Since the wedding (Aug. 29th) Brian and I have been trying to get this wee apartment comfortable for two. We were very happy to see some of the gifts we received, many of them provided a starting point in rearranging. Then out to Target to make our studio/clothing room work for us both. The reason is because Brian, my husband, was living in a suitcase! Just couldn't have that. We bought some "put together yourself" drawers, brought in his shelving, his bulletin board, and also made him an office space. Brian gets the couch and coffee table in the studio. I have my corner, which is pictured. I brought in a few items on the walls to get everything off of my table. Now if I want to work large I can. Doing all of the wedding projects I realized I had too many things on my desk.
(forgive me if this all makes some little sense, I'm kinda out of it this morning...)
After a long while I think I have a system with my inspiration boards too, which has always bothered me.
On another note, while at Target we found this Epson printer for only $30. I said no way, and researched the lil' guy. It's an Epson Stylus NX100 with durabrite inks. The only negative reviews I found on it were the typical Epson reviews. Eats up ink and is loud. Not to mention you have to have everything moving and going if you want one thing to work. Ya, it's an all in one, but eh, who cares. Brian's actually excited about the scanning feature since he can hook this guy up to his laptop and not have to deal with my whole computer set up.
I'm pretty pleased with it...for only $30. In my mind it was a waste of money not to try it out. The ink situation is something I took care of a long time ago when my R2400 was running. Buy compatible inks online. Can always find ink selling for less than half the price Epson charges, and no microchip to say you're out 3/4ths of the way through. :)
I say, if you really need a printer now, grab the Epson Stylus NX100 at Target for $30. It's a great little guy. Yeah, he snores and makes loud noises (Madie seemed entertained), and he might eat a lot (go on the compatible diet), but definitely worth it.