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We’re moving from the suburbs of Ohio into the city and taking you all along for the ride! There’s nothing like over-estimating your physical strength and under-estimating the amount of possessions you own. 🙂

Hope you enjoy part 1 of this series! We’ve been shooting clips for this for a little over a month and I can’t wait to share the highs and lows of moving twenty minutes away. I’m not melodramatic – I swear!!

Watch the seven minute self-documentary.

INSTANT PHOTO ART

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Before and after

My New Years Resolution (video here) was to record my year through Polaroid-style photos. So far, the Fuji Film camera we bought has mostly been used at parties with friends, but last weekend I brought it with me to the Franklin Conservatory to photography the lovely greenhouses.

This weekend I took four of my favorite photos from that trip and put them in a thrifted frame I bought before we got married. I decided to place the framed photos in an empty corner in our room, which then led to me scrambling around the house to assemble other items and art pieces to accompany it!

The picture above shows what the corner in our bedroom looked like this morning, (I removed all the laundry that had been covering the chair.) ((this has been a bad habit for both of us lately.)) And the picture next to it is what the corner looks like now!

I added my wedding flower crown, a painting of Paris given to me by my aunt, and a wedding card from my friend Whitney.

I love creating art and I especially love decorating my home with beautiful things that also have meaning. To me, this Polaroid project encompasses both those elements and will always remind me of my fun trip to the greenhouses with my family.

Until next time!

-Maria

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LIVING ROOM

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This is the front/living room in our apartment. This wall has been something of an art project. We began with several sketches of how we wanted it to look and started assembling meaningful art and objects. Right now, there are photos of where we got married, post cards from friends, favorite books, and trinkets.

OHIO MOVE PART 2

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Last weekend we moved the rest of my things to Ohio in a cargo van and a Honda CR-V.  Here’s a photo of SB carefully shoving the last bit of my stuff into the back of the van.  I’d like to say that the loading and unloading part of the trip was an equal effort, but I played more of the supervisor role. 😉

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So much stuff.  :O

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Our front door + a goodwill wreath!  I’m looking for a door mat, but I can’t seem to find the right one.

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Here’s what the living room looks like as of now.  We really don’t have any furniture and what we do have, doesn’t match!  Our first purchase will probably be a kitchen table and then hopefully a couch.

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Currently, we’re using my grandmother’s sewing table and a pair of plastic folding chairs in the dining room.  It works fairly well for the two of us right now, although I wouldn’t mind a pair of more comfortable chairs.  Also, the pedal under the table does making sitting a little cumbersome.

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Our first dinner consisted of tomato basil olive oil pasta and seasoned pork with an apple salad and ginger ale and gin to drink.

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For breakfast we had french toast and apples with peanut butter!

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For lunch we had honey BBQ boneless wings and celery and ranch.

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Grocery bags!

 

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The master bedroom.

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Master bathroom.

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My vanity.  Eventually, I want to acrylic makeup holders.  I don’t like how much space everything currently takes up.

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My closet is off of the bathroom.

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The guest bedroom.  AKA my old bedroom.

Here’s what the room looked like at my last apartment:

And the house before that:

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Guest bathroom.

 

The apartment is still a work-in-progress. I’m looking forward to visiting vintage stores and estate sales for furniture.  Stay tuned. 🙂

MOVING TO OHIO

IMG_3493Today, SB and I moved to Ohio!  He had an interview, so we decided to take a few gifts and things I had already packed with us.  This is a photo of him returning from his interview that I took from our balcony on our second floor.  He said the interview went well, but he’ll find out next Monday if he got the job–keep him in your prayers!

IMG_8828Here’s an overall shot of most of the downstairs of the townhouse.  The front door is on the left and to the right is a small balcony and the fireplace!!  The dining room and kitchen are to the left.

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Here’s another view of the balcony.

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Here’s the view from the balcony.

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And the door leading back into the living room.

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I think we’re going to put the TV and a bookshelf on this back wall.

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I used boxes as placeholders for where I want a sofa, chair, and TV stand.

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I think a chair would look good where the suitcase is and a sofa where the box is.  SB thinks an L shaped sofa would look good instead.  Still uncertain.

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This is the dining room.  I think we’ll get a cafe style table and a small upright china cabinet from Ikea.  Not sure when we’ll be able to afford all of this, so we may be eating off the floor for a few weeks. 😉

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View of the dining room from the kitchen.  Also notice the Trader Joe’s hand soap, my aunt and cousin gave that to me at my bridal shower.  It smells AMAZING.

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The toaster oven is set up!  SB and I decided that we either needed a toaster oven or a toaster, not both.  I grew up with a toaster and he grew up with the oven, but because I don’t really toast my bread, we chose the oven.  Can’t wait to try new recipes with this!

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Getting the kitchen ready!

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Off of the kitchen is a small laundry/pantry room.  We bought two small hooks to hang these cute grocery bags I got at the bridal shower!

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Assembling a small shelving unit for canned goods and other pantry things.  I took a picture of the shelves which held a few cleaning supplies, but it must have gotten deleted.  I’ll do an updated post in two weeks when we go to move in the rest of our things.

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The upstairs of the townhouse.

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View of the stars from the master bedroom.

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The master bedroom has a cute writing desk!  I’m excited to find an accent chair to put with it.  I saw a few cool ones at Target, but I’ll probably wait until we get the bedspread and bedroom set before I buy anything.

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From the other side of the room.

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SB’s closet.

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Master bathroom view from my closet.  My mom gave me that cute basket at the bridal shower–I love it!!

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The bathtub has kind of a heaven-y glow because there’s a skylight above it!

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Bathroom mirror and vanity behind me.

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My closet.

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Second bedroom has a balcony!

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Second bathroom attached to spare bedroom.

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We stopped to get coffee and a super sugary drink before heading back to Indy!

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Yaaaaay!