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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Setting Up House...

Hi friends!! I wanted to hop on and share some progress pics from our move. We are still surrounded with boxes, but we're making progress. Moving and unpacking with a newborn has been interesting. It definitely makes it go slower, but that's fine with me. We're in no real rush.


a few pics pre-move. Our sweet family came to help load the u-haul...

and hold the baby :)




The drive itself from Nevada, went great. The boys drove the U-Haul, with Hubby's car on a trailer. Us girls drove in my car. We stopped every two-three hours to feed Tallia and go to the bathroom. We had Watson with us too. The cat barely made a peep. 

Since the move, we've been making progress on setting up house. The bathroom is about complete.... I still need a bath rug.


The kitchen is mostly unpacked, but I need to live in it for a few weeks to see where I want everything to go, in regards to organization. 





I've been loving baking and cooking again. Oh how I missed it. Hot breakfasts have been a daily occurrence. Mmmmm...french toast.


The rooms are coming along. I have tons of baby clothes to organize and linens to find a home for. We have a full years worth of clothes for Miss T. I plan to use vacuum bags to store whatever sizes she's not in. We also have a mountain of laundry that's about to grow arms. Our new dryer comes tomorrow (no clotheslines allowed in our complex). I never thought I'd so look forward to doing laundry. Life with a newborn makes you appreciate clean blankets and shirts. 

I'm trying to get creative with organization and decor, using what I have on hand. I try to remind myself to make do and be content. Once we're settled a bit more I'll do a video tour and share what organization hacks I used.

Have a great Sunday! :)

XO Danielle

11 comments:

  1. Danielle,

    Everything looks great. I'm glad everyone (including Watson) made it to Arizona safely. I hope you enjoy your new home and are able to settle in quickly. I'm going through a move myself and after three weeks yesterday is when I emptied out the six suitcases and organized the closets haha. Big hug!

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  2. I like how it looks like you are settling in nicely. hot meals are nice too! looks yummy!

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  3. Yay, so excited for yall! Can't wait for the video��

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  4. Yay, so excited for yall! Can't wait for the video

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  5. That stinks that you're not able to use a clothesline! If you have a garage and have the room, you could set up drying racks or hang a piece of rebar from the ceiling and hang clothes on hangers. That's what my husband and I do.

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  6. Welcome to Arizona! Looks like you have a nice place to call home now. Congrats on the sweet new baby. She is adorable. I hope you continue to post. I love following your blog. I hope that things continue to go well as you settle in to your new home.

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  7. Welcome to Arizona (I live in Phoenix). You arrived at the hottest time of the year! This is my first time posting. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to your updates. Thanks so much for the photos of your new place, It is always loads of fun getting settled in a new spot. One idea for thrift stores...not sure if they exist in Tucson. Hospice of the valley has great thrift stores in Phx, you might check Tucson. I will look and send you info if I find something.

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  8. How exciting for you! It looks like a lovely new home ready to be filled with children, good food, and laughter! Blessings!

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  9. So glad your move went well! I love your blog! We bought a drying rack online that holds 1-2 loads of laundry. It has saved us a ton of money, not sure if that is an option for you. It was called a "The Green Rack Hi Capacity Foldable Drying Rack Storage System" if you were looking for one or if anyone else is.

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  10. I can't imagine moving and unpacking with a new born. Brave women!! Did you guys sell your home here in Vegas?

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  11. I hadn't checked in for a while and look at that, you have a new baby! Congrats. The house is coming along nicely, and I can already tell you're going to love the extra cupboard space.

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