Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Few of my Favorite Things: September

Well, friends, it's been an eventful month. I'm honestly quite exhausted and getting over a nasty cold. As we approach my very favorite time of the year, I hope you begin to pull back to home and find the quiet rest that comes with cooler weather. That's my hope for this season for you and for me! Here are a few of my favorites from September:

  1. I ordered this rug for our playroom and I love it! It's not too loud, but still adds pattern and texture to the room. It's also WAY nicer than sitting on hardwood all day!
  2. I haven't had as much of a chance to read this month as I would like, but I did read Rush by Lisa Patton. Anne from Modern Mrs Darcy (my favorite site for book rec's!) recommended it and I really enjoyed it. It's a lighter read, but tackles some legitimate, heavier issues.
  3. Our new home and state is so different from Colorado that it's still taking me some time to feel at home. It's almost as if we are on an extended vacation. What's helped me the most is continuing to do "normal" things. We've found a new library. I wake up, drink coffee, and read. Slowly, slowly, it's starting to feel like home.
  4. The weather here has still been warm, and I've never been one for summer clothes, so I've ordered a few new things lately. Maurice's is one of my favorite places for pretty tops, and they didn't disappoint. I ordered this striped tank plus a few others that are sold out. I love their fall styles too, so check them out as you add to your cool weather wardrobe!
  5. Some friends and I are reading 100 Days to Brave together over the next few months. We've started it and I'm already so challenged to live bravely. And there is something so special about reading books with friends. I may not be in CO anymore, but our text group about the book is keeping me going on my homesick days.
What are you loving this month?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Across the Country

We made it! Our family moved from Colorado to North Carolina over the last month. We left Colorado on August 26, and since then our lives have been in uproar. We purchased a home here, so gratefully we've been able to live in it since we arrived. But our furniture took a lot longer to get here, so it arrives tomorrow! It's been a full month of sleeping on a mattress and eating on the floor. Plus, we weathered Hurricane Florence and Eli started school. So all that to say, things around here have been eventful!

The biggest gift over the last month has been the time our little family has spent together. Without our Colorado friends or relatives near by, we've been together basically 24/7. While that's certainly made us all a little crazy, it has also been very special. We have made memories together and truly feel like a closer family as we embark on our life here in North Carolina.

On the fun side, we are loving our new home's huge yard, being in a smaller town, the beautiful green outdoors, and our new home. On the not so fun side, we miss our Colorado community and I still have no idea where most things are.

At the end of the day, we are still so grateful and so excited for this change. Good things are happening!