Living in an apartment, limits the changes I can make. I can’t build above and enlarge. I can’t break a wall to create a larger closet and I can’t add a skylight in my kitchen. Yet this doesn’t mean that I can’t make my apartment feel like a home.
With small changes, I have made my personality shine. I’ve painted using bright, bold colors. Orange, green, turquoise, peach and even gray can be found throughout my home. The contrasting colors mesh well because of the accesories used. My rugs, paintings, pillows, plants and knick knacks work to bring it all together. It works because it represents me and my style.
It took me months to figure out how to make my apartment my own. It seemed as if everywhere I turned was claimed by a boy or a dog. I needed space but I really wasn’t sure how to go about getting it. During that time I did lots and lots of window shopping for inspiration. I also have to admit I went apartment hunting. Sometimes I felt like I was torturing myself, but I have to say I also got some great ideas!
I also got some great ideas looking online. I loved this article by Apartment Guide titled Preparing Your Apartment for Spring. I especially loved their suggestion “to reverse the direction of any ceiling fans so that they run clockwise, pushing warm air up and away.” What a great idea! In fact, it was one of many that I now use.
To get YOU ready for Spring, Apartment Guide wants to offer ONE Latina On a Mission reader a spring-themed prize pack valued at $100. The gift pack contains a variety of spring-themed items including an ice bucket, a solar lantern, tablecloth and napkins, picture frames and a serving tray.
¡Suerte! / Good luck!
MANDATORY ENTRY- YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE YOU CAN RECEIVE ANY EXTRA ENTRIES:
“Like” Apartment Guide on Facebook or follow them on Twitter: @AptGuide for real-time tips and updates on making the most of your space. Make sure you also tell them @MsLatina sent you! Leave a comment below with the URL and your Twitter or Facebook name.
EXTRA ENTRIES – LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY:
2. Follow @MsLatina on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway, stating the below. Provide me with the tweet URL in a comment. One tweet per day till the giveaway ends, so go ahead tweet away!
Enter to #win an @AptGuide spring-themed prize pack worth $100! http://bit.ly/GW11d #Giveaway #MsLatina #smallspaces
3. Blog about the giveaway, linking back to this post, and provide me with the url for 3 extra entries.
4. Leave a comment on this post, I Have An Urge To Purge! , for THREE (3) extra entries. Let me know you did so the comments below.
5. Share this post or another on Stumble Upon, Technorati, Digg, and/or Facebook. Each post shared gives you 3 extra entries. Just let me know which post you shared and your username, if applicable!
Giveaway ends May 6, 2011 at 11:59 P.M. EST
Open to US residents
As always, I will use random.org to select the winner. The winner will have 7 days to respond or another winner will be selected. Also, don’t forget, in order for random.org to count all of your entries a separate comment must be entered for each item that is completed. Random.org will not count it otherwise.
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