Monday, July 18, 2016

Five on... Monday

Well, I meant to have this post go up on Friday for a Five on Friday, obviously, but life got away from me!  We have been packing, driving, unpacking, working, carrying box after box, and we finally got our internet at the new house last week.  We still have some things to move from the apartment, but at least we're now technically living in the new house!  Here's what's been going on over the last week:

1 /// I've joined the contributor team for a local women's magazine, skirt!  They focus on all facets of a woman's life: work, play, fashion, entertaining, and eats.  Each week, a member of the Charleston Blog Society will be posting about something related to that month's topic.  Those range from posts about the current season or an upcoming holiday to inspirational stories about big life events, moments of self-reliance, and dreaming big.  My first post will be going up tomorrow, so I hope y'all will check it out by clicking here!

2 /// Cats are home!  After moving a bunch of our big furniture so it feels like home to them, we finally moved the cats over, too.  They seem to like it so far, especially because they have more room versus in our little apartment.
3 /// See that last photo?  Holy bright room, right?! Yeah, that's our dining room.  We did all of our paint-picking based on those little sample chips - 9 colors to be exact - and this is the only iffy one.  Pretty good success rate, right?! Well, after we get the furniture in there, we'll see if we need to repaint it - haha!

4 /// With all the moving and working outside I did last week (it was a girls golf camp week, so lot's of energy!), my coffee game is STRONG right now.  Current favorites are the vanilla latte at Vintage Coffee in Mount Pleasant, the Buzz from Charleston Coffee Exchange in West Ashley, and a good old caramel macchiato from Starbucks.

5 /// We did our first cooking in the new house this weekend: Korean Beef Bowl on Friday and One-Pan Chicken Lasagna on Saturday.  I have never spent much time cooking on a gas stove before, but so far so good!

22 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

yay for new house time! oh my kitty would love that screened in porch! i bet they are just all over the space. that's awesome your golf game is on point! sounds like a great weekend/week getting settled. :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Shawna Davis said...

Ahhh I'm so happy you guys are enjoying the new house! We have a screened in porch also, and our cats love it. I feel you on that need for caffeine. It feels like ever since we moved, I am exhausted alllll of the time with all of the house things. Have a great week!

BLovedBoston said...

The first few meals in a new place are always so fun!! I actually really love that color - so coastal!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Yay for the new house, can't wait to see more pictures once you've got things arranged! One-pot lasagna sounds delicious and a perfect comfort meal after all the moving!

Carly Blogs Here said...

I haven't had a carmel macchiato in forever and now I'm craving one so bad! So glad the cats moved over to the new place without any issues- it definitely looks like they're already well adjusted! I love the bright blue and think it will probably seem less intense once everything is moved into the space!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Haha I bet your kitties are thrilled to be in the house! SO much more room to explore. And loving the color of your dining room! Hopefully you don't need to repaint it. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Brianne said...

I'm glad you're settling into the new house! That last dish looks delicious!

Lauren Honeycutt said...

Aww I'm so glad that the kitties are loving the new house!! <3

Jen said...

Yay for the kitties being home! :) I am so happy that they are loving their new home.

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

How exciting that you're officially in the new house!! Contributing to that magazine is so cool too!! Our house had a gas stove when we moved in that I had to get used to too. I've definitely found that it cooks faster!
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Rebecca Jo said...

I like the bright room. I bet once you get furniture in & pictures up, it'll look just fine.

Welcome home kitties!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

That one pan chicken lasagna sounds like a perfect weeknight meal... like maybe even tonight!

Christina Lea Loves said...

Your first meals in the new house sound delicious - love that your settling in!

Julie said...

Good luck with the continuous moving in! We've been here almost 3 months now and we're still getting stuff from my inlaws (aka storage unit). Eventually I hope to be fully done...maybe by Turkey day, haha! :)

Missy said...

I like that color wall! Sounds like you are getting settled in well! I am moving this weekend and feel your pain. Oh I love a gas stove, it is the best!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Hooray for getting all moved in, and congrats on joining that local women's magazine! That's so exciting! It's always so much fun to start breaking in all the new appliances, and I'm sure that you'll love your gas stove!

Kait said...

The cats look so happy and I LOVE that room color, so if I get a vote..I say keep it. It's so bright and cheerful :)

The Lowcountry Mama said...

Looking forward to your post tomorrow!! I'm seriously slacking on blog society events =( Such a hard time of day for me to make it, but hopefully within the next couple of months the baby will fall asleep for Michael and I can sneak out haha

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

Your kitties are too cute!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yay for the kitties being moved in, and you guys were smart with painting before you moved in. We've been gradually painting rooms over the years which has been such a pain. I think you'll grow to love that bright paint with the furniture moved in. Such a pretty color! <3
Green Fashionista

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Congratulations on moving into your new home! So exciting! I really like the bright blue room, lol. Hope you have lots of time to relax now that you're in.

Ashley @ A Cute Angle
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Macy V said...

Aww it's so sweet that your kitties are at the new house with you! 9 colors throughout the house?! I LOVE that! I can't wait to see them all :)

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