Happy Friday! Move In Update!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Back in the day, Fridays meant drinking, sleeping for 2 days, hanging out with friends, and drinking more. However on THIS grown up Friday I am looking forward to a Friday night trip to Ikea and a weekend of painting the new house. That's right, my 28th birthday came and turned me into a grandma.

I'm also really excited for my parents to come this weekend. They're going to help paint and fix things up and my mom is going to mom-ify things. Yes, I'm 28 and I still need my mom to come "mom-ify" my house to make it feel like home. But moms just have this knowledge of home things that I haven't yet developed I guess? 

Here are some pix:

AAAGHHH. Notice the only furniture- dog bed and TV. And of course, champagne. Last night I threw out the pink paper and scrubbbbed the floors. Andi has a new fear of Swiffers and hid the entire time. Those pits are ferocious man! Also we're painting this whole area a light gray. I ordered this rug for the living room, and most furniture is dark brown and neutral beige-ish. What color curtains would you get?? I am horrible at curtains. I think about it for hours and end up buying 10 to try and hate all of them!

I finished unpacking the kitchen yesterday. This is going to be that gray color too!

When moving I found Harrison's collection of steak knives. I have no idea why we need all these. Maybe we'll have a steak party? But really a whole drawer...

Andi "helping" me take the last load to the new place. The move was just too much for her.

Celebratory champs in the new house (check out that granite! If you're in the DMV looking for new granite let me know, we got an AWESOME deal):

Here is Andi loving her new yard. Almost brought tears to my eyes! It must feel so good to go from being cooped up in an apartment all the time to having a yard to run in!

Anyone have advice/resources on linen closet storage and under-the-sink storage? 


  1. Awww I love your puppy! Look at that energy and the brindle eek :)

  2. Yay!! Girl it's going to be awesome when it's all done! Andi is so cute! She does what my pit does when he runs: tucks that butt and hauls buggy!

  3. Look at you all grown up! Love the new place!!

  4. yay so awesome! i love your kitchen. so fabulous!

  5. Love your new kitchen! It's crazy how our priorities shift when we get older lol!

  6. Girl, I have no decorating advice---I'm all like have you checked Pinterest??? lol
    So excited for you old lady--now get to painting!!

  7. I love everything about this! Woo hoo homeowner Lindsay!!!
    I am the worst at curtains. I pick what I like and just hope to God they look good. Or I stick with white. Can't go wrong with white, unless "no white after Labor Day" applies to home goods also....
    I LOVE your kitchen! We definitely have a knife drawer. Why we need 60 knives, I'm not sure, but I can't bring myself to throw any away.
    How cute is Andi?! Love it!!

  8. Puppy yawns are my favorite!! I am loving that kitchen!!!

    Send me some steak knives! We have none. Oops.

    Have a great weekend!!!!

  9. Love that rug and the colour scheme you said you're choosing. Good luck with the unpacking! I'm like you if I were to move now? TV musssst be set up FIRST!

  10. Congrats on the big move and good luck on unpacking. Moving is the worst but so worth it. Love that gray too!

  11. My living room is a bluish light gray and I LOVE it. Have you thought about orange curtains to match the rug?

  12. Moving is SOOOO stressful but its nice to get a fresh start :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  13. Congrats on your new place! I LOVE Ikea!

  14. Congrats on your new place! I LOVE Ikea!

  15. I am in love with your kitchen already. What a feeling, your first house!!!

  16. Yay! You guys are doing great! And I think it's wonderful that your mom is helping "Momify" your house! How cute!

    The granite is AWESOME SAUCE!


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