When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.
Kim McMillen  (via sheslump)

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My big plans….

…to be productive tonight and unpack my last 9 boxes…

…..

………….

…are being replaced with big plans to eat a sandwich and get in bed by 7pm to watch DVDs.

Just want to balance out my extreme productivity of the past few days with extreme nothingness tonight.


Guys, I did it. I moved. I now have my own apartment. & it is glorious.

The past 72 hours have been a complete blur.

Packers came on Friday at noon and put all of my belongings into boxes within 4 hours. NOTE: If you have never used this service, you are missing out. Do it. It’s a little more expensive but A LOT less stressful. Best decision I’ve ever made, it was completely painless.

Friday afternoon I picked up my keys. I went up to my empty unit to take it all in. To realize that this is where I will be spending at least the next year of my life. & then of course had two of my best friends over for champagne on the floor of my empty bedroom to celebrate the move.

On Saturday morning, the movers came. Truck was filled with boxes and furniture in only an hour and a half. The movers took a lunch break and met me at the building at noon. The apartment was filled & Uverse was installed by 2:30pm. So efficient.

& then the rest was left to me. I spent about 7 hours on Saturday and 7 hours on Sunday unpacking boxes. Kitchen. Then closet. Then bathroom. Then bedroom. Now all I have left is the living room. 9 more boxes. {of about 40 total.}

Look at my new view! My blinds will now permanently be open as I overlook a beautiful park, baseball field, and the Texas Medical Center Skyline. You should see it at night too - a photo wouldn’t do it justice with the lights.

Overall, I am as happy as a clam. Like, the happiest clam ever. & I am so excited to call this new place home.


📅📆📅📆📅📆📅📆📅📆📅 it’s the only day of the year with its own emojis and there are 2 of them!!!!!



More weekend fun // Summer in Houston

This past weekend, one of my very best oldest friends Gregory turned 29. 29!!!!!! Y’all, we’re turning Twenty. Nine. He’s one of the first to do it, but we’re all next. It’s coming. Very soon.

…which I guess means we’re only a year away from a slew of awesome 30th birthday parties!

Anyways, we gathered up the gang for fajitas & ‘ritas at Pico’s Mex Mex {one of my favorite spots in Htown}. Our table of 23 people had laughs, bebidas, queso, & cake for a solid 3 hours of gloriousness.

& naturally, we went to an 80s dance bar called Etro afterwards & ended the night at Barbarella. It was…. crazy awesome fun. For lack of a better description.

Another fun one in the books with all of my favorite people! Keep it comin’, Summer ‘14!


Extreme Stress: Moving Edition.

The time has finally come, my friends. Moving day is this Friday/Saturday! & as you probably suspected, I’ve done nearly nothing to prepare!

Well, that isn’t true. I’ve "prepared" by purchasing lots of things for my new apartment. & yesterday I took the slip covers off of my couch to take them in for dry cleaning. But other than that… I have been putting everything off til the last minute.

The beauty of this move… is that I hired packers! The non-beauty of this move… is that I don’t really know what to do to prepare. Oh, and it’s Mid-July in Houston {I’m sweating even thinking about it.} I’ve organized my Wednesday and Thursday evening to-do lists, and hope that everything is pretty straight forward. We’ll see.

You know what else really sucks about moving? I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. Having my own home, my own kitchen, using all of my own furniture again. However, even though my physical move is this weekend, it’ll probably take me a week or so to really get unpacked and settled in.

Why can’t we just abra cadabra and transfer all belongings from one place to another and have them magically unpacked and in place?

Anyways, as we all know, moving is The. Worst. But hopefully I’ll survive. & it’ll all be worth it.


Oh! & how could I forget!
Yesterday, this little bloggity turned 2. 2 years of life stories on the interwebs. {But really, I’d been blogging under a different name since August of 2009 with a 1 year hiatus before starting this one, so it feels like a lot more than that.}
Anyways! Thanks for reading. & commenting. & writing your own blogs for me to read. & making Tumblr so fun. Y’all have kept me addicted for a long time! 

Oh! & how could I forget!

Yesterday, this little bloggity turned 2. 2 years of life stories on the interwebs. {But really, I’d been blogging under a different name since August of 2009 with a 1 year hiatus before starting this one, so it feels like a lot more than that.}

Anyways! Thanks for reading. & commenting. & writing your own blogs for me to read. & making Tumblr so fun. Y’all have kept me addicted for a long time! 


Delayed post, 4th of July.First of all, am I the only one who feels like last year’s 4th of July feels like yesterday? Why is life flying by so quickly!?

This year, 4th of July was all about family for the Blackburn/Summers clan. Our first 4th of July with 2 babies! Babies who go to bed at 7pm and would likely be terrified of fireworks anyways, so our celebration started around 4pm.

We met up at my parents’ house and Grant went swimming with his daddy while we drank red wine by the pool. Eventually, the boys went in to eat before they went to bed. Then it was time for the grown up meal!

My mom was very nervous to try out cooking lobster for the first time. She did plenty of Pinterest research, and it paid off! This lobster was unreal. Big bravo, Pam!

Finally, we heard the fireworks start and I ran out to the front yard to stand and watch them in the rain. It wasn’t ideal, but I refused to miss it. We then watched the remaining concerts and festivities going on downtown on TV until it was time for bed.

Family time is the best time. Especially when it involves cute festive babies and buttery lobster tails! Hope you all had a great 4th as well!