our weekend adventures

friday

IMG_3616
we got off early thursday afternoon and signed all he documents for the closing of our home! the one we were selling, not the one we are buying…that won’t be done until August 18th! we had to sign all the documents early so that we could completely move out on friday.

a HUGE thank you to our sweet friends, britt & ludwig, for sticking a roof over our heads during the little interim we have from closing on our old home and waiting for the new one to be done being built. and for letting us use their truck for all the misc. items we had. we are extremely grateful to have such generous and willing friends to help us during this insanely stressful time!
so…be prepared to see a lot more of them, ya know, since we will be living with them! hehe

saturday

 FullSizeRender 30
britt & i woke up kinda early and headed to seattle to start our girls day!
crepes & coffee to fuel us up!

FullSizeRender 23
i went and got the mane chopped…actually more like trimmed.
i always love the decor that’s in the salon. so fun!

FullSizeRender 20 FullSizeRender 27
then it was off to u-village! {britt had never been…waaattttt??}
my main focus was finding all of our flatware, barware and dinnerware at crate & barrel. and guess what, i did! here’s the silverware we picked out! super simple but would still present nicely on a place setting!
can you guys tell i am just having a ball getting to choose all new stuff??? i’m on cloud 9!

FullSizeRender 28
obligatory ann taylor stop.

FullSizeRender 24 FullSizeRender 31
double obligatory trophy cupcakes stop! every time we come to u-village they never have my favorite, chocolate peanut butter. but today was a GOOD DAY, because they did!! they also had these adorable pokeball cupcakes! gotta catch em all right??? even the carbs!

FullSizeRender 32
for lunchy munchy we popped in to chipotle and ate what could’ve been the spiciest pico ever.

FullSizeRender 33
after all the shopping shenanigans we headed home and rested for a good 30 minutes before having to leave to attend our friend’s one year anniversary of opening their bottleshop! we are so happy that they are doing so well! and what a turnout!

IMG_3577
grown up date night! even though jaz has been gone for a couple weeks now, we have been so busy with the house{s} that we haven’t had time to just enjoy ourselves, until tonight!

IMG_3610
after we closed out at brigids we went and walked the waterfront, not for the romantics…only to just catch pokemon. my phone died and strangers, that were also there to catch pokemon, let me charge my phone in their car! sketchy??? nehhhh they seemed like good people. turns out, they were, and my phone was happily charged and i got to catch more pokemon! however, we did stop to take advantage of this gorgeous sunset because, duh.

***side note. there are sooooo many people playing pokemon! everywhere we look everyone is on their phones. go ahead and call it stupid but at least this game is getting people off their asses and moving. granted, they are looking at their phones but still, exercise is exercise. and it’s hella fun!!

sunday

FullSizeRender 29
cale & i had to make our final trip to 2426 {house we sold} to pick up the few misc items left behind. it was so weird to lock up, pull out of the driveway and know that we will never pull back in. and we will never make that commute to work or see our neighbors everyday. cale said he wasn’t getting emotional but i sure was.

FullSizeRender 34
this is where we began. where jaz & i started our lives as new seattleites. where cale & i became mr and mrs anderson. just so many memories in the 6 years that cale lived in it and the short 3 years that i did. this was such a great first home and one we will never forget. we will miss a lot of things about this house, the proximity to all things shopping, our wonderful neighbors that are now our good friends, the brand new deck{!!!!! that we hardly got to use!!!!!} and so much more. although bittersweet, we are so excited for this new chapter in our lives.
cheers to moving forward onto bigger and better things!

FullSizeRender 26
speaking of which, we went and peaked in on the new house to see how things were coming along and they are a-comin! the front door was painted!!! you may be thinking…. uhhh, k. whoop-d-doo the front door was painted but to me THIS IS EXCITING! it means we are one step closer to being completely done!
we go on our final walk through on August 12th and then close on the 18th!!

t-minus 24 days until move in!

it was obviously a busy weekend but such a gorgeous one! summer is officially here in seattle and it is awesome! high 70’s to low 80’s and we are loving it!

what did you do this weekend??

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures

friday

img_3489
can you tell i have a type a personality? i have to make lists on days that i am just way too busy to keep my priorities straight. do you make to-do lists?

that was the only picture i had for friday. we had to go pick up the u-haul truck and load up the rest of our house.

saturday

img_3490
we woke up early and kept loading everything in the truck! this guy didn’t even have time to throw some water in his hair to tame that bed head!

img_3495
what a creep.

img_3496
lucky for me, our friends lived right down the road from our storage unit! they actually just came to buy our coffee and end tables buttttt, i recruited his help so that us wives could sit in the truck and play pokemon!!

img_3497
after two trips to the storage unit, we had some time to check in on our new home! if you follow me on snapchat {@jaevas} and you should, then you got to vote on how i should put the furniture in the formal living room! thank you for everyone’s help! numero uno was the weener!
aren’t my drawings just the best??

