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amalah
Washington, DC
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Okay! First week in the new house! Who's ready for some amazeballs interior decorating p0rn? LOLOLOLOLOLOLLLLLLLL Yeah, that's what's going on in almost every room right now. This particular pile is directly outside my office in the basement level, nearly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by NatureBox. So a long long time ago (I can still remember) when planning out possible topics for another NatureBox post, I decided I would write something workout and weightlifting related. Maybe go through my routines,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at amalah . com
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Welp. It's been a week, all right. As you probably gathered from Instagram/Facebook, our move did not exactly go as planned. In fact, in the span of about an hour on Friday afternoon, things went from moving along with near... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at amalah . com
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AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ZOMGZOMGZOMFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFG AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH JJJJJJASUOJLAOWPPNKJLLJLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AND ETCETERAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Headed out to finalize some school stuff today. Movers coming to finish packing tomorrow. (Oh god bless them I don't care just take our money and hellllllllp usssssss.) Loading the trucks and cleaning... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at amalah . com
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This is where a blog post should go. This is where I should be typing something of substance, or at least stringing words together in a somewhat coherent manner, to create said blog post. Instead, my brain is reduced to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by TheBouqs.com. A couple weeks ago, I bought some flowers. For myself. In the grand tradition of Treat Yo Self, I ordered not one, but TWO giant bouquets of gloriously happy-colored flowers. I ordered two because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at amalah . com
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When I told the boys on Tuesday that we were going to see Yellow House (and they'd get to go inside), their initial reaction was along these lines, again. Much jumping and clapping and shrieking with glee. But then a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at amalah . com
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Hi, Yellow House! (Yellow House be all, "Does this minivan make me look fat?") We had our inspection yesterday, and didn't really have much choice but to bring the kids along. They'd never been inside (we kept the car running,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at amalah . com
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Okay, let's take a brief break from MOVEAPALOOZA 2015 and get back to what's really important. Self-indulgent photo essays about my kids. Ezra's been working his way through his Pretend Soup cookbook for a couple years now, but just recently... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at amalah . com
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The first thing you do when looking for a new house, of course, is to write down all the features you want. And then divide these into categories of "must haves" and "would be nice." It's important to be realistic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at amalah . com
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIII So that's like, my primary operating state right now. I'm trying to write and work, keep kids fed and somewhat entertained, get all kinds of paperwork in order for schools and loans and god knows what else. And then... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at amalah . com
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So we have some news. We made an offer on a house yesterday morning. (A yellow one, obviously.) It was a lowball offer, but I wrote the sellers a letter, which apparently made a huge difference. (Go meeeeeee!) They countered,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. If I may brag a little, just for a moment (lolololol), I am pretty proud that in spite of all the bonkers-level craziness of the past month, I've managed to keep life fairly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at amalah . com
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So that's done. Ish. Still have the inspection/appraisal gauntlet to get through (YOU BEST BEHAVE, HOUSE), but we accepted an offer last night. And broke more than a few hearts in the process, unfortunately, including a woman who literally barged... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at amalah . com
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On Sunday morning, the day of our Open House, we woke up to a bedroom full of wasps. Wasps. Not hornets. We'd already dealt with the hornets. And now there were dozens of freshly hatched little wasps all over the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at amalah . com
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It happened. It's happening. Sign in the yard, house officially goes on the market in an hour or so. First showing is already booked approximately 15 minutes after that. Me right now: Also me right now: So I just need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at amalah . com
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The house is getting photographed for our listing this afternoon. It's happening! It's all finally happening! As of yesterday, however, this was all still happening: WELCOME TO OUR HOME! HAVE A BIKE OR SEVEN! I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at amalah . com
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Wow. I am so frazzled right now I completely forgot to blogshame my amazing husband about this: While he was away last week, I decided to be SuperNice SuperWife and organize his closet for him. Or maybe for me, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at amalah . com
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Hi. I'm a wreck. This moving idea. It's a terrible idea. I think it might be the single worst idea we've ever come up with, and that includes the matching tattoos and that time we went to IKEA just to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at amalah . com
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Not quite a contender for Song of the Summer, but you gotta admit I've got a pretty impressive soundtrack going on around here. 41 Seconds of Summer​ from amalah on Vimeo. (All day. Every day. Help meeeeeeeee.) Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at amalah . com
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While Jason is away on business, I have been on full-time PROTECT THE GARDEN squirrel trap duty. (Unripened heirlooms still on the vine. Pretty sure he counted them before leaving for the airport. Maybe sang to them a little bit.)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at amalah . com
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I have no idea what to write about, because I am having troubled coming up with any string of words or letters or even basic sounds that would come close to what life is like around my house right now.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at amalah . com
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I had an anxiety dream a couple weeks back — the first one I've had in awhile, so...progress? — that centered around an inability to write my name legibly on a name tag. (Think about that, for a moment. Of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at amalah . com
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We did it. We told the kids that we are maybe probably most likely thinking about moving. It went well! Much better than we were expecting, given that the last we broached the subject with Noah he freaked out and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at amalah . com
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Beep. Beep Beep. Beep. Jason and I were both working from home when the beeping started. It wasn't loud, but it wouldn't stop. Beep. Beep Beep. Beep. Jason didn't hear it at first, but of course after I asked what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at amalah . com
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