Well ladies and gentlemen, I am excited that on this rainy English Friday I am embarking on my second Show Us Your Life adventure with Kelly! Only this time, we're admiring Master Bedrooms (if you missed my Kitchen's post you can click here to see that). I had so much fun last week looking at everyone else's beautiful kitchens, and it was so lovely to get such sweet comments about my little English abode. I just had to join in the fun again this week.
So, once more I welcome you into mine and Carl's little English apartment, our humble abode for the past 2 years, which we'll be packing up and leaving in only a couple of weeks. It's making me sad to know that we're leaving our first proper 'home' together, but I'm excited for what the future holds. And, I'm probably biased, but I think we've done a pretty good job of making our apartment as 'Amanda & Carl-ized' as possible... although, judging by the candles, abundance of necklaces and sparkly pillows it's probably more Amanda-ized than anything. But that's true of most homes, right ladies? If we left it up to the men we'd live in empty rooms with nothing more than a 590 million inch flat screen, comfy couch and refrigerator full of chicken wings and beer. And that would be craptastic. So, my hubby is happy to let me get away with sparkly pillows if it means he can watch English football while I froof and perfectly align them. And that works for me!
A couple things I want to point out before you're bombarded with pictures. 1) I HATE plain white walls. I find them to be cold, lacking in personality and depressing (that's just my opinion, if you have white walls I'm not at all insulting your home, I just know that in my house I like to be surrounded by colors...they make me feel cosy!) so if our landlord had permitted, I would have painted/wallpapered like it was nobody's business. But paintbrushes and wallpaper glue were no-no's, so I've had to spruce up our bedroom as best I could using bed linen, curtains, pictures and pillows; all of which you'll notice relate to black or purple in some way, shape or form. That's because those are mine and Carl's favorite colors. (AHA! Ya see! I did take into consideration his interests! Haha!) 2) I have to admit that for the purpose of these pictures I have removed Carl's massive pain in the ass stash of electric guitars/keyboards that was by our wardrobe. Only because had I not, you would have confused our bedroom with his bloody rehearsal room...*baby, this IS a hint* 3) There are probably dust bunnies on some of the picture frames, or on top of the tv, or having a disco on the lamp shades. Trust me when I say that I know they're there, I just don't have the time to run around corralling the little buggers like cattle. So, if you love me you'll turn a blind eye :)
Now that I've got all that mumbo-jumbo out of the way, I welcome you to poke around mine and Carl's bedroom :) Enjoy!
|This is the view from the hallway.|
|And as you walk through the door (notice ANOTHER one of the hubby's guitars - although, I'll let him off because that's a mini one made out an old cigar box. Which is pretty cool.)|
|I warned you about my pillow infatuation.|
|Now you can all say you've seen Liverpool! Ha! This is the view from our window as you lay in bed.|
|My bedside cabinet.|
|The most recent (nearly 3 years old) family photo. I miss my family something awful and waking up to this photo every day makes me smile :)|
|Again, looking from the hallway. This is the other side of our bedroom.|
|The top of my dresser - aka the beautifying/primping station.|
|My make-up bag, face creams/body lotions, fancy acrylic jewelry box and of course, my 80 billion necklaces and bracelets. Ha!|
|A close up of my jewelry obsession.|
|One of my book shelves.|
|Bottom shelf. Some of my children's books (take note there are two different versions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar here. Ha!)|
|Middle shelf. Books I used during my Undergraduate degree, a few of Carl's books, and some more children's books (I LOVE Roald Dahl in case you couldn't tell).|
|Top shelf. More books I used during University, and a couple others I've collected along the way. A lot of books have already been sent back across the pond. Including my Twilight series. I miss it.|
Enjoy the rest of your Friday and have a happy weekend, lovelies!
Lots of love, love, love,