Friday, January 27, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Remember me? Probably not after all of these months away! I can't even believe I haven't blogged in months. But, when life happens...blogging doesn't. And life sure has been happening. We're all moved into our new home in PA and couldn't be happier :) We are living right under my sister, brother-in-law and adorable nephew and it is so much fun. Here is a little glimpse into our apartment:

We invested in a few new pieces of furniture since almost everything in our last apartment were hand me downs. I spent a lot of time at a antique shop near my parent's house also! That is where the shelf (an old shutter) and our coffee table (a chest which we put legs on) are from.

A few DIY projects of course took place! Like the "EAT" sign in the kitchen. Who wants to pay
$22 a letter from Anthropologie? Not I. These were under 10 dollars made with crafts from JoAnnes.

Hello new computer! We bought this bad boy to edit with. Great investment...we love it :) We have more weddings than we can probably handle this summer so it will definitely be put to good use. Say hello to the lovely Chelsey & Alyssa on our wall-two of our beautiful clients!

And finally, our bedroom. Well, half of it (I never took a picture of the other half). I do love the color green...

Our apartment is great-not only is it much bigger than our other one, but much nicer. It finally feels like home. We are missing so many people in NY, but are so happy to be back with my family when they need us most. The family I used to nanny for e-mail me last week saying, "There are reasons you were called home." Her words could not have been more true. My uncle passed away last week and I can't imagine not being home for that. My extended family is
extremely close and we all need each other right now. I was brought home to comfort my cousins. I was brought home to be a rock for my mom. I was brought home to spend my Fridays off with my grandmother who is fighting pancreatic cancer. I was brought home to make my sister laugh and remind her how important her job as a mother is each and every day. I guess the saying, "home is where your heart it" is true. And how can I not love life when I get to look at these two cuties every day?

(Wyatt, my nephew, is on the left and James, who I nanny for now, is on the right).

Much love from us to you!!

Keep reading. I promise now that we are all settled in, blogging will happen more.


So Domesticated said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad you are back! Love your new place... take care and enjoy being close to your family!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What a blessing to be near family. Looking forward to hearing more from you! :)

Life's a Bowl said... Best Blogger Tips

Your new apartment is absolutely adorable and it def is nice to be close to family... Home is where the heart will always be :)

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

You have to blog every day do I feel like I'm a part of your life please...also James is so cute, I'm so glad you get to be with all your family, and I miss you!! :( said... Best Blogger Tips

It's good to have you has a way of always throwing stuff at us...

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks everyone! I'm excited to be back into a routine :)

Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

so glad to have you home you!

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratz on the new home! I love how fashionable you guys dress, and all the DIY projects look amazing!
Love to see the next posts!

Aileen said... Best Blogger Tips

I was just thinking about how I missed reading your blog! Glad you are back! :) I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle just recently died unexpectedly and I come from a big, close family, too. And the thing that is getting us all through it is being together so I'm really glad you get to be with your family! Love the new place!!

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm glad you're back! This blog is one of the places I go for that homey, heartwarming, cozy feel when I feel off-color. Your new apartment looks beautiful. Also, I love your boots! I'm looking for a good site to buy boots, and I was wondering where you got yours?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay, the apartment is so cute!! I look forward to hearing more from you...I love your blog!


Jay, Sara & Ella said... Best Blogger Tips

Hurray! I look forward to some yummy recipes soon....I found your blog last year(?) when you did a post about homemade girl scout cookies. Been a follower ever since. Loved those! You guys are such an adorable couple...and I wish we lived near you so you could be our nanny too! :)

Cait Jensen said... Best Blogger Tips

Jamie-Thanks! I got the boots from Charlotte Rousse (one of my favorite, affordable stores). I also have a few pairs from Aldo :)

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