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My Final Apartment Video Tour

I might have been living in Roanoke for two months now (hey time, I’d like to see where you go because the way you slip away is magical) but have I shown you much of my new place? Nope. Because I haven’t wrapped up the old place yet here...
by Rappsody in Rooms on May 31, 2016

My Final First Apartment Tour

What is it about moving that makes me all nostalgic and think-y and reflective? Ok, some of those things are how I feel a lot in general, but I can’t tell you how often in March, leading up to my move, I just stood in a room of my apartment ga...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Apr 26, 2016

Southern College Girl + Ecletic/Rustic/DIY Style = A COOL Little Apartment

Well Hello there!  Are you ready for a new year?I was thinking about the MANY loose ends I had,which made me think about drafts I had written but never posted here.(I just hate when I do that)Anyway, most of them were pretty silly but since I ge...

My 6 Tips on Finding an Apartment

I’m coming up on my one year anniversary with my apartment! As of November 7, 2015, I would have made my nest in this sweet little apartment for one year. Look how far we have come together. This anniversary also got my thinking about how chall...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Nov 3, 2015

Steam Cleaning the Bathroom

Sometimes it grosses me out when I think about all the other people who have lived in my apartment. I trust it because of the vigorous cleaning required between each tenant by my property management company. However, you still know that many, many pe...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Oct 20, 2015

Apple Picking, Cooking, and Decorating for Fall

The warm nights, the bright colored shorts, and the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies has kept me clinging to summer with voracity this year. I just did not want the hot and humid Virginia summer weather to subside in lieu of looming cold weath...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Sep 15, 2015

My Newly Minted Curtains

Does anyone else suffer from decorating indecision? I’m raising my hand high on this one, even waving it around a little. Sometimes I have the hardest time finally deciding to take the plunge and actually commit when I am buying decorating item...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Sep 8, 2015

An Overdecorator Striving to be a Minimalist

On any given day I find myself sitting on the couch, on my bed, heck – even sitting in the middle of the floor – with my eyes searching my apartment and my mind churning away with possible decorating ideas. The process is very free-flowin...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Sep 1, 2015

Let Artwork Speak to Your Soul + Giveaway

I spend a lot of time in my apartment these days. I think it is a good balance, but that’s coming through my homebody filter. I go to work every weekday for my eight hours plus I go to the gym for 45 minutes after work. I have a social life. I...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Aug 18, 2015

My Metallic Blue Kitchen Table Transformation

My goodness guys, you have no idea how long a journey it has been with my kitchen table. It all began in a sun room, long long ago when I painted a laminate table teal and gold. It was the star of the show in that room, and I loved it with every ounc...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Aug 11, 2015

My 2 Step Method to Hang Pictures Perfectly

I think of artwork as the sprinkles on a cake. They add the special flare, the beauty, and the personality to a home. Mmmm, now I really want cake too. Anyways… As I’ve been making this little apartment of mine home, I’ve been a lit...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Aug 4, 2015

My First Apartment Video Home Tour

If a picture is worth a thousand words….. …then how many words is a video worth? Well, apparently a lot of them in my video….because I talk a lot. Shocking. I know. I thought it was time to make some video magic happen on the ole bl...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Jul 14, 2015

Organizing the Laundry Room with Fun Colors

I’ve recently talked a lot about purging. Purging, purging, purging feels so good and freeing! Getting rid of all that excess so you feel light and bright. However, whenever all that excess is gone, sometimes you are just left with a pile (albe...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Jul 7, 2015

My Emerald, Navy, and Gold Living Room

I am SO excited to finally be able to share with you the progress that I have made with turning my ideas of my emerald, navy and gold living room into reality! I know I talked about this quite some time ago, but I decided to take my time, go with wha...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Jun 23, 2015

Eat Well Travel Often Hexagon Artwork

What’s green, blue, and sparkly and screams Megan? That would be my new hexagon sparkly artwork piece that I whipped up on Saturday afternoon while watching American Idol on Hulu (ahem…for the second time because I like it so much I watch...
by Rappsody in Rooms on May 12, 2015

My Spring Flowers Happy Home Tour

Spring! Flowers! Sunshine! Growth! Buds! Happiness! Color! Or at least that is what I think about spring. It just seems to awaken feelings of hope, change, love, joy, and grace. Since this is also the year of fresh flowers in my home (I vowed to myse...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Apr 16, 2015

Organizing a Small Bathroom Space

I’m surprised to admit it. I never thought that I would so adamantly love only having one small bathroom. However, living on my own I think it’s perfect – sized just for me and my needs. Plus, it makes cleaning such a breeze which i...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Apr 7, 2015

Five Reasons to Embrace the Power of a Small Space

Downsizing. It’s something that one usually associates after the kids have grown and are on their own and you are left with an empty house that is just too big for the two of you. That’s what I always thought downsizing was going to be fo...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Mar 10, 2015

Engineering Prints for a Big Impact

Apartment living. This is my first go-round at it. I went from my parents’  home as a child to a college dorm (that made some interesting decorating) to my Dad’s house that was for sale and only had my sparse just-graduated-from-college...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Mar 4, 2015

The Year of Less Stuff and My Craft Organization Center

Just writing this post makes me breathe a sigh of relief. That’s what happens when I purge and organize – which is a very popular topic this time of year. It’s something that is popular for me all year round since nothing really fee...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Jan 26, 2015


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