Its rainy here in NYC. Hey, where are our NYC pet bloggers anyway!? We feel like we're always reading about the windy city. Havi hates the rain (such a princess) but LOVES staring out at the window on days like this.
Today, we wanted to show the ways we made our place "our place." We were working on a really low budget over here (thanks so much grad school loans) and have a small space to work with (thanks NYC housing market). So far, we have tried to show you all the ways we made things functional and stylish at the same time. Today we thought we'd show you how we made all things "us."
We're Dave Matthews Band Fans. Okay, its bordering on an obsession. Instead of framing meaningless prints we find online or the same old pictures that everyone else has in their apartments, we bought the DMB posters from the shows we have attended together. These are limited prints that change with each show and cost around $50. Although expensive, they are a special memory and are limited editions (they can be resold for twice that amount). And, when framed with our tickets they not only look stylish (thanks DMB for knowing we were decorating contemporary) but the Room Essentials frames are from Target and the lowest price we found. We plan on filling up the wall across from this one in our bedroom when we go to his Three-Day festival in Atlantic City this summer. Special thanks to Law Student's parents who expertly designed and set these up!
Since we met, everywhere we go we started collecting magnets (Freedom of the Seas, Museum of Natural History, Jersey Shore, etc). Easy enough in a small kitchen to make the fridge the center of attention, and decorate with our magnets. Now everyday we get to see a collection of our memories together while giving a little pop of color to the room!
Lastly, we're working on this wall. We hope to have a collage of different photos above the couch (we're also painting this wall grey Memorial Day Weekend when were FREE). These are the ones we've collected so far...
In other news...Havi is Dog of the Day on CuteDogDaily! Go vote for her...it sucks that her black fur does not photograph well. Also, Dental Student got an A on his last exam and passed his competency!
Havi Tummy Issues Update: With the help of our many blog followers and our NYC Pitbull MeetUp group we decided not to go to a new vet who will probably run all the same tests. We are going to try a new food without wheat or chicken (many dogs are allergic to these two items). Artemis from Service Dogs and Me recommended Evo. We will also give Havi a fiber supplement. We'll keep you updated and please keep the ideas rolling!