Home Update!

So it’s been a few weeks since I last updated and the house has come a LONG way! Btw, we close in TWO WEEKS! Say, what!? So here are some pictures of the house though they’re not up-to-date with where the house is right now; those will come in a few days.

Yay, new house!


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We’re going to become VERY close with our neighbors if our houses are any indication…

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Cabinets in boxes…

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Cabinets in the kitchen!

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Foyer and Master Bath:

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So there’s my home update. I think you’ll be surprised once I post the newest pictures this weekend. 🙂


Pumpkin Spice Latte is Back!…Well, Almost.

For my fellow pumpkin spice latte lovers out there I have a secret I’d like to share…the pumpkin spice latte is back on the D-L.

If you go into a participating Starbucks and give them the secret code “PSL 10” then you can get your pumpkin spice latte before the general public!

I got mine this morning and I’ll admit that after finding out about this amazing secret I would have been beside myself with grief had my Starbucks not been one of the stores taking part.

However, my worries were for nothing because lo and behold the PSL…


I hope I have given you something to look forward to as you can take advantage of the PSL 10 between now and Sept. 3rd when the pumpkin spice latte has its official roll out for the 2013/2014 season.

Good day to all and enjoy the pumpkiny goodness!


Are you heading to Starbucks right now? I bet you are!


Things I Love (Slash Want)

“Totes Ma Goats” from West Elm (click the pic to visit the product page):Things I Love (Slash Want)

What do you think? Pretty amazing, right? They have a slew of awesome totes!

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

These are some of the most beautiful colorized pictures I’ve seen. Stunning, really. It almost seems as though the pictures become real once you see them in color. Like the black and white make them dream-like and then color makes them modern day.
This post was originally posted by Twisted Sifter

An Ulch House in Progress

My fiance and I put a contract in on a house being built in a new development. As first-time home buyers you can imagine how crazy this process can be. However, it’s also very exciting.


Here’s where our house currently stands…sorry for the crappy photo quality.


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Dave being silly and “washing his hands in the sink.”


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This is one of our spare bedrooms looking out onto the second floor “media center.”


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Spare bedroom in the above picture.


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View from the mater bedroom. Oh yeah! That’s a lake…just in case you didn’t get that. And that’s all that will EVER be behind us. Score!


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The master bathroom. Not too large, but it’ll do.


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Where the “magic” happens. Sorry, is that inappropriate? The magic I’m referring to is sleep!


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Our garage, which will eventually be more of a body shop/carpentry space for Dave and I.


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Stairs! Eee!


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View of the living room area and kitchen. I’m standing in our breakfast nook.


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Site of our future outrageously awesome kitchen.


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Lake view…say, what!?

So that’s our house. 😀 We should hopefully be moved in by late September/early October but with the summer rains in Florida you just never know. Ugh. We’re keeping out fingers crossed that everything stays on schedule and we can move into our first home soon.

Do you have any wisdom to impart to us first-time home buyers and new construction home buyers?

New Header!

So I finally sat down and created a new blog header. It was long overdue.

But, hey. Better late than never, right?


What do you think? Comments, suggestions?

Taystee…Be my Friend! #OITNB

So I’m sure most fans of NetFlix’s Orange is the New Black (OITNB) have noticed the slew of behind-the-scenes pictures of the cast being posted across social media and the internet lately.

Aren’t they adorable!? Like this little gem:

Talyor and Danielle Selfie from BuzzFeed

Those pictures just make me want to be their best friend!

I mean, are we serious? It’s cuteness overload:

Another Talyor and Danielle selfie from Buzzfeed.

Needless to say, this campaign should start soon: “Katie Needs to be One of the New Faces of Orange is the New Black”. I can be a crazy white girl who made horrible decisions!

How can I make this happen? Any ideas?