All in a Day

I am hoooooooome! After an incredibly wonderful visit to my favorite city on earth, New York City, for the past three days, I made it back to Louisville last night…just in time to go out with Kevin to watch Valpo WIN AT THE VERY LAST SECOND! It was amazing. (It was not amazing when the lady sitting next to us at B-dubs asked what high school we were cheering for…get it together, Kentucky.)

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New York posts will commence tomorrow, but for now…house stuff!

A quick trip to Ikea a couple of weeks ago left us with a small table to put our Dish TV box on and DVDs in since our TV is mounted above our fire place.

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Ikea makes it so much harder than it needs to be. (I still love you, Ikea.)

IMG_2262 A few minutes and hand cramps later, and we have a piece of furniture in our living room! (Heyyyy, Nate Berkus throw pillow on clearance at Target for $7.)

IMG_2264We also put away our house warming gifts, which we absolutely love!

Kevin’s mom gave us a set of shovels, and we needed them badly.

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While my parents gave us the most awesomest cooler on the planet. (Kevin gave me permission to post this picture, but he wanted me to say that he’s only wearing my pink sweatshirt because all of his are dirty.) (Uh huh, sure.)

IMG_2268 We also got lovely cards (and Target and Home Depot gift cards) from other family and friends! Thank you, everyone! We love it all. 🙂

IMG_2267Since galavanting around New York City is tiring, we slept until 11 a.m. today – it was glorious. So was coming home to 74-degree weather!

IMG_2521 After our slow start to the morning, we ventured out to buy a couch (!!!!!) that we finally settled on after visiting seven different furniture stores at least three times each. We’re indecisive, obviously. After our couch purchase, we headed out to Lowe’s to grab a few items for the house (air filters, you know, the norm) and then Target to do some serious damage to the wallet (curtain rods, shower curtain, etc. etc.). We also ordered patio furniture from Target.com, which we’re the MOST excited about!

Since it was so beautiful outside, we couldn’t pass up sitting out on our patio which we love oh-so-much. We decided to pour some margs and make chicken quesadillas on the grill.

IMG_2522 IMG_2523 (yes, we’re going to register for a ‘real’ charcoal grill one of these days.)

IMG_2524 And yes, that patio furniture is necessary. Do you see what we’re currently working with?

(PS It was me that broke this chair by sitting on it…lay off the margs, Gab.) (PPS Thanks for the glasses, Katie! We use them all the time!)

IMG_2525 Yum yum yum. I don’t think I can eat a regular quesadilla ever again.

IMG_2527 You guys. Gracie is in love with her new patio and backyard. In. love.

IMG_2529Once we cleaned up dinner and our classy patio furniture, we hung up a curtain rod in our bedroom because the curtains we ordered should be arriving soon! Seriously, these trash bag drapes need. to. go.

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(Kevin also wanted me to mention that he cut down all of the tree branches touching our house today…we just didn’t snap any pictures of it, but it really happened.)

All in a day of home ownership.

Back tomorrow with NYC recap(s)!

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