We've been in our Portland apartment since March and are beyond happy with our cozy little space. This feels like our first real home together, ya know? After living with so many people over the past year (all remarkable experiences, I should add) we were ready for a space to call home. Before moving, we basically sold or gave away most of what we owned so it's taken quite some time to save up and find pieces we love, little by little. We've still got a bit more to do but I'm perfectly content nestled here with my sweetheart, Thai delivery and Netflix.
Also, let me take a moment to brag about the amazing crew from Soleil Clean! They were awesome enough to welcome us to the neighborhood with a home detail and it was incredible! Family owned, Portland locals, planet friendly cleaning solutions AND they do the dirty stuff! They scrubbed our bathroom sparkly, the inside of our oven (it's not a self cleaning oven so...ick!), left the subway tile gorgeous AND left us flowers and the sweetest note! Our place is usually pretty clean (neat freaks + minimalists live here!) BUT it's not anything compared to the way Harmony and her crew left it. Matt and I walked around in awe, admiring how beautiful everything looked. If you're in the Portland and surrounding areas, I highly recommend contacting them and treating yourself to a clean. It feels ahhhhhh-mazing. I'm still giddy about it. We waited to take our home photos until after they did their magic.
We've already had lots of visitors with more on the way! Our neighborhood is especially dreamy and I don't think we ever want to leave SE Portland. We are SO very spoiled! All that we need (friends, our church, restaurants, coffee, groceries, food carts, parks) is a walk or bike ride away, which is not only fun but sometimes necessary when sharing a car. It helps me feel like I can have moments away for coffee shop dates or a run through the park while working from home. Keeps those stir crazy feelings at bay. We're so happy, happy, happy. And you're welcome to visit any time.
Another special thank you to our sweet friends at Soleil Clean! Book those guys! And give them a hug from the Arbo's.
::photos by my love, Matthew Arbo
::candle, moon calendar, black hat, record player decor all from the beautiful Moorea Seal shop