Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year, New House

Happy New Year!!! Hope you all had a fun and safe time saying good-bye to 2009 :) I opted to stay in and help with the unpacking. Its been about a week since the move and the new house is slowly but surely coming together. We still have TONS of boxes to unpack in the garage...probably wont be completely done with the unpacking for another 2 weeks or so. In any case, wanted to share some pictures that I took during and after the move:

My cats and I were the first ones to arrive on moving day - I wanted to get them situated since they're pretty big wusses when it comes to strangers and loud noise:

Yup, thats right, they stayed in the bathtub while the movers were going in and out with the furniture :P Olivia was actually shaking at first but after a few hours, hardly noticed the noise. They now have a weird attachment to that bathtub...

First to arrive and first to settle in, heres Libby lounging in my bed:

(BTW, I didn't make her pose for this picture - she actually crawls into my bed every day for her afternoon nap!)

I also decided that Libby and Olivia would get their very own bathroom in the new house :) Yup, I know, I'm crazy:

Okay, enough gushing over my cats. Our new neighbors are all super duper sweet. Probably the nicest we've ever had the privilege of living next to - almost every one of them have come over to welcome us to the neighborhood and one couple actually brought over home-made cookies!

I could probably live inside my parents' bathroom. Here's a peek at their sexy shower:

His and her shower-heads and that ledge you see off to the left is actually a place to sit...while you shower...

Some random pictures I took of my room:

(I make fun of LV a lot on this blog but this handy dandy Speedy is my go-to bag for weekend trips, rainy days, and moving!)

(My reading lamp from I dont even know when. Besides shopping, I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read. Books are basically spilling out from our parents kept ALL of my books from elementary school and on, add to that their own books, AND my brother's books....)

(Whenever friends ask me what I want for my bday or Christmas I always say "I like random, little things". I'm a big sucker for miniature models of food...actually, miniature anything is good by me.)

Some random pictures of the living room and dining room:

(I have 10 years worth of bad memories with this piano. I was tortured for 10 years!!!! I finally called it quits just a few weeks before my final Certificate of Merit test. )

(We're true pack-rats. My brother made this when he was in elementary school and my parents still proudly display it...and its still all intact!)

And finally, updated pictures of my Twiggy and Studs :)

I tried taking pictures of my closets but I need new lenses (for a wider zoom)!!! Since they're about $800+ and I'm no expert in photography, the closet pictures might have to wait. Sorry :(

2009 was an incredible year for me. It started off slow and actually got a bit depressing towards late spring/early summer. Things took a turn for the better around late summer and I'm just amazed at all the different things that I can lay claim to for 2009:

1. Realized I would rather be single than to spend time dating just for the hell of it. LA is really not the place to be to find eligible bachelors. And plus, DZ dreamt that I was engaged to a Jewish lawyer named Daniel :D
2. Learned to take work for what it is...a job, nothing personal, get it done and get it done well.
3. Had an inkling of an idea for what would become my "Big Project" in May and so far I've gotten 7 positive responses and hoping there's even more to come!
4. Moved home after living by myself for five years. Realized that I had been missing out big time.
5. Thanks to my wonderful parents, became a home owner.
6. One of my bestest and oldest friends got engaged and asked me to be a bridesmaid!!!
7. Added many, many, many new items to my closet :) And getting to share everything with all of you! Thank you for giving some of your time to my little blog...

2010 is going to be year filled with some big changes for me. Can't wait and of course, you will all be along for the ride ^.^ Okay, before I actually start crying, I think I should probably just stop typing...

*BTW: most of the places you see in the above pictures now look completely different and will probably continue to morph over the next few weeks...


lilmissb said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on moving and getting settled. The house is bee-you-ti-ful and your baby pics of Olivia & Libby are too cute!! I know what you mean about books, I have so many that I can't bear to throw away as I read them over and over again.

Immashoesaddict said...

J!! congratssssssssss on the new house =].Your house is gorgeous and seriously cant wait to see pic of your closet!!! Oh btw i had 10 years worth of hell with my violin too till i finally called it quits lol . Cant wait for your next post and Happy new year =]

Purse Addict said...

Thank you and Happy New Year, girls!!

T: My dad is huge on never throwing any books away so we're seriously drowning in them right now :P I'm also really irked cus I can't find one of the Harry Potter books :(

Imma: Yea, I heard the violin is even more of a bitch to learn but honestly, I would love it if my daughter played the violin cus I think girls look so classy playing them :) Do you still play from time to time?? I'm thinking of picking piano up again...

BCBG said...

happy new year to you too!!!! and can i say "awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!" for the pictures of libby and olivia??? gosh could they be more precious??i don't think so!

Purse Addict said...

Thank you, BCBG!!

Immashoesaddict said...

J ; i played the viola and cello too LOL , nerd much? Well im thingking about buying another violin some time this year ..fresh start and pick it up again for fun dont want to go through exams hell ever again lol!!!

Purse Addict said...

The exams were the worst!!!! Thats actually the excuse I used to finally quit - I told my parents I was so busy with senior year of HS that I didn't have time to memorize the songs :P

J M C said...

Hi: Happy New Year! I just came across your blog and it's really great! You have a fabulous shoe collection!

I have a few lil questions for you.. as you can probably tell by my pic, I've been in love with the studded VPs for a while now and I was just wondering, if you don't mind me asking, do you happen to know if they went on sale anywhere? And I've never owned a pair of CLs so I was also wondering if, since they sell out quickly, will they special order them for you?

Thanks for all of your help! I really appreciate it!

Purse Addict said...

Hi J M C! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment :)

As far as I know, the studded VPs were not on sale anywhere mainly bc most sizes were already sold out. Miami just got a new shipment in a few weeks ago so that would be your best bet. After that, it would be ebay. I dont think this style is on the SO list yet but it might be in the future?? I'm not really sure how they decide which styles go on that list but not every style can be made as a SO.

In general, only certain CL styles sell out. There will always be those styles and colors that aren't very popular and of course, these are usually the ones put on sale. As a general rule, seasonal colors and styles that are a big departure from the more classic choices will most likely go on sale. For the styles that do sell out, CL is very picky abt the SO list so just bc something was popular does not mean they'll make it as a SO. Hope this helps!!

J M C said...

Hi: Thanks so much for your reply and all of your help! I really appreciate it! I'm gonna try my hardest to land myself a pair of these - I finally just got the YSLs I was lusting over for a year :)

Jade Creusa said...

It's been a long time since my last comment, so: happy new year!!!
Congratulations for the brand new house!!! It's simply favolosa!!!
We too, in some months, are going to move in our new house and I really can't wait!!!

Looks like our habits in common are more and more... I'm a book-aholic too (and a "piano-player" too)! :-)

Purse Addict said...

J M C: My pleasure :) Congrats on the YSLs and hope you get your first pair of CLs soon!!

Hi Jade!! You know, I was wondering where you went! Hope you're doing well and thank you so much for your well wishes. CONGRATS on the house and so happy to hear you're a fellow book junkie!!! Do you still play the piano?? Like I was telling Imma, I think I'm going to take it up again since I think its a bit sad that my piano has been collecting dust since 2002 :(

Jade Creusa said...

Sometimes I do, when I go back to my parents' house (mine is still there).
I hope to get a new one for the new house, so that I could start playing/studying again.

Irene said...

your camera skills are great! :D

Purse Addict said...

REALL?!??!? Awwww,thanks, Irene!! I always try to remember that rule you told me abt...something having to do with :)