I Moved………………..Again

I know what you are thinking.  I have moved, yet again.  There was a lot of things that caused me having to move.

But I digress.  I have moved and I am now living on my own!  Hooray!  Well…not completely alone; I still have my cats.  But they don’t really count.

Yep, so I am now by myself in my own apartment.  And I have air conditioning!  It’s soooooo amazing!  So here is what it looks like!

Living Room

The whole place is tile which is super convenient for cleaning.  I have the couch and love seat that my roommate was getting rid of, the cat tree in the corner, and of course a TV.


I also started to decorate around the TV to make a map gallery wall.  And so far, it looks fantastic!  I need more frames and maps, but so far it looks so good!


The kitchen has so much storage!  And I don’t have that much to put in the cupboards but I will definitely try to fill them up with food.  Or dishes…or random stuff.  And I was able to fit my table and chairs (only 3 of them) which is awesome because I wasn’t sure if it was going to fit or not.

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The bedroom is huge!  I had such a small room in my last apartment and now this one is like, double the size!  I can still fit so much.  I love how we made the Paris wall, even though it has a British flag, and how Haley decorated my bookshelf.  It’s so perfect!

And the closet is even better!  I have never had this big of a closet and it is of course full.  I still need more closet space…


I have a tiny hallway that I was able to add my last bit of artwork to.  I can now see myself even more times as I walk!

And finally the bathroom.  It’s just a standard bathroom, but it is mine and mine alone.  Huzzah!  And it has a huge storage closet so I can put all of my extra blankets and decor things in it!

So that’s my new place!  It’s not very big, but it’s the perfect size for me!  I think if it was any bigger, I would be overwhelmed.  Now, if only I could keep it clean…


Happy Labor Day and an Announcement


Happy Labor Day!! Are you off of work today or ‘laboring’? I am home getting work done. Here is what I have been busy with.


Yep, that sign is up in front of our house! We have lived here for over 20 years. Both of our girls have been raised here. It is kind of bittersweet. So many memories! Here is the back story.

Back in February, the church down the street approached us about selling our house to them for fair market value. Yes, please! They wanted to buy the whole block and build a youth center. This would mean they would be tearing the house down, but we wouldn’t have to do any work to it or put any money into it to get it ready to sell. The church’s real estate agent came again in May saying the offer was still good, so we started shopping for a house. We found one I absolutely loved, but it was out of our price range. We found a second one, that had tons of character and needed some updating, but that was fine for us. So I called the real estate agent and told him we found a house and wanted to be sure the offer was still standing. He came by a few days later and informed us that the church was not all in agreement, so they would not be buying. Bummer! Now we had to decide if we still wanted to sell or not. This would be a lot more work!

In the end we decided to go ahead with it and see what happened. We started cleaning out the house to get it ready for showing, we had a termite inspection and roof inspection, and we repaired the things that needed fixing.

Here is what my trailer looks like right now. Full of stuff!

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We put our house on the market last week Thursday, had 3 showings the first day and had an offer by the second day! And we were getting more than the church offered! We go in today to discuss with the realtor whether or not to accept the offer.

Here is my makeshift closet in the trailer. All my winter clothes are in here to make my closet in the bedroom look bigger!

trailer closet

This is kind of scary for me, since we have been here so long. It is new and uncharted territory! But I know God will help us through the process and help us find just the right house for our family.

Here is the shed, full of boxes, waiting to be packed.

shed full of boxes

So, now that I told you the whole story, I will also say, that I will try to keep up on the posts here on the blog. There may be some crazy stuff going on over here, but I will do the best I can to keep up! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and see you  next time!

Sunshine and Blessings

Cleaning Out for a New Apartment


Hello everyone!  I am excited to announce that I will be moving in July!  Okay, maybe not super excited because that means that I have to move all of my stuff.  But, I will be moving to a new apartment when my lease is up and I am excited.

So, of course, I have to go through all of my stuff to see what I need and what I don’t need.

I started small with these bags that were under my bed.

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They had a bunch of fabric and shoes that I used for a small project that I don’t do anymore in them.  So, of course, I don’t need those anymore and pulled them out to sell at our family’s yard sale this summer.  I now have my yarn under the bed instead of at the foot of the bed like I had been doing.

Next, I went through my shoes.

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Here’s the deal.  I have a lot of shoes.  So to get rid of 7 pairs is a miracle.  I had two boxes full of shoes in my closet along with random shoes in my closet and a rack hanging on my closet door.  So, I went through all of my shoes and got rid of some of them.  Some will be sold on Poshmark and others will be sold at the yard sale.

Then I went through purses.  Here’s the before.

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And here’s the after!

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I got rid of 3 purses.  This is like shoes, I love purses.  So getting rid of purses is hard to do.  So getting rid of 3 is a big deal.

And then I went through my hall closet again and found some things to get rid of like a mesh hamper and some hats that I don’t wear anymore.  I also got rid of all of my CD’s because they are all on my iTunes account.  And of course some more clothes.

And here’s the end result!

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Yeah…so I got rid of a lot of stuff.  And of course I need to get rid of more stuff before I move.  But, I think that it’s a good start and of course I will show you my new apartment when I move!