Friday, March 29, 2013

a sea of boxes

we are in the midst of moving & it's a tad bit overwhelming. you never realize how much stuff you actually have until you box it up (I'm going on 200+ boxes right now). perhaps it's a sign that I should layoff the estate sales for awhile. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


the first day of spring seems like a perfect time to announce some big changes on the horizon. we sold our much-loved 1935 bungalow. robert bought this house 14 years ago. when we got married 6 years ago & I moved in, it was a bit of a bachelor pad. action figures on the mantel, a pool table in lieu of a dining room table, plastic mini blinds. you know. guy stuff. but we slowly saved our pennies & started updating it bit by bit to make it feel more like our home. we painted, bought some new furniture (no, plywood over the pool table would not suffice as a dining room table), updated the bathroom, added a deck & landscaped the backyard, totally renovated the kitchen, & turned this house into a home that we absolutely love.

we never thought we would want to sell it, especially after all of the blood, swear & tears we put into it. but robert has always had a weakness for mid-century homes, and a really cool one pretty much fell into our laps (more on that later). we planned to buy it & renovate it for a few months while our house sat on the market. but much to our surprise, the day we listed our house, we had a record-breaking number of showings along with 3 offers by the end of the day. we are grateful in how quickly it sold, but also trying to grasp the fact that we have to be out of here & into our new house in a matter of weeks. 

things are about to get crazy. but I did want to take the time to post some photos of our "finished" first home. while we are definitely excited about all that's to come, our first house will always be so very special to us. there is so much love in this home, I hope the next owner will feel it too. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

happy st. patty's day

my mom bought me some pretty "lucky" emerald sprinkles, so I made some cupcakes for st. patrick's day today. I added green food coloring to a box mix and then iced then with my favorite chocolate buttercream icing recipe. hope you had a wonderful weekend! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

google reader...

did you guys hear tragic the news? goggle reader is going to be no more come july. this is pretty how much I felt when I heard the news (minus the cursing):

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