Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall, My Ass


I refuse to freak out about how summer is over when it's 88 fucking degrees outside.

Summer isn't really my season, anyway. This may have something to do with the fact that I grew up in San Francisco. I will always prefer strolling on a foggy beach to lying, BAKING, in the sun.

Speaking of foggy beaches, we got a lovely little taste of them on our only-semi-successful camping/road trip, which I have yet to report on. We did just a teensy bit of camping (woot woot SLO + Mendocino!) on our way up to my dad's, stayed nowhere near long enough, and rushed back to LA in a huge hurry because we got a house.

WE GOT A HOUSE, PEOPLE.


A CUTE HOUSE.




A teensy tiny cute cute house with a porch and a view and a claw foot tub! In Echo Park!

Whoopsies, this post was supposed to be about fall.

Anyhoo.

Our fall is going to be heavy on plumbing and electrical and figuring out how the hell we're going to fit our stuff into 460 square feet (I.E. purging).

Jane Birkin via Ginny Branch Stelling via Shauna O'Toole

45 comments:

  1. cookies in the motherfucking house.

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  2. Congrats!
    We're living in a bit less than 400 sq ft in Brooklyn, and my advice to you is: vertical storage. Shelves, lady!

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  3. Congrats! Can't wait to hear more about housing adventures.

    P.S. - If you need help with any permitting stuff for renovations (or figuring out how insane you are to consider certain renovations), D is great with that.

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    1. Careful, or we might just take you up on that.

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    2. You know how to reach me if you need to. We'll take payment in drinks.

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  4. Suuuuuper congrats! Very happy for you.

    And I second the post about vertical storage!

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  5. Yay for you! Tempted to copy you and go for this one!.

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  6. if you could only see the smile on my face.

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  7. Congratulations! That is extremely exciting.

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  8. Long time reader, first time commenter! Congrats ESB!! Exciting times ahead. We have been in our First Home for about 5 weeks. At first I had this major buyers remorse, but after week in and a good clean and fresh coat of paint I am SO HAPPY!!

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  9. for the briefest of moments i thought you linked to the house you bought.

    HA.

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  10. Happy house! I'm so psyched for you guys.

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  11. Also, while I was writing that last comment, a cricket leapt onto my iPad, and I threw it across the room. The ipad's okay, and the cricket is safely outside--we think. I think it was an ESB fan.

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    1. Either that or it had a very strong opinion about whether or not summer is over.

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  12. Congratz on the house!!!

    Also this furniture is probably ridiculously priced but oh so epic for small space!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dAa6bOWB8qY

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  13. Congrats. Decluttering and living with less stuff (or you know, nothing) will be the best thing you ever do.

    Okay, second best thing after having your own home.

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  14. Congrats! Purging = getting rid of everything and getting a few really amazing things, right? DO IT.

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  15. Congrats on your house and ESPECIALLY the claw-foot tub! I lived in an apartment with a claw-foot tub and it was bliss. May you have epic baths.

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  16. Congratulations - that's fanatastic news! So jealous (our house-buying saga started in January and is still ongoing.) Good luck with the purging!

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  17. Totally agree about the weather! Were is fall, I love fall. I just moved to Portland from Oakland, and it is just so hot here right now, I am just not used to it. I can't wait for all this dreary rain I keep hearing about.

    Congratulation on the house! It sounds really cute!

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  18. apartment therapy - best blog for small spaces

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  19. woo hoo!!! major congratulations, esb!!! how very exciting!!!!

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  20. Little House, Big Life! That's our motto.

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  21. Congrats!!! I love cute houses. ;)

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  22. This is epic! Good luck on the purging!

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  23. Congrats ESB! Homeowning is awesome. I love my apartment. I've got just a couple score more square feet than you, and it is tough, but totally worth it to live with less. Enjoy your new home!

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  24. Just sleep in the tub. Really, who needs anything else? it's fucking ECHO PARK

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  25. YEAH YOU DID. Welcome home, sweet pea.

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  26. How exciting! Congrats...Echo Park is a great place to live.

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  27. woooohoooooooo!! I AM SO THRILLED for you guys!! happy home-making to you, at long last. there is no better season for nesting than fall.

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    1. p.s. purge!! and have no mercy as you decide what stays and what goes- we don't need as much stuff as we THINK we need.

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  28. YEAHHHH CLAWFOOT TUBS OF ECHO PARK!

    congrats dude.

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