June 04, 2010

The Calm Before the Storm

 

One day til we move. ONE DAY! I'm currently lounging on my mattress and box springs which are currently residing smack in the middle of my room. I spent a good portion of the morning watching Martha Stewart cupcake segments on our cable's On Demand. I may have to break down and get her Cupcake cookbook. By the way, I still miss her old show and format and love that you can now catch it on the Hallmark Channel. The new show just doesn't compare to me. Which do you prefer?

I'm now officially starving from watching all of that sugar goodness but I'm enjoying this last chance I'll ever have to lounge in bed in this room. I'm a mixed bag of emotions today. I'm walking a tight rope of feelings and there is a good chance I'm going to lose my balance.

I wanted to take this moment to wish you all a happy weekend. After today my only internet access will be at the Village coffee shop until Monday, a good excuse to have a lemon scone, my newest culinary indulgence. I hope to update you all soon.

35 comments:

  1. I hope the move goes smoothly for you! If I lived closer I'd be meeting you at that coffee shop for sure....a scone sounds yummy right about now!
    ~Michelle

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  2. Good luck on the move..what a fun new adventure you are embarking on!!Try to enjoy it!!lol

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  3. All the best on your move. Remember, the end is in sight!

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  4. Bom dia tenho acompanhado seu blog e gosto muito.Amei a idéia dos bolinhos de limão. Espero que você tenha um fim de semana abençoado e renovado. Abraço!

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  5. I have to agree with you 100%, I loved her old show and format!

    I have been following your blog for a while now and I wish you and your family a great weekend as well!

    Chiara

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  6. Wishing you a smooth move and much joy in your new home. Now I am craving a nice lemon scone.

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  7. It's a new adventure you are going on and it's going to be fabulous.

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  8. Best of luck on the move!! And yum -- wishing I had a cupcake!

    Janet

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  9. I'm so excited for you, Jen! Moving is so very, very hard, though, isn't it? You get all excited about moving to a new place, but get sad about giving up the old place. It is a very emotional time.
    Hope the move goes smoothly, and you get all settled in as quickly as you can.
    Beth. :)

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  10. oh my!!!!
    so excited for you sweet friend

    keep your balance
    i know you will
    :)
    xo

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  11. Best of luck with your move! I've been following your adventure and sure hope things go well...have a productive weekend, and make sure to indulge yourself just a little bit!

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  12. Have an easy, smooth move this weekend. I agree about Martha - I really loved the old show - the new one, not so much.

    Those cupcakes sure look good!

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  13. Take a deep breath! I hope everything goes as planned with your move and that you will be all settled in to your new "temporary" home very soon!

    Kat :)

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  14. keep your balance
    get a scone
    enjoy a fresh start
    congratulations!

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  15. I sooooo understand those emotions! And know that we are all here for you cheering you on! Have a great weekend and don't push yourself too hard! :)
    Oh and I agree with you on MS shows. I liked the "teaching" format better. The new one is like a talk show with cooking, not my thing. And those lemon scones sound DELIGHTFUL! :)
    Kristi

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  16. I know the feeling, it is sad leaving a place that has truly touched your heart. One thing I do, is enter each room, picture all of the wonderful experiences that were had there, and bring your hands in to your heart capturing each one. You will always have those memories to take with you. Go to each room and do this. It may bring tears, but it gives such a sense of closure. Then you will be ready to take that next big leap! Good luck and best wishes!!

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  17. ONE DAY!!!!!

    I love this adventure. :)

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  18. Jen...I'm so excited for you to finally be moving! Limbo is almost over. Now the hard/but fun work begins....turning that rental into a "cottage nest" and walking to that lemon scone!

    Please endulge us with lots of pictures. I can't wait to see what you do with this place.

    BTW...I grew up without a dishwasher and the 3 of us girls took turns...clear the table, wash the dishes, dry and put away. I always loved when it was my turn to wash. Weird, I know! But I love the warm water and bubbles.

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  19. Oh Happy Day! Make your move fun and enjoy that scone!

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  20. Hi Jen,
    I haven't posted in awhile and just read your exciting news of where you are going. I love that place. In the late 70's, we almost bought a house west of your area, but ended up in Indy. You will love it there and I am so happy to hear that you are following your dream. So many people put it off and than sometimes its too late. Of course, you must visit the town's famous artist.
    I know the emotions you are going through - I went through them 13 yrs ago when I left Indy. I am happy I followed my dream too. Good luck with the move.
    Hugs,
    Connie

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  21. I LOVED the old Martha Stewart Living show from the mid - late 80's. She was on Sunday morning at 10am followed by Bob Villa's Home Again at 10:30 and my husband and I would faithfully watch and then go and re-do something (be it garden or house) totally inspired :-) Good Luck tomorrow with the move xo

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  22. Good luck on the move. Just think of all the good stuff in the new house! I love the pics below and the kitchen cabinets are precious! I can see lots of Shabby in there?
    toodles...julie

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  23. hi jen,

    moving no matter what the circumstance can be exhausting and emotional. be kind to yourself. i say: bring on the lemon scones!

    xo
    elyse

    ps
    i liked the old old martha shows best.

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  24. Good luck with your move! I agree about Martha. The new show in front of a live audience isn't the same. I loved the old format. I would plan a break with a cup of tea and watch her show. It was so calming to listen to her.

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  25. enjoy your calm! I am sure things will be crazy for awhile!

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  26. I adore cupcakes and I'll take Martha any which way!I think she rocks!
    Hope all goes well in your relocation.

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  27. What an exciting and courageous adventure for you! All that decorating and fixing up to do! Time well spent...you ARE a LUCKY girl!!! Susie

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  28. i love the old show as well. Lovely little blog you have here.

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  29. i LOvE your blog. i spent all morning read your posts. my little grandson is tucked in beside me. it's been a great morning. thanks for all you share.
    i loved the tote from The French Market. i googled the site but i didn't find the tote. do you know if it is it still available?
    i'm excited for you and your family and your new home.
    we just found out yesterday that the offer we made on a house was accepted. now all the details have to work out. wish us luck!
    hope you are having fun setting up your new home!
    Sandra

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  30. The old Martha is the best...in her little studio on Turkey Hill. I miss Turkey Hill! I want to live there. I have a book about it and it fantastic!

    Good luck with your new adventure!

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  31. One more thing...this blog is in Swedish, but sometimes she posts in English (or you can have your browser translate it) but I think you would love it...

    http://blomsterverkstad.blogspot.com/

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  32. Jen! You are living village life now. How exciting!!
    Pre-pokey Martha was awesome. Never missed it. Loved the cooking, loved the gardening. I watched her new show once. Once was enough. I just don't think she's cut out for talk show host. I had no clue I could see the oldies on Hallmark....thanks for the tip!
    I hope your village lives up to all your dreams, my friend!

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  33. Wishing you all the best in this new adventure of your life. I hope you'll have a smooth moving.
    Web Designer Philippines

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  34. How wonderful your family supports you in your desire to move! Can't wait to see your creativity and talent at work! More pictures, more pictures, please!

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  35. Oh, I loved the old format too. It was like Martha was talking just to you.

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