5.04.2015

life lately.

Hello there! I hope you had a great weekend! Here's a little recap of what's going on in my life (spoiler alert: big news ahead):
Loving: Violet's adorable smiles in the morning! She is seven weeks old and she is getting so big :) I'm also loved my blogger brunch date with Caitlyn, Meg, and Jessica this weekend. And finally the flowers in Charleston are amazing -- the Azaleas were in bloom a few weeks ago and now there is Jasmine everywhere!

Loathing: So far I've been able to exclusively breastfeed Violet. But I know it would be nice to have a backup supply of milk, so I started pumping last week. I'm not a fan. Hopefully it'll all be worth it when H and I are finally able to go out on a date :)
Looking Forward to: We bought a house! We close next week and we move in at the end of the month. We are so excited to be staying in Charleston! H was offered a great job and we spent the last few months house hunting. We ended up finding a great place on James Island, so we'll be about 10 minutes from downtown and Folly Beach. This is our second home (we owned a condo back in Chicago) but this is the first one with a YARD and GARAGE. Yahhh!! that means no more storing our bikes in the laundry closet and we can finally plant a garden :) I'm also excited to finally decorate Violet's nursery.
Pinning: H made the mistake of watching a video of how lunch meat is made -- ugh. so gross. Now we want to eat more meatless meals, so I've been pinning lots of vegetarian meals. We made a Mediterranean Chickpea Salad last night and it was really tasty. I loved that it used a lot of fresh ingredients and we didn't have to turn on the oven.

Shopping: I'm starting to research things for our new home. There are a lot of rooms we need to furnish since we're moving from 650 sq. ft. to over 2000 sq. ft. Stay tuned for some home decor posts -- I'll be searching for a comfy sectional, a kitchen table and chairs, and a cute door knocker in the next few weeks.

Watching: After all the drama on the last season of House of Cards, I've been watching shows that make me laugh: blackish, Fresh Off the Boat, and The Last Man on Earth.


-xo- 
Jillian
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  1. So excited for you guys!! Please get a pineapple door knocker! :) The jasmine really is everywhere downtown, it smells so good!

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  2. Congrats on the house! You'll be in the perfect spot for beach days or downtown nights!

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  3. Congratulations on your new home!!! Congrats to your husband too on his job. So exciting to decorate and not have to store your bikes in the laundry room. That is actually where we currently have one of our bikes.. Oooh condo living!! Haha. Those flowers are so beautiful too. I am glad that you had a nice weekend too. :-)

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  4. oh my gosh - congratulations on the new home!! I can't wait to see how you decorate it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Congrats on the new home! That is so fantastic!!

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  6. So much excitement! Congratulations on the new house, lady!

    I will recommend my Karlstad sofa from Ikea to no end -- I'm taking it from my Chicago studio as a loveseat and adding on a chaise lounge when I get back to Madison. It is comfortable and all of the fabric can be removed to be machine washed, in case of kiddos (or adults) accidents/spills!

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  7. Congratulations on your new home, what an exciting time! Xo, Stephanie

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  8. How exciting for a new home!!! Congrats!! We love our PB sectional!! I am going to have to follow the veggie pin board! We are vegetarians and I'm allll for eating meals that don't require cooking (especially in the summer)!

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  9. Congrats on the new home! How exciting! And I love that area of Charleston:)

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  10. Congratulations on the house! You have some fun times ahead of you!!

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  11. Congratulations on your new house! That's so exciting and I'm sure you'll love decorating it.
    I'm with you on pumping. Miserable. I hate it, but had to go back to work at 15 weeks, so it was the only option for me. Ugh.

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  12. Happy Monday and congrats on the house!

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  13. Congrats on the new home! How exciting! And I love that area of Charleston:)

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  14. So great seeing you yesterday!! I'm getting really excited for our James Island lunch dates :) Have a great week, Jillian!

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  15. Congratulations on the house!!!! So exciting :) Make sure to take lots of "before" photos!

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  16. YAY congrats on the house - SO exciting!!!! And I agree, pumping sucks - but it sure is worth it for having backup milk. Makes running out on errands and date nights that so much easier!

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  17. Congratulations!!!!!! That is such big time news!!!!

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  18. yay so exciting! I can't believe that she's seven weeks either.

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  19. Yay for blates! And CONGRATS on the new house, that's awesome news :-D

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  20. AHHH CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW HOME! That is so exciting - and it must feel satisfying, too!

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  21. Congratulations on your new home, how exciting!! You're going to have so much fun decorating! :)

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  22. YAY!!! Congrats on your new house! I can't wait to see how you decorate it! Love that cute little pineapple on the door already!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  23. Congrats on the new house!! So exciting!!!

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  24. Congratulations on your new home! That is such exciting news!

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  25. Yay!! So exciting mama! Oh I feel you on pumping I am so not a fan as well but it is nice to know you can get out the door and have a little break every once in awhile! I pump twice a day at work and exclusively breastfeed at home but just recently have seen a dip in my supply. So lactation cookies and lots of water are on the menu this week!

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  26. Congrats!! Looks adorable, and what an amazing location. How awesome to have a job for H too! And I feel you on the pumping for sure - it's no fun, but being able to free up a little time for yourself really is nice...

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  27. Yay for the new home! SO exciting! Loved our weekend brunch! So fun! Xo

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  28. Yay yay yay!! Such exciting news, congratulations!!! Can't wait for lots of home decor posts :)

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  29. Congratulations on the house!! That is so exciting, and I can't wait to see how you decorate everything!

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  30. Congratulations on the new home–what wonderful news!!

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  31. ew i don't want to know about lunch meat, but yay meatless meals!!
    congrats on your house - that is so exciting!!

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  32. Congrats on a new home!!! So exciting!! I totally feel ya on the amazingness of a garage... We don't have a garage with our current condo and we have FIVE (yes, five!!!) bikes in our guest bedroom!! I am SO looking forward to home ownership, haha!

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  33. Congratulations on your new home!! Can't wait to hear more about it! Let me know if y'all need any appliances - my Dad sells them at Plugs in West Ashley! :)

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  34. congrats on the house! yay!! that is so awesome! i;m loving seeing everything in bloom.

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  35. Congrats! And I'm a bit jealous. A house in Charleston is my dream. :-) One day...

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  36. Wow oh wow congratulations!!

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  37. Yay! Huge congrats, darling!!! I am so excited for you:) xoxo

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  38. Congrats on the house!! Such a big and exciting step!
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  39. That is so exciting! Congrats girl, I can't wait to follow along on your new journey :)

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  40. Congrats on the house!!!! That's so exciting!! :)

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  41. I'm so far behind but congrats on the new house!! I hope pumping is going better- it pretty much sucks but I do it anyway so I can have some free time.

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