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Audra

Audra is a recent college graduate and an aspiring writer based in her home state of Georgia. She’s a lover of the sweetest Southern tea, warm weather, and decorating with lots of color, DIY projects, and shabby chic pieces. Her apartment living journey is still young, so she’s busy navigating the ups and downs and learning along the way. For more from Audra, follow her on Pinterest or check out her website shepenspretty.com.
Should you move back in with your parents?
Should you move back in with your parents?

Should you move back in with your parents?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Graduation season is upon us, and if you’re anything like I was back when I graduated from college two years ago, there is a big question looming over your every thought — “should I move back in with family?” If so, you definitely aren’t alone. Almost daily, news sites talk about how challenging it is…
Apartment Downsizing? Here’s How.
Apartment Downsizing? Here’s How.

Apartment Downsizing? Here’s How.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Not too long ago I brought you the benefits of apartment downsizing, but now that I’m personally in the midst of trying to figure out how to take my spacious one bedroom apartment and turn it into a manageable living space in the upstairs area of my boyfriend’s mom’s house I know the frustration that…
6 Surprising Benefits of Apartment Downsizing
6 Surprising Benefits of Apartment Downsizing

6 Surprising Benefits of Apartment Downsizing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My apartment journey so far has been a history of 9’s — 9 months here, 9 months there. Well, this interval is almost at a close and little to my surprise I have decided to move yet again. However, this isn’t just any move. My boyfriend and I are packing up, moving in with his…
Meals for the Busy Cook: 3 Companies for Fun, Easy Cooking
Meals for the Busy Cook: 3 Companies for Fun, Easy Cooking

Meals for the Busy Cook: 3 Companies for Fun, Easy Cooking

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you enter the adult world, one of the things you’ll notice is that your time starts to spread incredible thin. From working that 9 to 5 (or 6 or 7), to doing laundry on the weekends, to having to work really hard to keep up with friends and family, everything can begin to feel like…
Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor
Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor

Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The road to finding your first apartment can be a rough one. However, when you finally walk into the perfect place that you now call home,  after getting through the hassle of moving, and dealing with a lot of uncertainties, you are ready to jump right into one of the most fun aspects of living on…
Let There Be Light! Ending Your Dark Apartment Blues
Let There Be Light! Ending Your Dark Apartment Blues

Let There Be Light! Ending Your Dark Apartment Blues

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty in love with my apartment. Once a cotton mill that has now been renovated into chic loft apartments, this place boasts of some pretty awesome architecture, unique features, and beautiful factory-sized windows. However, my boyfriend and I are two of the very unfortunate people who don’t live on the…
Give Your Apartment a Touch of Radiant Orchid – 2014 Color of the Year!
Give Your Apartment a Touch of Radiant Orchid – 2014 Color of the Year!

Give Your Apartment a Touch of Radiant Orchid – 2014 Color of the Year!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Remember Emerald Green, the 2013 color of the year, and our decorating picks? It’s a brand new year, and a brand new color, so why not give your apartment a little makeover, some extra TLC, or even a whole new look? The color experts have chosen Pantone’s Radiant Orchid the color of the year for 2014, so what better way…
First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List
First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List

First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holiday season is in full-swing over here at My First Apartment! We are buzzing with great ideas for saving money during the holidays, inexpensive ways to bring the holiday spirit to your apartment, and even how to have a stress-free holiday party with your roommates. However, we’ve yet to cover the most fun topic…
Surviving the Holidays Without Going Broke
Surviving the Holidays Without Going Broke

Surviving the Holidays Without Going Broke

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of year again — Black Friday deals beckon, department stores are exploding with fake snow and plastic Santas, and children are dreaming of what cool toys to add to their lists. That’s right folks, the holiday season is coming to a doorstep near you! Whether you are the embodiment of holiday cheer…
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to furnishing your first apartment, there is always a budget to consider.  What you can get with your money is vastly different from store to store. A while back, My First Apartment compiled an excellent list that compared the cost of buying your furniture essentials at several different stores.   As a self-professed bargain hunter…