Sweet & Savory Life

On the Move

Guess what? We have moved. Again. The past two weeks have been very stressful and busy (like on a whole new level, y’all), but we have made it to the end. We will make one more load from the old apartment today, turn in our keys, and happily close that chapter of our lives. It was good times, but there are better times ahead, I am sure of it.

Below are some snapshots from our moving experience. Expect to see much more pictures as we get our new apartment set up–Shelton and I are having so much fun picking out furniture and defining our style in new ways. It’s a process that is never “done,” but a fun one at that!


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Monogram Letter found @ TJMaxx for $6.99 | My Sauce Boss | Shelton’s Scratch Biscuits


Furniture Shopping Tip #1:

Always, always, always negotiate. I thought this sectional was WAY too much until we were able to talk them down 65% off the retail price. Also, everything in the store was half-off that day–shop savvy, y’all! We are in love with this sectional… These days, if something looks like it belongs on the set of Mad Men, I feel like I must have it. Mid-century modern all the way!

stools and dresser

Furniture Shopping Tip #2:

If you can purchase something already put together, do it. We saw the same exact bar stools at Target (for the same price) except they came in boxes.

Furniture Shopping Tip #3:

Always check the back room! Most big furniture stores will have a back room that houses discounted floor models and lightly damaged pieces. Case in point: our new dresser. Again, I loved the sleekness of it and knew it’d be perfect for our bedroom. There was a small dent on the top, but it’s barely visible!

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First Night in the New Apartment | Shelton picked out my key | Welcome Home!

drinks at varsity club

Furniture Shopping/General Moving Tip #4:

Take as many breaks as necessary.


And that’s our little moving update! Stay tuned. Things are about to get real domestic up in here.

Rave on,


Categories: Moving, North Carolina

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  1. You made moving seem like so much fun. I didn’t see stress at all. I’m so OCD, I make lists and color code and key everything. I wouldn’t have dreamed of asking for a lower price on furniture. How brave! Thanks for all the tips!

    • sweet sarah

      May 12, 2013 — 12:20 am

      Normally I’m very OCD–we were strapped for time this time around though! I imagine our next big move will be across country again, and then we will NEED to color code and be much more organized. Til then… we’ll just continue the chaos :)

  2. Congrats on your new adventure! Like moving tip #4 the best :)

    • sweet sarah

      May 12, 2013 — 12:21 am

      Thank you! We are excited even though it’s a little crazy. We have practiced Tip #4 many times over the past two weeks :)

  3. Congratulations! I love the way you displayed the furniture. Everything looks great!

  4. Congrats on your recent move. I wish I knew that I could negotiate with the furniture store. Man! Next time for sure. Great furniture shopping tips.

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