Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm the Worst.

I know, I said I wouldn't stay away this long... But it's been madness here. I just can't get it together, between the packing, and the cleaning, and work, and now Passover... I've barely been able to think! The house is still 3/4 packed, and we get our keys tomorrow!
So, I PROMISE I will be back once we're in the new house... With before and after photos, some wedding business (I know, super late), and other nonsense that for some reason, people like to read!

For now, here's a photo of Neville... Because, why not?

SO many apologies, and I'll be back soon... I promise!!!
xo,
R


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rivet & Sway

I can't remember if I posted about this yet, but I won another giveaway on a blog!
 Rivet & Sway is another website where you can order glasses online. There's a few sites like this (Warby Parker and Lookmatic are 2 other sites). You choose from the multitude of frames on the site, send your prescription to them and in a short period of time, you get brand new glasses (usually for a lot less than going through the eye doctor). The great thing also, is that most sites let you try on a few pairs for free before you order.
The difference between the sites is that Rivet & Sway only carries glasses for women, so they're all made a little smaller than unisex. Joy Cho from Oh Joy! partnered with R&S for an awesome giveaway. 3 random winners won 3 pairs of prescription glasses... each! Well, I was one of the random winners! So I went through the process, ordered 3 rounds of try-ons and finally settled on 3 pairs (of the 9 I tried!) I sent in my prescription, which I had called in from my eye doctor, figured out my pupillary distance, by using the program on Warby Parker's site, and ordered my three (free!!) pairs.
I'll spare you the try-on photos (after my run... not a pretty sight) and just show you the frames I chose!

The Punchline

The Faster Pussycat

The Six Shooter

Yep, I got pink glasses! The other two aren't the colors I chose (green/brown for Faster Pussycat, and shiny black for Six Shooter)
For someone that only has bought glasses every 2-3 years, and rarely found pairs that fit well, I'm super excited. They're really well made, comfy, and look great. Plus, having three pairs means that I won't easily forget my glasses.
So, yay for me, and my random good luck (I honestly am one of those people that never wins anything... I swear!) We've got 2 weeks left in this house and we're continuing to pack a little bit a day. It feels like we're finally making a dent. I'm going to do my best to post in the next few weeks, and hopefully I can stick to it!
xo,
R


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Apologies...

For reverting back to being a terrible blogger. I haven't posted in a few days, and I'm SO upset about it. There's 2 reasons, and I hate feeling like they're excuses... (they totally are).
First, the time change has thrown me off completely. Every year I go through this! I'm totally a morning person, but losing a hour kills me each March! I'm embarrassed to say it, but it's true!
The second seems a little less like a cop-out: We're BUSY! Between work, dealing with the awful agent our landlord hired, and packing to move ourselves, it's crazy town in this house. I know as a blogger I SHOULD be writing about all of this madness, but I seriously can't find the time! By the time I pick up Neville and get home, I just want to relax and eat. Seriously, we haven't even had time to go through all of the wedding photos yet! My house is starting to fill up with boxes and my brain is fried! So again, apologies a thousand times over...
Here's a photo though! It's of our new house! We're getting the keys the 29th, painting, and moving our stuff in that weekend.

I know, it's a HORRIBLE photo, from the iPad. But, the house is awesome... We're going to plant along the front, change out the blinds for some shades, and generally just make it home. I'll have more photos soon, some before, and some after we move in. Now, I can't promise that I'll be posting much in the next few weeks, but I'm going to TRY really REALLY hard. By April though, I'll be back to normal hopefully. I miss being on here everyday! 
I promise things will be back to normal (well, our normal) soon!
xo,
R

Friday, March 8, 2013

LOVE this...

Everyone lately seems to hate Anne Hathaway... And I can't figure out why. I think she's brilliant, charming, and real. Someone else agrees with me for once. Besides the fact that she's starred in all of my favorite book-to-film adaptations (The Princess Diaries, Ella Enchanted, The Devil Wears Prada)... I've loved her for years. This piece is pretty great, not only defending Anne, but the Happy Girl in general. Good for her, and all of the Happy Girls out there who deserve respect and recognition every once in a while. (And, good to know I'm not the only one that thought Kristin Stewart looked like a hot, hot mess...)


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pack it up, Pack it in...

Yes, I did just quote Jump Around in the title of this post... Don't judge me...
But, it's totally fitting and appropriate, I swear. 
If you saw my Instagram yesterday, you saw this

My Faux-CD caused me to start packing. Three weeks before we're moving. Yep, I'm that person.
But, at least we have somewhere to TAKE everything. 
That's right folks, we found a house! 
The place we looked at on Wednesday night is now ours (after we give our deposit tomorrow). It's pretty perfect, and I can't wait until Neville sees the giant backyard.
But, back to the super early packing... Tn my defense, I only packed things that we don't use everyday, and I got rid of a TON of things I've been avoiding cleaning. Our goal is to get rid of everything we don't use, and only take things that we WILL use... Seems simple, right? Well, I look at all of the stuff we have sitting around, that's travelled with us from our last 2 homes, and I think "Why the hell didn't we get rid of this stuff 2 years ago?!"
Well, I'm not doing that again. It's purge time. The built-ins are done, and next comes the dreaded living room closet, then the cabinets above the toilet. Wish me luck, because in the next week or so, I'm delving in... Preferably while Andrew's not home so I can throw away whatever I want...
I'll take some good "before" photos of the place empty tomorrow so our progress will be tracked once we move in... Which, by the way, is supposed to happen while we're in Vegas. As if moving weren't stressful enough, we have to now pack right before our trip, and have it all ready to move right after... Crazy town, I tell ya...
xo,
R

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

30 Days...

Sorry guys, Photo Booth post #2 is being postponed... We found out yesterday that our house sold, and we have 30 days to "vacate the property". First of all, I can't believe someone paid the ridiculous price she was asking. And second of all, we were SURE we would have 60 days... It seems like a super fast escrow.
So now, the search is on... We've gotta find something! We're going to look at a place tonight that looks super promising... 5 blocks from where we live now, with a huge yard, and a second bedroom... Fingers crossed! 
For now, here's a few things I'd like to do, when we actually find a place...

I'm obsessed right now with dark gray. I think maybe one accent wall in the bedroom would be enough color, without closing the room in.

 Navy kitchen. Sigh, another obsession lately... Such a great way to add dimension to a usually light room of the house.

Fire pit. We said we were putting one in this house for almost the whole time we lived here, and never did. I will have one in our next place.

Wallpaper: I WILL have wallpaper in this house... even if it's the temporary kind. Even Andrew agrees, wallpaper is SO much better than it used to be... Not your grandmas country scenes, or floral nightmares. (Most of my first memories consist of the wallpaper with dolls on it in my bedroom growing up... I loved it!)

I have all of these great ideas, now we just have to find a place! Fingers crossed for tonight, and updates, AND photo booth pics will come soon!
xo,
R



Monday, March 4, 2013

As Promised... Photo Booth Photos: Part 1

Here's round one of the photos from the photo booth! There's a bunch more, so I'll keep posting soon!
SO much fun!















Happy Monday!
xo,
R