MIMM: The Great Move 2014 Day 1 (Saturday)

Hey Julie, where have you been? Between MARVELOUS student teaching on weekdays and moving in this weekend, I’ve gone MIA. You may have seen a few pictures on Instagram, but I neglected my phone all day yesterday!

So far…

  • 2 trips fully loaded in my car
  • Garage cleaned and organized
  • Kitchen cleaned, lined, washed (dishes/pots & pans/utensils/everything), organized
  • Master bedroom carpet ripped out, painted
  • No big pieces (furniture & appliances) until we paint the living/kitchen areas
  • Attempt to but fail at spray painting then paint thinning my ugly old Ikea Tromso bed frame – welp, that just means I get to buy a MARVELOUS new one in time.

I loaded up my car (with toilet paper it seems) on Saturday to for “The Great Move 2014.”
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Our tenants were slow to move so all I could do was sweep the garage and clean ALL the cabinets. Dusty…

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I unloaded everything from the car and stuck it in the cabinets temporarily.

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Some sneak peeks of the MARVELOUS (town)house:

Living room from the kitchen – nothing has been done here. We’ll just paint and move in!

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The master bedroom – carpet is coming out, walls painted.

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My mom helped me out by cleaning the drawers and counters in the kitchen though our tenants did do some cleaning and I cleaned up the stove (yuck!). I also set out a few basic things. 🙂

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After a hard day’s work, we had a MARVELOUS DIY pizza from The Pizza Press. So good, and leftovers in the morning.

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Stay tuned tomorrow for progress pictures.

What is the most daunting room to clean? Garage and kitchen, both of which I did this weekend so it’s all easy sailing from here right?

Treat Yourself Tuesday: Selfies & a lot of nothing

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Short week!

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…and not a whole lot going on. Now that’s a treat!

Hanging out with my buddies:

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“Breaking Bad” Season 4 while doing homework

Treated myself to lots of selfies.

10:30 A.M. post-workout smoothie

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Post-shower

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Mid-afternoon fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice & seltzer water

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Lots of green around these parts.

Unintentionally green. I even had Brussel sprouts & edamame in my lunch pail. On my way to deliver Chinese New Year stuff (green bag).

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This is January?

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More stuff for the house, which I don’t live in for another month!

Not bad for $30?

How have you treated yourself lately?

Treat Yourself Tuesday: Getting Artsy

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This weekend, we found The Fresh Market in Santa Barbara. I treated myself to covered bacon pretzel, grapefruit gummies, and Thai curry cashews.
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When I got home, I finally treated myself to streaming “Her.”

This is a big one, and I have no photo of it yet, but I treated myself to the purchase of a dryer.

And this evening I treated myself to perusing at art and posters for the house.

Kitchen

Bathroom?

Bedroom 🙂

Living room in yellow and gray:

Mantel, in yellow:

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?