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Friday, August 16, 2013

Update: Home Sweet Home Away From Home

I realize I haven't updated in a little while. Everything with the move has been so crazy and I don't even have internet at my house yet. I thought I would share the progress on my home decor though. It's still not done yet ... but it's looking a little more homey thanks to my amazing family!

Bedside table: obviously I still need to print photos .. but how cute are these frames? I think I'll put a cute quote in one of them
 This is my little office space! I actually really love it. My friend Natasha pretty much built this entire Ikea desk for me. Thank God for her. Oh .. and those are only some of the books for TWO classes .. I still have several more to buy .. lucky me!
My family also gave me this notebook with messages from them as long as this beautiful gold elephant necklace. It's called the "good luck elephant" and I will include the message below that comes with the necklace. It's so sweet.
The owl on my desk also doubles as my jewelry box. It's just a convenient way of having all my necklaces and bracelets right there when I need them.
Then I have my little perfume corner with my four favorite that I brought to California with me. I'm thinking of getting a decorative plate to have them on soon.
The view from my balcony is also pretty amazing as well. It was a slightly foggy day, so it's hard to make out the difference between sky and ocean ... but on sunny days it's incredible, i swear.
 And then this is just the strainer that I found at Ikea and fell in love with so I had to have it !

This is the gist of my studio apt so far. I obviously have a little more to do ... but I'm happy with it. As far as updates on life, I finished two days of law school orientation. They were long and there was so much information to process, but it's finally over with. Classes start Monday and it's a little bit nerve wracking to say the least. I do plan on starting my readings tomorrow. Let's just say that orientation did an amazing job of scaring the life out of me. I'm determined though and ready as I'll ever be (or ready as one can be without having all books purchased). Law school, here I come.

The Good Luck Elephant
 "Good luck, make a wish and put on your necklace. Elephants are one of the oldest symbols of good luck. Wear your necklace as a reminder that whenever you need a little extra luck, just point your trunk up towards the sky and believe!"


  1. that view is to freaking die for! and i love those flowers! i think i had the same ones in white and green a few weeks ago!

    1. it really is amazing !! and here's a little secret, those are fake flowers from Ikea .. but I love them !! thanks for the comment :)

  2. Your space looks so comforting. Gray color schemes are simply the best. (Gray is my favorite color.) And that view! I would imagine that a view like that may be just what you need after your classes.

    Good luck 1L!

    1. thanks so much for the kind words ... and i totally agree. I love Grey .. everything I picked up for the room absolutely had to be grey or go with grey!

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    1. Thanks Sarah !!! the great thing about having your own place is that you get to make all the creative decisions lol !

  4. wow!
    your place looks amazing!
    i'm planning on moving into a studio apartment in the so-cal area sometime soon, too.
    my space is going to be much smaller - it's kind of a nook in the ceiling...
    you MUST tell me who helped you decorate it because your room turned out bomb.com


    1. you are so ridiculous lol and this lame girl i know helped me .. shes so lame though

    2. really?
      she sounds like a doll :)

  5. Your place is beautiful! That view is everything! I'm so excited to embark on this journey with you and I can't wait for updates, the good, the bad, and the ugly! I'll be tweeting out your post over at @femmeswbenefits to other girls who may be on this journey too or looking to be! Congrats again! You're such a rockstar!


    1. Awww thanks so much ! I really appreciate it. I'm so excited to start and I know there will be ugly times .. but hey, what good is good if there's not a lil ugly mixed in there too !!


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