New House.

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Hellooooo! Long time no chat, eh!?  So…moving sucks.  Duh 🙂 But…I LOOOOVE our new home and FINALLY we are feeling somewhat settled. If you read my blog or know me, it will be no shock that I want things UNPACKED and settled ASAP.  Well, life is life and life is real so that doesn’t always work out. So, I had a plan.  I had an order of rooms that I needed/wanted to be unpacked FIRST.  And I try to do ONE room at a time in TOTALITY.

  1.  Boys’ rooms
  2. Kitchen
  3. Play room/family room
  4. Living room
  5. Master Bedroom

As you can see, my MAIN priority was to get the boys things together and feeling settled.  I truly feel that this helps with their transition to the new home.  NO ONE like living among boxes (I don’t think????) and It can create a ton of anxiety, especially for the littles, so this was my reasoning for that.  To update you, everything is pretty much done except number 5 (sorry babe!) which is ALMOST done minus my ridiculous amount of clothing that needs to be put into the master closet(s).  Tee heeeeee!!!

So, I wish I could give you some tips on moving with 3 littles but, alas, I don’t really have any except…GET IT DONE AND KEEP EVERYONE ALIVE!  LOL. It truly is a challenge no matter what.  I actually found these Martha Stewart moving checklists to be super helpful and you might too!  I have also purchased some fun new home items that I wanted to share from of course..Amazon!  Here we go!

  1. Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Alarm Clock for Kids, Red and Blue Sports Car-  Guys, the light comes in differently in this new house and so the littles want to get up when…they (NO ONE) should be up lol.  This will hopefully help!  I know there is an “OK to wake clock” that has been popular but I found this one with the digital clock and actual alarm built in of use was better.  I also like the stop sign usage was better because it is so universal and it is something we already use with our kids (i.e.:  RED boys!).                                                        Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 1.51.45 PM
  2. Estilo Wall Mount Bag Saver, Holder, and Dispenser, High Quality Brushed Stainless Steel Storage Solution with an Extra Wide Opening for Easy Access to Your Bags- Guys, I just CANNOT with the random plastic bags shoved under my sink anymore. Not to mention it is a suffocation danger for the littles, is is SUPER unsightly.  Hence, this contraption REALLY made my day 🙂 What a nerd!Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 1.59.20 PM
  3. Zenna Home 9153WW, Cottage Collection Bathroom Tissue Stand, White– Without completely embarrassing anyone who lives in my house :), let’s just say this lovely and adorable TP stand has become a must.  It is super cute and seemed easy to put together.                                                                                                       Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 1.58.37 PM
  4. Spectrum Mop & Broom Holder Color: White 2 Pack– FINALLY!  I solution to mop/broom storage!  When we were in Disney, the gorgeous condo we stayed in had this and I ordered it right away.  A must have!
  5. New toaster!  I got this simple but awesome Black and Decker one for less than 30 bucks!  What I really liked, though, is THIS ONE because it has convection abilities too and is a 6-slicer 😉  My new oven is actually convection-abled so I didn’t need this one, but I thought it was a GREAL deal at less than 40 bucks!
  6. New entry way items- I was DONE with the constant losing of keys and mail piles all over the floor. I also was not a fan of the show piles (needless to say, these are very dangerous and tripping hazards) So in the new house, I made it a point to organize our entry way so to cut down on the mess.  Our new entry way includes this storage/show bench, a mail organizer, a shoe bin and an “outside toy bin.”  I know.  Type A at its best.  But TRUST me; walking into a neat entryway really is a game-changer 🙂
  7. This First Aid Kit- So, other than the baby fist aid kits I got when the littles were VERY little, I didn’t have a true first aid kit in my home or car and after getting my CPR and First Aid certification for Girls on the Run, I thought it was about time to do so.  Get on this, people!                               Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 3.19.03 PM
  8. Oh and on another non-related note (I was just perusing my Amazon order history), the dry shampoo that I use is the following:  Rene Furterer Naturia.  I literally get asked several times a week what kind of dry shampoo I use.  I only wash my hair once a week and due to the major amount of running, etc, I need some maintenance between.  This dry shampoo is THE BEST.  Trust me, I have tried MANY.

Oh man, I would LOVE to do a home tour but I have to settle some privacy issues first (other people and things beyond my control)and then hopefully I will be able to show you all our gorgeous new home!  Until then, check back soon for a running gear post that is long-overdue and reader-reccommended.





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