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My First Apartment: More Issues than Vogue

For two decades, I have lived in the same home, with my loving parents. Through college, I commuted to school to save money so that I would be financially ready for this very moment… finding my dream apartment. The search for the perfect place is scary, overwhelming, and a rush of emotions, but worth every second of stress. Now that the lease is signed, filling the apartment with furniture, kitchen appliances, and clothes in the closet is the easy portion of this process! Starting a new chapter in my life with my roommate and bestie, Julia, has been a true blessing and I know we will grow together as we experience the high’s and low’s of moving out for the first time. This triplex in Costa Mesa could not be in a more perfect location, walking distance to Side Car Donuts, the Triangle Square, and all you can eat sushi. Our targeted vibe for our new home is very Anthropologie meets Kate Spade and for move-in day, I felt my outfit should be the same. This off-the-shoulder sweater was a steal I found at a Free People sample sale with Julia a few years back. My floral midi skirt, vintage pearl necklace, and tan Aldo oxfords completed my move-in day look. 

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.<sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-17084B" data-link="(B)”>
Proverbs 24: 3-4
Moving out on my own is more time consuming and stressful than I imagined. Finding my independence, becoming domestic, and finding balance is not easy. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Because I have not made time to be in the Word everyday, my anxiety has set me off my rocker, and talking to God has been the only thing that has calmed my nerves. I need God’s wisdom, understanding, and knowledge to build my home on solid rock. I want the Lord’s presence to so strong in my home that all my guests can feel is love and grace.

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    Matthew J. Ponder

    February 12, 2015

    Congradulations Sarah. Your photos are stunning. Really great quality.

    your home feels and looks amazing.

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