I had these great big plans to write a nice, real post for today. But then I sat down and it was 10:30 Monday night and I still had to clear out some boxes to make room for my morning yoga. It's been a rough couple days.

In case you have no idea what I'm talking about...

I moved! My first place is officially my last place, and after a brief bittersweet moment as my voice echoed off the walls of my first apartment, I bucked up, headed out, and started calling a new place home.
I know lots of you want to see pictures of the new place, but it is SO not in a photographable state just yet. Still, I want to share a bit anyway, so here are some "progress (believe it or not) pictures" of moving day through yesterday:

So far, I'm super happy with the place. It's smaller than I'm used to, but it's plenty big enough for me. It's not big enough for all the useless crap I've kept lying around, though — which is definitely part of its appeal. Can't wait to be able to show you more!

And in other news, a couple housekeeping items I wanted to talk about real quick:

Vlog is coming. What should I vlog about? I have some ideas. But I love yours too so lemme hear 'em.

If you aren't following me on Instagram, you might have missed the announcement about Feather Magazine's September Photo a Day challenge. We'll be posting photos on theme every day this month and we'd love for you to join us! Yesterday's topic was "My View" and today we're sharing our favorite teams. Come join us and be sure to tag your photos #FeatherPAD so we can all follow along.
And while you're on Insta, why not follow @feather_mag? :)

Yesterday I went and did a huge Target trip and between using my Red Card and Cartwheel, I saved more than $50 and made the very nice lady named Kathleen who rang me up use the words "Holy mackerel!" and that made my day even more than the savings.

Aaaaand I officially can't say I never win giveaways anymore. Thanks to Whitney I have two gorgeous pairs of shoes on their way to me from ShoeMint, and Biana's awesome giveaway from Marissa's Etsy shop Go Chic Yourself is going to help me add some new touches to my new space. Just another perk of blogging, amirite?

Lastly, on the heels of blogging perks I must mention my big blogging fail. If I didn't come around to your place last week or if it took me way too long to get back to you, I'm truly sorry. I don't want to make an excuse, but let me explain: My brother came to move my furniture Friday morning. I had been bringing small carloads of things I can carry up and down two flights of stairs for six days already. Even still, I did not finish bringing everything into my new place until SUNDAY EVENING, making this the longest move ever. Add in Home Depot and Target trips that couldn't wait, painting, huge trash halls and more unpleasantness, and let's just say I'm glad it's all over. And now I will be back to acting like a good blog friend and not even coming near the "Mark All As Read" button. The worst is over.

So that's life over here. How was your weekend? Did you have anything special going on for Labor Day? Cheers to the four-day work week and the return of the PSL. Happy September, everyone! xo


  1. what an adorable space and congrats :) looking forward to seeing what you'll do with it.

    Vodka and Soda

  2. We always appear to have move "crap" when it's not put away nicely. :) I'll be doing the same thing soon. Glad you're officially moved in! Congrats on your spoils!

  3. Yay the space is big enough hun you can do a lot with it!!! Sooo excited to see the progress!!

  4. i am loving the new place! cant wait to see more, and i love how small and cute it is. perfect! its a great way to declutter. congrats on winning the giveaways, new shoes?! fun! sometimes you get busy and cant read blogs. zero shame. no apologies :)

  5. Loving the new place!!! Woot woot!!!
    You never realize how much you have until you move! :)

  6. I'm so happy that you're finally moved in - even if not all unpacked!! Little victories right?! Congrats on all the giveaway wins!! And can't wait to see what you vlog about - I've always wanted to do one lol!

  7. great space for you! i'm glad you got out of the other situtation you were in. this will be stress free! can't wait to see it all decorated.

    i really need to look into this cartweel app you mention!

  8. Congrats on your first place!! so exciting! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  9. Last week was a total "Mark All As Read" week for me too. Love love love your new place already! I mostly love that it looks tiny but tiny is awesome!

  10. You won two giveaways???!?!?!? Congrats girl!!! Your new place looks great I like the open floor plan :-) xoxoxo

  11. We are experiencing the same things at the same times. It's boggling my mind. Except you have way more stuff. Like, waaay more. ;)

  12. Gahhh I love love your new place! Can't wait to see more! Sounds like you had a great Target trip. I would've been laughing so much at Kathleen. Lol!!


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