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Project365: February 6-12

February 12 | I bet you didn’t know that shopping carts can make moving out of a third floor apartment easier, did you? Well they can. Elevators are also quite helpful. The combination of the two is dynamite. Bring in 8 wonderful friends and family and you’ve got it made. Today was the great move (in case you didn’t know, and haven’t been following our year-long adventure). We’re exhausted. Although we’re surrounded by boxes (you can’t escape the glare of packing tape), our bed is up and it looks so welcoming - I want to be there.
February 12 | I bet you didn’t know that shopping carts can make moving out of a third floor apartment easier, did you? Well they can. Elevators are also quite helpful. The combination of the two is dynamite. Bring in 8 wonderful friends and family and you’ve got it made. Today was the great move (in case you didn’t know, and haven’t been following our year-long adventure). We’re exhausted. Although we’re surrounded by boxes (you can’t escape the glare of packing tape), our bed is up and it looks so welcoming - I want to be there.
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February 11 | I almost posted another picture of our packed boxes - just because they’re seriously taking over the entire apartment. But I didn’t. Yay for me. I decided to post a picture of my current favorite magazine. I received my first issue in the mail a couple of days ago and sat down and devoured the first half of it today over lunch. I’m so inspired! I can’t wait to read the whole thing and hopefully create some fun stuff for our new house. :)
February 11 | I almost posted another picture of our packed boxes - just because they’re seriously taking over the entire apartment. But I didn’t. Yay for me. I decided to post a picture of my current favorite magazine. I received my first issue in the mail a couple of days ago and sat down and devoured the first half of it today over lunch. I’m so inspired! I can’t wait to read the whole thing and hopefully create some fun stuff for our new house. :)
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February 10 | Today is my Dad’s birthday. I miss him - darn miles that separate us! Today we also bought a fridge for our new home. I also got my hair cut, packed another couple thousand boxes…and received my first valentine in the mail. Isn’t it sweet?! Check out Jill Denton’s Etsy page - she’s so creative and inspiring!
February 10 | Today is my Dad’s birthday. I miss him - darn miles that separate us! Today we also bought a fridge for our new home. I also got my hair cut, packed another couple thousand boxes…and received my first valentine in the mail. Isn’t it sweet?! Check out Jill Denton’s Etsy page: http://j.mp/egq11u - she’s so creative and inspiring!
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February 9 | So many boxes!!
February 9 | So many boxes!!
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February 8 | Today was a fun-filled day. Even packing boxes put a smile on my face - we’re one day closer to living in our house! Yay!  Nothing makes me happier than making new friends and spending time with them…and my sweet already friends. I got to do both today (thanks to my wonderful husband who worked from home today so he could watch Simon). This morning I met 4 amazing women at my Titus 2 group and then this evening I got to meet another wonderful person who I’ve only known over the Internet. SO fun. I also got to hang out with my lovely MN. friends. :) Sometimes, I feel so incredibly blessed - tonight was one of those nights. So why the picture of the necklace? I dunno. I was lame tonight and didn’t take any pictures of today’s fun activities, and I’m having a bad face day - so a picture of an unique (and somewhat heavy) necklace that I wore tonight will have to suffice. I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not…thoughts?February 8 | Today was a fun-filled day. Even packing boxes put a smile on my face - we’re one day closer to living in our house! Yay!  Nothing makes me happier than making new friends and spending time with them…and my sweet already friends. I got to do both today (thanks to my wonderful husband who worked from home today so he could watch Simon). This morning I met 4 amazing women at my Titus 2 group and then this evening I got to meet another wonderful person who I’ve only known over the Internet. SO fun. I also got to hang out with my lovely MN. friends. :) Sometimes, I feel so incredibly blessed - tonight was one of those nights. So why the picture of the necklace? I dunno. I was lame tonight and didn’t take any pictures of today’s fun activities, and I’m having a bad face day - so a picture of an unique (and somewhat heavy) necklace that I wore tonight will have to suffice. I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not…thoughts?

February 7 | Monday is my laundry day. I usually have the laundry room all to myself on Monday mornings…and if I’m lucky all of the machines are in working order. I guess that’s one thing that I’ll miss about apartment living - the multiple machines. 2 loads done in half the time! I won’t miss paying $2.00 for each of those loads though.
February 7 | Monday is my laundry day. I usually have the laundry room all to myself on Monday mornings…and if I’m lucky all of the machines are in working order. I guess that’s one thing that I’ll miss about apartment living - the multiple machines. 2 loads done in half the time! I won’t miss paying $1.00 for each of those loads though.
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February 6 | I woke up this morning, horrified to find myself wearing green nail polish. On a normal day, that woul
d have been fine, but today was Superbowl Sunday and my Steelers were playing against the Green Bay Packers. Green was simply unacceptable. I quickly painted over them with one of my team’s colors: black. Even though the Steelers lost, I’ll still remember the feeling of satisfaction as I painted over the green with the black.
February 6 | I woke up this morning, horrified to find myself wearing green nail polish. On a normal day, that would have been fine, but today was Superbowl Sunday and my Steelers were playing against the Green Bay Packers. Green was simply unacceptable. I quickly painted over them with one of my team’s colors: black. Even though the Steelers lost, I’ll still remember the feeling of satisfaction as I painted over the green with the black.

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  1. oooh I LOVE Ready Made :) one of my new favorites!!

    ::warm fuzzies:: it was so nice to meet you too!! Sorry I'm just now seeing this - I'm a little behind ;)

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