January 8, 2012

In My (new) Mailbox {27}

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It features books acquired over the past week no matter the source (bookstore, publisher, friend, library, etc.)

If you're a regular here or you follow my Twitter, you probably know that I recently got married and have been settling into our new apartment in the big city. Since I only got one book this week, I decided to do a little something new and show you guys my new home :]

This is the living room, and yes, it's rather messy. That's because we live in here :P That is my husband, in case you were wondering, but his looks shall remain a mystery. As a random FYI, basically the entire wall behind the tv is made of closets. Our apartment has LOADS of closets.

I know you are likely very uninterested in my bathroom, but I just wanted to point how tiny it is. There's a little more room on either side of the door, but basically, what you see is what you get.

The kitchen is also rather tiny. Luckily, there's tons of cupboard space (even more on the right side which you can't see), not so luckily, my husband and I love cooking so even with the extra cupboard space, we already ran out of room for all our gadgets :P

This is the bedroom complete with my dog who believes bed time happens before 10. Yeah, the bedroom's even messier than the living room. What can I say, I'm a slob. (Yes, I'm the slob, not him.)

And finally, the most awesome room in the house...

The library! Also a mess, but hey, I'm working on it.
We had this random little room that certainly wasn't big enough for a bedroom but was a little too big for a closet so, thanks to my husbands suggestion, it became a library :]


  1. you were not kidding!! sure is a small bathroom! I hope you get settled in soon enough & can relax:D

    Racquel @ The Book Barbies
    -thank you&come again.

  2. Enjoy setting up your new apartment! Everyone place needs a library room :)

  3. I am such a sucker for black & white tile in kitchens. haha. I really am!

  4. I'm used to tiny living spaces since I used to live in Japan, but it's easy to get used to eventually. Your little library is so cute! Hope you enjoy your new apartment!

    IMM at Book Brats!

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  6. Jasmine! I really love your house for two reasons: clutter and books! Awesome! I bet that, like me, you also work in (organized) clutter, haha! The ability to make a space multifunctional, comfortable and visually appealing is no joke. But I bet you were able to maximize the space by making closets serve as a wall at the receiving area. =) Your minimalist approach achieved that simplicity I look for in a home. I must say you’re a pretty talented couple. ;)
    Lakisha Zimmerer

  7. I’m glad that your husband gave you a place to keep all your books and I think that a library will be very useful to both of you and your future kids. Well, you really posted the messy moments of your apartment but I think, by now, you already have it cleaned and totally furnished. Did you decide to change the paint color of your house? If you do, I hope you can post the changes you have incorporated. Thanks. :)

    Gregoria Loth


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