Confessions & a Makeover

This week I moved, didn’t have internet for two full days, and found out that I’m having minor surgery on Monday. The knocked out kind. Not excited about that. 

And because all this stress sure has brought out the best in me, I confess…

That I screamed at the Comcast customer support person and then used the metaphor “if you hired a babysitter to watch your children and then you came home and the babysitter was gone, would you pay her? No! And you would be pissed!” Evidently the internet is my child. I’m not good with not having internet for two days. Not. Good.

I’m kind of in love with the backyard of our new apartment. I’ll be reporting directly to Home Depot to get some adirondack chairs today. They’ll go great with the stemless wine glasses I just bought.

As I typed this, Archie just burped out loud and it was so disgusting that I totally lost my train of thought. Just in case you thought he was always adorable, so not the case. 

I forgot to move the coffee creamer from the old house to the new and I could seriously have a melt down at any moment. That would only by my 5th of the week. I’m on a roll, people.

With half my clothes still in boxes, I couldn’t find anything to wear this morning so I’m rockin some cutoff denim shorts like I’m 17 again. 

My idea of packing and N’s idea of packing are wildly different, which made moving interesting. Men.

I’m hosting a giveaway over at Sophistifunk. There have been some strong opinions in blog land about giveaways recently and here are mine: I like them on occasion but let’s not get too crazy with them. Mmkay? So head over here to enter to win a $15 gift card to Forever 21 from yours truly!

And lastly, new home, new blog design! How do you like the new look? Laura from Sophie and Rory did it and I’m completely in love. Check her out if you are looking for a new design for your blog. She is incredibly talented, super patient, and I loved working with her.

Lastly, I’m long overdue to introduce you to Bri from Back to Bliss.

Bri is one of my very favorite people in blog world and has been a true friend to me. Bri is a runner and her posts regularly inspire me to get out there and at least give it a try. Need some inspiration? Check out this recent post about Bri’s journey from a former fat kid (her words, not mine!) to a fit and healthy mama. She even recently threw out her scale!

Bri also has some grand summer plans, the cutest baby (with a totally normal name), and great taste. So head over and check out Back to Bliss or follow Bri on Bloglovin!

Linking up with Leslie

  • a) loving the new layout! b) i burp and i still think i am cute and adorable so i am guess the dog still is too c) your jorts remind me of never nudes from arrested development. that is all.

  • Bosley ONLY burps in your face. No where else. It’s the worst. But it it still kind of cute at the same time? How is that possible.

  • Love the new layout!!! Congrats on the move and good luck with your surgery 🙂

  • Good luck with surgery!!!.. and I completely agree, moving with men is ummm..lets put different shall we.Archie is really cute in that picture btw!

  • Beautiful view from the backyard! I am sure the surgery will be nothing, but I totally understand that feeling of dread and anxiety before something like that!
    – Rachel/ With Love, Rachel

  • I like the new look. Of course I’m just recovering from “minor” surgery that involved being knocked out, so feel free to whine on me. Hope everything’s OK!

  • Wow! I’m sorry for all your stress! And nothing wrong with wearing some cut off jean shorts!! Love the new design!

  • That backyard is AMAZING! And I’m obsessed with your new design, it’s gorgeous! I hope everything goes well with the surgery. xo

  • Winnie will literally get up from her bed, walk over to me, and burp. So gross, but somehow still pretty adorable. I’m having a second minor surgery on the 9th so I feel your pain!

  • love the new look! and i think your metaphor is the best ever, i hope comcast is giving you a BIG discount! good luck with the surgery!

  • Obsessed with the new design! It looks great. 🙂 And I’m so so so so (a lot more so’s in there) sorry about surgery 🙁 I thought my wisdom teeth were going to have to come out and I flipped the eff out.

  • Congrats on the move, hope everything is ok, and I rock cutoffs all the time 🙂

  • love the new design – very pretty! good luck with your surgery, never a fun thing. and moving is the worst. moving with a guy is the worst x 10. when we didn’t have cable/internet for about 30 hours, i yelled at comcast (because they wanted to wait another whole day to come out and fix it) and said “if you do not come out tomorrow, i am switching the verizon!” and their response, “well, we understand if you have to do that.” they are the worst. hopefully your situation is sorted out!
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  • I love the new design! Your backyard is gorgeous and sorry you’re going through some stressful things, hope the surgery goes well! And yes, men definitely have different ideas about packing/moving, it’s the most frustrating thing in the world.

  • Love, love the new design.

