I think we may have a few boxes to spare …

Happy Monday, everyone! Smile

Today’s post is going to be super quick.  We have a lot going on right now, but I did want to share the good news:

buying house

We closed on our house!! Thumbs upThumbs up

Our closing was on Thursday.  Everything went very smoothly, which was a huge answer to prayer.  At the closing, we got to meet the sellers, and I’m so glad we had that opportunity.  They were such nice people, and we were happy to have the chance to give them a huge “THANK YOU!” for taking such good care of our new home.

After the closing, we had to at least stop by the new house to say hello. Winking smile


(Don’t let him fool you … he secretly loves my incessant picture taking.)


Our realtor gave us a bottle of wine to help us celebrate our new home.  It hasn’t been opened yet, but after a couple more days of unpacking, I’m sure we’ll be needed a drink. Winking smile

On Friday, some of our new furniture arrived.


That’s not how it’s actually going to be set up, but you get the idea.


Our new king-sized mattress!

(Sorry, Pamela, I know you told me not to get a king, but we already had the king-sized comforter!)

Bright and early on Saturday morning, we headed to the storage unit to get our things.


We had several people helping us, both from Brandon’s work and from church.  They were a huge blessing!


Coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts for our helpers. Winking smile

The guys moved everything into the U-Haul super fast.  Before we knew it, we were moving things into the house!



So Brandon’s company paid for professional movers to pack everything up for us in Ohio and drive it down to Georgia.  Nice, right?  But I think the moving company was just a tad bit excessive with the use of packing paper and boxes.


That’s not even all of it.  Half the boxes have already been torn down and are hidden from view.  If I never see a box or a piece of packing paper again, it will be too soon! Smile with tongue out

Brandon and I worked until about 10:00 on Saturday night, and we worked all day Sunday.  There’s still a lot to do, but at least our kitchen looks good!


I mean, that is the most important room in the house, right? Winking smile

Well I gotta get back to work.  But I hope all of you have a fantastic day!  And stay tuned for some new recipes … you know I can’t wait to get my hands on that oven!!

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

Ever have professional movers move you?

Favorite kind of donut?














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49 Responses to I think we may have a few boxes to spare …

  1. Nicole

    Your house looks AWESOME! Congratulations!! I can not wait to get out of the apartment we are leasing right now. Unfortunately we are here until march. But we have already had our eye on some neighborhoods!

    This weekend has been relaxing, but I got my first three days of my June Running Streak finished! And feeling GREAT! Your advice on breakfast has helped too! Def have your words in my head when I’m deciding what to eat!

    Have fun unpacking!! I know it’s awful and GREAT at the same time! Def jealous of that kitchen!!! Wish my kitchen aid mixer could fit on our counter!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Aw thank you so much, Nicole! You are so sweet!! We’re very excited!!

  2. Courtney @ LivingABonaFideLife

    So exciting!! Your home is beautiful! :)
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  3. Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions

    So, so happy for you guys! I can’t imagine how great it is to get into a whole house after that hotel room. ;) And your house is beautiful besides!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Katie! We keep losing each other in the house haha … a big difference from the hotel!

  4. Meg

    Moving is SUCH a big job, but I couldn’t be more happy for you Kristen!!!! :) SO happy for you hun xo What a beautiful new home you have!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Meg! Love you, girl!!

  5. kaceyjt

    Love your house! Moving is such a chore, but it’s so nice to make a house into your own:)

  6. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    king sized beds are the best!
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  7. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    YAY!!!! So happy you’re in your house. It looks awesome :D . And I love those green polka dot pillows! Hope you have a great day love…I’ll definitely have to come visit you in your new place someday ;) hehe
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  8. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    Congratulations again girl! Moving is such a pain, but totally worth it to get in that new home! Your place is looking amazing, and I totally agree that the kitchen is the most important room! :-)
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  9. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    yay!!! i’m so glad everything is going so well! i know moving is just a tad bit stressful. ;) we have a king size bed too, and we love it. cody is tall, and he puts off a crazy amount of heat when he sleeps, so it’s nice to have a little space! oh, and i LOVE the chocolate glazed krispy kreme donuts!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yum I love those kind, too!!!

  10. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I love it, it looks so great!! Congratulations!!!
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  11. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    your kitchen is SOOO gorgeous. i know i have said that before! im just so jealous :)
    and i love your living room furniture! that is SO my style. LOVE it!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Andrea! Feel free to come visit haha! ;)

  12. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife

    your house is beautiful! I can’t wait to see more when you are all moved in.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Danielle!! I really appreciate your kind comment!

