Monday, August 16, 2010

Miscellany Monday {3}

1.  We’re here in sunny Connecticut.  I am surrounded by boxes and boxes of items that still need to be unpacked.  So, clearly, I am blogging. 

2.  On August 15, 2008, we were in an attorney’s office, signing the papers to close on our house.  On August 15, 2010, we locked our house up to move.  Isn’t that freaky?! 

3.  My situation here could probably best be described as a domestic adventure.  I have no idea exactly how this is all going to work out – with all of the possessions that we brought crammed into our bedroom and Luke's little room.  It is forcing me to be creative with space, which is never a bad thing.  It’s crazy to me, though, when I’m traveling somewhere, to realize how I can survive with so much less.  But will that stop me from yard-saling?  Ha!  What do you think? ;)

4.  It was so interesting to me to read all of your different opinions about what to do with my cabinets!  2 people said beadboard, 7 said chalkboard, and 7 of you said definitely-not-chalkboard, go with art.  The fact that so many of you were so adamant against the chalkboard paint made me feel even more uneasy about the decision to do it – and then I was really freaking out!  lol

Thankfully, Lindsay saved the day!  I have a Nester-style wall of plates in my dining room, and she just suggested I add more white plates to the sides of the cabinets.  I absolutely loooooove the way it came out!  The girl is a genius.  :)

house after 026house after 035 

{Please know that this is totally a staged picture for the realtor.  My house is never that clean in real life.  hahaha}

5.  Have you all tried Starbucks’ “perfect oatmeal”?  It will change your life.  I am a loser if I’ve been thinking about that oatmeal for 3 days, right? 

6.  Lastly, just for fun, one of all-time favorite YouTube videos.

Happy Monday!  I’m off to attempt to organize my life. :)

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


  1. I just moved to Chicagoland...went from 2800 sq. ft. to 635 sq. ft. The new IKEA fall catalog has been an inspiration to me on how to manage a small space. We went there Saturday, I got one thing so far from there and bought some IKEA-esque things from Costco (they were cheaper). Posting pics soon over a couple of posts.

    Good luck with your unpacking and organizing!

  2. Love what you did with the plates! And I totally agree on the oatmeal. It's delish!

  3. New follower from MM! I'll have to try the oatmeal- sounds good! Good luck with your unpacking! :)

  4. I enjoyed you blog post. The plates definitely work. Haven't tried the oatmeal, but my hubby makes their corporate office smile with his coffee consumption! Happy Miscellany Monday!

  5. Love the plates! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Looks great. I'm glad the move went well. Keep up in the loop.

  7. Hey Honey.....update your profile :)
    your dream of PA is over :(
    Love Friend


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