    Packing woes are the worst – especially when everything happens at once and it’s all not RIGHT.

    PS: Even if he burps, Archie is still the cutest. I’ve told Nick I must have a GR. ASAP.

  • Our pup has a burping problem too…and the problem is she waits til she walks right up to you when you’re sitting on the couch…my husband said its her way of blowing a kiss…I don’t even know how to respond to that lol.

  • Love what you’ve done with the place! I just had a bloggy make over too! And a name change. Isn’t it fun. So much change….stressful. But hopefully it’ll settle down soon. And BTW-I think cut offs are in. So you’re good!! But I’m not a fashion blogger so don’t quote me. As for giveaways…I’m with you. Do them but don’t get crazy. Says the person who hardly does ANY giveaways and then did 3 within a single month. But not typical. I promise!

  • OMG, I also have meltdowns when there is no coffee creamer in the fridge. My husband recently proclaimed that it was the most valuable thing in our house because it’s the single thing that stands between a great and a shit day. 🙂

    Good luck with your surgery and the unpacking. Your backyard looks gorgeous and I’m sure you’ll deserve multiple glasses of wine on your new chairs after all of this stress is over with.

    – Caitlin, from Weights and Measure

  • I moved 2 months ago and have yelled at more than one Comcast “customer service” person in that time. Worst service ever. Ugh. Best of luck with your surgery!!

  • Love the layout and I love your new backyard view! Definitely right up my alley! Enjoy the new place!

  • the new design looks great!! sorry moving is kicking your butt!! i would have screamed at the cable person too!! it’s money out of your pocket!! good luck with the rest of moving and prayers for a safe recovery!!

  • 1. Love the blog design. 2. I had those fights with Comcast for 3 weeks. This is what I learned… those call people actually can’t do anything. It’s literally out of their hands. And when they say that they can transfer you to the people who schedule, you can talk to them and they will tell you that they are writing this nice little note for the technician, but what they don’t tell you is that if the technician shows up anywhere between 30 minutes BEFORE your appt to the end of your appt, knock on your door, and you don’t answer RIGHT AWAY, they will leave and they are counted as “we showed up”. Ugh. I hate it. We were supposed to get $$$ back and we eventually cut our losses bc it was such a wreck. Hate Comcast. But Verizon’s no better….

  • Lovely backyard…and you made a good point with the Comcast person, actually. We had connection problems at our old house (with a different company). A support person once told my husband that service “isn’t guaranteed”. Then why do we have to pay the bill?

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  • Sorry- I posted on my other account. I’m annoying

    I feel so badly for Comcast employees…I was totally having a bad day and my cable was shot and I also used highly irrelevant metaphors to describe my frustration and just ended up like shouting but in like my “polite voice” to cancel my cable but then they told me they would need to transfer me so I just hung up and felt like a huge jackass and am now too embarrassed to call back so I am making my boyfriend do it. Very mature over here.

  • Loving the new design, Nadine! It’s beautiful!

  • Your backyard looks so relaxing. I’ve been known to snap when the Internet isn’t’s one of my non-negotiable needs!

  • Good luck with surgery!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • YFG

    Sending good vibes your way for the surgery AND for the moving! What a drag! But lovin’ the new blog design!

  • i wondered where you had run off to! and missed you, of course. sounds like you had a rough week. i hope you’re relaxing in those adirondack chairs with a stemless glass full of wine by tomorrow afternoon. also i adore the new blog design! best of luck with your surgery, i’ll be thinking of you.

  • love the makeover! congrats on the move & best of luck with your upcoming surgery!

  • I love your new design! So clean and fresh! And that Archie. I could EAT him!

  • Your design looks lovely!!
    Recently found your blog and have fallen in love!! I love how you write, your photographs and just generally the whole thing!! Followed you on bloglovin’!
    Alice xx

  • My dogs do the same thing! They go eat then come sit by us and burp, it’s so gross!
    I love your new blog design 😀

  • I think dog farts are worse than burps!! Hope your stress level has decreased! Love the new layout!! Laura did mine too! Feel free to check it out 🙂

  • So I’m in love with your backyard! And I thought we were lucky that our apartment back yard had a pretty wooden fence and a forest behind it so look at. Also, the comment to the comcast lady kinda makes you my hero. I hate comcast.

  • Ugh, moving is soooooo stressful. I hear you with the whole boyfriend not packing/working the same way you do. Somehow we managed to move to our new place without totally blowing up. Haha! I hope you feel settled in again really soon.

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