Friday, July 31, 2015


Wellesley Road
okay, okay. that was by far the longest break i've taken from posting on this blog, but i had quite a bit going on.

we bought a pink house in maplewood, nj and moved last saturday.  BUT if the madness of moving to a new state with a toddler wasn't enough, we spent the four weeks prior to the move prepping the home. that involved driving out to the house 2-4 times a week (with toddler in tow) meeting with contractors and inspectors, picking up permits, and even just scrubbing down whatever surface i could find. 

to give you an idea of what we did in the four weeks between getting the keys to the house and moving day, here's a little list:
- chimney repaired and cleaned
- upstairs bathroom gutted and remodeled
- found all new bathroom accessories/supplies, purchased, and brought to the house
- removed creepy windows above mantle overlooking crawl space (?!?)
- oil tank removed
- converted the house from oil to gas
- we painted the walls of 6 rooms 
- we painted the trim of 3 rooms
- hire contractors to paint the trim of the rest of the house (so necessary)
- scrape and repaint the interior/exterior of 22 (of the 24) windows
- asbestos in the basement removed
- pull a million weeds, mow the lawn each week
- meet with contractors about starting kitchen renovation

so yeah. i didn't have time to post on this here blog. but we moved in and are SO HAPPY.
next up: some before and after photos

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


the hustle
sometimes walking through times square still stops me in my tracks. 
even after living here for 10 years.