Procrastination, Easter Egg Hunts, and Chocolate Cake

Creative title, huh?

Who thought it was a good idea to move in the last two weeks of grad school?! My motivation to finish up the 23 page paper, the 12 page paper, 2 presentations, and a final in the next 13 days is at an all time low. And that is saying a lot.  In a weird way I wish I was freaking out more so I would actually work on stuff instead of daydreaming about decorating the new house. I need to finish up/START some of this stuff before we do the big move Saturday. Basically I need to stop procrastinating. I know this intellectually, but I can't seem to stop myself.

So in an effort to procrastinate even further I wanted to share some pictures and a recipe from the weekend.

On Saturday we celebrated Easter (eve?) with my parents and siblings at my parents' house.I made a yummy cake that I can't stop eating because 1. it's yummy and 2. carbs and sugar are my cure for stress. Since food is always my priority numero uno I took an overexposed picture of the cake but nothing else.

 I found the recipe via Pinterest from The Nonpareil Baker. I copied the recipe exactly from her blog and it was the best cake I have ever made. It's basically the Hershey's chocolate cake recipe with a cream cheese frosting in the middle and chocolate buttercream frosting on the outside. Yum! I would definitely recommend adding the chocolate chips on top because in my unprofessional opinion there can never be enough chocolate. The cake was a little time consuming but so worth it.

On actual Easter Sunday J and I spend the morning painting. Fun right? We painted the kitchen and living room Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray and I am very happy with it. I need to finish my school work so I can get my booty over there and take some pics of the paint in the daylight. But instead I'll write a wordy blog post.

In the afternoon we went to J's parents' house for Easter. There are tons of little ones on his side so I actually remembered to take pictures of the egg hunt.

Our niece, Bella got to get a head start.

Another niece, Shelby looking cute in her Easter outfit. 

And her sister Taylor hanging out with her candy stash.

Chloe is our oldest niece who never stopped long enough for me to get a good picture. She took this Easter egg hunt seriously.

Hubby playing basketball with his brother and dad

My beautiful sister in law Kiara and Bella Boo

And we will end with a cute baby pic. How can you not love that face?!

New House

On Saturday evening we took possession of our first house!!!! I can't believe it yet. I love it more than I thought I even did which is great. Before we did anything to the house or moved in I took some before pictures of our house to share.


The family room is so open and bright. I can't wait to put our new furniture in there. We also painted it yesterday because although this color isn't horrible, I didn't love it. I still need to take pictures of the new color.

The kitchen is what sold us. This picture doesn't do it justice. I need to take a better one. It is huge and bright and open and SO MANY CABINETS! I might actually not be able to fill them all. Guess it's time to go shopping. We painted this room the same as the living room yesterday. Pictures coming soon!

 Love the countertops!

The formal dining room is in the front of the house. 

View from the front door

This is the loft. AKA Jacob's man area.

 Other side of the loft.

This is the biggest of the extra bedrooms and the one we will make a guest bedroom.

Another soon to be guest bedroom. This room needs some paint. And the walls need sanded in some places. You can't really tell in this picture but there are clearly pictures of horses that were painted over. Not really our style ;)

When we have kids this will be their bathroom. The shower and toilet are behind a separate door.

One day this will be the nursery. It is the room closest to the master. 

The sitting area in the master. These pictures aren't good representations of the wall color at all. I think it's way prettier in person and plan to keep it.

The other side of the master.

Our bathroom

MY closet! I don't have to share with a boy (who has more clothes than me) anymore!

Hubby's closet.

I can't believe it but apparently I forgot to take pictures of 2 of my favorite rooms, the office downstairs and the half bath downstairs. They both have beautiful woodwork. I will have to post pictures soon.

We are so excited about the house and can't wait to move in next weekend and start living in our first home! I have to admit that there is part of me that is a little sad to leave our current house though since it was the first place we lived together. 

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