Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CSN Stores Has Me Reminiscing

As I sit here typing, I'm thinking back 8 years ago when I moved to my first apartment at college. I'd lived in the dorms for 2 years and decided to take the leap and move into an apartment with my sister and friend/dorm roommate. Despite being comfortable with my future roommates, I was nervous to be more 'on my own'. The dorms supplied you with meal plans, access to the Internet, phone, etc and now I'd be figuring all that out on my own and having to make arrangements and organizing so we did everything fairly in our apartment that we'd be sharing.

Another thing we had to figure out was how we were going to furnish our new apartment and what supplies we'd need to buy. I remember I was in charge of getting a vacuum (as my contribution) and each of the others had something they had to get....though I don't recall what they contributed now. As far as furnishings, we lucked out! Our parents had several things that they were eager to get out of their house, including our bunk beds, dresser, desk, bookshelf and the drop leaf table and chairs.

Once we got settled in and got used to living together, I don't know what I was so nervous about. It worked out quite well, though my sister and I found out that we get along much better if we don't live together...we can laugh about it now ;-) And as I think about the furnishings and if they hadn't been given to us, we would have had to do a lot of garage sale-ing! But if we had the money, how nice it would have been to shop at CSN Stores!

Night & Day Ginger Twin Over Full Bunk Bed in Cherry

Sunset Trading Light Oak Drop Leaf Dining Table

Funny thing is, even now that I'm married and have my own place, I still can't afford to buy new since we are still paying for that college! LOL! The experience of living with others was well worth the cost though.... it prepared me for the gives and takes of marriage and kids and for that I am thankful. :-)

Side note: GO STATE!!! 6-0 so far!!!! ;-)

Disclosure: Any views expressed in this post are my own. CSN Stores offered for me to host a review/giveaway in return for this post.


Jennee said...

I remember decorating my own place...I also remember selling everything that I had in my own place to take a big risk which was great but left me back in a room with my parents. I can't wait to decorate my own place again someday!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I never lived with a group of people like that but I do believe that it a great experience that all girls should do before they get married.

Alexia said...

I'm pretty sure I would have killed a roommate if I had ever attempted that LOL I'm not really the kind of person who likes to share her space with people.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I love CSN stores!

Student loans stink, but pretty soon, you will have them payed off (I hope).

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I so need a new dinning room table. That cherry wood is also gorgeous!!

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