I spent almost the entire afternoon trying to organize my photos from my old computer”” almost 6,000 of them! I still have a ways to go, but it was fun looking through pics and reminiscing about old times, like when Mal and I lived in our first apartment.
In 2006, Mal and I moved in together after about three years of dating (for the second time). We lived in a 505-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Brighton, just a few miles outside of Boston. It was a cute little place, but, like many city apartments, we dealt with mice, cockroaches, and noisy neighbors, so we only lived there for a year. Even still, we both have great memories from it. Life seemed so simple back then!
Anyway, here's a quick tour of our first apartment together!
We bought our couch and love seat for just $400 off Craigslist and they were only three months old! Score!
Like the artwork? I painted those babies all by myself!
When we moved out, I sold them on Craigslist for $50!
The office was just a small desk in the corner of the living room. Look how close it was to the couch!
The kitchen was tiny, but cute. It had a stove, sink, and mini fridge. Nothing fancy about this one! But, we did have enough room for a kitchen table. We also had a small balcony off the kitchen that overlooked a concrete courtyard. It wasn't very pretty, but it was nice to have some useable outdoor space.
Also off the kitchen was a small pantry, which was a storage lifesaver. We stored so much crap stuff in it. We even brewed beer in there once!
I wish I had taken a better photo of the bedroom. It was so small! The bed barely fit!
There was also only one small closet, which forced us to get creative with how we organized things.
Another storage lifesaver was the sweet floor-to-ceiling shelves that Mal and his dad built. They gave us tons of storage!
What's the smallest space you've ever lived in?
I enjoyed a carb-tastic dinner tonight!
I started with leftover Mac & Cheese Lite. I ended up just eating it cold from the Tupperware container (because I am wicked lazy).
Then, I had some homemade buffalo potato chips.
To make them, I thinly sliced a russet potato, coated the slices with buffalo sauce, added some sea salt, and baked them on 375*F for about 20-25 minutes until they started to brown. I added some ketchup for dipping.
After dinner, I enjoyed a beer and some a lot of butterscotch chips. Spicy beer + butterscotch = strangely delicious!
American Idol time! I am hooked this season!
Enjoy the evening, guys!