We’re in the New House!

Guess what? Adam, Cecil and I are FINALLY moved into the new house!

It occurred to me somewhere around 2pm on Friday that we were planning to move but had not packed a single box! So, from 8pm until 1am we sorted, wrapped and packed up our lives. Our alarms went off at 8am on Saturday and moving commenced!

It took us all weekend but all of the boxes are now unpacked. We knew we needed to get everything out because we scheduled our cleaning ladies to come 9:30 this morning  and didn’t want them to have to work around the boxes. Make no mistake about it, the house is still a mess :).

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I have been listening to the Young, House, Love podcast for a couple of months now and Sherri says when you first move everything can feel disheveled and out of control. To combat that on the first day create a little space that you can arrange and feel happy with. When she last moved she setup and decorated a bookshelf. I decided to create a little spot in the kitchen that provides a sense of normalcy for me.

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^ I think I’ve mentioned before that our kitchen backsplash is a mess. We’re installing new drywall and then a new backsplash in a couple of weeks.

I haven’t run one single mile since Thursday. I don’t really want to talk about it except to say I am looking forward to running tonight!

I hope you had a great weekend! I gotta run and schedule the decorating fairy to come and wave her magical wand!

… What? There’s no such thing as a decorating fairy? Uh oh! 🙂

Do you do anything fun this weekend?
Finish up your holiday shopping?

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21 Comments

  1. December 12, 2016 / 5:00 am

    Moving is so much work! It definitely takes some time to feel settled. Thats smart to have that one part of the house that makes you feel happy. I really wish there was a decorating fairy too!

    • Kristina
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      December 13, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Hahaha IF ONLY!

  2. December 12, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Congratulations!!

    I like that tip from Sherry about creating a space of normalcy. I’ve always done that when I’ve moved, although I never thought about it until now.

    Good luck getting settled in! It’s a pain but hang in there.

  3. December 12, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Congrats on moving in! That counts as lots of exercise 🙂
    I have not even started holiday shopping lol

  4. December 12, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    That’s really good advice. I always do that when I move. Usually I set up my bedroom first. I get my night stand set up the way I like it, and the bed arranged and made. That way when I go to bed, it feels like home.

    So glad you guys are on your way to getting settled in your new place.

    • Kristina
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      December 13, 2016 / 10:46 pm

      Since the bedroom is the place where you need to be able to relax completely it makes so much sense to tidy up your night stand. I wish I had thought of that. Ours are both totally empty right now!

  5. December 12, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Congratulations on the move!! how exciting and nerve wracking at the same time! Good idea on having a small homey place!

    When I moved, it was so much work that it counted as a work out for me. I got more steps that weekend than I did running! and I lost weight. It was exhausting!

    • Kristina
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      December 13, 2016 / 10:47 pm

      YES! Moving is totally a full body workout! I was sore on Sunday, haha!

  6. December 12, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Yeah!! That is so exciting that you are moved! Does your new place sound different at night? For me that was always the odd part- hearing a whole new set of things in the night! Especially interesting was hearing trains and owls at or place.
    Great idea to make your calm space. That will be a sanity saver!

    • Kristina
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      December 13, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      You can hear owls?! That’s so cool!

      Our new house is actually only about 2 blocks from our old apartment so the sounds are almost exactly the same, haha!

  7. December 12, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Woooooo congrats!!! How does Cecil like it? You enjoy decorating, correct? That is a very good idea to set up a little area that is normal. What’s next? Living room??

    • Kristina
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      December 13, 2016 / 10:50 pm

      Hmmm I love the idea of shopping and decorating. In practice is actually stresses me out a lot, and I’m totally unorganized. Right now because every single room needs decorating I feel totally overwhelmed, but the living room needs to get done ASAP since we’re hosting a Christmas Eve dinner. My mom and I are going shopping this weekend! 🙂

  8. December 12, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Love the look of the kitchen corner you posted. Excited to see what the finished product will look like!

  9. December 12, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Congrats on the move–how exciting! 🙂 I can’t believe you already unpacked all of your boxes. Last time we moved it probably was a month before we unpacked every box.

    • Kristina
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      December 13, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      I am really proud of us because we are so lazy about unpacking most of the time. We actually had two boxes still packed from when we moved into our apartment back in 2014 that were never unpacked. We decided to throw away/donate the stuff in those boxes since clearly we no longer need them! haha

  10. December 13, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Hey now, it’s a building process right. Just like training for a race. Your in the base building phase lol.

    Hey moving in is a huge step, it’s done. You will have everything situated in no time and be very happy with your new home. Just have to take one step at a time.

    • Kristina
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      December 13, 2016 / 10:52 pm

      You are always the voice of reason! Thank you!!

  11. December 24, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Congrats on settling into your new home. I know how crazy it can be to get situated and settled. Plus, if you are anything like me, I couldn’t think about anything else until I felt “really” settled. I hope you enjoy the decorating process.

    Soooo, just out of curiosity… and you might have mentioned this before…. what does it mean now that you and Adam own a home together? Wedding bells?