I am the same way! Also as a renter I feel like I can't buy quality, more expensive items because they may not fit into my next apartment or house. As a result I've wasted a lot of money on ikea furniture that falls apart within a couple of years. I recently read this post called Poor People Can't Afford Cheap Things: http://www.schmutzie.com/weblog/2011/10/18/poor-people-cannot-afford-cheap-things.html
See Ya Later Ikea: Out with the New & In with the Old
|1/4/12 3:51 PM|
I like real trees, there is a local family owned tree farm right down the street from me. They aren't certified organic, but they do not use chemicals on the trees. I feel better about having that in my home than a fake tree especially since I have pets that try to eat it either way. I would LOVE to grow a tree to use every year, but no room for one in my apartment year round. Maybe once I buy a house.
The Great Christmas Tree Debate: Buy Real or Fake?
|12/13/11 2:58 AM|
I love the elephants! This room is adorable. I especially love the colors, I used what looks like the exact same paint color in my house (Benjamin Moore Misty Teal if anyone is interested). I also love girly rooms, can't wait to have my own little girl to design one for!
Mildrid's Elephant Sanctuary
|12/11/11 3:13 AM|
I love these videos! Watching them makes me realize how much unused space I have in my two bedroom apartment.
Small Space Solutions: IKEA's Idea-Packed Videos
|11/16/11 8:06 PM|
This is wonderful!!! I never knew something like this existed. Definitely doing this.
A Thanksgiving Turkey for Vegetarians
|11/11/11 5:11 PM|
Thank you soooo much for this post! My husband and I will be officially licensed for foster care in less than a month now, and we are in pretty much the exact same situation (infant to 5 years, and no kids of our own yet).
A Special Room for Imminent Foster Kids
Kids' Room Tour
|8/7/11 4:43 PM|