So much stuff!

I type this as I am running around prepping our apt for a new paint job and simultaneously packing for our long weekend upstate. We are headed to UpstateHaven tomorrow morning until Monday, so that means we basically need to pack up the entire nursery for A. Why do children require so many things? You would think since the boobs are coming with us, courtesy of myself, not much else is required ... wrong.

Knowing I left diapers up there and wipes last time, I THINK we are covered on that front, however, lest we run out ... I need to pack more of each. Then there are the many many outfits in case of stains and a girl needs options, right? Poor A ... since she is my daughter, she will probably inherit the constant need to overpack and pack away our entire closet in case something is left behind that may want to be worn. So there are the clothes, the necessities, the breast pump ... the BAIN of my existence ... blankets that she requires to nap and sleep, my clothes, Hubs clothes and then Emma the cat and her paraphernalia. Add in all of the crap that we have been meaning to move upstate for storage purposes and Easter goods and this should take me another day to complete. PHEW! Also, don't forget the Baby Bjorn and anything needed to get out and exercise.

Is it just me? Or does everyone feel this way before going anywhere for more than a day?

At least the weather is looking up and the sun is out again :)

Have a Happy Easter or Passover!!

A light at the end of the tunnel!

I had pretty much given up all hope of ever feeling settled and at home in our current apartment. We moved in after breaking our lease on an apartment 2 floors down to get more space and since we broke our lease early, we hadn't planned out the move and everything was tossed in boxes and/or carried upstairs and put away without giving it much thought or a proper home.  Since Hubs is not a big fan of purging or really "cleaning things out" and re-organizing/re-decorating, we have a bit of a mess on our hands and an apt, that is in my eyes, lacking any sort of cozy/homey feeling.

There was talk of painting our walls, but then we weren't sure how much longer we would stay in this building and who wants to go through all that trouble or pay someone to paint when it would need to be painted white again when it was time to move out?

Turns out, since we are renewing our lease come May and have been here 2 years, we get to have our walls painted for free ANY COLOR WE CHOOSE! Hallelujah!! Can I get an AMEN?! haha

If you can't tell I'm pretty pumped! We have always been a white wall loving family (case-in-point below), but let me tell you, after moving several pieces of furniture, moving around wall decor and just general everyday living, these white walls are beyond scuffed and the person who painted in the first place did such a sad job. Plus I'm completely over the Clockwork Orange nonsense. Bring on the color :)

* White

* White

* White
* Practically White

I'm sure you have already guessed we aren't the type to go wild and paint anything bright or crazy, but our walls will be receiving a lovely shade of gray (Titanium (OC-49) Benjamin Moore). We could not be happier!

I'll be sure to post before and after photos!