Packing and a Hot Makeover

1. You all. I feel as though I will never stop unpacking. Whenever I tell myself that YES INDEED THAT DAY WILL COME, the angsty lyric “never ever ever ever, don’t you even think it” plays in a loop throughout my brain. (At the end of “Joe Lies.” In Say Anything! Duh.) Here is a snapshot of the one room I FEEL as though I’ve spent days on.

This is probably the most organized room in the house as of 2:46pm PST.

(Long ass sigh.)

2. Since I will undoubtedly be huffing cardboard for the remainder of the week, please enjoy a new video series entitled Gone Style’s Five Minute Makeover. (Then you can explain to me how I got so lucky as to work with Rebecca Woolf and Josie Maran because, well, DUDE.)

  • Marie

    February 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I just moved from Boston to California. I feel your pain, sister.

  • sizzle

    February 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I frequently sing that song from Say Anything.
    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..Laundry List =-.

  • Angella

    February 8, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I should have come down this week instead of last so that I could help you unpack. Or take Wito to the beach with me.

    But DUDE – you’re finally in there! I can’t wait to see the final result after you and D have your way.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Two Worlds Colliding =-.

  • Sarah

    February 8, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Oh, I feel your pain. (Between 2003 and 2007 I moved 5 times. FIVE TIMES of packing, throwing away, loading, unloading, unpacking, throwing more away, and rearranging. Oh, the rearranging.)

    Like I said, I feel your pain. Best of luck…
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..An Easy Do-It-Yourself Statement Sign Here’s Lookin at Me Kid | Apartment Therapy San Francisco =-.

  • Deidre

    February 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Oh Sarah – you didn’t need to explain the Say Anything…reference! :)

    Good luck! don’t drown in cardboard
    .-= Deidre´s last blog ..Surprise…grumble grumble grumble…SURPRISE. =-.

  • Parks

    February 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Awesome video! Loved your hair picks, and I hope we get to see the results of the makeover!

    Good luck with the unpacking…moving is always a rough ride.

    .-= Parks´s last blog ..Making Trades =-.

  • Sarah, The Ohana Mama

    February 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    You made it out of your last house, so you will make it in to this one…one day :)

    Unpacking (and packing) is so one of those moments where you wish you could just wiggle your nose and poof, it’d be done.

    Love the Gone Style video, very cool!
    .-= Sarah, The Ohana Mama´s last blog ..Top Five Favorite Vlogging Moms =-.

  • Nila

    February 9, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Good thing you’re not sporting a big baby belly yet. At least you can still bend over. Good luck!

    Great, now I have Joe Lies stuck in my head.
    .-= Nila´s last blog ..Suckiest Blogger Ever =-.

  • Kristen

    February 9, 2010 at 6:29 am

    First of all, love the 5 minute makeover. LOVE.

    Second, WHO is the second to last celeb you show in the hair portion? Because I’m afraid I’m gonna need that hair. So cute.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Celebrity Head Salad (patent pending) =-.

  • Tina

    February 9, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I can’t watch the video right now, but I just had to say that your reference to that song in “Say Anything” just made my day….that was a perfect scene. (“Joe lies….when he cries….” LOL
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..How a bull gets her child kicked out of preschool =-.

  • mommymae

    February 9, 2010 at 9:13 am

    it’s gonna look fabulous when you’re settled! we’re waiting to hear if some sellers are accepting our offer on their house. i hope to be moving very soon, too.
    .-= mommymae´s last blog ..i told you i would be too busy to post anything =-.

  • HollyLynne

    February 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Eeeepp!! The house! I can’t wait to see it when it is all put together. Looks gorgeous!
    .-= HollyLynne´s last blog ..Beanages Likes Pirates =-.

  • am'ti b

    February 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    i suggest taking it all out of the boxes breaking them down and then putting the stuff away it seems to make me feel like the end is closer!
    love the nomad!

  • Christine

    February 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Looks like a veeery cool house!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Things in my brain… =-.

  • SAJ

    February 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Let me know if you need any castles or rocket ships built out of the leftover boxes!
    .-= SAJ´s last blog ..tea soap =-.

  • Rachelino

    February 11, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Your hutch is fly. Actually can a hutch ever be called fly? For that matter, does anyone even call anything fly?
    I am assuming that is one of D’s midcentury items. The space looks wonderful and I know it will be stellar.
    .-= Rachelino´s last blog ..True Orange Genoise =-.

  • Kristen

    February 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Oooh – is your house an Eichler? It’s lovely.

  • Michelle

    February 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    You’ll get there! Did you guys buy The Actually’s house? Very cool!

  • Daily Cup of Jo

    February 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Yes, indeed that day WILL come. No one is going to tell WHEN, however. We moved back into our home 18 months ago after a renovation and I just found a box the other day in the linen closet – “THAT’S where that was all this time!” It felt a little like Christmas, but totally different.

    Cool room, with all the light. Can’t wait to see the “after” picture. There will be one, yes?

    Continued good luck. Breathe.

  • Kader

    February 13, 2010 at 8:18 am

    The orange looks so good in that room!! Can’t wait to see the progress. Unpacking does take forever–but the results are so worth it!

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  • joslyn

    February 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    ok you’re new house is killing me…seriously…best. house. ever.
    i’m particularly dying over the wood walls.


    .-= joslyn´s last blog ..The Spending Hiatus — Week One =-.

  • sarah

    February 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    1. Ugh, God…we are moving at the end of the month (as you can tell by my internet-surfing and my husband’s Wii-playing right now instead of packing…what?).

    2. I nearly died with the “Say Anything” reference, as I use that quote all the time, as well as:
    “Not in my ear…NOT IN MY EAR.”
    “Tim lies…Tim li-ies…” (Tim is my husb)
    “I dream about it.”

    Okay, back to work…

  • Mama in the City

    February 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    More picture updates of the new place please!!
    .-= Mama in the City´s last blog ..Fun Fabulous Giveaway From Purl Mama & Baby! =-.

  • Kristin

    February 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Ohh I totally want to see the finished makeover. I love those bangs you picked – gorg.