Things have been extremely quiet here at est, but all for good reason. While I was just perusing the web fantasizing about houses and pinning them to my pinterest board, I came across a property that looked decent, met with the leasor, and just like that, I signed a new lease for a townhome. As I’m writing this, I didn’t realize things were happening as fast as they were and before I knew it, I had half of my apartment packed.


My kids and I have outgrown our 982 sq. ft apartment. My daughter has recently turned 8 and it’s about time that she has her own space. I hadn’t planned on moving so soon, but after seeing the place, a part of me felt as if the place was perfect for us. A yard, front and back, 1600 sq ft for us, and did I mention a yard? Yea. It even took a little convincing from a few people to go ahead and just make the move. To them, it was a no-brainer once they saw the pictures and heard how huge it was for the price.

I guess sometimes it takes a neutral party to help you consider your options or to tell you that “you’re insane if you don’t get what you want.” My sister and one of my best friends are blunt and that’s exactly why I asked for their opinion.

So as you can see, I’ve been extremely busy packing and then trying to put up a Christmas tree amongst the clutter. This will be our last Christmas here and 2014 will be spent in a new environment. We’re happy and excited!

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  1. Law_Fal

    December 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Congratulations! Big things on the horizon for you in 2014! God is awesome!

  2. Daenel T

    December 23, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your little people. Keep looking forward. God bless you all.

  3. Jennifer

    December 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Congrats ! how exciting. I’m sure your kids are also thrilled to be moving into a new home. Happy holidays :)

  4. Cece@Pink Sunshine

    December 24, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Having the space you need makes such a huge difference in your life! Moving sucks but this is a good move so it’ll be worth all the work.

  5. Vett

    December 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

    congrats!! that is exciting and I’m sure you’ll all be happier there :) Merry Christmas!!

  6. Kiara

    December 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Congrats on your new home! I’m sure you’ll feel like you made the right decision. It will feel like home :)
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Tanefa

    December 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I am so glad you are making the move! Congrats and good luck on moving in and getting settled! Happy New Year!

  8. Jessica L

    December 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Congrats on the new place and new changes! You and your kids deserve the best! -Jess L

  9. Shakemia

    December 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Starting the new year off right, I’m so happy for you love! You’re such an inspiration & breath of fresh air.

  10. Valla

    December 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Congrats on the home and what better way to bring the New Year with a fresh, new spot.

  11. Vanessa

    December 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    wow, congratulations on your new home!
    what a way to start off the new year!
    merry christmas!

  12. From Mrs. to Mom

    December 27, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Congrats on your new place! What a way to start off 2014!

  13. Tanay

    December 28, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Congrats!!! I was wondering where you’ve been. Like I don’t disappear all the time lol

  14. Kay

    December 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Blessings all around for you and the little ones. I am so excited for you. With growth comes change. Cant wait to see what the place look like.

  15. Sheriden

    December 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    How exciting!!! I’m so proud of you for making such a bold decision and so happy that you are able to give you and your children something as wonderful as a home. I know your daughter will be happy to have her own room! God is good, Christmas came for you early :)

    You worked hard for it. This is amazing.

  16. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    December 29, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I am so happy for you. Congratulations!! This is huge and amazing and a perfect start to the new year! Isn’t it something when you know its right for you immediately? Good luck with the move but it looks like you are almost done :)

  17. Shannon

    December 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Congratulations and good luck with the move! I definitely know the feeling of needing the space.

  18. Stephanie Louise

    December 30, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Wow! What an exciting time in your life, and one I know will bring a lot of happiness and a lot of new future memories. I am addicted to Pinterest, as many others, I have revolved my life around it — recipes, design, etc. I hope you have a wonderful week dear. xx

  19. Faith

    January 5, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Loving the blog look!

    And congrats on finding a new space. You def. are getting a lot more space which you’re going to love!

  20. Reese

    January 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Congrats on the move! My family and I have outgrown out 800 sq ft apartment as well and are in the middle of our move to a new city, and thankfully, larger apartment!

    Here’s to starting off 2014 on a new foot and in a larger apartment! Good luck dear!

  21. Chanel

    January 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Yipee!!! I hope you’re enjoying the new house!!!! You know we are all waiting on a house tour lol :) Happy New Year!

  22. Stefany

    January 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Contrats on your new place! You certainly deserve it!! ? miss your posts by the way

  23. Britton

    January 9, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Congrats on the new place and Happy New Year to you!

  24. Cam Bibs and Baubles

    January 10, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Yay! How exciting! Congrats on the move. :) What a great way to start a new year.

  25. Chymere

    January 11, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Moving can be so stressful, but congratulations on your new place! I hope it becomes an extraordinary hom where all of you can grow and dwell in a sea of love and harmony! ♥

  26. Yetti-Writes

    January 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I’m so happy for you lovely!!

  27. Natasha Solae

    May 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Oh wow, the new place seems absolutely wonderful! Can’t wait for an update!

    xo, N

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