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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Comfy + Minimal Room Decor

Whew. I am so very happy that I do not have to move for the next year! After subletting in a smaller down in Connecticut, I've finally moved in with my co-worker and friend and signed a year lease. Goodbye subletting and temporary airbnb living.
With moving to a new place, it's been important to me to have it be so cozy and comfy. I love getting into bed at night after a long day of work and falling right asleep. Especially because I get homesick every once in awhile, I love finding comfy blanket and decor that is still affordable!
At my last apartment, I tried not having my bed against the wall, and I just didn't love it as much. Here, I've tucked my bed into the little corner, while also making enough room for me to do yoga and stretch after working out. I will be sure to link everything at the bottom - and most of all thank you to Photowall for the canvas! This post is not sponsored, but they graciously gifted my the decor and also gave me a coupon code for you all. The canvas was pretty easy to put together, and was put in a slim box for me to pick up from the mail room. It also came with an attachment to hang the canvas, but I just used my own nails. It's super sturdy, and a good price for the size! 


My bed is from Ikea, which I bought because it fit into my car. It took about three hours to assemble with my dad...not the easiest but worth it in the end! When moving, I semi took it apart so it would fit into the rental van. The comforter is from Sam's Club, along with the fuzzy beige blanket which I love so much. 
The paper floor lamp had great review on Target, - and for good reason! I love the way it looks and lights up the room. It's also very easy to disassemble and move. 
Canvas: https://www.photowall.com/simple-minimalist-canvas-print
Use the coupon code "hellosesame2021" for 25% off on as many orders as you'd like for the next month!
Bed Frame: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/tarva-bed-frame-pine-s29930097/
Pillow cases and sheets: https://www.target.com/p/microfiber-sheet-set-prints-room-essentials-153/-/A-51395242?preselect=52031687#lnk=sametab
Pillows: super cheap from costco!
Beige blanket: Sam's Club
Floor Lamp: https://www.target.com/p/paper-floor-lamp-gray-room-essentials-8482/-/A-54349362?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Lighting%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Lighting&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9003454&gclid=CjwKCAiAyeTxBRBvEiwAuM8dnbrLF8h9YDH6AKmZR3IPGsp7mpqKfwA20RsYHPiAA0eBID0Xzrw_9hoCZ3UQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Weave Basket: Marshall's
Mirror: Marshall's 
Hope you enjoyed! It's a nice change to not have so much clutter for once in my room. It's not always clean, but I definitely have less things than I did when I was in high school. For other inspiration, I love going to home goods and marshall's from time to time to score some good deals.
*canvas was gifted, post is NOT sponsored! no affiliate links.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

⋆Long Term Goals for 2020⋆


A big highlight of 2019 - meeting Dominique Ansel and Joanna Chang. My pastry chef role models.

I first thought I was going to reflect on the past year and go over the highlights, but to be honest, it was very daunting to think about. It is not easy to think back to life a year ago when things were "easier" (when I was still in college and lived in a familiar place). Now that I live in a new part of the country and work full time, I am more excited to look forward to this new place and some new things that I am able to try.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

48 Hours in Philly (only going to free attractions!)


Elfreth's Alley
It's been so much fun exploring this side of the country since I've moved to the East Coast. Will and I drove to Philadelphia for the weekend to visit some friends who live in the city, and some who live in the suburbs! I've been to Philly one other time before, but we didn't have any time to do any touristy things (except for consuming a cheesesteak). We decided to visit many places - all that do not require an admissions free!