6.3-6 How Martha Were You?

How Martha Were You?

Ever since moving… less than a week ago!… we have been wrapped up with unpacking. I could have locked myself in the apartment to focus on unpacking and organizing but life goes on and real (fun) things must happen. So highlights of the weekend, plus A LOT of unpacking mixed in.

Friday Night-

*looks like an episode out of hoarders*

Went to Massage Envy for a massage

Went next door to Pizzapalooza for take out dinner because they have Gluten Free pizza, enjoyed it with some wine.

Unpacked kitchen boxes and organized metro shelving unit with containers of baking supplies


11 hours of sleep later…

Unpacked a bit of the boxes in living room

Price arrived back from work so we had some breakfast

Dropped Price off at work at Old Navy

Went to the Whole Foods that we moved down the road from our new place

Dropped off cable box and modem with previous provider

Had a coupon for Treat Cupcake so I stopped by there and got a Gfree cupcake for myself and a chocolate peanut butter cupcake for Price

Some more (endless) unpacking back at home

Went to Urban Grape for Gluten Free wine and food tasting

Met Price at Home Depot- picked out Martha Stewart Paint color Sunkenpool for the kitchen, got painting supplies, and Chalkboard paint

Back home, I made some gluten free dinner bc we were going to a BBQ and burgers, hot dog buns, and beer are not gfree

BBQ!! I played Rock Band for the first time

Had our cupcakes when we returned after midnight


Slept in and rushed to get ready to go to Ikea

We arrived shortly after opening

Tested out different sofas and took notes about TV stands to get


Packed up my new crafting ‘station’- bookcase and desk combo

Had to take backroads home since there was no way I was getting on the highway with the boxes hanging out the back

We had lunch back home and our landlord came by with a new toilet seat

We set up a dog crate for the rabbits since it will be a bigger home for them compared to their previous cage

Unpacked the glasses for the hutch

Dinner out for some Greek food at Acropolis in Needham

Attempted to do laundry but building’s washer was broken… going to laundry mat on Monday night now


At 9.30 I started to paint our chalkboard wall in the kitchen

During Morning Living on Martha Radio, the hosts hold a segment called How Martha Were You? every Monday morning where you recap your weekend’s activities.

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-view from the front door-

I had been counting down until 8am this morning ever since our new landlord told us the previous tenants would be moving out on Saturday and we could meet him to get the keys. Price and I got up around 6.30, packed the car with cleaning supplies and some stuff to bring over, grabbed breakfast at Starbucks, and drove the 6.2 miles over to the new place.

-the living room-


-view from the windows in the living room-

We are beyond excited about the windows… 7 total. It’s like coming out of the murky water and evolving to have legs- such a major change!

-walking into the kitchen-


 -the ugly red wall that we will paint with chalkboard paint-

We have 3 large closets. PLUS a HUGE storage locker in the basement. We didn’t see the locker prior to today so when we saw it I did a little jump since it was so much bigger than we anticipated.

– the bedroom-

-another view of the bedroom-

I’m so excited about having a real oven and stove. A GAS stove!!! Going from an electric flat cook top and a combo microwave/convection oven.

-err this is the size of the closet price and I will SHARE, oh crap-

Our new landlord said we could paint. We already have some Martha Stewart paint colors in mind. Mimosa, maybe?! We are going to have a chalkboard wall in the kitchen. Debating on making it magnetic. (Thoughts?)

– the linen closet-

We are really optimistic about settling into this place for 2 years, at least. It seems like we can really make it work and seem like home. But first I have a lot of cleaning to do. I already did A LOT of cleaning. I had tweeted that our apartment smelled “pin-solriffic” holy crap the floor was filthy! We knew the previous tenants had 2 cats so we would have to do a lot of cleaning since Price is really allergic. BUT when I met our new neighbors and chatted them up I found out the had a dog too. I guess the combo of those 3 animals in a 1 bedroom would result in that STINK and the hairballs that I vacuumed up from under the radiator.

-El baño-

Right now I am crashing. Crashing into bed since it’s been a long day of cleaning, moving boxes from the carload that PRice brought and a trip to Providence for a friend’s son’s Full Moon party. Bed is so inviting right now. ‘Night.

-bring nail polish with you so you can identify keys-