On my [heart]

Wow I am exhausted. Does anyone else feel this way this week? I love my blog and crafting so much and yet somehow I never make enough time for the things I love the most. Frustrating for sure.
But what's really on my heart this week is this:

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.....FINDING MY OWN APT! I just LOVE everything here and wish I could have spaces of my own to decorate like this.

I have really been irritated with my living situation lately. I live with roommates, in a house that isn't mine or that I can stake ANY kind of claim to because I literally just rent a room there. The color of my room is cotton candy purple and it's always ridiculously cold in there. People are loud. I get NO SLEEP at night. I'm hardly there because my fella doesn't have a vehicle and so I typically am the one driving and staying at his place. (Note the exasperation when I state that fact) I just feel like at 25 years old I want to be in MY OWN SPACE. I need a craft area (right now it's a bag) and the ability to decorate.
This is especially hard for me because all through college I lived on my own in my own apts. I LOVED having full-control over every piece of living space and just that privacy. It's just HOW I unwind. And I think NOT having this for the last TWO years has been a major point of stress and anxiety in my life.
Don't get me wrong either; I would LOVE to live with my fella. We spend SO MUCH of our time together already and I just think besides being easier (than living out of a duffel bag 4-5 days a week) it would also be comfortable and fun. But it's not a step he's ready for yet. Sigh. 
SO I need my own place. And I'm searching. But Portland is a tricky city. It's beautiful but CRAZY expensive and living alone is pretty much the most costly thing you can do. Unless you are a good searcher like me. I will find a place. Make it my own. And be HAPPY. 

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  1. you go girl. living with roommates bites. prayin' that you find a nice cheap place.

  2. Love your ideas for home decor.....it all begins with a dream in your heart...continue to speak it put. Our words have creative power - when we put it out there it is amazing what can happen. :)

  3. good luck on your hunt! I am anti living with a bf, he's got to put a ring on it ;) keep us posted!

  4. those painted kitchen cabinets are just lovely. i wish i could paint ours. someday ... sigh. ;)

  5. Ugh, apartment hunting! I feel your pain - roommates, no space, boo! I live in Minneapolis/St. Paul and even studios cost an arm and a leg. :(


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