Is it seriously Friday?  Geez.  Now that I have internet (in Starbucks, not yet in our apartment) today may be a multi-post kind of day.  Let’s back up to Monday.

As Kyle and I unpacked our things…some old, some new…we each enjoyed a cup bowl of coffee together. 


Thank you Patti for these wonderful mugs.  They hold 3 times the amount of caffeine for a normal person (which is equal to approximately one Elise serving).

Next item that took up residence was the fruit basket.


May this never be empty!


Eventually I took a break from opening boxes and got to cleaning hippie-style.  My Aunt and G-ma hooked it up in the eco-friendly cleaning department with enough Meyer’s products to make Al Gore orgasm.  Maybe not…


At one point I came across a box labeled “Elise’s Food Stuff.”  You’d think I would remember packing it (after all, it was only a couple of months ago that we were boxing up our NYC lives for storage…), but I couldn’t for the life of me recall what it was.  Who would have known that seaweed, bars, and protein powder would make me jump up and down like a 4 year old who just got a pony for Christmas.


But that’s pretty much exactly what I looked like.


Think I have enough bars?

In case of natural disaster, our apartment is prepared to feed the masses…


…and provide tea for the greater Los Angeles population too (?). 

I am seriously baffled by the sheer quantity of tea that I (a) had in NYC [given our kitchen size, it probably occupied 65% of our cabinet space, and (b) decided to keep in our cross country move.  With the 3 month storage fee, and the cost to ship it from NY to CA, I’m thinking that tea just quadrupled in it’s monetary worth.  I must be crazy.  Or a tea lover.  Let’s go with door number two.


Anyways…pantry space is my new luxury, and I’m prepared to show it off, but I suspect your attention for the apartment portion of this post is waning, so I’ll get onto the eats.  If you want a preview of our new apartment in a future post, holler at me and I’ll see if I can make it happen before 2012.


Whole Foods has been our savior as we suddenly find it’s 4 pm and neither of us has eaten lunch.  Nesting is a full time job, but it’s SO fun.  The time flies by and yet the to-do list keeps growing.  Crazy.


I’m just happy as could be right now.  I keep pinching myself to make sure this all isn’t just a dream.

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Comments (9)

  1. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    So funny: when I was moving I had the same “Where did all of these protein bars come from?” experience. 🙂

  2. Freckled Foodie

    unfortunately, bars never last that long in the freckled foodie household 🙂 gotta eat em while i can! haha.

  3. MarathonVal

    Aww I’m so happy for you too!!! It feel like so long ago when you were miserable in the cold NY winters…. so glad you are where you want to be 🙂

  4. Carbzilla

    I totally wanna see your apt, and I’m coming by for tea next time I’m down.

    The “original” Whole Foods was a Mrs. Gooch’s, wasn’t it? It’s on the road that runs down to Venice by the SM airport. Before I left they’d also put a beautiful store (Wild Oats?) north of there (but south of you, maybe on Centinela?) near the Jamba Juice. Even though I have WF up here, I miss those stores more.

  5. Lara (Thinspired)

    You are hilarious about Al Gore 😉 THAT is a mental image I would rather not have.

    I am so happy that you are happy! Your new place looks adorable, and already I am envious of your kitchen. Love Mrs. Meyers, too!

  6. Andrea of Care to Eat

    Wouldn’t it be an Al-Goreasm? *Shudder*

  7. Anna

    Glad you’re having such a good time nesting. I love the dish towel – super cute.

  8. Holly

    your new place is ADORABLE! i can’t wait to come visit – and yes, i have already invited myself 🙂

  9. elise

    You are invited!! Come visit 🙂 preferably after the wedding/honeymoon crazines is over though 😉

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