img_3492 img_3493
after all of the moving shenanigans, we went to our friends house for a little gamenight! isn’t this pickle lady the cutest??

sunday

img_3499
sunday morning we got to sleep in a little but not too late because we had to get up and load the uhaul again! but this time with trash to take to the dump! goodness gracious am i sore! after all the heavy lifting we treated ourselves to some carbful goodness! tempura fried pickles are the best!!

img_3500
we also had to catch them all while lunching.

img_3501
we needed to pick up something from homegoods for the kitties and we found this to be quite funny…can you spot cale? hehe

img_3502
everytime we run to petco we always stop to play with the kittens first. this old guy was so sweet!

img_3498
if you don’t have a target red card…you should. don’t worry, it’s not a credit card! i mean you can get a target credit card but i don’t…i have the debit card! it’s linked directly to my bank account just like a normal debit card BUT i save 5% every time i use it! okay that’s #1. #2: have you downloaded cartwheel ? no? THEN GET WITH THE GAME PEOPLE! so many good deals to be had on that app! oh my goodness! and finally #3, download the regular target app and keep an eye on the mobile coupons…do not confuse those coupons to be part of cartwheel…THEY ARE SEPERATE!!!
just this trip alone i saved $21.49…that’s like a free shirt!
so why are you not saving? start saving!
k i’m done… 🙂

img_3503
i went and traded in my charge for this sleek beauty! fitbit alta, you get me.

it was another busy weekend for us andersons. we thought that we were going to be moving out and into our friends house but a little snafu happened and we were able to stay another week in our house!
we are, however, on the homestretch of closing on our current home! the appraisal is in and now it’s just paperwork time! if everything goes smoothly, we will close with the buyers this friday! wahoooooo!!!!

hope everyone had a great weekend!

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures

friday

FullSizeRender 15
after the weeks i’ve been having, this was much needed!

FullSizeRender 14
and so was this! i’m such a sucker for fish & chips!

FullSizeRender 13
such a naughty kitten. she knows she’s not allowed up there. she stuck around for the photo anyway.

saturday

IMG_3398
we had to wake up early to make jazmina’s uniform fitting for her new cheer squad. it was near the new house so of course we stopped by and hung out in it for a few hours.
you could say we are obsessed! i can’t wait to spend countless hours in this huge tub!! eek!

FullSizeRender 17
we were pretty hangry and needed food fast, and be we i mean me. it’s always me.
luckily for us there was an AWESOME bbq joint just down the road! this is the best bbq i’ve had in the pnw since i moved from texas. seriously. it was delicious!

sunday

ls
i got my first facial ever and it was amazing!!
fresh face seattle, y’all. she is amazing!

FullSizeRender 18
another one of my friends is having a baby boy!! i saw these outfits and just had to buy them! i mean… LOOK AT THESE!!!! oh my goodness!

IMG_3415
summer olympics are BY FAR my most favorite thing to watch. mainly just for gymnastics! i’ve been watching them since i could walk and i ain’t stoppin’!
so of course i tuned in to the olympic trials to see which 5 young women would be representing usa in rio and…..THIS IS IT!!!
even though there is a lot of controversy with gabby douglas making the team {considering she placed 7th} i still think marta made the right decision.
but holy moly is this the dream team!! simone biles is a beast!!!!

T E A M   U S A / /   O L Y M P I C S  2 0 1 6

what are your favorite sports to watch at the olympics?

hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!
so sorry for being mia the last two weeks. we have been insanely busy moving and packing….and moving and packing.
don’t worry, the giveaway will still happen!! i haven’t forgot about it!! 🙂

always,
-jess

a new home

well, as promised. here’s a little look-see into our prospective home!
i only say ‘prospective’ because we are in the final stages of closing on our current house. we are not officially closed but…it’s gonna happen. they really, really, want our home. 

so without further ado, here are the bones of our new home! i can’t wait to get in there and make it cozy, yet elegant!

img_3263 this is the formal living as soon as you walk through the door. i am a southern woman so dedicated rooms were a must on our checklist.
i loathe open floor plans. like….alot.

img_3266 this is the same room looking in from the formal dining. i don’t know why i didn’t get a picture of the tall window too but it’s up there! so much natural light!
that was another major must-have on our check list!
picture an elegant sofa, two accent chairs around a simple coffee table, a super chic rug and beautiful drapes…can you see it? I CAN!

img_3264
this is a chopped off picture of the formal dining. this was on my must-have check list! now i can host all the things that i’ve wanted to!

