had another relaxed weekend spent balancing house chores with mini excursions. spent saturday tending to the apartment and trying to fancy things up a bit. we’ve lived in our little spot in oakland for almost 4 years now, which is pretty hard to imagine. when we first moved in, we didn’t do much in the way of decorating because we didn’t want to get attached to a place that might just turn out to be temporary. i guess it’s not quite such a temporary space any more, but we still struggle to really embrace it as our own, probably because it’s a rental. but recently we’ve felt the desire to see what we could make out of this space, so we’ve been tidying and rearranging and doing our best to decorate. my biggest project of the day was getting refinishing an old wood table in our living room by hand. i sweated it out, but my reward for the end of the day was a trip into the city for the refinery29 sf one year anniversary party held in the hipstamatic headquarters, which left me with some pretty serious office envy.
and on sunday, i cleaned my closet/office (yes, one room in my apartment is basically dedicated to my blog, yikes!) and can finally see the floor again under all of those piles of shoes and clothes. we still wanted to get a little bit of time outdoors, so we drove out east to walnut creek where it was actually sunny, and then made our way to the lafayette reservoir just in time to snap a few photos before watching the sun set behind the hills.