September 29, 2012

Just a little update!

Boxes are stacked all around us, paint samples on the dining table and a curious cat exploring every corner. We've officially moved in. Everything is still a mess but it's all here. We even spent 3 hours couch hunting and came home with two cozy ones. We're adjusting to the quietness of the neighborhood and as entertainment (as we are sans cable/Internet for the time being) we've been feeding Wiz catnip and watching her go crazy. Things will continue to fall together and we are so happy. It feels so nice to have a place to call home.

September 20, 2012

final countdown

less than 24 hours before the official papers are signed and keys are handed over. Our final walk through was last night and we turned on every light, ran every sink...everything seems to be functioning. We even met a neighbor! Boxes are being packed up and loaded into the truck tonight so that our move can promptly start when the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed.

i think we need to go out and buy some champagne.

September 17, 2012

lately, according to the iphone

 a little trip to DSM celebrating Maggie's birthday, fall treats and celebrating the boyfriend's birthday. 


September 13, 2012

just in case

iphone's can be very slippery. a few weeks ago, this happened: 

(sorry for the extra filter - just playing with an app)

so with yesterday's announcement about the new iphone 5, i knew i was already going to be ordering one (this cracked phone is so sad). and with a new phone, i knew i would need to get myself a case. to my surprise, there were already designs out there fit for the new phone dimensions. here are a few of my favorites that i've already picked out to share:

Iphone 5 Cases

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September 11, 2012

(almost) official

image via Pinterest 

I promised that the quietness on the blog was for good! It's (almost) official: e-mails with good news, final pieces of paperwork and a set closing date. J and I have spent a few months hunting and we've finally found a place we're looking forward to calling home. The entire process had it's ups and downs. I won't lie, there was a point where I felt like throwing in the towel -- going back to apartment living, paying rent and moving year to year. But we finally found it. Perfect location, a great size for the two of us + Wiz and an ideal place that we know will become our first home.

With ten days to go, I'll be spending much of my time reading home decor blogs, looking at paint samples and visiting furniture stores to pick out some new pieces. Oh hey home ownership... I cannot wait!

September 10, 2012

happy birthday, boyfriend!

i love you & am so happy we are together.