img_3270
yes yes and some more yes. but hold the phone. i low key HATE the color of these cabinets. so…first things first, before moving all of our stuff in, we will be hiring painters to come in and paint them white. and then the two sets of cabinets on either side of the sink, we will add glass to the front. the stove, microwave and dishwasher all come with the home but the dishwasher is poop so along with a new fridge, we will also be purchasing a better dishwasher. yay for new appliances!

img_3265 so you can see that we have a little room off of the kitchen to have a breakfast nook. and then LOOK AT THAT FIREPLACE!
swoon.
k, so picture a huge sectional with chaise, lots of comfy pillows and throws and a big tv on the mantle. this is probably going to be my most favorite place to be in the entire house!

and around the corner there is a big laundry room to the left and a powder room to the right. i love that the laundry room is downstairs, i might actually get it all done on sundays now! hehe

img_3269 the upstairs hallway. to the left will be the guest room, that door right in the middle is a full bathroom and then there are two bedrooms at the front of the house. one is jaz’s room and the other will be a nursery for a future baby a!
**side note: you see that ledge all the way to the right?? how in the world do i decorate that? and don’t say leave it empty because. no. i mean it’s a huge ledge. ideas would be appreciated 🙂

img_3267 uhhhhh…hello master bedroom! there is so much room for activities! i’m obsessed!

img_3271 and the master bath! the cabinets in here will be white as well.
LOOK AT THE TUB! i can’t wait to lounge in that bad boy with a nice glass of wine! yes yes yes!

well, there you have it!
i can’t believe we found this property on a whim! it is so perfect for us.
we will be checking in until our close date which is around August 18, but with new builds you never know the exact finish date so that may very well change.
i will, of course, keep you guys updated!

this is cale’s second home purchase, but it is my first so you can imagine how flippin excited i am! i just want to live in it now!!!

stay tuned!

a very excited new homeowner,
-jess

our weekend adventures

YALL….
WE ARE BUYING A NEW HOME!
sooooo last week in our adventures we went and spoke with our current lender to see if/when we could start looking for a new home. she basically said… NOW. so cale & i left just thinking okay, well we can keep our eyes out but it probably won’t be till the end of summer. HA we were wrong. we ended up finding THE PERFECT new build, in an awesome school district, neighborhood and way closer to our jobs. we had to have it!
with a contingency though {insert pouty face here} the ‘contingency’ being the sale of our home.
so we put in our offer with an agreement of putting our house on the market within 5 days and selling it within 30.
okay…did i mention we had no intention of selling our house so it was no where near ready to go on the market? no? k well i just did and i’ll do it again…
OUR HOUSE WAS NO WHERE NEAR READY TO GO ON THE MARKET!

well…we called our bosses asked if we could take the entire rest of the week off {thank goodness i didn’t have any deadlines}. they said yes and we went.to.town.
i’ve never been so exhausted in the history of me, ever! but we got it done.
the house was supposed to be on the market saturday morning and we had it up by friday morning! yasssss. up on friday and an open house on sunday. yahooooo!
if we get ay offers and accept, we can lift the contingency off of our new home and IT IS OURS!! oh boy, let the ride begin!

k, lets start on the weekend!

friday


it is up!!!
need a home?

FullSizeRender 3
i actually did have to go to work on friday for some interviews and two young ladies came in wearing these t-shirts. “no makeup, still perfect”…i loved them! how confident of them, right?!


last weekend i went to a stella & dot jewelry party and i got my order! i love these ear jackets and renegade bracelet! rose gold is my jam lately.
linked here // renegade cluster bracelet  //  eva ear jacket

after work we had to be out of the house for the weekend so we went and stayed with one of my close friends! thanks for putting us up kellye & stefan! ❤

saturday

FullSizeRender 5
i was in desperate need of a mani/pedi, so kellye and i went to the spa and then treated ourselves to some delicious mexican food!


we played some late night games once everyone got home from their errands and the kiddo was asleep.

sunday

jessica-cale-wedding-726-2
happy father’s day to the best dad i could have ever asked for jazmina.
thank you for being the papa you didn’t have to be, honey. i love you more than you know!

FullSizeRender 4
once we were all up and at em, we went to a renowned cafe in snohomish.
the wait was 2 hours, the hanger was real.

FullSizeRender 7
because this all happened so fast and the closing date for our new house is august 18, jaz will most likely be leaving for texas while we are still in our current home and coming home at the end of august to a brand spankin’ new casa! so we decided to take her to the new house to let her choose a room!

FullSizeRender 9
uggghhh, i am so excited!!!! i can’t wait to share more with you guys!

FullSizeRender 10
after going through the new home, we got the call from our realtor that we could come home. yay! we missed our bed! lulu and chandler are obviously not fans of car rides. why does loo do this? every time we are in the car she pants like a dog. what a weirdo.

uhhhhh it was such a crazy, stressful, busy week/weekend! i am so glad that it’s over but i have a feeling that was just the beginning. eeeekkk!

always,
-jess