Our New Home + My 1st Giveaway!


After almost a month in Tahoe, I’m figured it’s high time to share some photos of the new digs! Here we go…

Our little cabin in the woods, this place is much different than our previous three places because it’s an apartment within a house instead of being in a traditional complex.

The house is set up high in the mountains and it’s surrounded by trees, so it’s extremely quiet and peaceful.

We live in the lower apartment, so you have to go down a set of stairs to get to our front door…also the house is a really funky lavender color.

Picnic table (which was a little wet from the melting snow yesterday) on our deck, which has a great view of the mountains…let’s go inside, shall we?

Honey, I’m home…this is what you see upon walking in the front door.

View of the family room, the gas stove is the apartment’s primary heat source.


 View of the other side of the family room

 We found these pine cones in our backyard, they’re giant!

View of the family room from the kitchen…unfortunately, I didn’t get to take most of these photos until after it was dark, but that large picture window is the best part of the apartment…it brings in lots of light and has a great view of the mountains. I also like the beam on the family room ceiling because it gives it a cozy, cabin-type feel.

 Shot of my desk from earlier in the day, I love looking out the window at the mountains all day while I’m working.

Pantry cabinet that we got on our trek to Ikea a few weeks ago

 Our kitchen

 Pots and pans…racks also from Ikea!

These also a nice view out the kitchen window…when it’s light out that is!

Hallway…first door on the right is our second bedroom (which is currently serving as a glorified closet/storage room), second door on the right is our bedroom, the door on the left is our bathroom, and the door straight ahead goes to our washer and dryer.

Our bedroom–lots of wood paneling! Also, I’m feel like it’s kind of dorky to hang our diplomas over our dresser, but in this apartment we really didn’t have anywhere else to hang them and I didn’t want to just stuff them away in a closet!

 I love our new duvet covet…which we also found at Ikea!

 Other side of the bedroom–more wood paneling!


Our bathroom

This place is definitely much different (and smaller) than our previous apartments. If we owned the house there are definitely bigger changes I’d make (aka
taking down the wood paneling and 1970s ceiling fan!) but since we’re
just renting, we just have to make the best of it. However, now that we’re all unpacked, organized, and have things hanging on the walls it feels much more like home. I’m liking it much more than I thought I would when we first got here, and overall I’m happy with how it came together. It’s very cute, cozy, and peaceful…our very own little cabin in the woods! I love looking out the window at the mountains and I also love seeing the bright stars at night when I take Lola outside. My other favorite part of living in this house?

Definitely the amazing sunsets.

Almost makes up for the fact that I live over 90 minutes from a mall. 

That’s what online shopping is for fool.
 Thanks Lola, I don’t know what I’d do without your infinite wisdom.

Anyway, on to the next order of business…I’m so excited to announce that I’m doing my first ever giveaway today!

When the lovely people from Shabby Apple contacted me to see if I’d be interested in giving away one of their beautiful pieces of jewelry I jumped at the chance. Their accessories are so darling, and I got to handpick one piece to give away to you! I chose the Light as a Feather necklace because I thought it would be such a pretty accent to any outfit.

So cute, right? Here’s how to enter:

Mandatory Entry:
Follow In the Pink and Green on Google Friend Connect (aka that button that says “Follow” under my photo on the right hand side of the page for you non-bloggers!) AND Like Shabby Apple on Facebook
(must do both to be eligible to win)

Additional Entries: 
Blog about the giveaway
Follow @thepinkandgreen on twitter and tweet about the giveaway
Follow Shabby Apple on Twitter

Please leave an individual comment for each entry…winner will be announced next Friday, February February 3rd!

So go enter now, tell your friends, and that way one of you can what win and feel this cool:

So terrible. If she wins this season I’m going to be pissed.

Have a lovely weekend friends! Xoxo