Hello California!

I can't believe it has been a week since we arrived in California.
Our move did not lack adventure. Both cars broke down in the Mojave desert (in 113 degree weather!), tow trucks, extra hotels, driving back 3 hours to tow our own car, and I lost my wallet shortly after arriving. It was a thrill really.
To say the least, the kids and I could not have been happier to get the keys to our new apartment.

So far we are loving our new California home. Our apartment is nice and clean, filled with crisp white walls (yay!), and it is bigger than I thought. A good surprise right?

I plan to post a full tour soon (along with my rental decorating plans), but here is a quick look into our little place so far.

I have purchased a few things from Ikea since arriving, including this tiny white table and chairs. 
It fits perfectly in my kitchen and I can't wait to spice up this little space.

We sold almost ALL of our furniture so things are bare around here.  Last week I did manage to pick up a fiddle leaf fig tree from Home Depot (clearly I have my priorities in order right?).

I also snagged a crib, lamp, and fabric for Emory's bed from Ikea.

Oh and a few nightstands/dressers too. We gave the kids the master bedroom so we are getting creative with our storage options!

I quickly tossed our old sofa pillows on the bed, but plan to go a completely different direction in here.

I am so excited to put my stamp on this place!

Oh and I will be speaking at Haven this week in Atlanta, so many exiting things ahead!


  1. Oh another blogger in California. I thought, I read somewhere that you were moving here. This is so exciting. It doesn't feel like there are that many of us here :) Welcome :)

  2. Can't wait to see what you do with the space...and to finally meet you!!!! xo

  3. I can't wait to meet you at Haven!!! You are a trouper for coming all the way to Atlanta so soon after your move - -- see you in a few days!!

  4. Welcome to California Danielle!! That is great you can sort of start from scratch and make your imprint on the place. Sometimes I wish I could get rid of my furniture choices and start over! Have a great time at Haven. I wish I could see you speak -maybe next year :)

  5. Cali is an awesome place to live! I am jealous. Can't wait to see what you do with your apartment, I'm sure it will be amazing. By the way, fiddle leaf fig tree looks lovely :)

  6. Oh no, you broke down in the desert twice. That's crazy! Glad you made it. Yay for fiddle leafs!

  7. I am so excited to watch you do your thing in this place. The light really is gorgeous. See you soon, friend!

  8. I cannot find a fiddle leaf at any of our HDs in so. ca.

  9. Glad you made it- hate to hear about the cars! ! So jealous of your new journey- it will be nothing short of amazing!! Now what can I send you for a housewarming? Are you still loving yellow? hmmmm

  10. Hi Danielle,
    Wondering if you have any specific recommendations for master bedding- I am overwhelmed at how many 'white' options there are! We are fresh out of residency, but still on that budget- would love any suggestions :) Thanks!

  11. Oh yay, California. Me too. LA. But technically "The Valley"

    Best of luck settling in!


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