Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Micro Living

Well, Johnny is finally here and we've moved into my parents' smallest apartment. Like 300 square feet small.

Fun fact: Right now our two storage units are more square footage than where we're living.

I thought I'd give you a tour. Excuse the clutter and mess. As you can imagine, we're still in transition mode and cramming two people and a cat into such a small space doesn't leave much room. Corky's staying over at my parents' house until we get a house. :(

This is what you see when you walk in the front door. Ta da! The whole apartment!

To your left in the entryway is a small microwave stand/pantry area. Poe's food is also there. The bathroom is right there too, but I'll spare you a picture of that.

Once you're in the apartment, this is the kitchenette area. A fridge, tiny cute little oven/stove, and some counter space and cabinets with a bar sized sink. You're correct in noticing there's no dishwasher. (You'd also be correct in guessing that sometimes I walk our dirty dishes over to my parents' house and put them in their dishwasher.)

Above the stove is a spice rack that I promptly filled up. I think it makes the place look super homey!

I also used the shelf above the sink for a makeshift baking supplies area. This also looks so homey to me!

We used two of our Ikea triangle desks to form a larger triangle that takes up less area in the apartment. This is where Johnny has been working, where I'm blogging from RIGHT NOW, and doubles as our eating table.

Another overview of the apartment, with Poe looking out the window. Desk area right in front, bed in the back, and fridge with kitchen to the left.

I've got a recipe coming up with bread I made from all the juicing puree/pulp! I couldn't stand to waste it all!


Cheryl said...

So Johnny has officially moved out of IL? What's going on with your home there? Has it sold yet?

Christina said...

Yep- house sold and closing is Sept. 7th.

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Wow. Just think of the stories you can tell your kids, when they are complaining about their "small" bedroom:)

mightymunchkin2 said...

Pictures do not do it justice! It truly is a great space. I have fond memories of being there, when Fake grammy stayed there. I see there is also hooks to hang bras on. That is a plus.!

Christina said...

hahaha THANKS LYN! I noticed the bras after the fact and figured nobody else would see them. WHOOPS.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That is tiny!! That stove is super cute though :)

And yeah, I would walk dishes to my parents dishwasher too! Thanks for the update - glad all is well!

Christina said...

I know Jenn I love the stove! My mom had to search high and low for special tiny pans to fit in the oven.

Biz said...

So glad you and Johnny are back together!! And thinking of you with Hurricane Irene - hugs!!

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Hi Christina! SOOO glad you and Johnny are back to living under the same roof. Take care!!!

Cooking on A Dime said...

What an adorable little kitchen. I am sure in time it will become less adorable, but you do what you got to do (and I would totally take those dishes on over to mom's dishwasher).