Happy New Year! I did quite a bit of traveling over the Christmas week, so I took it easy on New Year’s Eve and day.
I got all my Christmas decorations put away and put up a couple of wintery decorations.
I’ve been watching my way through every episode of Friends.
I watched a special of one of my favorite comedians, Jim Gaffigan, that I’d been meaning to watch for a while.
I watched a random movie off of Netflix, Something’s Gotta Give. It was decent.
I saw this pin probably last January, but yesterday I turned around all of my hangers. Hopefully I can get rid of some clothes because my closet is much too full.
Source: buzzfeed.com via Jennifer on Pinterest
I also did my least favorite chore of cleaning the bathtub. However this little mixture, also found on Pinterest, makes it not so bad.
Source: Uploaded by user via Paul on Pinterest
And I worked on a project I started all the way back in August! It should be finished this week, and I’ll share the results when it is.
Hope you all had a wonderful festive New Year’s Eve and day!
Several weeks ago like I had mentioned we went on Downtown OKC, Inc.’s downtown living tour. We took a few pictures of each place which of course don’t do them justice, but you’ll get the idea (and you can find more/nicer pictures on their websites). Most of the places we toured were shown by the people living there; which was so kind of them to open up their homes to the community. They were also all beautifully decorated and furnished. (All prices/square feet are from a pdf Downtown OKC, Inc. provided.)
215 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73103
SqFt: Ranges from 833 – 1739
Rent: $675 – $1050 per month (1 bed)
1212 N Walker Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Rent: Starting at $750/mo
707 North Hudson
707 North Hudson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
SqFt: Around 1500
Rent: Around $2500
LEVEL Urban Apartments in Deep Deuce
2nd & Walnut, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101
Rent: 1Bed – $850 – $1160; 2Bed – $1270 – $1520
I love that they’re an apartment complex and they offer recycling!
1305 N. Hudson
SqFt: Ranges from 800 – 1500
Rent: $1100 – $2000
I’ve got one more place to share, but we took quite a few pictures so I’ll save them for another day. The tour really made me want to move further into downtown and redecorate/refurnish my whole apartment. Hopefully Downtown OKC, Inc. will continue to do this tour and will pick a few different places to see next year!
So the title is a bit of a lie because I don’t technically live downtown, but just stick with me for a minute.
When I graduated from college my roommate and I subleased a house in The Village. After that lease was up we moved into another house in The Village, and then less than a year later a third house also in The Village. Following that house we went our separate ways. I honestly would have been content to stay in The Village, but I wanted to live on my own, and renting an entire house was just a bit out of my budget.
4 houses from the last 4 years
I began looking at downtown and midtown apartment options since I work downtown. While everything I looked at was amazing they were all a bit more than I wanted to spend, or would require me to live in a studio which I just wasn’t sure I’d care for.
I finally ended up a few blocks north of midtown in a great little 8-plex apartment, and I’ve been there for over two years now!
While I don’t know if I’ll ever experience true downtown living I’m excited to tour some of the options on September 30th. Downtown OKC Inc. is putting on a free tour of currently eight different properties. Unfortunately I just checked and it’s completely full, but you can still sign up and get on the waiting list! I’ll definitely post about how it goes.
Every time I visit a home improvement store I like to walk by their display of cactus and succulents. I can never bring myself to spend the three or four bucks each tiny plant is going for, but if they were free and needed a home I’d be your girl.
Ace has been clearing out all their plants this week, and at .74 each these little succulents might as well be free! I bought three knowing they would go perfectly in these little Ikea pots I had stashed away. I ended up back at Ace last night and bought three more. I’m not sure what I’ll plant them in yet, but they sure are cute!