Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Whoa, hello again after (yet another) blogging hiatus. As it turns out, moving house (especially to one without internet) can kind of ruin the mean blogging streak you had going for you. But hey, you win some, you lose some. And by "win some" I mean we are no longer living in a 500 square foot apartment and instead are camping out in a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom HOUSE!! So, I figured I'd do a little hodge-podge catch-up sort of post for you guys (and for my mom, who reminds me I have a blog frequently.)
Lately... I've been trying not to spend all my money at places like Hobby Lobby, Target, Walmart, the Dollar Store, etc. Basically any place with any type of "Christmas décor" items. Or just "décor" items in general. Apparently moving in to a house three times the size of your apartment will make you realize how much you actually don't have. Like (nice) bathroom rugs. Or a spare shower curtain. Or pillows for a guest bed. You get my point. I've been buying all the things.
Lately... I've been having a blast decorating for Christmas. Yes, I've had a tree before, but that was it. Never had lights or any other sort of decorations. I wouldn't say I went "all out" for Christmas, but my husband would probably disagree.
Currently my favorite place in my house. After my bed.
Lately... I've been thinking I was a little crazy to plan a housewarming/Christmas party two weeks after moving. The house we're renting is a really old house, and we had to do a lot right off the bat to make it livable - a lot of deep cleaning and the like. I was worried we weren't going to get it all accomplished in time, but somehow we managed to get everything looking decent, and cook part of a meal for our very first Christmas party.
I have such beautiful friends!
We were too busy stuffing our faces and cracking up over playing Dirty Santa to take too many pictures, but I'm not going to complain about it.
Lately... work has been insane!! Last week we had our annual state inspection (survey). If you work in healthcare you probably know what a circus my life was, if you don't - just take my word for it - it was complete and utter chaos for the better part of three days. I worked long shifts, anywhere from 12 to 14 hours, and was on my feet for most of it, running around like a chicken with my head cut off. In the end though, we "aced" survey and showed them what a five star facility really looks like! I could not be prouder to work for such an amazing facility and company.

Lately... married life is starting to grow on me. Not that I wasn't enjoying it more, but it's just starting to "sink in" a little more now. Not that we haven't already had our fair share of disagreements (you try moving an entire household with only one other person and see if you get along afterward). The fact that I get to wake up beside this guy every day for the rest of forever is starting to wrap itself around my little brain and every time I sit down and really think about it, I can't help but get flutters in my tummy.

Lately... I have been LOVING cruising around in my brand new ride. This is actually my fourth car - my first being a '97 Chevy Blazer that I bought an paid for, in full, all by myself at the age of 16 - but this is my first brand new one.

She's a 2014 Hyundai (try spelling that without looking it up) Santa Fe Sport Edition. "Sport Edition" just means I got it without the third row option - it's a little smaller and (duh) sportier.

So tell me, what have you been up to lately? 


Tracie Everyday said...

I love the new ride and am so glad you're loving married life! I can't wait to see more of your house.

Kels @ BlonderSide said...

Ok first, love your new car! Second, double love your Christmas decorations! I'm still in an apartment with roommates so our decorating is minimalist tot eh extreme haha

Health, Love & Fire said...

Love your new house!! And i'll make you feel less crazy about planning a party so soon . . . we were supposed to be in our new home weeks ago, but we won't get the keys till wednesday or thursday this week and we have a party planned for saturday. see . . . crazy!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Your tree is so cute!

The Life You Love said...

I love the Christmas decorations. I think it's perfect, and there can never be too many decorations! Congrats on your gorgeous new car!!

Megan C. Stroup said...

Yay for house life vs. apartment life! We are still trying to get out of our apartment ... sigh. But while we're here, we're making it pretty homey. :)

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Ohmygoodness you've been BUSY! I love it :-) And your house is way more decorated than mine is... I still have time though, right?!

Steph G said...

Holy smokes, you've been busy. A new house can be a lot on its own. Your tree looks beautiful. We are doing a tiny tree this year because of travels, but I love it just as much - as long as there is some twinkle, I'm happy.

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