Let the questions begin!
Q: How many square feet is your apartment?
A: About 850 square feet.
Q: How do you keep things clean and organized in a small space with two kids?
A: Throw it away or give it away! If you haven’t used it in the last two years, it should be in the garbage or at goodwill. I also try to clean up every night. A little mess can look enormous in a small space, and I hate waking up to an enormous mess.
Q: What is your favorite spot in your apartment?
A: Definitely the bay window in our bedroom. We spend hours sitting backwards on our bed looking out at the boats in the Hudson, New Jersey, the park, and the (really far away) Empire State Building. We feel really spoiled to have such a great view.
Q: What was the most challenging room to put together?
A: The kids’ bedroom/playroom. It was tricky finding/making girl stuff that wasn’t too girlie and boy stuff that wasn’t to boy…ie. And, if you have kids, you know it’s hard to find a good way to organize their toys. I also made a lot of the wall décor, so I was up late multiple nights getting my craft on. My husband would come home to the crafting zone: paint, scrapbook paper, and a lot of Mod Podge all over.
Q: Any decorating tips for a tight budget?
A: A lot of IKEA, a lot of Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, little bottles of acrylic paint or spray paint, and most of all – using stuff you already have. Things always look better with a fresh coat of paint and paper Mod Podged to it.
Q: So, what is your favorite homemade creation?
A: Hmm...that's hard. Can I give you five? :)
* pictures will link you to more info on the projects)
1&2. the FHE chart and 3D family picture that my son helped with:
3. the vanity:
3. the vanity:
Thanks for having me, Bloom!
Thanks for being here, Abbie. I love the way you've put pieces of yourself and your style in every room of your home! Can't wait to have you back at Bloom again.