Wednesday, October 23, 2013

moving in

   Moving is always a lot of work. Packing, sorting, cleaning, moving, unpacking... the list goes on! I soon discovered the hardest part of this move was going to be figuring out where to put Andrew has already lived in this apartment for a couple years, so he was comfortably settled in before the move. Luckily, Andrew's been awesome about adapting and changing some things around to really make this space ours.
   Here's the progress so far of the spare room, which was briefly a man's cave/den, and is now a tiny work room that we share!
This room is so tiny, it's super difficult to take decent pictures. This is what was to the right; Andrew's guitar, Andrew's bookshelf and a leather chair.

We switched the chair to the far corner and added another bookshelf for my books, crafting needs, and teacher things.

And here's a quick little floor plan to show you the new layout thanks to (how cute is that little guitar)! I didn't take the time to put in the true measurements but it shows the desk and closet setup on the other wall which we have yet to tackle...

Hopefully we come up with some more ways of decorating and living in our small&cozy apartment! Let me know if you have any tips!!

-xox mae

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

one pan chicken alfredo

  Today was one of those days where it was hard to get motivated. Even after a shower I just wanted to sit in bed and mope around, but I forced myself to go out and pass out another resume. Since I was out I went for a walk in Bowring Park before coming home and trying out a new recipe!

Supper was a success thanks to Melissa at and her one pan chicken alfredo (check it out here!), with a few changes. I decided to add broccoli and instead of using heavy cream I used 3/4 cup of 1% milk, (roughly) 1/4 cup butter, and some flour to thicken the sauce. Over all I think it was a success because Andrew went back for seconds and we barely had any leftovers!

**(plus some broccoli I decided to add in last minute!)

After eating and cleaning up the (very few!) dishes, we had plenty of time for a brisk walk before the sun set! I could get used to not having to spend my evening washing dishes...

Happy Thursday!!

-xox mae

(shoutout to the a beatiful mess app for the fonts on my pictures!)

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Sometimes you just need a little reminder that you can't change what happened yesterday and you don't know what tomorrow will bring. When this image came up on the frontpage of instagram I immediately made it my lockscreen image on my phone. That was around 5 month ago, and it's still there to remind me every day.