Monday, July 27, 2015

I Left My Heart In Virginia & It's A Boy!

Hi everyone!

Just got back from a whirlwind road trip to Blacksburg, Virginia to help Baby Bluebird move into her new apartment at Virginia Tech, where she will be attending graduate school for the next two years.  She and I left on Wednesday, Mr. Bluebird caught up with us Thursday and  then, by Friday afternoon, the Mr. and I started for home.  1400 miles round trip! We would have stayed longer, but our wonderful nephew was getting married and we wanted to make at least part of the celebration.

I don't know where the time has gone or how we ended up with a daughter that is 24 years old! (Well, I guess I do know the answers to both those questions, lol, but time has passed quite quickly!) We are so proud of her, but I am not going to lie:  it was very hard to say goodbye on Friday and leave her hundreds of miles from home.

But, on the flip side, Mr. Bluebird and I are excited at this opportunity for her and the life is she is making for herself! So, through the tears, I left her there with a smile!

As part of her work/study program, she has an on campus apartment in one of the dorm buildings.  She is looking forward to making it into a comfortable home for herself. By college standards, it is quite spacious and she has it all to herself!

When we arrived Friday morning, she was greeted by this sweet sign from some of those students and staff in her program.  We met several of them on move in day and they were so sweet and helpful.

Her entry way is huge. She brought the wire shelving unit from home.  It was originally white plastic coat, but she updated it with some gold metallic spray paint. It will make a nice landing spot for shoes, purses, etc.

Her bedroom is large and came with a dresser, night stand and desk.

This is the view from within the bedroom  - you can see how large it is. To the right is a walk in closet.

We moved her bed into an angled corner and dressed it up right away - in the midst of chaos, it's always nice to have your bed made up.

Her bathroom is tiny and pretty industrial - but, it's her private bathroom and that's the best part! It also has gray tile, which goes perfectly with the gray, white and yellow bathroom accessories she chose.

She has a cute, light filled living room with tons of floor to ceiling windows and the campus provided a brown microfiber sofa.  This actually is a good neutral that goes well with her gray, yellow and mint living room color scheme that she wanted.

She has a large kitchen with a peninsula and table & chairs. She loves to cook, so this is a real bonus for her! You can tell by the expression on her face that she is feeling a little daunted by all the unpacking and organizing she has ahead of her.

I will post more of her apartment progress as she gets settled in and decorated.  She has some super cute ideas and plans for the space and will be doing it on the cheap!

As for me, I found an amazing store off the freeway in Indianapolis that Mr. Bluebird and I stopped at on our way home and I will share that with you later this week.  Really fantastic and some great deals!

Lastly, yesterday we added a new addition to our family - Palmer!

Isn't he cute?  Palmer has a lot to say and he will be doing periodic guest posts on my blog. The first "Pawsing With Palmer" debuts tomorrow. I hope you will pop in and see what's up with the pup.

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  1. I feel for you Jane!!!!! Both sad and happy! Love the young vibe in her decor!

  2. Wishing your daughter the best.
    Love your new puppy, so cute!!!!!

  3. This is so exciting! Congratulations to your daughter. I agree about the bed making, by the way.

  4. Congrats to your daughter and wow that is a big place for a college apartment. Looks like it will be a great two year adventure for her. That was so sweet of them to leave her the welcome sign. Can't wait to see Palmers debut in blog land tomorrow. He has the sweetest face ever!

  5. Congratulations to your little bluebird! So nice to have her own room and bathroom too...that's great! Welcome Palmer...such a cutie!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!