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BF & I have joined the crew of couples 'living in sin'! LoL  We moved into our new apartment together this weekend. I wanted to wait until the move was over to actually say anything because I didn't want to jinx it but everything went smoothly... with the exception of the cracks in my brand new marble dining table!! Oh, and the fact that the cable company only installed 1 cable box instead of 2... but it could be much, much worse... Nothing lost, nothing else broken...

I absolutely LOVE our apartment... it's a completely renovated 1 bedroom in a private house... my kitchen is awesome, the bathroom is beautiful and the best part is I can take the train to work and save the money, time and aggravation of driving into the city... YAY

Here's some pics of the place before we moved in...



My kitchen!! I have to get one of those refrigerator magnets that says "Liza's Kitchen" lol too bad Liza is not a common enough name to find one in the store...



My pretty bathroom with the pedestal sink :D



Decent sized bedroom...



This is the Living/Dining Room... This half of the room has a dining room set...  The other half has a couch, reclining glider and 46 inch Tv :D

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    cu97tigercu97tiger member
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    edited December 2011
    What a beautiful place! Congratulations on the move in and let us know how the transition into 'shacking up' couple goes :) I love living with BF.

    PS For the refrigerator magnet, maybe try Etsy? You can always just get something printed out and buy a magnet at Michael's if you're into DIY.
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    mana8503mana8503 member
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    I was wondering how the move went!  BEAUTIFUL apt!  I'm drooling over the hardwood floors!
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    Cackle6Cackle6 member
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    Congrats! That apartment is awesome! Those floors are gorgeous! And the kitchen is way nicer than the one in my house, I'm super jealous!

    Have fun making it "your apartment!" And if you can't find a Liza magnet, make one! I might have to do that for my kitchen fridge now too, heh.
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    I <3 your place!

    Hope you guys enjoy your first place together! Remember to be patient and talk things through. Don't let any issues fester. GL and have fun. :)


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    edited December 2011
    GASP!!!!!


    Congrats hun! I was just about to ask where you've been.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_shackin-up?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:47630777-8ab7-45a2-ba54-dc2c3d3c8b32Post:bace91bc-8931-4417-a4ba-1a91586a497e">Re: Shackin' up!</a>:
    [QUOTE]What a beautiful place! Congratulations on the move in and let us know how the transition into 'shacking up' couple goes :) I love living with BF. PS For the refrigerator magnet, maybe try Etsy? You can always just get something printed out and buy a magnet at Michael's if you're into DIY.
    Posted by cu97tiger[/QUOTE]

    BF is still traveling back and forth to VA for work so, I'll have to get used to living alone the majority of the time...  I was just thinking I should check Etsy lol Thanks!

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    [QUOTE]I was wondering how the move went!  BEAUTIFUL apt!  I'm drooling over the hardwood floors!
    Posted by mana8503[/QUOTE]

    I'm shocked at how smoothly it went... It was probably because we had help and I didn't move much lol   I have to get a swiffer for those hardwood floors... I was gonna take my fathers Scooba but you can hear everything in this house so I'm afraid it'll make too much noise on the floor...

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    [QUOTE]Congrats! That apartment is awesome! Those floors are gorgeous! And the kitchen is way nicer than the one in my house, I'm super jealous! Have fun making it "your apartment!" And if you can't find a Liza magnet, make one! I might have to do that for my kitchen fridge now too, heh.
    Posted by Cackle6[/QUOTE]

    The kitchen and the bathroom are what sold me... The cabinets are brand new! and there's a little space on the other side of the kitchen to put a table for 2 :D

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    [QUOTE]I <3 your place! Hope you guys enjoy your first place together! Remember to be patient and talk things through. Don't let any issues fester. GL and have fun. :)
    Posted by desertsun[/QUOTE]

    Patience is not my strong suit but I'll definitely try lol

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    [QUOTE]GASP!!!!! Congrats hun! I was just about to ask where you've been.
    Posted by MLekathLEEN[/QUOTE]

    Hi!! I've been lurking (only popping out when I feel like I need to lol)
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    LVK033LVK033 member
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    edited December 2011
    Yay congrats! My BF and I moved in together about 4 monthes ago and I must say we LOVE living together! It has made us stronger than ever! Good luck!
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    bethsmilesbethsmiles member
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    Yay! I love the apartment!


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    edited December 2011
    Cute apartment! Congrats!
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    tmacwintmacwin member
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    Adorable place!

    I cannot wait to move it with FI at the end of this month.  Just last night we got back from visiting some family about 2 hours away.  We we made it back to his house, I just wanted to stay, but I didn't have any work clothes with me today.  And then I would have had to get up super early this morning to make the drive home, and back to his town for work.  It's only about a 25 min drive, but round trip in the morning is brutal when I'm not a morning person.  It will be nice in the future when we get back from out of town, we can both stay put and not have to finish the rest of the drive to our other home.
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    DanieKADanieKA member
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    Love the floors! Congratulations!
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    Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    Beautiful place!

    Remember "shacking up" is an adjustment. The weirdest things will bother you, just remember what Desert said above!
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    edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]Beautiful place! Remember "shacking up" is an adjustment. The weirdest things will bother you, just remember what Desert said above!
    Posted by Hazel_B[/QUOTE]

    The weirdest part is going to be living alone 4 days a week and then having him  home on the weekends... Hopefully, it'll make the transition easier because we're not gonna be up each others butts 24/7 lol 

    He's already testing my patience because he's being picky about bedding LOL 
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    edited December 2011
    Nice place! I know people have very valid reasons for frowning upon living together before marriage, however I am all for it!

