Settling Into Our New Place

Monday, November 14, 2016

Harlow's doing quite fine in the new place, thanks for asking.

He's been tirelessly decorating and cleaning and getting things just right, but he always makes time for a little R & R, as you can see.

We've been in our new condo for two weeks now and every day we wake up and ask, "how do we get to live here?" I'm not trying to sound smug, we just both honesty feel so excited and grateful we were able to find the place we did. It makes all of those 2 a.m. nights of packing t-shirts totally worth it.

We're like too gleeful kids on Christmas morning, yes of course we fight like animals when we're putting stuff together (or moving shit up and down our stairs because Chris moves too fast and even though I look strong I'm not that strong, okay Chris?!?!) but for the most part, we've been been walking around on cloud nine these past few weeks.

It's not like it's a mansion, it's a two bedroom condo for God's sake, but after what we've lived in for the past six years, IT'S A MANSION.

We have TWO nightstands. And they match. Do you understand what I'm saying here? Our bed has two sides that you can walk on, you get to choose! Have you ever heard of such luxury?

The walls are bare, but we're getting there. I obviously have my blogger mirror set up because #priorities. And Har's in the background judging me, per usual.

It's also fun that we seem to finally have found our style (or at least we think we have.) It's taken us about five years, but things are starting to vibe better. We've been able to buy pieces that we want (thank you wedding, gift cards!) rather than just accept what our parents no longer want.

The kitchen decor was all Chris, but I think he did good. We have big plans of new backsplash, counters, ext, but those things are all great "winter projects" as people say.

In following the blogger code of conduct, I'll definitely do a home tour post when it's ready. But we still have a lot to do before that happens.

Some people have a real knack for home decor, I do not. It does not come naturally to me at all. So the past few weeks it's been a lot of trial and error while I try to pull something off that I really have no talent for... Luckily there's Pinterest and also the kind workers at CB2 and West Elm who see me come in every day and know that they have to hold my hand throughout the store and guide me on everything.

But enough chit chat, t-shirt town is calling and the holidays are upon us. Lots to do, not a lot of time.

Below I'll link some of our home items. A few are definitely invest pieces, but others I searched the internet to find for more affordable prices (like the faux cow hyde from wayfair, holla!) *I already regret writing "holla." My apologies. There's also this cow hyde on amazon.

Have a good Monday, friendly reminder that next week is Thanksgiving!

Nordic Bedding. (on sale, while I payed full price last week. cool cool)
White Moroccan Rug.   Red Bench.   Globe Lamp.     Nightstand.  Grey Mongolian Lamb Pillow.

Steel Kitchen Cart.    White stools.

Living room-
Rug from Home Goods! I don't know how to link it, go find it!
Swivel Chair.     Tripod Lamp.     K, I'm tired of doing this now, bye.


  1. I don't know what your floors looked like at your old place, but I have to ask about Harlow's relationship with those wood floors. Our house is like a giant game of "floor is lava" for Nelson leaping from rug to rug so he doesn't fall flat on his face running across the wood floors. Someday I will pull up all the rugs and see if he's still down to play ball for 21 consecutive hours.

    1. I can only assume these floors won't look this good after har's done some work on them.... he treats every home like a race track. so excited to see how it plays out.

    2. They look like they're real oak? Nelson thinks he can dig into the basement through the kitchen and they're holding up a lot better than I imagined they would. Only 4 months into it, though...

  2. Your place looks so cute! We just bought a house so I'm all over home-related posts. I need that gray/white patterned rug!

  3. Thanks for linking your bedding. As soon as I saw it on your bed it was love at first sight.

  4. I LOVE IT!!! come decorate mine. and help me with my carboard mats...

  5. I love the way it's coming out! I love seeing home tours so can't wait to see yours once your ready!

  6. Your new home looks lovely already! (:

  7. I live by myself and I get excited that I can have TWO night stands. I understand girl, I feel ya :)


  8. Your place looks fab! So glad you guys are settling in. I can't wait to (hopefully) get a bigger place next year!

  9. are you serious?? your condo looks chic, cozy, comfy and like a minimalist hipsters paradise. home tour asap because i need some *pointers* !!

  10. omg loveeeee it girl! i am so obsessed with your life haha
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  11. It looks so awesome. I love it & it looks like Harlow is right at home at his new abode. :)

  12. So big. Love it. Congrats again :) I was in WP this past weekend and loved seeing the hipsters again. You have to search pretty hard to find them in Dallas.

    Please start adding your links to open as new tabs! Then I can look at everything at once (plus sometimes when I hit the back button it takes me back to my computer's home page instead of your site for some reason)!

  13. So excited to see the home tour! I am really happy for you guys.

  14. You do to have a knack for home decor! Give yourself some credit this place looks awesome!!

  15. If you bought the bedding at full price and it goes on sale within 7 days, they will give you the difference back in a refund!!! :)

  16. I'm moving soon so I can relate to this a lot! I definitely don't have a decorator eye so I am clueless of how to decorate. I do love both the rugs though! Thanks for linking them! A little out of my price range unfortunately. Let the bargain hunting begin lol