Moving In

Lately: Organizing and sorting, trips to pick up lamps and mirrors and side tables and baskets, ordering furniture, learning how to be a wife. 

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Thank you for all of your well wishes for our move, it went so well! I’m anxious to get everything in place and fill it in with furniture (I’m coming from college and Matt is coming from a bachelor pad– we don’t have too much between the two of us). As soon as we get it a little more filled in I’ll take some pictures. 
If anyone has ideas for affordable and chic furniture (besides Ikea)  please share!


So glad it’s the weekend! I’ve been counting down the days to this one in particular because we get to move into our new apartment! Since I moved here, Matt and I have been living in his studio apartment, which we love, but it’s teeny. I’m so excited to be able to have an apartment that feels truly “ours,” together. And I can’t wait to finally be able to use our wedding gifts, most of them are still all boxed up! I feel like I’m bursting with ideas for our apartment– I’ve been sketching ideas and browsing for furniture, I can’t wait to slowly bring it all to life. 
For your weekend, a few things to love: Laken’s food lover’s cleanse, this gorgeous, messy up-do (if we get a break this weekend, I’ll attempt it!) and this adorable and free printable, (courtesy of Kirsten).
Happy, happy weekend!

A New Year

I’m excited that things are starting to settling down and that I’ll be able to get back into a regular posting routine– so sorry for my blogging neglect!

Our Christmas was wonderful, it was so nice sharing it together as husband and wife. We woke up, had brunch, and opened presents together under our little tree. Matt was so sweet and got me an Anthropologie jacket, some pretty things to decorate our home, and some things from my wishlist. After that, we headed to Matt’s parent’s house where we had Christmas dinner with his family.
Christmas felt so different this year, and while I thought I would be sad being so far away from my family back East (I did miss them), it was so fun being here and starting new traditions.
I can’t believe 2011 is here! 2010 has been the best year of my life thus far. Last New Year, I remember looking at Matt and thinking that this year would be an amazing one. And it was. We got engaged. Planned a wedding. Got married in September. I graduated, ending the long-distance part of our relationship. It’s been a whirlwind year and I feel so fortunate. In the next few weeks we’ll be moving and settling into our new place– such a great way to start the year!
As always, I feel so thankful for the friends I have made through blogging, and for all of your support and sweet comments. Looking forward to a great year on the blog, too, including posts about our home, some cooking, and our new life together. Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year!

Home {Is Wherever I’m With You}

Today is Matt and I’s one month married anniversary! (I’m trying to get over my phobia of posting pictures of myself on the internet, so here is a picture of us on our second date in March of 2009).

Our relationship has been really unique in that we’re living apart until December, when I will graduate from college and move out to be with him on the West Coast. Until then, we’ve been seeing each other once every two to three weeks, but the times in between I miss him like crazy.

Though we’re used to long distance (we’ve been flying across the country- and even across the world, when I studied abroad for a semester in Australia- for our entire relationship), it is definitely true that “distance makes the heart grow fonder,” and we are anxiously counting down the days until December 12 when I will walk across that stage.
There are 3,000 miles between us, but that’s never stopped Matt or I from wanting to be together. So far in our relationship, between the two of us, we’ve traveled a total of 96,500 miles (Matt did the math…ha!) Eh…seems like nothin’ when you’re in love. :)
Now, listen and love.