Monday, August 30, 2010

How about I take you on a tour of my new place?

Welcome to my new home. Would you like a tour? Let's start outside, shall we? Please keep in mind that one fun part of this tour is playing "find the Luna" in many pictures. Do you see her welcoming you below?
Welcome to the living room. We have two fun chairs that Gracie got off Craig's List, my dad's old couch plus slip cover, and my boyfriend;s parents' old table. See those curtains and curtain rods? I sawed through those metal pipes to make the the right length. It was a little painful.
View from the entryway.
View of the entertainment center. ALso, notice the stuff on the wall? those are fun pictures of nashville that Gracie brought. The plants, you ask? the big guy is ralph and the little one is Leilani.
Gracie's mom painted that picture on the wall for us.
And here's the dining room. This is Gracie's great grandmother's dining room table. Pretty cool.

This blank wall will eventually be covered in pretty plates.
This is pantry number one where we keep our food, cups, and tupperware.
Hello, Kitchen! It is much bigger than we thought it would be. Also, we built that island from a million pieces. It took about 4 hours.
Do you like my stainless steel pots on the wall?
Gracie organized our dishes so they would be pretty.
The bathroom. I think it is my favorite room. Mostly because i love pottery barn things. and the bathroom is mostly pottery barn.

Look at this fantastic bathroom storage! And the pictures of Luna on the wall.
This is Gracie's room.
Her chiffarobe.
AND HER GIANT CLOSETS! Any girl's dream.
This is the hall between our rooms, also leading to the entryway.
This is my room.
This is my wall of shelves, which don't look very pretty yet. But they will, someday.
A view looking at my bed.
Mini wall of Luna (and my dresser)
The Harry Potter closet. Yes, it is in fact under the stairs.
The entryway-- and the WALL O BASKETBALLLLLLLLL.

There you have it folks. That is my new place. It is pretty freaking awesome, and i feel so comfy and happy here. Eventually, there will be a rug in the living room, and a cool chandelier in the dining room. Fear not, i will show you pics when that happens.

If you would like to see before pics, you can see them on Facebook. There were just too many for a blog post.

I am off to bed- 6 am yoga!! woot woot. Oh and if you want to see the dude who taught my yoga class on saturday, go to his website. His name is Kasper, and i think he is an alien (but a good one).

Ultra love.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Haven = New Heaven

hello friends

i am safely tucked away in new haven, ct, where the weather is consistently in the 70s (high during the day, lower at night). we (my new roomie and i) do not have internet at our house yet (long, unimportant, and uninteresting story), but that will be fixed on saturday. right now i am at starbucks yoinking their internet. i meant to upload pics of the house and of the journey, but i forgot the thing to plug my memory card into my computer today. boooo. you will have to just wait.

our house is about 90 percent decorated. the last 10 will be finished soon. 8% today, and 2 % when the last 2 items arrive. i will post pics for your viewing pleasure.

as far as life goes- we really lucked out. Grace and i only got to see pictures of our place emailed from the land lady, and only got to see our neighborhood via google maps. turns out, our house is BEAUTIFUL and the neighborhood is safe and super friendly. the 2 best parts? our house is a (1) block and a half from the neighborhood dog park that (2) backs up to the divinity schoool. translation? i get to play with luna everymorning and school is only a 5 min ute walk away. AMAZING. we couldn't have a better place to live.

Luna and i have made lots of friends at the dog park. apparently, it is the best place to get to know the neighborhood. we met bill and seamus, karen and jessie, and a bunch of other ppl and puppies i cant remember. Luna get sufficient exercise from playing serious fetch, and then enjoys some "pack walking time" on the way home. she has been so great throughout the move- i am a proud mother.

My handsome and health conscious BF came to visit, and that made me happy. now he has mental pictures of everything i am talking about. oh, and i miss him already.

I found my new yoga studio today. It is a pretty nice studio. More details on that to come.

As soon as internet is readily available, i will try to give you a few good hard blogs:
1. the journey in Marge the Barge (the moving truck)
2. before and after pics of our home
3. the weird little quirks of our home
4. life at YDS

okayyyyyyy. must get back to using a power drill.

ultra love to all of my people- i miss you!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

do not max out the air conditioner

i am currently in the process of moving to New Haven, CT to attend Yale Divinity School. and boy is it a process. and ultra process if you will.

expect loads of serious blogging as soon as i am even slightly settled in to my new home. Luna is enjoying all the craziness, of course.

ultra love