  13. Theresa

    wooohoooo i’m so excited for you!! next time I move, me and kevin are determined to have movers…moving is stressful enough and the movers make it a LITTLE easier!

    good luck with unpacking :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      They definitely make it easier. Just be sure you have someone/someplace that will take all of the packing paper and boxes after hahah! ;)

  14. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls

    It looks beautiful! Congrats :)
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  15. amy @ fearless homemaker

    congrats! i had professional movers move us once + it was the most glorious thing ever! they did all the packing, moving, unpacking, etc. truly a luxury!
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  16. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Love the house and king size beds are AWESOME!! We will never go back! I had professional movers from NM to Seattle and it is a little ridiculous the amount of stuff they use. I just kept thinking…”all those trees that had to DIE!!” lol. Dramatic I know.I’m so excited you finally get to stretch out and enjoy the space to move and the KITCHEN!! AHHH!! Can’t wait to see all the yummy stuff that comes out of there! :-)
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  17. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Oh wow, Kristen– everything is coming together so nicely!! Congratulations on what’s looking like a successful move so far!
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  18. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Yay! So excited for y’all! Moving is hard work, but it’s worth it in the end! Congrats!
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  19. Yellow Haired Girl

    I’ve never used professional movers … but I think I will the next time I move. I think there would be less tension between me/my loved ones on moving day that way. You know how things can get when you can’t fit something through a door ;)

    It looks great so far! What an exciting experience!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha oh yes. We had our friends help us move into the house, and it was a bit tricky getting a couch up the stairs. We ended up getting scuff marks on the walls, but we had spare paint in the garage and just painted right over them! ;)

  20. Michelle @ Nice Lil Saturday

    A new house!! That is just so exciting :) When we moved here from WA we had professional movers who packed, transported, and even unpacked for us which caused everything to go SO much more smoothly. I don’t think we would ever move again without help from the pros!
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  21. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    YAY!!! Congratulations! Closing on a house is so exciting, and moving in is such a cool feeling (besides all the actual moving involved ;) )
    Your new furniture looks awesome and I am just pumped for you!
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  22. Sarah @ RunningChickago.com

    So exciting!! Congratulations!

  23. Katelin @ HealthyFatKid

    Hey! I just wanted to let you know I’ve really been enjoying your blog lately, and I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I just posted about it today!
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  24. Kailey

    that is awesome!!
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  25. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Oddly enough…I was moving too. I, however, have not unpacked much of anything. Don’t you love when everything (last week of school, college reunion, moving) all comes at once? :)

    Congrats on your house! I am coveting the kitchen!!!
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  26. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Everything is coming together so well! The kitchen= love, king size bed? Oh yes! I really like those green pillows on the coach too, a nice pop of color, plus that particular shade of green is among my favorite colors :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Tessa!!

  27. Corrie Anne

    Congrats!! It looks beautiful. We had movers when we moved to Denver through Kevin’s relo agreement. They even packed up our house. It was awesome!!!
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  28. Courtney

    Your house is beautiful – congrats!
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  29. Sarah

    hi .. found you via girl meets life. Congrats on closing on your house – looks beautiful. We are moving in less than two weeks and I am NOT looking forward to all those boxes ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hi Sarah! Good luck on your move! It certainly isn’t the most fun thing in the world, but it’s worth it in the end! Where are you moving?

  30. Nicole

    Hey girl!! Just wanted you to know how much I LOVE reading your blog even though it hasn’t been long! Most importantly, letting you know I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Pink Tree award! Go check out the post! Keep up the awesome work! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hey Nicole! Thank you so much! :) I’ll check it out!!

  31. Baking Serendipity

    Love that kitchen! We just moved too…but did all the packing and driving ourselves. I would have loved to have professional movers (even if they went overboard on the . boxes), but didn’t want to pay. Most everything is in storage now, but I’m already dreading the unpacking process.
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    • notsodomesticated

      We only had the professionals because Brandon’s work paid for it. I wouldn’t have wanted to pay myself, either! ;)

  32. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Yayyyyyyyy!!!! I love the new house, especially the kitchen!! So happy for y’all!
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  36. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    Ahhh! Congratulations! You must be so happy to be all moved in and into your new house! Everything looks amazing and I love you kitchen. I am incredibly jealous!

    I can’t wait to have a house! We’ve been in our condo for almost two years.. and the market has held steady..but we aren’t ready to sell it yet! Hopefully in the next couple of years we will be ready to go (and our pup will have a backyard!)

    Congrats again!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I definitely understand. Our last house in Ohio was very small … it worked for the time being, but we were ready for something with a little more space! We were eventually able to sell it, but it certainly wasn’t easy in this market!

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