A good place to be.

It's been a while since I've written a personal blog post...or any blog post for that matter. The past few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions and changes. Some great, some not so great. But I have to say, even through all of the ups and downs, I feel like I am finally in a good place. Things are starting to move in the right direction. Speaking of moving...we recently transitioned to a new place, leaving cookie-cutter Irvine behind for something a little more "us." Once we decided we would be moving after our lease expired, we knew exactly where we wanted to go. I've always loved Eastside Costa Mesa. It has a certain charm and quaintness to it, and it doesn't hurt that all of my favorite restaurants, coffee shops, and stores are right in the heart of it. Once our moving date crept closer, I dove in head first trying to find our dream apartment. Or at least somewhere we could call home until we are ready to buy an actual home, because let's be honest, they don't come cheap round these parts.

After a long and sometimes VERY discouraging search, we finally found the perfect little place. We have been spending the last couple of weeks since the move getting settled in and trying to make it little more "homey." Interior design has been a recent obsession of mine, so naturally I've been spending lots of my spare time browsing pinterest and other design blogs for inspiration. It's still a MAJOR work in progress, but I thought I would share a little bit of our adventure with you here.

I have to say, in the last two weeks, we've come pretty far. The hubby gets major props for re-painting our old black bookcases white, while I spray painted the metal parts gold. I love how they really brighten up the room now.

My handsome husband making meatballs in our new kitchen.

The "kids" LOVE our new handmade kilim rug that I bought on eBay. Here I'm explaining to her how I'll be selling HER on eBay if she even thinks about peeing on it. ;)

I'm OBSESSED with my new West Elm Dumont Credenza (pictured below). It brightens up the room and also sticks with that mid century modern look I'm loving right now. An added plus - LOTS of extra storage!   

As you can see by the bare walls, we still have lots to do. Including finding a coffee table. Who would've thought that would be the hardest part of decorating a new place. All of our other rooms are still pretty bare. One thing at a time I suppose. As long as we can fill our new place with lots of happy memories, I will be all set.