Let’s Catch Up: Getting Moved In


I can’t wait for this to all be over with. I am so overwhelmed with all of the moving, unpacking, throwing things out, buying new things, and putting everything into place. I just want to sit down and relax. I can’t until the new couches get here. It’ll all be back to normal soon. Grumples sure does love the new view.


My T.V. and cable won’t be installed until Sunday or Monday, so I’ve been making my way down the street to Starbucks for an afternoon pick me up and to catch up on work.

10551765_722351441144768_131326804_nYesterday, my brother called me while I was working. It was so nice to talk to him. I’ve been pretty sad about him heading out for so long, but I know he’ll be back before I know it! I’m already planning his care packages.

After getting my work done, I went back and had a salad at my place before my parents arrived.

My salad had argula, blueberries, craisins, strawberries, chicken, peanuts, and vinaigrette.


I chased it down with Trader Joe’s green juice. It’s the best!


After my parents arrived, we unloaded the truck. It took about three hours. We had to drag everything up 3 stories and we were drenched in sweat. Talk about a workout! Of course, we ordered pizza and picked up beer to make up for it.


We all passed out around midnight. In the morning, we were ready to finish the rest of the loading and get everything in the apartment. I forgot how much stuff I had. That happens when you move around so much while everything is in a storage unit. I am going to be dropping so much stuff off at Goodwill.


After more loading, I had a quick breakfast! Peanut butter toast:)


I have a lot to put away still, but it feels great to have everything in one place. I’m starting to officially feel “settled.”


As I was going through the boxes, I found this photo of my brother and I. It’ll be going into a frame 🙂


For lunch today, I made a quick salad! It was super easy and consisted of: strawberries, everything pretzels, chicken, raspberry vinaigrette, and argula. I am on an argula kick, so beware!


I left the parents by the pool and took off to Starbucks this afternoon to get more work done! Hopefully the place will be put together tomorrow:)


  • Nicole

    I love your dining room table!!! I can’t believe you made it with your dad. Congrats and good luck

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  • Katie

    You should check out Mert’s for delicious soul food. The cornbread is wonderful! Yum!!! My husband thinks we have to eat there every time we visit Charlotte.

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  • Melissa Hunka

    I love your kitchen table! Where is it from?

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  • Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy

    Your house looks ideal! Especially the kitchen. Please come to toronto so we can hang out one day?

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  • Gabby

    Hey taralynn, long time no talk! But congrats on your new place, and so happy to finally see choose a place to settle down at. We should all catch up sometime. Maybe if I end up going to the south someday we could catch up or if you visit la any time soon.
    Much love, gabby p 🙂

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  • Ariel

    I love your new place! Very cute 🙂 Also you and your brother are so cute in that picture.

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  • Kayla

    Totally jelly of your Starbucks trips. It’s probably the thing I miss most about pre-baby life. I could stop anytime and just have me time. I love your table and bench… so me! Pizza and beer after moving is the only option.

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  • Livi

    Your apartment is so adorable!

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  • AJ

    Hey Taralynn. I have wanted to ask this for awhile…where did you get your cute, colorful coffee mugs and stand? I LOVE them! And what a space saver!

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  • Kristen

    Your apartment looks really beautiful and you have great taste in decor! (Maybe ANOTHER thing to add to your blog 😉 I know I don’t really “know” you but I’m excited for you! Looks like a wonderful new start for you 😀

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  • Ginger

    I am so happy for you gal! I know moving can be pretty scary but you’re going to absolutely love Charlotte. I’ve been living here since high school, but next month I’m moving to Dallas ALONE. I’m every bit of excited and nervous. I’m praying that there are as many fun things to do there as there are here in Charlotte. You have to check out the Whitewater Center (on Thursdays they have a live band). Good luck with everything. You will persevere!

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  • Cindy

    What a cool patio for Grumpes! Do you have one of those Potty Patches just in case he has to go in the middle of the night? Then you don’t have take him down 3 flights of stairs. 🙂

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  • Anna Can Do It!

    Hi Taralynn!

    Your new home looks great! Don’t worry, after you finish moving in, every tiring minute will worth it! 🙂 Really glad to see you’re happy and settled now! 🙂

    -Love, Anna

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  • Amanda @ Running By Day

    Yay someone else that puts pretzels on their salads! It’s my favorite crunchy topping 🙂

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  • cait @pieceofcait

    i love your table!!! where is it from! 🙂

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  • Kit-Kat

    Your kitchen is so eye-catchingly beautiful! I’m so happy for you, and that you’re finally getting comfortably moved into your new place! 🙂
    I too am on an arugula kick… I’m puting it in a lot of my main and side dishes. I love topping it with Trader Joe’s Marinara sauce… It’s simple and delicious!

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  • Shana

    Love the new kitchen! So cute yet classy looking

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  • Jamie @ ThatDoctorGirl

    That salad looks so good!! I’m def making and strawberry arugula salad with pretzels on too soon!! What a fun way to add some salty crunch!

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  • Melanie

    Your apartment looks great so far! I can’t wait to have my own place. It will be fun to decorate!! I’m glad you are starting to feel settled. I hope the rest of the move goes well!

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  • Hannah

    Oh my God your apartment looks so nice. Enjoy!

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  • Lindsey

    I love your kitchen! I can’t wait to see what recipes you come up with in there! I’m glad you’re feeling settled. Sometimes you just have to step away from all the craziness and create your own stability. Your strength and independence are inspiring 🙂

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