This weather is for the birds, don’t you think? They said on the news this morning that the groundhog saw its shadow which means only just 6 weeks left of winter. Yahoo! Who’s with me? In other news, I kind of feel like a broken record talking about our apartment hunt, but now at least you understand why we need one so bad – we are growing in size as a family. I am certainly growing, as you can all tell from my latest instagram photo! 17 weeks today! All for good reason of course, but looking for a home is a bag of stress and then some. Especially in NYC where inventory is scarce, and prices are through the roof. What began with eagerness, has now turned into an emotional and physically exhausting endeavor. I want to be enthusiastic – I do! But it’s become hard. Prices are at an all time high, and because it’s the winter, inventory is at an all time low. Not the best combination when you’re on the hunt. With that said, we remain with eyes wide open and are looking forward to the temperatures climbing. In the meantime, another dose of inspiration from one particular home in general, photographer Anna Malmberg. Maybe she’ll just let us move in with her. Happy Monday. xx jenny
And so the search for a new apartment has begun, and while I was very excited about this prospective move (and decorating a new space) when in conversation phase, the reality is scarier then I thought – especially since we’re exploring areas outside of Manhattan. Although Brooklyn isn’t far, we hadn’t really planned to leave our beloved island – ever! We’ve always considered ourselves eternal Manhattanites. Lifers. I’ve been living here since 2001 and Dina since (gasp), 1990. But after spending considerable amounts of time in a few new neighborhoods across the river, we fell in love with them. And the spaces we’ve seen hit many of the objectives we idealize in a home such as high ceilings, light and outdoor space – attributes which are hard to find in Manhattan in our price range. I still have a little bit of anxiety about the whole thing, but I’m looking forward to establishing our new home, and exploring a new area. Change is good and we are both ready for this one. These images which I’ve been collecting on my pinterest board are solid visual reminders of what’s to come. And I can’t wait! Have you made the leap to a new area? How was it? Would love to hear your stories in the comment section.