its usually the girl first, lets be honest, who brings up the purchasing of new things. that was definitely true in our case as well. it started right around the middle of december. we had been in the apartment about 2 months and i started looking around noticing that the bookshelf was mine, the tv was richards, the bedroom furniture was mine, the couch was richards. the only things in our apartment at the time that was ours were the christmas decorations and those were going in boxed in a matter of weeks.
for me it wasnt just about the purchase of new things, it was about purchasing things together. it was about making our apartment ours. the couch was the very first thing on the list. that futon was soooo uncomfortable. it was a great starter, not a forever. the purchasing process, well that was something else completely. if you havent heard that story, well please enjoy.
|to go from this...|
|to this...huge upgrade.|
after that purchase, i was bitten by the decorating bug. i wanted to purchase like there was no tomorrow. new bed sets, lamps, wall decor, everything. now i didnt, my budget quickly halted me. as did the fact that i wasnt the only opinion that mattered. if i was going to buy a large picture to go over the couch, i needed to ask for richards opinion. not because i had too or needed too. because we are in this together and he deserves to have an opinion too.
i quickly made the deal that i would buy the bed set if he would buy the lamps for the bedroom. this way we could both purchase something important and on our own time lines. of course mine wanted to be a lot quicker, part of being a girl i guess. we had found the perfect bed set months earlier. not too girlie, not too much color, actually had color, it was perfect. ps i am still waiting on the new lamps.
|the upgrade from an all white comforter. love.|
|from the loudest fan on the planet|
|to a much quieter and fashionable one.|