Take a little sneak peek look into my boho apartment. I’ve loved this kind of borderline industrial and bohemian style decor for quite some time now and I get a lot of compliments on my decorating taste so I thought I would share a little Bohemian Style Apartment Tour with you all.
In February 2016 Zachary and myself started talk of moving away from Alabama. We’d been there for just over a year at that point. There were many things we liked about it but The South just wasn’t home for us. Zachary being from Arizona and myself growing up in Idaho–we just needed to be back in the Wild West. We needed mountains and hippies (or maybe that part was just me). I simply didn’t fit in in Alabama.
After much debate we finally decided to move to Flagstaff Arizona, where Zachary and his 4 younger brothers grew up. It’s a great mountain town in Northern Arizona with lots of pines trees, mountains and, you guessed it, hippies.
We were INCREDIBLY lucky to snag an AWESOME downtown apartment here in Flagstaff. It’s literally a dream for me albeit, very small and old — I could’t be happier here. Check out our apartment tour video below.
For about TWO whole months I dreamt about how I was going to decorate this new apartment. I knew we were probably going to get the chance to live in this amazing apartment in downtown Flagstaff. I had Zach’s step mom Facetime me while she showed me around the apartment. And while she did that I used my fancy video camera I use for my vlogs to record the mini FT tour so I could remember all the details. Yes I’m a little crazy I know.
I probably watched that video about 30 times. I could NOT wait to get to Flag and start unpacking all of my things! I’ve always wanted to live in a “loft style” apartment of sorts.
Back in 2010 I did get the chance to live in a cool downtown area. It was a quaint little one bedroom above downtown Lynden WA. I lived there by myself with my two cats with no TV, no internet and no smart phone from May of 2010 until February of 2012. It was glorious!! I LOVED that little apartment! It was so nice to have peace and quiet (if you’ve ever been to Lynden its a super quiet little Dutch town about 3 miles from the Canadian border and it doesn’t even have a single bar).
Deep down in my heart I STILL felt like I needed that true downtown living experience. Now, I’m a true believer in the power of the Law Of Attraction. While I can’t say that I specifically sat down and affirmed to myself that I was going to live in a badass little apartment above downtown Flagstaff.
However, I did start to get the itch to move back to Arizona around November of 2015. We had been in Alabama for just about a year and I was starting to get the urge. I had the urge to have my own kitchen again. To decorate a new space. To have it all be my own. You see, when Zach and I moved to Alabama we we were living with his mom, step dad and his 14 year old little sister.
Don’t get me wrong! It was an AMAZING experience and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! I can’t express enough gratitude toward Zach’s mom and step dad for all they did for us while we were there! They are truly incredible people and we loved living with them.
For me I know I just really missed the mountains. I missed having a view. I missed seeing the horizon. I missed being around liberal people. I missed the cute coffee shops that scatter most western towns. I missed life at just a slightly faster pace. I missed the dry summer air. Omg…. I maybe even missed the snow a little bit!
So around this winter Zach started talking about wanting to go back to work. In Alabama he worked doing real estate investment deals mostly with wholesaling. While real estate is wonderfully lucrative if you put in a lot of time, effort and putting up with a lot of bullshit. It was mostly feast or famine. Some months he would make 12 grand. Sometimes he would go 3 months without a single paycheck. It was maddening and frustrating for him to not have consistent income. He was ready to provide for his family consistently with a real “job.”
Being of a real entrepreneurial spirit myself I was actually devastated and very resistant to him going back to a real job. 3 of the 4 years we have been together Zach has worn many hats to help bring in an income and none of those hats involved him being on anyone else’s schedule but his own. I was scared to lose him to a “job.” The last 3 years we’ve had the chance to get to spend unlimited amounts of time together and its been incredible!
He ended up getting a job doing what he loves which is Wildland Fire Fighting. He was a wildland fire fighter for four years in college and loved it. I’m excited and happy for him to be going back to something he loves but also terrified to have Sebastian to myself all day. Does that sound crazy or can some other moms relate??
Sebastian Stone, I love the kid inside and out! He is one of my best friends and we are definitely buddies but we are SO similar! He is incredibly stubborn, has a bit of a temper and can be a little pill. Don’t get me wrong, for the most part he is a happy boy and is so fun to be around! But with both of us being stubborn, bull headed Taurus’s we tend to butt heads a bit if we spend too much time with just the two of us. Gah, I know that sounds awful but its the truth! Maybe if you’re a mom you can relate. I still have some work to do on his room. Those yellow walls just aren’t quite my style. I’ll be sure to post an updated apartment tour as soon as I get his room updated!
So I’m looking into putting him into a Montessori School ideally or a preschool at least until he can get into a Montessori School. I think it will be wonderful for both of us. He will learn so much, be in a real schedule (I’m a horrible schedule person) and he will have lots of social time. On the flip side I will be able to have more of my cherished alone time. Yes I’m a loner in that sense that I LOVE being alone. Maybe its the artist in me. I usually prefer to be alone… is that weird?
Ok well enough of the long catch up on our lives! I hope you enjoy and are inspired by the photos of our new little digs! You are amazing and beautiful and I want to thank you for following my journey! xxoo -Sam
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