Although the wind was pretty crazy and we were (I was) slipping and sliding like crazy on the walk over, it ended up being a fun mini-adventure and helped to ease our cabin fever.

Get the Look: My Living Room

As the next installment in my Get the Look series, I humbly present to you – my little living room! Now, I must admit that this post will likely be relatively short (perks of living in a 500 square foot apartment – there isn’t a ton to show off). I did an apartment tour on my Instagram story the other day and people actually really seemed to like it (based on some of the kind DMs I received… I’m sure some people fully skipped and/or clicked through the entire thing as well). So to keep the people happy, here you have it – my living room. Get the Look 5″ x 7″ distressed wood frame: Target, $12.99 Metal tumbler candle, wild currant: Madewell, $20.00 Marble candle: Home Goods, $5.00 (not sold online) (Similar style) Artificial succulent: Target, $5.99 Get the Look Wall tapestry: Amazon.com, $20.00 (out of stock) Pillow top love seat: Value City Furniture, $417.00 – (for sale! email if interested.) Lift top cocktail table: Value City Furniture, $276.00 5′ x 8′ nuLOOM moroccan …

My Favorite Places: Sunnyside Cafe, Hoboken

Recently, Matt and I have been trying to branch out from our typical weekend routine of hibernating inside on the couch binging Netflix and Hulu all day. Don’t get me wrong, that is still probably one of my favorite ways to spend time, but with the spring drawing nearer I think we are both getting sick of wasting away inside. So, this past weekend we decided to spread our wings and fly – staying within the approximately square-mile radius that is the city of Hoboken. Now, if there’s one thing you should know about Hoboken, it’s that there are the most bars and restaurants per square mile than anywhere else in the country. (Okay, in fairness I have never seen an official report supporting this claim, but most people seem to agree that it’s true.) In any case, there are a ton of new places to try. Having lived in Hoboken for close to three years now, I have made my rounds in terms of its bar and restaurant scene. But, as a millennial constantly …

Get the Look: My (Updated) Bedroom

Since it’s been almost exactly a year since my last “Get the Look” post, I figured it’s time for a reboot – AND time to continue the series with the rest of my apartment! As you may already know, I will be moving out of my current apartment in a few months, so I definitely want to document the little home I’ve built here before I go. Although there really hasn’t been a ton of change to my bedroom since my last post, I have rearranged a bit and wanted to share its current state with you. Well, current state sounds kind of bad and messy – it’s really quite the opposite, I promise. So without further adieu, I present to you, my room! Bed & Bedding One thing that actually has changed in the past year is my bedding. I currently sleep with fully plain bedding – plain white pillow cases, plain white duvet insert (minus the duvet cover). In all honesty, I originally bought a new, really cute duvet cover from Bed, Bath, …