Update: Where the Heck Have I Been?

In case you missed my excitement from previous posts, I've been moving!  Add in a trip to Minnesota for a few days and this girl has been all over the place.  Literally - Louisville, Dallas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, and back home again.  Most of my time back home has been focused on getting my new apartment in order.  I wanted to show some pictures of the empty space before jumping right into a bunch of home décor posts so you can get an idea of what I'm working with.  I've been making a lot of progress and I am so excited to be able to share all of my tips and tricks with you!

My friends are pretty awesome for helping me move!  But the day wouldn't have been complete without another joke played on Amanda.  Remember when I thought someone stole Chelcey's phone at Churchill Downs?  Yeah, well let me tell you about round two.  After all of the furniture was moved in and my cable had been set up, we were all sitting around watching tv.  I noticed a couple of times that the tv turned itself off and back on again.  My first thought was that something might have happened to the tv on the move over to the new place or that the power strip had too many things plugged in, so I got up and messed around with that for a little bit.  And of course my friends were agreeing that that

must

be the problem, or I better call the cable guy back and have him come look.  Obviously that was not the problem.  Funny thing too, only the tv was going off and on, not the cable box or anything else plugged into the same power strip.  Since I couldn't figure anything out, I sent a text to my dad asking if anything had happened to the tv, since he moved it over in his car.  That's when my wonderful friends finally told me that, in fact, they had been controlling the tv with an app on their phone the whole time.  I was fully prepared to have to go buy a new tv the next day, so that was such a relief!  And I was quite proud of myself for

not

losing my cool this time. I'm still gullible when it comes to things like this, but I'm making progress, people!  Maybe next time you tell me that the sky is purple, I won't actually look up.

xoxo,

Amanda