June 27, 2012

Time Keeps on Slippin' (Slippin', Slippin'...)

Late last year, I scored an awesome "vintage" wall clock from HomeGoods. I spotted it hanging out behind the counter as I was on my way out the door and I asked one of the sales ladies if it was on hold for someone. She said no so I asked her what the price was and when said "$69.99" I said sold! As far as I could tell, nothing was wrong with the clock and while I didn't really have a spot for it in my old condo, I knew someone else would snatch it up if I left it behind.

When I got it home, it sat against the wall for a while waiting for the perfect spot to be hung. I eventually hung it up on the wall in the weird nook in our old bedroom and that's where it ended up staying until we moved out last month.

June 25, 2012

Can I get an "E"?

When the cabinets were installed in our house, I noticed that there was going to be a large gap between the cabinet tops and the ceiling (30"):

Admittedly, I started to panic because I didn't know what I was going to do with that space. I didn't want to paint it because that would require me to paint the adjoining wall in the dining room too and I had other plans for that wall. I don't have a cool plate collection that I could hang up there and faux plants aren't my thing. I also didn't want to put a bunch of decorative accessories up there because I knew they'd get dusty and to be honest, I knew I wouldn't dust them haha

June 21, 2012

Don't Stop Believin'

Last week, one of my best friends sent me a housewarming gift that her two young sons made for me and I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me choke up a little bit.

Her and I have been friends for almost 15 years and while I haven't seen her since we both left our hometown back in 2008/2007, we've still managed to keep in touch and talk almost daily. I've never met her kids, due to the many miles that separate us, so for them to create something so special for someone they've never met before truly amazed me!

I haven't hung it up yet but I have a spot in mind. Oh, in case you were wondering, her older son, Rocklyn, picked the quote from his favorite song and it couldn't be more perfect :)

June 20, 2012

Back in the New York Groove

No, I'm not in New York but I have that song stuck in my head thanks to one of AT&T's commercials. Anyway, I'm baaaccckkk! I've been a terrible blogger lately but I have a good excuse (or two)! We moved into our new house! And our internet took forever to get hooked up! And I'm sorry! I promise to be a better blogger to the 3 of you who actually read this thing haha

Moving on (pun intended)...

We moved in as planned on May 31st. We picked up our 17' U-Haul bright and early in the morning and loaded/unloaded everything ourselves with the help of my boyfriend's brother. The move went surprisingly well and I'm happy to say that out of the 100's of things we moved, only one picture was broken! Yours truly stupidly put her hand right on top of the glass on our last load of things we took to the new house and CRACKKK! Oh well, it's not a big deal since my boyfriend's Uncle owns a framing shop so I can get the glass replaced for pretty cheap :)

After we finished unloading everything, our place looked like this:

Apologies for the cell phone pics but my camera was packed in one of those boxes! I wish I would have taken pictures of our garage before the sun set but we had to head back to our condo to finish cleaning before our final walkthrough the next morning.

It wasn't until around 11 pm that we Swiffered our way out the door and locked the place up for the last time. Leaving was bittersweet because the condo was my family's vacation home when I was growing up and its walls contain so many fond memories of my grandparents. It'll always hold a special place in my heart because without it, I never would have been gifted the opportunity to build a home of my very own :)

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