[gallery wall in the living room that I started…but never finished]
A while back I made a point to snap a few pictures of our current apartment. I knew that soon enough the you-know-what would hit the fan and it would be a mess in here. I love this apartment and I want to remember it in a good (clean) way.
I’m sad to leave the place we called home for over 3 years. This was the only apartment we lived at in Arizona, and I will always envision it when I think about our time here. It was also Dexter’s first home with us, which gave us an excuse to get out more often and meet the neighbors!
I’m thrilled I took these pictures before the packing process began, everything is such a mess now! We got rid of the end tables in the bedroom and we’re currently using stacked moving boxes as nightstands. So chic, right?
What I will miss the most about this place….
1. The Space
This apartment has a townhouse layout, which allows us to spread out across many levels. Finding an apartment with 3 levels, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage is almost unheard of (and surprisingly it’s affordable). Running up and down the stairs all day has really gotten me into shape, especially in the hot summer months! It’s also been nice not having any neighbors above and below us.
2. The Garage
Having a 2 car garage may appear pointless in a climate without snow, but trust me– it’s a necessity in Arizona. If you had a black car (like I do) that bakes all day in the sun, you would agree. The garage was also handy for storage (since the apartment is severely lacking closet space).
3. The View
I love the view from our spare bedroom that overlooks the pool, you’ve probably seen it many times on my Instagram . We have a couch against the wall on the window and I love to just sit there and look at the mountains and reflect.
4. The Natural Light
Our unit faces both east & west, which makes for great photography lighting in the morning and evening. My photography “assistant” would agree with this (when he’s awake).
Unfortunately, the only area that didn’t have good natural light was the kitchen since it’s in the middle of the floor plan. Hence the reason why I rarely shot any of my food pictures there.
I’m sad to leave the memories of this apartment behind, but excited to make new ones in Texas. Not to mention, it will be nice to have a real pantry again. The only major area this apartment was lacking was in closet (and pantry) space. The lack of pantry meant I lost countless cans of beans in the back of my cupboards over the past 3 years. Maybe the increased storage space at the new apartment will inspire me to start cooking again!