Posts Tagged ‘moving’

How to Save Big on Moving Expenses

posted by Andrea | 08/2/2011 | 9 comments

Last week, I talked about how we sold our house on Criaglist in just 3 days — and I got SO many emails asking more questions about selling a house and moving! Unfortunately, I don’t know a ton about real estate and selling homes, but I DO know a little bit about moving {here are some of the posts from our move this past year}. I know, first hand, that moving can be stressful, so I’m really excited to share […]

A Month After Our Big Move!

posted by Andrea | 01/28/2011 | 6 comments

It’s officially been one month since we moved to our dream house…and while it definitely does NOT look like our dream house just yet, I can sure say that I’ve learned alot through our very first moving experience. I’ve received many emails asking how things are going so I figured it was time for a “moving update”.  Things are going great and we LOVE being in our new home! And while there are a few things we might do different next time {which […]

New Year, New House, New Blog!!

posted by Andrea | 01/1/2011 | 7 comments

As many of you know, Dave and I recently purchased our dream home — a 120 year old farmhouse! We moved on December 20, and were SO excited to be all settled in by Christmas Eve. As you can probably imagine, the house is very outdated, so we have all sorts of fun renovations and projects planned…and we can’t wait to share them with all of you on our NEW blog:! We knew we wanted to document all our projects but I hate […]

We’re Officially Home for the Holidays!

posted by Andrea | 12/24/2010 | 14 comments

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house there were boxes, and bins, and baskets throughout. No stockings were hung by the chimney with care for the bin of stockings is hiding somewhere! . The scraggly Christmas tree is set up, but not very round and it’s “naked” for our ornaments are no where to be found. The gifts are all wrapped in bags this year; no fancy paper, ribbon, or bows over here. . Our bedding is washed, our clothes are too, […]

We’re All Moved In — Kind of

posted by Andrea | 12/21/2010 | 4 comments

Whew…we’re all moved in! Well, actually, our stuff is all moved in {a.k.a. dumped in piles all over the new house} and we stayed with my in-laws for the evening! It was a LONG day of moving and I assume the next few days will be LONG days of unpacking, sorting, organizing, arranging, rearranging, etc. But we’re up for it…I think! I’m exhausted! And due to the whole “changing utility companies” issue, we’ll be without internet for the next day or two […]

Stress-Free Moving Tips

posted by Andrea | 12/20/2010 | 8 comments

We’re moving…TODAY!!! And since I’ll be just a little busy, I have an amazing guest post from Leslie over at One Day Before Yesterday. Leslie is sharing her advice for stress-free, clutter-free, organized moving — how perfect!! She actually sent me this post a couple of weeks ago so I had a chance to look over her list before I started packing, which was very helpful. So far, I’ve taken all of her advice — and I DO feel like thinks are as […]

It’s Almost Moving Day!

posted by Andrea | 12/19/2010 | 7 comments

We’re moving on Monday {as in TOMORROW} so you can just about imagine what our house looks like right now. Well, if you can’t imagine, here are a few visuals! This is, BY FAR, the most cluttered our house has ever been…and I’m OK with that! I knew things were going to be “cluttery”, I knew I wouldn’t be able to decorate for Christmas, and I knew that moving in December would be cold! But I also KNEW that I wouldn’t care! […]

A Peek Inside our 120 Year Old Kitchen!

posted by Andrea | 12/17/2010 | 5 comments

By now, it’s no secret that I am obsessed with old farmhouses! I can’t help it, I just love the character and charm that come with old homes, especially old farm homes. I suppose complications and craziness often accompany the character and charm…but I just love thinking about what the homes looked like “back then.” So we got the keys to our farmhouse on Friday, and by Saturday I was already cleaning — we started in the kitchen. And can you imagine […]

We Got the Keys…!

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2010 | 6 comments

It’s official — we FINALLY got the keys to our new home! Photo Credit: graur codrin I’ve been dreaming of this days for years and anxiously awaiting December 10 for several months now!! Yup, I’m just a little excited! And even though the realization that we FINALLY have our dream home is overwhelmingly exciting, there are still a few things I’m going to miss about our small little ranch…after all, it was our very first home. The home we had […]

Oh No! I’m a Collector {of dishes}

posted by Andrea | 12/3/2010 | 10 comments

If I were ever a collector {which by nature I could NEVER be}…but, if I ever collected anything, it would be dishes! {p.s. If you are wondering why my silver cup is so dirty, don’t worry, I cleaned it!} I LOVE dishes! I don’t know why I love dishes…or when this infatuation started, but I have a hunch it was the day I registered for our wedding {Thanksgiving weekend of 2005}. There were just so many beautiful patterns and styles to pick from; I think […]

Moving Clutter

posted by Andrea | 11/20/2010 | 6 comments

Earlier this week, I blogged a little bit about the start of our moving & packing process. Since I’m super busy right now, I’ve decided to just do a little each day to get us ready to move in about 4 weeks. Slowly but surely, we’ll be ready — I hope!! Honestly, who knew we had so much stuff!! Anyway, my current plan is to continue boxing up all our stuff and bringing the boxes down to our basement. Then, […]

Moving Made Simple — Kind of!

posted by Andrea | 11/15/2010 | 25 comments

Moving is hard work! Believe it or not, I’ve really NEVER moved before. I lived in the same house from birth until college; and even then, I was just 20 minutes away so I never really had to move. Then we got married and hardly had anything to move 🙂 So, even though I would consider myself a very organized person, I still feel somewhat overwhelmed and disorganized at the thought of moving ALL our stuff to our new house […]

We’re Moving to Our Dream House!

posted by Andrea | 11/1/2010 | 23 comments

Do you have a vision of THAT house you’ve always dreamed of living in? I do! — It’s a big, old farmhouse like this one. Do you have the image of your dream house so ingrained in your brain that you can’t get it out even if you try — really hard? I know the feeling. Do you have an idea book with all the things you want to incorporate into your future dream house? I’ve got one. I even have a […]