Monday, June 24, 2013

Moving Day

Moving day was crazy but in an organized way. Most our family came to help, which we greatly appreciated. While packing I labeled the boxes "bedroom 1", "bedroom 2" etc. Instead of "master bedroom" or " Alex's craft room". I then labeled the room doors with the corresponding number. It made it easy for our family to get the boxes where they needed to go.

Once we got our first load (we have more stuff than we thought) in the truck and cars we met my mom and sister at the house. They were getting lunch ready and finishing some last minute cleaning. Our lunch was our traditional moving day lunch we have done for every other move...sloppy joes! My mom are the bomb! As sides we had pasta salad, pretzel salad and chips. For dessert there was cookies and homes made brownies.

Shortly after lunch Jesse and I ran out to the appliance store to get a washer and dryer with my dads help. We came back and installed them both and headed off to a relaxing dinner at CiCi's.

I'm so thankful for all the help we got from our family. House tour coming soon! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

We Are Buying A House!!

Today's the day! It's house buying day! We officially buy our first home:) We are beyond excited! I'm keeping this post short because I'm buried in boxes and must.keep.packing. I plan to share all about moving day and the new house next week so check back!

Trying to pretend to know what we are doing. Let just say we spent more time than we needed in home depot last night

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Father's Day

For Father's Day this past Sunday Jesse and I were able to spend time with both sides of our family. We went to a late lunch for his side and a dinner for mine. For my side it was at my moms and pretty casual. For Jesse's though it was at his brother and sister-in-laws house. Everything was so nice, tablescape and all. We grilled out and had delicious desserts:) I even made the cards!

Hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Parade Of Homes 2013

Like I said here my sister and I have made it a tradition to go to the Parade of Homes every year. We went this past Saturday. They were beautiful! I took almost 300 picture (yikes!) and have chosen some of my favorite rooms to share with you.

There were 13 houses total all with different decorating styles. Some even had themes like Christmas in June. The house even smelled like Christmas time. Anywho, sit back relax and with out further ado...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

To The Best Dad's In Town

Happy Father's Day to all the awesome dads out there. I am so blessed to have a Dad and a Dad-in-law. They are full of wisdom, love and generous hearts. I could not thank them enough for all there love and support for Jesse and I. So give your dad a great big hug today and everyday:)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Before Moving Checklist

Moving can be hectic and unorganized if you don't plan properly. A few weeks ago I talked about packing tips while moving. Today I have come up with a before moving checklist.

To Call
  • Utilities. Its a good idea to call them about a week before to make sure you aren't out any necessities like power. 
  • Cable and Internet. Same as utilities I would suggest calling approximately a week before.
  • The City. Or area you will be moving to. For us we will want to know more about the city and important information as a new resident.
To Rent
  • Moving truck. If you don't have vehicles big enough to move all your belongings like most, it is likely you will need to rent some sort of moving truck.
  • Supplies. You can rent anything from cardboard boxes to dollies. 
To Gather
  • Movers. Make sure you have confirmed with friends and family who is available to help you move. You wont want to be short handed on moving day.
  • Food and Drinks. Its always nice to provide some sort of food and drink for you helpers. We are moving early morning and plan to be done around lunch. I have organized my mother and mother-in-law to help with food. I will provide drinks and a side dish for the lunch.
Here are just a few tips. Happy moving!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

When You Burn The Banana Bread....

...just add icing! Banana bread is gold here in this house hold. We devour it in minutes and it was almost tragic when I told my husband he couldn't eat it till I photographed it in the morning. 

I have made banana bread countless time and have always used the same recipe here. Its delicious, doesn't call for nuts and doesn't require 3 bananas like most. This time I mindlessly put the banana bread in the oven and forgot about it! Thankfully not too long but long enough to get the top extra dark...maybe that's what I was going for. I quickly went in to fixing mode and whipped out the icing. You would now never notice and let me say I'm all for adding more yummy calories to anything.

So there you have it! Do you have any yummy recipes you would like to share? I am a newbie to cooking and would love to here some new recipes:)

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