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Blog Tour of Homes

This post was published in 2006 when I was a grad student living in a studio apartment and I don’t want to forget this part of my life!


Front Door
Originally uploaded by udandi.

I love looking at people’s homes, how they use a space and how it is decorated. I frequent the MLS web site, not to search for a home, but to check out the photos. When I saw BooMama was hosting a Blog Tour of Homes, I was excited and can’t wait to visit others’ homes!

Since this is my soon-to-be-former residence, my mom doesn’t have to worry about “strangers” seeing where and how I live πŸ™‚

I picked this place based on the floorplan and the fact that it was the best place close to work and class that money could rent: it is furnished, has two spacious closets, utilities (electric, cable, Internet) are included and seriously who does not love some being enveloped by wood paneling, which Jane Dough says it’s very retro-chic!

It doesn’t have much in the way of cabinets (I store plastic containers in the fridge) or counter space, but it accomodates my smoothie maker, toaster oven and microwave. The living room doubles as bedroom, workout room, dance floor and guest quarters. Sometimes I crack myself up when I announce (to no one, obviously) that I’m entering the study, proceed to take three steps from the living room and sit at my desk *cue the laugh track*

Due to picking a furnished place (so I would not have to move big stuff twice within a year), I do not have all my worldy possessions here. I have a small bin to satisfy my craft fix and used the top of the dresser behind my desk for creating. I have family photos (which I removed for the photo shoot), but otherwise I am not a fan of dust collectors and clutter (although there is some unexplained “stuff” in front of my TV).

Now that I have talked it up, click on the door, enter my lair, see where I blog and if you can pick out my Target purchases (sneak preview below)!

The Main Living Area

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  • Vegan Diva July 28, 2006, 7:08 am

    Love your yellow chair. It’s even cooler since it’s a garage sale find πŸ™‚ I like looking at the MLS listings too, even when I’m not looking for a house like I am now. I also look at the MLS when my neighbors put their houses for sale. That way I can see what they’ve done with spaces similar to mine.

  • Tammy July 28, 2006, 8:52 am

    a very cozy, neat place!
    πŸ˜€

  • Deana July 28, 2006, 9:04 am

    Very cozy! Thanks for inviting us in, I am loving this tour thing…it makes people more “real” I guess.

  • Mrs Blythe July 28, 2006, 10:00 am

    Very cosy, it’s really interesting to see where people live. Blessings and thanks for the tour.

  • Giao July 28, 2006, 12:05 pm

    I’m a total house voyeur (love House Hunters too), so thanks for this post! And for sharing your cozy place! Sweet!

  • Mama Duck July 28, 2006, 12:29 pm

    LOL it’s great!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer July 28, 2006, 3:07 pm

    That’s great. I love the plastic stuff in the fridge. That’s an idea.

  • PEA July 28, 2006, 6:17 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing a glimpse of your home with us…you’ve really made good use of what space you have and what a bright idea to store plastic containers in the fridge! lol

  • Beckie July 29, 2006, 8:34 am

    What a great place! I do love wood paneling and would have it all over my house if my husband was at all hip…. Errr… I mean… If my husband was into the “retro” thing. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the tour!
    We will want a tour of the new place when you move!!
    Blessings!! :o)

  • Pieces July 29, 2006, 10:35 am

    Great tour! I love the camouflaged furniture!

  • PastorMac's Ann July 29, 2006, 11:07 am

    Thanks for the tour of your warm little place.

  • PastorMac's Ann July 29, 2006, 11:07 am

    Thanks for the tour of your warm little place.

  • Heather July 29, 2006, 7:55 pm

    Love the space! Really – there are no little people saying Mom can I Mom will you Mom, Moooom, MOM!!!!

  • Laura July 29, 2006, 10:53 pm

    Awesome yellow chair! My first apartment was all paneled except for the tiny alcove kitchen πŸ™‚ I love looking at the MLS listings too, in particular if a home in my neighborhood is for sale πŸ˜› Thanks for the tour!

  • Chappyswife July 30, 2006, 12:28 am

    Nice place! Thanks for visiting me!

  • Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) July 30, 2006, 12:54 am

    great place – love the big kitchen πŸ™‚

  • Frugal Homemaker July 30, 2006, 11:15 am

    I’m curious- since you have no food in your fridge, do you eat out all the time? Or do you store food elsewhere?

    I once lived in a place with no cabinets as well. That sucked! I used those plastic drawers you can buy at Target for food/dish storage.

  • Barb July 30, 2006, 5:30 pm

    I’m glad you’re not worrying your Mother. And who needs to drag furniture around – all you really need is your craft stuff!

  • Dianne July 31, 2006, 9:21 am

    Cozy and woody warm. : )
    Good luck in your new place. Thanks for the tour.

  • pomponcrystal July 31, 2006, 10:59 am

    Awe, I like it. πŸ™‚

  • Jenny in Queensland August 1, 2006, 8:53 pm

    Thanks for inviting me in, I enjoyed my visit!

  • Mrs. C August 5, 2006, 3:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing!