hangers via designlovefest Moving day is almost upon us! I'll keep this short, as I've only packed 3 boxes and we move in 2 days...

August has been a wild ride, y'all. I'm so grateful for this community. All of you have kept me sane, offered me much-needed encouragement, and kept me focused on what really matters - the happiness! Oh and a home filled with lots of natural light. Damn straight.

You're all amazing. I can't wait to catch up on your comments and posts when I get settled in my new office! Woot woot! Margaritas for everyone.

I'm hoping September is calm and boring... yes, I welcome more boring.

P.S. how great are these spray-painted hangers from designlovefest? That Bri is so dang creative. Love that girl.

P.P.S. it’s Thursday and that means a whole gang of rad bloggers are talking about happiness! Join the movement below, on facebook, and on twitter with #BeHappylinkup!


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moving wishlist As we continue house hunting, I'm starting to get more and more excited about decorating a new place. Moving is always a good opportunity to get rid of the old and make room for the new. For instance, the standing lamp and set of dishes I got in college. Nothing wrong with hand-me-down fruit patterned dinnerware... but it might be time for an upgrade, yes?

I've been gathering inspiration for our new place like cray over on pinterest. How rad is that key tag?? Hey, anything that makes me excited to move is a good thing...

Happy Monday, everyone!

01 darling print 02 key tag 03 chair 04 lamp 05 throw 06 heart print

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elle I love surprises. Like parties or unexpected extra money in your account or finding the M&M that actually has 2 peanuts! Oh yeah. Those surprises are the best. But surprises about moving? No. I do NOT like those surprises... I think I'm finally accepting the fact that we have to move in 30 days. Ahhhhh.

Since we got the news, I've been thinking a lot about surprises and things that happen seemingly "out of the blue." When stuff like this happens I tend to think something is going wrong. I'm filled with anxiety and dread and all kinds of nervous emotions. Yuck.

BUT then I started thinking about other times in my life when things have happened out of the blue. Sure, they seemed negative at first but in the end, everything actually worked out for the best. Examples:

Exhibit A) Not getting the single room I applied for my freshman year of college. Instead I was assigned to a triple, that's THREE people in one room. Crazytown, but it led to meeting some of the best, most wonderful ladies in all the land. Those girls got me through a really rough first year of college.

Exhibit B) Dating a total loser in 2009 led to a surprising and delightful reconnection with Kevin, my current + most wonderful boyfriend. High five, random facebook message. Yep. Facebook. Ain't no shame in that game.

Exhibit C) My job suddenly ending in 2011 led to the beginning of artsocial. Umm hollaaaa! Nuff said.

So could it be that surprise moving is actually a good thing? It's all about perspective, eh? Sure, moving is never easy... but maybe this surprise move will take me somewhere I'll love even more than our current place. Maybe something even more incredible and awesome is waiting for us. If I knew that was the situation, I sure wouldn't be scared or mad at my surprise... I'd be excited. So I'm getting excited, y'all.

But feel free to still send us good-luck-house-hunting thoughts!! :)

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Image via Elle Interior.