our newlywed nest
we really love our little tiny home, and we are so sad to leave it! it was an adventure finding housing in palo alto, but we totally scored with this place that is in a great location and managed by an incredible landlord and is quite affordable (at least compared to other rent prices in the area!). it’s certainly nothing fancy – basically a cinderblocky room connected to a nice super small kitchen, with a slightly crumbly teeny bathroom on the side. we’ve had to get real creative with very limited space and even five months later we still have some bare walls and unfulfilled plans to decorate and spruce up. but we’ve made a lot of memories here in the short time we’ve called it home, and we’ll always cherish it as our first home together.
before we started packing up our stuff, i made sure to snap a few photos so we can always remember this place.
we have awesome neighbors, a park two houses down, tennis courts across the street, and a four minute bike ride to stanford campus. (more on our neighborhood coming up next)
when we have guests over, we usually either move our kitchen table out to the little patio area outside our front door, where we strung the bistro lights from our wedding (see here) or bring a blanket and a picnic to the park.
one of my best memories will always be the christmastime we basically slept under the christmas tree every night, since it filled up one corner of our little bedroom. we left the twinkle lights on all night every night!
we talked long before we got married about getting a pretty couch in the homes we share. i love love love our navy, velvety, tufted couch.
thanks for being a good home, little newlywed nest!