Monday, April 16, 2012

Movin on up

So it's finally official!

(for those of you who asked, we got this as a gift but it is from Personalization Mall. I've also seen them at Home Depot, such a great gift!)

We are no longer bouncing between two houses and living out of boxes. In fact, the only boxes we have that have yet to be unpacked are in our gameroom and Jon's office. Let's just say that I can barely move this morning. Moving is HARD WORK!!!

The fact that our house will be filmed for national TV on Sunday sped up the moving/decorating process quite a bit. We have done so much in the past couple of days, it's exhausting to think about. We had painters last Wednesday for the two story areas and then Friday night we had such a fun night with my parents and family friends painting and doing projects around the house. Seriously...you find out who really loves you when you move! I got home from work on Friday and my mom and some of the "Bunco Babes" we already painting. My dad ended up staying past midnight painting our master bedroom and we were up past 2 mounting our new TV. Jon and I just kept talking about what a blessing it is to be surrounded by friends with such giving hearts. We had friends fixing toilets, installing lights, hooking up our washer dryer...all out of the kindness of their hearts!

(my mom in the middle with some of our amazing helpers!)

One of Jon's buddies came in for the whole weekend just to help us move. Talk about a good guy. Unfortunately Jon and Kevin were our only movers but they had fun making the heavy lifting a workout. Turns out the electricity in our old house had been turned off so I couldn't vacuum or use water to clean...whoopsies! 

So our walls practically drank paint so I had to make a Home Depot run. Despite showering multiple times this weekend, I am still covered in paint (my leg is showing off my craft room paint)


Jon's bff stopped by to help unload the Uhaul which was a blessing to have another set of man hands haha. My parents also came back over to help finish some painting and put together our new dining room chairs. Here is a sneak peek but I have to say I am obsessed.


Before we even bought the house I knew I wanted a chevron wall somewhere and last night we made that happen. If you've read my blog awhile you'd know that my husband is an engineer by schooling and that came in handy for this project. The wall took 7 hours start to finish and I assure you these are the most perfect looking/measured chevrons I've ever seen! Can't wait to show y'all 


Call me crazy but I had a blast organizing and color coding our closet. Our closet is massive compared to the shoebox we had before but it filled up fast! Ernie is so funny, he won't let me out of his sight. He even comes into the water closet with me!


Ernie showcasing our new sofa

Literally the only time we sat down this weekend was yesterday at church. We have been go-go-go since we closed on the house 2 weeks ago but it has been so worth it. Tonight we have a few things to do but for the most part, we are going to take the night off. 

Thank you all for your well wishes and support!


linking up with Jenni today!

32 comments:

Michelle P said...

I'm excited to see your episode!

Heather B {dreaming big} said...

Looks like you're getting all settled in! I'd love to come help with some painting...fire up the jet?

Jessi said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! I don't think I would ever have the energy to get an entire house decorated and unpacked in 2 weeks! Can't wait to see the episode :)

Amanda said...

Dang look at you guy's go! I'm so excited to see the final product :)

Jes said...

i can't wait to see the final product.
those chevron walls are looking mighty perfect and your furbaby looks real handsome with the new couch.
congratulations!

Michelle (michabella) said...

eeeek! I love it so much! Can't wait to see it all finished!!!

Shannon Marie said...

I love everything about this! Can't wait to see the final product. And of course, that "Hart" plaque is so perfect. Happy Monday!

Amira said...

Ahhh, I'm exhausted just reading this!! I am SO SO excited for you guys, and living vicariously through you :-)

TheTinyHeart said...

How exciting that you're going to be on TV! The chevron wall is such an awesome concept. And I'm love with Ernie...could he be any cuter?

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Chelsea said...

Ah! Everything looks so great :) Those dining chairs are fantastic, and the chevron wall? Love.

Carolyn said...

OMG it looks so good already! I am SO OBSESSED with that couch. And your dining room chairs. And that house sign. And that chevron wall. And that adorable puppy. HAHA I think that's it. But I think that's only because that's all you've shown me. HAHA :) Good work girlie!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Ruthie it looks great! I can wait to see more pictures of the finished product (especially that chevron wall!) Also, I can't wait to watch your House Hunters episode when it airs! :)

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Ruthie it looks great! I can wait to see more pictures of the finished product (especially that chevron wall!) Also, I can't wait to watch your House Hunters episode when it airs! :)

MissMorgan said...

Congratulations! Moving is soso tough, but it's worth it. As tiring as it can be, the moment you get to sit down, look at it, and know it's finished, is SO satisfying!
Morgan
toughlaces.blogspot.com

Claire-Christine said...

The house is looking SO good! The little sneak peek of the dining room set reminds me that we SOMEHOW relatives in a past era haha. I love that style and have to say, I would have chose the exact same chairs! Glad you got a little rest on Sunday...what a big undertaking getting a home is! Love you!

Krista said...

The house looks great! You guys definitely deserve a night off to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor :)

Liz Brown said...

Yay for you guys! I'll definitely be wanting to see you and your new house on TV ... hopefully you can let us know when that will happen :) I hope you're enjoying everything and that Ernie is adjusting well to his new surroundings :)

Daisy said...

That is so exciting! We we're also blessed when we moved into our home by our church family. It's neat to see the body come together and help.

miki said...

I'm so excited for you! your house looks adorable, and I can't wait to see the chevron wall. I bet it's gorgeous. I am trying to convince my husband to help me with one. I love them! As always Ernie is the cutest Frenchie alive. I want to come steal him for a play date with my bully!

Heather said...

EEEk! I love it all! So excited for you guys :) Congrats again! Whoohoo!

Abbey said...

In finally having free time to catch up on all your recent posts!! Yay! I am so excited for you guys and can't wait to see the finished projects, it looks amazing so far. What a fun, yet exhausting weekend! :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

You know this is like torturing a kid waiting at Christmas for Santa! Ruthie Hart is a tease!

KRISTIN said...

I am so excited to get a better look at all these projects! I can't believe all you've done already!!! Glad you're getting settled and starting to feel at home! Ernie too :)

Kristin said...

Wow! What a ride! It's kinda nice to have things (deadlines) push us to get things DONE, isn't it? Although it's stressful at the time, it might have taken you months to finish all those projects without them! Can't wait to see all the "afters" :-) Welcome home!

Lindsay Nicole said...

These look amazing!!! I cant wait to see the episode! Your house look awesome so far from what I can see!

Adrienne said...

I'm exhausted just reading this! What a blessing to have such great people in your life....welcome home!

Mallorie Owens said...

LOVE your new couch!! The house looks wonderful...I know you guys have to be exhausted!

Cara said...

Such an exciting time! I love looking at pictures of the house and can't wait to see the episode of House Hunters.

Amanda C. said...

I can't wait to see ya'lls episode of house hunters. What is Ernie thinking about the new digs?

Julie Keller said...

Can't wait to see more of the finished product! Love your dining room chairs, so nice and plush looking. I'm wondering what colour the chevron wall is painting - can't wait to see how it looks!

little miss southern love. said...

I LOVE your dining room table! Do you mind sharing where its from? :) The house looks like it is turning out beautiful! I love the chevron and can't wait to see y'all on house hunters.. it's my favorite show!

xoxo.

Vintage By Lori said...

I absoutely love your yellow dining chairs!!! Where did you get them!?

XO Lori
www.vintagebylori.blogspot.com

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