Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Something's missing

Okay, here's a crazy thing and for whatever reason I didn't realize it when we saw the model for the first time.There are two full-sized bathrooms in the apartment and believe it or not, neither of them have medicine cabinets. Isn't that weird? Don't get me wrong, I still love the place, but other than the storage area under the sink, there is no other place to put all my stuff. So, I figured out a simple solution. I went to Target in search of a wall cabinet to hang over the comode, but the one that I wanted was $82.99, which was more than I could afford.

Linwood Bath Shutter Wall Cabinet - White
So, I found this standing floor cabinet for less than half the price of the wall shelf.

RE Floor Cabinet - White

It was only $36.19 and all I needed was for hubby to put it together for me. So can you guess which cabinet went home with me? I guess I should start by giving you a tour. This is what you see first when you open the door. Sorry, that bright light in the mirror is the flash from my camera.

If you're wondering what that is on the sink, it's my aquarium... filled with all my fake fish.

This is the linen closet.

... and this is the inside of the linen closet.

By the way, the colors I used in my bathroom are black and white.

I love my shower curtain. I also used it at the old apartment. I looked for a new one, but I couldn't find one I liked as much as this one, so I just threw it in the washing machine and hung it up at the new place, too. Anyway, here's where I put the cabinet.

Here's the top section of the cabinet. I put my cotton balls and Q-tips on the little open shelf.

The drawer in the center is being used as a medicine cabinet.

This is what the bottom half of the cabinet looks like.

Next to the folded washcloths, that little white bowl with the small bars of soaps in it, only costs me $2.50 from Big Lot's. And the little soaps were on clearance for only 38 cents a piece from Pier One.

The basket at the bottom of the cabinet is also being used as a medicine cabinet.

Now I have more than enough space to store everything.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Confession: Really strange things have been going on with me. My husband and I decorated the Christmas tree last week. It was the first time that the children weren't there to help. It wasn't the same without the girl's there. The crazy thing is, there are times when I'm really down, other times when I'm in good spirits, times when I feel like I'm near tears, and yet also times when I feel... I don't know... like something's missing.

I've been worrying a lot about the girl's. I don't see them every day anymore like I did when we were all under the same roof and I don't know if they're safe. I don't want to constantly call them, because I don't want to get on their nerves, but I can't stop worrying. Are they okay? Are they remembering to lock the door when they come and go? Do they have food in their refrigerator? Is some pervert watching them go in and out of their apartment just waiting to make a move? I realize that I really miss the kids. I went from being elated to feeling down. I mean, I was really looking forward to a quiet house, but the house is just too quiet. It's all so incredibly strange. It's like I have no clue what to do with all the quiet around me. It's just so... different.

Anyway, to help calm my severely overactive brain, I've been trying to keep busy. There's still a ton of things to do. As a matter of fact, this is what the place looked like after we moved in.This is the living room.

The piano is where the nonexistent dining room is supposed to be.
As you can see, this is the kitchen. 
Yeah... I sooo have my work cut out for me.