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Don’t get me wrong, we have had it good. Chris’s grandparents have also had it good escaping to St. George for the winter. They have allowed us to stay in their home. It’s really cozy. The downside: it’s not ours. We haven’t really used any of our wedding gifts. We haven’t even taken them out of their gift bags. We never bought furniture. We never got to decorate. We just kind of dwelled in a home that wasn’t ours. The perk: we got to save some money. But now! Oh now we are moving! A month earlier than expected. We found a 2-bedroom apartment and it is serving as our blank canvas. We will officially move in Saturday, but our new furniture has arrived and is in place. I wanted to cry when I saw everything come together. It’s better than I imagined. We bought a cream-colored sectional and a leather ottoman. A Van Gogh-inspired rug. A plasma tv sits on a chocolate entertainment stand. There’s a beautiful dining room table and 6 chairs. Our bed. Well, that’s the best part. It’s a solid wood, king-sized, platform bed with a rich espresso finish. It has a black leather padded headboard and is covered in a fluffy white down comforter and throw pillows. The mattress is heavenly. You’ll have to take my word for it. We have the foundation pieces all in place. We plan on adding some mirrors and curtains and my personal art and calling it home. You’re invited.


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  1. Julie and Chris rock. Their apartment is going to be the best place ever. Julies, you have the best design taste ever. EVER!

  2. Bonnie says:

    Congratulations on the new place. I love that feeling of making it yours. I can’t wait to see it. I loved reading your post because I can just picture your smiling face and feel your excitement. I’m so happy for you both!

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