It’s been about a year since my first tour of the new house, and a lot has changed since then! After living in apartments for the first six years of our marriage, the first year that we lived in this house was all about figuring out how to fill in the blank spaces. In year… Continue reading Home Sweet Home: In Progress Part 3
It’s been a couple months since an update on the house, and lately there have been a few changes that are really making us feel at home. It’s no coincidence that all this productivity occurred the same month that my parents visited two weekends (and will be here again this weekend!) – they have so… Continue reading Home Sweet Home: In Progress Part 2
I haven’t shared an official “tour” of our new house, mostly because it still feels too unfinished. But after my parents visited last weekend I realized how much this new house feels like home after three months, whether it’s finished or not. So it seems like a good time for a few Before/During updates… and… Continue reading Home Sweet Home: In Progress
If there’s anything I learned from Gretchen Rubin’s book Better than Before, it’s that I fit the Obliger personality almost 100%, and if I want to create a habit (even for something I enjoy doing) I usually need some sort of external accountability. So when I saw Pen and Paint‘s Sketch a Day challenge on Instagram,… Continue reading Sketch a Day Challenge
Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m not great at resolutions (thanks to Better than Before, I can finally accept my Obliger personality) but I do like to reflect on the past year and think about the upcoming year around this time. In all honesty, I completely forgot about my 2015 resolution: Live with intention. Oops… If… Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve!
Quick check-in to let you know it’s closing day… crossing fingers and toes, knocking on wood, etc. that everything goes smoothly today… we are both equal parts excited and nervous! Everything is packed up… the only work in progress going on around here is preparing to travel for the holidays and all the last minute details… Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Closing Day!
I’m still in moving limbo with our new house being built but still a couple months away… so we can’t quite start packing yet, but I’m trying to find ways to make it easier when the time comes. For the past couple months (since July actually, now that I look at the slip of paper… Continue reading Project Eat it All
On February 28 of last year, our San Francisco apartment was packed up and we started the journey to Tennessee. What I remember most about that day was the mix of anxiety and excitement swirling together. While we were waiting (and waiting) for the movers to arrive, I took one last walk around the neighborhood… Continue reading One Year Later
Our stuff has finally arrived – hip hip hooray! The unpacking has officially commenced, although everything is definitely still chaotic around here. I’m happy to have a closet full of clothes again, although I’ll be finding t-shirts that I used as padding in every box I open for days… I realized that I learned… Continue reading Lessons from Living Out of a Suitcase
We’re safely in Tennessee but my mind is still on packing… our stuff is on a truck making it’s way across the country. We’re still searching for a place here, so we don’t have an address to give the movers yet… trying not to freak out about that little detail! When everything gets sorted out,… Continue reading Packing Tips