It just never gets old, writing a post on this blog about my moving. If you follow me on Instagram (meghana18), you saw the pic I posted two weeks ago of the new place. I actually posted it while J was getting the confirmation on the phone. We were due to move in this coming weekend, the first of March, but were able to move in last weekend so now we've moved. Again!
I feel really silly living in this house so far. It feels like I'm a guest in someone else's place, because really it is so beyond us. This house is just a slight modification of what our "dream" house would be. The dream was a basement house so we'd have two living spaces and a playroom for the kiddo. This house is all on one level, but it still has the two living spaces and room for a playroom. It's just three bedrooms, but twice the size of our old house. We don't need more bedrooms anyway... we don't have enough stuff for the place as it is now!
It's a nice subdivision on the far outskirts of the town we were already living in, with our house having just shy of two acres that are partially wooded. There are neighbors close, but not so close they can hear us yell at the tv. Part of the yard is fenced for our dog and there's a fantastic patio area shaded by a HUGE tree that we cannot wait to see in the spring. We also have access to the river that is less than 1/2 a mile away and we're still close to work and our families. I mean... when is the other shoe going to drop?
I wish I had more pictures to share with you, but all I have is a hodgepodge of pics that show the old occupant's things and pics at weird angles with different lighting in each one. We moved so quickly I didn't even have time to make one of my infamous lists of projects or ideas for each room... I know, I'm shocked too! This weekend will be more unpacking, some list making and a lot of picture taking so I can share this new place we call home!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Time for another installment of keepin' it real. Yesterday I shared how I decorated for Valentine's Day, which was hardly at all really. I showed you my china cabinet and all the red and pink I could fit on the shelves. What I didn't show you was what the cabinet and it's surroundings looked like before I threw everything in another room and distracted the kid and dog. Today I show you what things really looked like.
It never fails when I try to photograph something, my good dog Daisy hops right in front like it's her big shot. I can't keep the drawers in the cabinet because Renner liked to open... and slam... the drawers as hard as possible and I knew we were asking for serious injury trouble so I pulled them. The rest, well, that's how it looks most of the time. Just keepin' it real!
Happy Friday :)
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope someone does something nice for you today, or that you've decided just to do something for yourself. I'm doing a little bit of both today, spreading the love and giving a little to myself. Tonight, my family of three is going out for a laid back dinner and maybe a Redbox movie after. R got a little goodie bag with bath toys, M&M's and a dinosaur sandwich cutter. I ordered my husband a Hoodie Pillow, which he's been talking about since seeing it on Shark Tank. They're back ordered due to high demand, but J was pretty excited when he pulled the picture I printed out of his card this morning.
Ridic, I know. He will actually use this thing. I'm not kidding.
As a gift to myself, I had this old blog redecorated. I worked with Grey Loves Design on etsy and she was fab. I had to email her with a cry for help and she solved all my problems. If you visited in the last month, you may have seen a different blog name but 'the story so far' is back and (hopefully) better than ever. I liked the name I temporarily changed to, but paying for two domains and dealing with all of that was just not worth it. I think it will make a perfect name for my business (which is what, I still don't know) so I'm just going to keep it in my back pocket for now.
Today is also my amazing sister's birthday. She has HATED sharing her bday with vday forever, so we try to gloss over the red hearts and whatnots in favor of all things birthday. She just had a sweet baby boy a week and a half ago so I wished her lots of naps and a super happy baby. Happy 26th, sister! Bet you never thought you'd be celebrating it with a little guy of your own!
After the Christmas decorations came down and while recovering from the two parties I hosted during holiday season, I just didn't have it in me to go full out with my valentine decor. I started to decorate my weird mantel (you can see most of it here), but I'm so over that thing. Some might think that two mantels mean more decorations, but it just meant headaches for me. Do I decorate the top or the bottom shelf? Both? Here's the answer: NEITHER. Instead, I focused on my family/vintage china cabinet.
Forgive the lighting. The cabinet is in the worst spot to photograph with no natural light getting anywhere near it. It doesn't help that I snapped this at 5:30 am with my phone and the living room, hallway, and guest bath lights on to try and brighten it. Pic FAIL.
When I decorate this cabinet, I just pull from my reserves which I conveniently store inside. This time, I pulled all the red and pink I could find. I always have pictures of my little guy and a combination of DIYs, gifts and clearance finds. The little R on the bottom shelf is the most recent purchase - clearance from Michaels. It's actually a Christmas ornament! Use whatcha got, girl.
(Holy hell cats these pictures are terrible. Scout's honor they will not be this bad again!)
Up top is more of the same. My DIY chalkboard, an antique candy dish from my grandma and a DIY tip jar from our wedding make a great mix of old and new. Decorating this cabinet is so much easier and more fun than my mantel! No stress and really, I could leave this up past V-Day and no one would think twice. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I can't leave this up because it needs to be packed away... for moving... again...
How did you decorate for the holiday for love? Do you have big plans tonight? What do you think of the new blog design? If you follow me on Instagram, you could have helped pick the design...
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