    After you've determined that you can live together and get along, you will have one less doubt on your wedding day :)
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats!  Good Luck! 
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    SINNER!!!!  Lol jk!  Your appartment is beautiful!  I love it!  Congrats on moving in, sad your marble table crack a bit though :(
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    I love your apartment! I'm itching to move, and pictures of places much prettier than ours don't help the matter.
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats!
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    heyimbrenheyimbren member
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    Such a fantastic apartment, great find Lyz!
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    edited December 2011
    Living in sin FTW! As we Jews say, Mazel Tov! =) It's a lovely place, and wood floors are awesome (I talk from experience).

    I love living with my FI, for the record. It's like a never-ending slumber party ;)

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    I am so jealous of your kitchen! In our last apartment, the kitchen was the only good thing (hence why we no longer live there...), our kitchen in this place SUCKS! lol.

    Congrats on living in sin, I must admit, it's pretty sweet most of the time! :)
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    Congrats!!  I am jealous over your hardwood floors.

    Living together is an adjustment.  I made it very clear to BF when we moved in together that he needed to let me know if I was doing something that was irritating him.  Turns out, leaving a sponge in the sink is a big pet peeve of his.  I never had even thought about it before!  Laughing
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    ...can I get a wo0t wo0t?!



    Wo0t wo0t!!!!!!!

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    hannahnolahannahnola member
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    Nice place!!! Living in sin isn't too shabby haha.
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks girls!! :D

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    [QUOTE]Nice place! I know people have very valid reasons for frowning upon living together before marriage, however I am all for it! After you've determined that you can live together and get along, you will have one less doubt on your wedding day :)
    Posted by ADTonk[/QUOTE]

    I feel the same way... I need to know that I can live with BF before I really decide whether we should spend the rest of our lives together... The funny part is that my mother was coming around to the idea but now that we're living together she's like "So, are you not getting married??"  Chill out, mom! lol

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    [QUOTE]SINNER!!!!  Lol jk!  Your appartment is beautiful!  I love it!  Congrats on moving in, sad your marble table crack a bit though :(
    Posted by ravenray[/QUOTE]

    I'm trying not to stress out over it... Raymour & Flanigan will be delivering a replacement next Tuesday so, hopefully that one will be crack-free! lol  I was worried we weren't going to be able to get a replacement because the set I picked is now discontinued.

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    [QUOTE]I love your apartment! I'm itching to move, and pictures of places much prettier than ours don't help the matter.
    Posted by Beads921[/QUOTE]

    Sorry Beads!  This should be your incentive to look for a new place! :D

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    [QUOTE]Such a fantastic apartment, great find Lyz!
    Posted by heyimbren[/QUOTE]

    Thanks! I was getting so discouraged because we saw some really dumpy places... I was about to call a realtor when I found this place on Craigslist... I stalked the landlord for a few days until he agreed to give it to us lol

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    [QUOTE]Living in sin FTW! As we Jews say, Mazel Tov! =) It's a lovely place, and wood floors are awesome (I talk from experience). I love living with my FI, for the record. It's like a never-ending slumber party ;)
    Posted by bsidebella[/QUOTE]

    I love the wood floors... they get cold, tho, so it's time to invest in slippers lol 
    There's definitely some benefits to a never-ending slumber party lol ;)

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    [QUOTE]Congrats!!  I am jealous over your hardwood floors. Living together is an adjustment.  I made it very clear to BF when we moved in together that he needed to let me know if I was doing something that was irritating him.  Turns out, leaving a sponge in the sink is a big pet peeve of his.  I never had even thought about it before! 
    Posted by SKP82[/QUOTE]

    BF isn't very vocal about anything... So, I think, if I do something to bug him he'll probably never tell me...  BTW - I hate the sponge in the sink, too! lol

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    [QUOTE]...can I get a wo0t wo0t?! Wo0t wo0t!!!!!!!
    Posted by PaigeMcC[/QUOTE]

    wo0t wo0t!!!!!!!!!! lol :D
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    Ooh, nice! Love the natural light and hardwood floors.
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    [QUOTE]Ooh, nice! Love the natural light and hardwood floors.
    Posted by marleylikeair[/QUOTE]

    The natural light is the best! I can leave the shades open until about 7:30 - 8:00pm and there's no need for lights in any room of the apartment... saves a shit-ton on electricity!
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats Lyz, your new apartment looks beautiful!! Moving in together is such a fun, exciting time, I hope you enjoy it!
    And think of all the nap time/reading time you'll gain by taking the train into the city instead of driving! :)
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    edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]Congrats Lyz, your new apartment looks beautiful!! Moving in together is such a fun, exciting time, I hope you enjoy it! And think of all the nap time/reading time you'll gain by taking the train into the city instead of driving! :)
    Posted by mellimel19[/QUOTE]

    I used to love napping on the 6 train... but the 1 creeps me out... lol It's like the train that God forgot about lol
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    edited December 2011
    How exciting! Congrats! Can't wait til it happens for me!
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