Odds + Ends

THE BIG MOVE

guest room boxes

Today’s post is coming to you from my handy dandy iPhone. Photos, typing, links and all. Why? Well, we don’t have internet quite yet. Our cable guy came on Monday to set everything up but didn’t have a our Tivo cable cards listed on his service slip. Therefore, he didn’t have the cards with him which consequently moved out cable/phone/internet hook up to a later day. But no worries! Our handy dandy iPhones (and the WordPress app) save the day.

Sunday night, we made the big move from my parent’s guest room to our new (to us) house! With countless trips back and forth between their house, our house and the storage unit… we were quite tired. But the adrenaline was keeping us going. Bentley on the other hand, had no earthly idea what was going on. Nevertheless, he found a cozy spot on the dash of the Yukon (which we borrowed from my parent’s to haul our stuff) to hide out and keep an eye on everything:

By 11:00 that night, we were unloaded and ready to start living in our new abode. Well, sort of ready. We needed to unpack all of the tons and tons of boxes first to start officially living.

We decided to make the guest room our “moving headquarters”. We put aaaaall of the boxes in that room. We did this because we are pretty sure we will be unpacking boxes for the next few days — if not weeks. Whenever we get to a stopping point for the day, we want to be able to shut the door and not have to look at the craziness.

We failed to take a photo of what it looked like when it was full to the max (yeah, I know, what kind of bloggers are we?!), but here is what the scene is looking like now, three days later:

Needless to say, we still have a ways to go. I promise it’s organized … organized chaos.

While we’ve been busy bees unpacking, we’ve come across stuff that doesn’t really fit in our home’s “design plan”. I mean, come on, it’s been sitting in storage for 8 months. That’s plenty of time for someone’s style to change. And that is has. Not much though. Though we still have a great love for contemporary and modern design, we’re leaning a little more towards rustic revival meets vintage modern these days — with a touch of traditional (we even took a design quiz to help us figure that one out, remember? Check out our his & hers quiz results here). Kind of like… if Martha Stewart and Jonathan Adler had a baby. But that’s another post entirely. Obviously.

So as we’ve been unpacking, we’re making a pile for a yard driveway sale. Seeing as how Christmas is fast approaching, we will be holding off on that until after the first of the year. Not to mention it is absolutely freeeeeeezing outside. In the mean time, we are going to store the loot in our attached (soon to be climate controlled — hopefully) storage shed outside.

The Christmas tree is up but yet to be fluffed and decorated. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on that thing and Christmas-fy our new nest. Ordinarily, we are totally decorated for Christmas by Thanksgiving day. Yes, we are those types of people. But this year, we’ve obviously had a lot on our plate πŸ˜‰

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    Brooke
    December 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Awwww YAY!!! It’s all coming together!! πŸ™‚ Looks GREAT! Can’t wait to come up there and see it in person! πŸ™‚

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    brandt @ New House on the Blog
    December 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Congrats on the move! Hopefully the excitement of your new home took the place of the exhaustion and stress from moving!

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    Michelle
    December 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    How exciting!! I’m anxious to see how you decorate your tree!

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    Danni Wright
    December 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Looks like you have the perfect place for the Christmas tree… RIGHT next to the fireplace. Very picturesque. I can’t wait to see how you two decorate it.

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    Cait @ Hernando House
    December 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Hooray! It’s so exciting! Looking forward to seeing more once you have internet!

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    Shlee @ sunnysideshlee.com
    December 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    OMG love those floors in your house! Gorgeous! And Bentley??? Freaking adorable! I heard Poms are super energetic, is it true?

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      Ashley
      December 13, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you! Yes, Bentley is very energetic! However we loves to snuggle in a warm blanket on the couch too. So he’s the perfect combination πŸ™‚

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