City Mouse Blog

The personal blog of Miranda Erokan.

Little Home Improvements

i'd consider the apartment Nate and i share my first real "home" since i left for college six years ago. it's the first place i've lived that's felt permanent and that i've wanted to decorate and make my own. that's probably because i know it's not just a temporary place where i'll keep my things until my lease is up and have to find somewhere new. i really love the place and couldn't be happier with the neighborhood. i've really enjoyed making decorating our home an ongoing process. we're always finding something new to update or make more "us" in our space. here are a few little things i've done in the past couple days to spruce up the apartment...

sweetest new couch pillow. his name is sgt. pepper.

some lil plant guys in a flea market pepsi crate

nail polish spice rack

i got a basic spice rack from the container store to make a cute nail polish display case!

this slightly rusty ampersand is my most recent favorite williamsburg flea market find. it's from a sign factory in texas!

that tiny succulent is my pride and joy.

Indoor Gardening

since moving to New York i've developed a new appreciation and serious love of gardening. the only problem is i have very limited space in this one bedroom apartment to enjoy my favorite new hobby.  i've gotten to the point where all the obvious spots in the apartment are covered in plant life... the windowsills, the side table, the flea market ladder (whose sole function is to be a plant display at this point). i absolutely love living in New York City, especially in this apartment, but i still catch myself daydreaming about the future when we'll have a backyard with room to grow herbs and fruits and veggies... even some of our plants that stay alive in here do so reluctantly and i know would prefer more sunlight and probably less AC blasting them constantly.

succulents in the window

cacti garden

spider plant

window boxes

xo, miranda

Tiny Strawberries

my sister D'Arcy is in new york for the weekend and she's staying with Nate and me. she brought us the sweetest present... an eggling! if you haven't seen these adorable creations, they are perfect little ceramic eggs that you break open with a spoon... the soil and seeds are already inside, all you need to do is water it and in a couple months we should have a tiny strawberry or two growing out of our egg! it shall be the cutest ever.

strawb seeds

watering my sweet lil strawberries

admiring my new plant baby