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Renting your first apartment is one of those milestones in life.  I have just recently had the opportunity to check this milestone off my list as I signed the lease to my first apartment.  Let me just tell you that with that pen in my hand I truly felt like I was finally an adult; no parent standing over my shoulder to reassure or discourage this decision.  I am on my own! Well… except that I signed the lease with one of my best friends who happens to be a single mother of a six month old boy.  So essentially I guess I will never be alone… nor will the apartment ever be quiet… but it is the concept that counts!

"Big Girl Bed"So now that I have an apartment, I need to figure out what to do with it.  I am only a poor college student rooming with an equally poor single mother who is also going to school.  We have come to the fact that it is going to be a challenge to decorate our space with the little money that we have.  However, I plan to live up to my sorority reputation of “Crafty Courtney” and make our little apartment feel like home!

So follow me on my journey through diy home decorating on a budget as I weigh the pros and cons of making it myself or buying it from the store.  It is sure to be an adventure!