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See you in a few days!

And so it begins…

I can barely sit still! We’re finally closing on Monday, and we’ll be heading over to our new house directly afterwards to start cleaning (and to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne!) I will have the car loaded with kitchen stuff, because setting up a clean, organized new working kitchen is the very first thing on my to-do list!

This new start is a major milestone for us, and it represents so much more than just a new place to live.  I feel like my life might actually start looking a little more like what I want it to look like. I think the funk I’ve been in lately comes down to just wanting to live every day feeling more positive, more organic (in the broadest sense of the word), more…authentic. And this is the first step! Everything around me seems to be beaming with potential, and it’s been a long time since I’ve felt like that. :D

(Plus, I’m knocking 25 miles off my morning commute!)

So, I’m taking a few days to nest and help my little boy understand and adjust to his new pad. I’ll still be around, though – tweeting, promoting my giveaways when I can, and doing a bit of blog maintenance. Don’t forget – ABE2 is still hoppin’! If you haven’t entered my A Blogtastic Extravaganza giveaway yet, don’t miss it! Entries are still pretty low, and the rest of the link list has tons of great prizes up for grabs, too. I’m going to do some entering myself, since winning a prize or two might help ease the sting of having to spend $10,000 or so on a new septic system for the house we still need to sell. :(  Yeeeouch.

I’ll see you in a few days, when I should have tons of news (and, I’m hoping, lots of new inspiration!) Until then, I’m making sure to note where I packed the coffee mugs, because this tired mama is going to need them….

As always, thanks for stopping by, and for reading. (((hugs to you!!)))

Ta-ta for now!


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It will all be worth it, right?

Well, the first edition of The Hungry Toddler Hop wasn’t exactly the raging success I had hoped for, but fear not, food-challenged toddler moms…I will not be deterred!

We linked up with 4 great kid-friendly recipes this time around, and my goal is to double that number for next time! I’m hoping you’ll scour through your collection of favorites, and share with us during the next link-up on August 5th!

(I can’t share all the details yet, but I have a project in the works that should drive a little more traffic and lots more fun to the HTH, so don’t miss it! ;) )

So, in other news, we were supposed to close on our new house by July 17th. Well, today is the 22nd and no word yet. My fridge stash is dwindling and we’re tripping over boxes at every turn – It’s a little frustrating to say the least. Actually, it’s a LOT frustrating since my realtor just called to tell us he wants to show our current home at 2pm tomorrow! Since the hubs and I are both working overtime, the house is…less than perfect.

I’m working all day today and leave for work at 4am tomorrow, so I have 2 choices:

1) Skip going to bed tonight and spend the night getting the house remotely show-able


2) Leave it all up to my husband and toddler.

There’s a really queasy feeling in my stomach right now. :(

So, as you would probably guess, blog-worthy food and domestic pursuits are pretty rare during this stretch of madness, as is finding the time to even type a sentence or two. So, party on, bloggy friends, and I’ll be back to join you just as soon as possible!

(Sooner than later, I’m hoping…)


Until then, I need your moving tips! Have you ever moved with a toddler in tow? Do you have any tips on keeping your routine intact, or just general tips on making the transition easier? I’d love to hear them!


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