Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Moving

So We Had a Yard Sale…

Whew! I’ll tell you what- that was an adventure! And let me just say that I do NOT want to do it again any time soon- maybe in a few years. I’d definitely do it again, just not next year or anything (really, if KonMari sticks, I shouldn’t have enough stuff in the house TO do …

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I’ll Get You, My Pretty!

Alright, so some of you may remember me mentioning there’s a house I’m in love with…with mortgage payments comparable to our rent, just down the street a little ways. Well, the price on it has dropped by $5,000. It is now up for less than $65,000. If it can just stay for sale for 6 …

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Something, Something, on the Walls

Found a new challenge of our new space: wall art. Well, not so much that it’s a new challenge as it hadn’t occurred to me before, really. We have a collection of posters (framed decently) and some self-assembled art from our dorms and the Spartan Village apartment, but, well…most of it is Magic: the Gathering …

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Guess What We Got!

That’s right- bookshelves! My wonderful mother-in-law bought us a pair of bookshelves (must have gotten sick of hearing me whine about it, haha!), and they are now standing proudly in place, waiting to be filled. I put them together Tuesday and Wednesday nights with the help of Stormaggedon, seen on the right shelf there. I …

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One Room at a Time

It’s an odd thing, but I must say that right now, the part of the apartment I’m most satisfied with is our fridge. Not necessarily the inside; things haven’t quite settled in there just yet. But the outside is, I think, well-organized and cheery-looking (photos to follow later when I am less embarrassed about the …

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My Kingdom for Some Bookshelves!

GAAAAH! *Ahem* Sorry for that little outburst…but this lack of bookshelves is driving me crazy. If we can just get two, six-foot-tall, 5-shelf bookcases, we’ll have ample storage for what’s waiting for them, and some space for decorative items as well (which are now taking up a box, or scattered haphazardly atop the mantle- though …

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Rooting

To continue with the plant theme of the Transplanting post… Welcome back to Stardust. Some of you who stopped by between the Transplanting post and now may have seen the new look already. I must say, it’s much better than I’d anticipated a tweaked theme to come out- a little color adjustment, a photo of …

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Transplanting

Last night in the Spartan Village apartment- and I have to say, I’m only a little sorry to see it go. Really, it’s more the attachment to the university and the part of the state I’ve lived my whole life in- where all the zip codes are 488XX -than to the apartment itself, or even …

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Chaos

Hello there…I’m Mandy. You may remember me from last month’s posts. I’ve got this blog here, and… Yes, I’ve been gone a while. After saying I was going to be posting more often. Sorry about that- it’s just been utter chaos over here for, well, the last month. Let me catch you up a little. …

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The One

I have found the house I want to grow old in. And we’re lucky- it’s for sale, and for cheap.We just need to look good enough to a bank and make sure we can actually pay for it for as much of the mortgage as we can plan for (Michigan being how it is and …

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