Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Mostly Moved In and Already Entertaining

Tonight I hosted my very first surprise birthday party. My friend Chasie's family lives here in Chatty, so we thought my loft would be the perfect place to surprise her sister with a small party to celebrate her 17th birthday; check out what 17 candles on 1 cupcake looks like:) It was so nice to bake and cook in my new kitchen with all of my stuff--and to just have a good space in which to entertain--even though I still lack bar stools and haven't decorated (b/c they just finished touch up painting yesterday evening).

I really like my new place and was blessed on Saturday with eight people helping move my things in, which made it go very quickly. My sister did a great job of unpacking most of my things and situating stuff, and my brother-in-law loaded up his truck and trailer with everything (saving me a couple of hundred dollars in Uhaul expense and hassle). I'm loving being on the 4th floor and climbing stairs again, living alone, being able to walk to restaurants and parks, and having neighbors who have greeted me with cookies (gluten free and with organic M&Ms) and hand trucks (to help with the move). So far so great:) Here are a few photos per Dr. RJJ and Ella's requests. Excuse the unfinished-ness/mess of everything--still getting situated/decorated.

p.s. I'm grateful that I have two weeks off between jobs to give me time to ease into life here in Chatty. I'm also really grateful for my friends (from Macon) that live on my hall; they've taken me to church and lunch with them; already introduced me to some cool people; invited me to a party on Friday night; and they showed up to help me move despite me telling them not to (because they had out-of-state guests visiting)--and they brought friends to help.

18 comments:

kathrynthomas said...

very nice place! glad the move is going smoothly. i owe you an email, i've just been swamped. i promise it's coming! have a good week.

Ys said...

Oh wow it looks gorgeous :) It sounds like a wonderful place to live as well - what great neighbours you must have :)

I saw the cake and thought "Does she know the cake's on fire?" ;D

cdp said...

If that is your idea of a mess, please do not ever come to my house. Thanksbye.

I love the loft! Very pretty, and I love the "city" feel of it with the exposed brick and concrete floors. You're very hip.

Glad to hear you're getting settled in and YAY for friends from Macon! (They're the best kind, imo.)

Anonymous said...

You should have put one candle on 17 different cupcakes instead of 17 on just one cupcake. I' sure you had a fire extinguisher available.

Scotty said...

Wow, I like your place!

Jennifer said...

Okay, can I just say that I have serious apartment envy?! LOVE your new kitchen - what a fun and trendy space! Love it. And awesome that you're making some great new friends - they sound really sweet!

Ally said...

KT: I would love to know what's going on with you:)

YS: Several of the candles weren't even lit (?)!

cdp: Maybe mess isn't the best word....it's just not decorated at all. And yes yay for friends from Macon!

Anon: There actually is a fire extinguisher right outside my door.

Jennifer: Thanks! My last kitchen didn't even qualify as a room, so this one is a real treat.

Seized by Hope said...

Beautiful!!

TC said...

Yay! Your place looks great! :)

That's quite the flame: wow!!! Hope she blew it out quickly!

AA said...

Nice drink coasters. I think you should leave it that way.

Can't wait to crash your new place. :P

ella said...

I lurve your new place! I want to move to Chatty.

Lib said...

your new pad is TOTALLY SWANKY. love it.

Thomas said...

Glad everything is working out. We are excited for you, Ally.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Lovin the new crib!!!! Those cookies look delish!! Hope you enjoy it there. Can you see the river?

Ally said...

Ella: Do it!

FC&F: Yes, I can see the river, and the bridge (to downtown) is just a block away. Love it!

Goose said...

I LOVE the view!

erin said...

Hi! I just recently found your blog. I'm from Georgia (recently moved to Texas) too. Chattanooga is such a neat city, and your new place looks amazing! Good luck with everything!

Pam said...

your place looks really nice! I love all the light.