I wonder what it’s like to have a peaceful January? Three years ago Matt & I got engaged, two years ago (almost) we got married, and last January we MOVED on our first anniversary. So in true chaotic fashion, we started a new lease yesterday at our new town house! We spent the morning at Lowes picking up paint and supplies, and then the rest of the day was spent in various states of unrest- painting, chasing Lily around, Chinese takeout for dinner, then more painting. My mom brought over a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the new digs, so we did take a little bit of a break (thanks, Mom!)

We got the living room pretty much done (!) yesterday, all we need to to do is go back and touch up a few spots. And today? Today we paint MY office :). I’m so excited to finally be able to paint- our first two apartments were only one-year leases and we were required to paint back over before we moved, so it just didn’t feel worth the trouble. We’ve signed a two-year contract on the new town house though, and we DON’T have to paint over anything before we leave. Win. Win win win. So please excuse the mess/disorganized posting over the next week or so as I attempt to shuttle between two living spaces, 30 minutes apart. For example, it’s now January 2nd and I still haven’t blogged my “2012 year in review” post. Whoops! It’s on the calendar for Friday though, so let’s see how we do :).

Oh, and then we rounded out the evening with a game of Disney Cranium with my brother’s family. So yes, it was a chaotic New Year’s Day, but in the very best kind of way.

 Happy Wednesday!

Pardon the mess

January 2, 2013

  1. Urška Majer says:

    Be sure to show your new office(and the rest of the house) when it’s done 🙂

  2. Rebekah Hoyt says:

    YAY! I cannot wait to see it! I love painting – it made this place feel so much more my own 🙂 And Disney Cranium?! I NEED to play that ASAP!

  3. Dani says:

    Here’s to an uneventful January of 2014! 🙂 Congrats on the new digs!!

  4. Kristin says:

    How fun. Can’t wait to see pictures.

  5. Erica says:

    I know the feeling! I cannot wait until we buy a house so I can paint and decorate to how my husband and I please! Congrats and hope you love the colors you picked! Hope to see some finish results!

  6. Deborah Zoe says:

    congrats!!!! I’m raising my glass of sparkling cider ;);) to your new home:)!

  7. Jean says:

    Good luck in your new digs. Sounds like a lot of work, but I’m sure you and Matt are up to the task. Happy New Year, lovely granddaughter!

  8. I just found your blog, and as a fellow photog, I love it! Excited to follow you in 2013!

  9. Natalie says:

    Congratulations on the new lease! That’s so exciting! Hugs!

  10. Exciting! I can’t wait until our new house is built so that I can do the whole painting thing for my new office. It’s nice to work in a space that you feel calm and centered in. Good luck with the new place, and hope things aren’t too crazy while you get settled. Happy New Year to you Abby!

  11. Annamarie says:

    YAY!! It’s so fun moving into a new place knowing that you will be there for longer than just a year:):)…good luck!! I was so tired of painting by the time we finished…

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