Trumped

So my last post was about how busy the summer had been. My previous post is about to be trumped.

T had an interview on Tuesday, and was offered the job on the spot. Awesome, right?! Kind of. He will be moving to North Carolina in less than two weeks. BUMMED girlfriend over here.

Which means, I have just become a single mother. (to our 4 mo. old puppy)

I start my second semester of grad school in 5 days. Did I mention I will be going to school full time (9 hours) and working full time (40 hours). WHAT WAS I THINKING?

On top of that we (now I) have season tickets to Longhorn football, weddings and showers to attend, three races this fall, and other things planned. I am really going to miss T being so close.

I’m hoping that school, work and volunteering will keep me busy enough for the next 21 months that I won’t even notice he is gone. YEAH, RIGHT!

Sorry for the long sad post, I am just struggling a bit right now, and writing it out feels kind of nice.

Here are some of my fav. pics of T and me during previous UT football seasons. He will definitely be missed this year.

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August 23, 2013. Tags: , , , , . About me. 1 comment.

What a busy summer…

If you’ve been following along, or know me personally, you know that things have been QUITE busy this summer. Here is some INSTAproof.

I moved. (bed is built)

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I got a puppy. (boyfriend and I rescued this little guy, Major.)

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I started grad school. (and got an A!)

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I vacationed some. (lots of golf.)

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Right now, I’m on the hunt for lamp shades, euro pillow covers, and drape fabric. Suggestions welcomed!

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August 14, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . About me. Leave a comment.

Side Tables

This past weekend I ran through my local Home Goods to find the perfect side tables. It was a HALF-success. I found ONE perfect side table. I just needed a mate. After driving ALL over Austin to the other Home Goods, I was feeling pretty low. I posted on FB and BOOM social media did it again. A friend recommended a couple of stores in San Antonio and T found it right after work yesterday. I now have the perfect pair of side tables for my new bed.

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Sorry for the professional iPhone photo. I cannot find these ANYWHERE on the web, so this photo will have to do until I get everything set up.  (It is white, despite the terrible picture)

Since I cannot find these anywhere online, I can’t post a link, but I did find these SIMILAR ones on o.co.

OH YEAH, these were $69.99. Jealous?

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July 23, 2013. Tags: , , , . About me, Home. Leave a comment.

Ba-Ba-Bedding

So I was about 45 minutes into celebrating my new bed purchase when I realized I have to buy all new bedding. Cha-ching. Ouch.

I have been watching my favorite sites (Rue La La, Joss & Main, One Kings Lane, etc.) and I found these babies! They are on their way to my pretty little hands. I’m going with a white coverlet and 3 white matching euro pillows. Haven’t found that yet.

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If you are interested to see some of my inspiration for the new room (t-minus 15 days until moving), you can check out my “bedroom” Pinterest board. It is oh so pretty.

I am in the market for matching side tables, bed-side lamps, and a tall mirror to stand against the wall. Let me know if you see any good steals that go with my “feel”.

Cheers!

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July 18, 2013. Tags: , , , , . About me, For the Home. Leave a comment.

Move number 23…

Just kidding. But seriously. I have lived in 8 places in the past 6 years.

This time I am moving up north. Austin that is. I would be crazy to leave this city.

I’m hoping to post some of my moving adventure here on the blog. So I hope you enjoy, while I pull my hair out.

Step one: HIRE MOVERS. DONE.

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T has a fraternity brother that started a moving company post-college, and I am very excited to use them this time around. Nick, the owner, is very nice, professional, and pricing is very competitive. Definitely check out Big Easy’s Moving for your moving needs in the Central Texas area!

PS. They donate a portion of proceeds to cancer research. AWESOME!

Step two: PACK. BLAH.

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No thanks. Instead I just ordered this beauty. Mom is getting it for me for my birthday, and I can’t wait! I certainly hope it fits. (my first king size bed. EEK)

Step three: STOP FOR WINE.

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Yes, this is happening right now.

 

CHEERS! Until I figure out my next step.

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July 12, 2013. Tags: , , , , . About me. 3 comments.