Friday, November 8, 2013

Finally got moved!

Sorry for the long hiatus, but the last month has been so crazy!

The husband and I spent the first part of October packing, making several trips to Oregon, and (finally!) on November 1st we made the official journey.

We were incredibly lucky throughout the entire process. The week leading up to the big moving day was absolutely gorgeous outside. It was chilly, but for the end of October in Southern Idaho, we were just glad we didn't have snow. :)

It was a little weird saying goodbye to our Idaho house, but we are keeping our fingers crossed that it sells soon and someone else it able to enjoy the character that a 100+ year old house brings. (It really is a neat house.)

The trip was incredibly long (about 14 hours) but so beautiful and went without any major bumps in the road (literally or figuratively)!

The wildlife, the natural trail systems, and greenery is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It is like living in a fairly tale with all of the amenities of a big city (without insane levels of traffic!).

Deer are EVERYWHERE around here. This was taken off the side of the road approximately 1/2 mile away from our new Oregon house. (Just have to drive slow and be aware of wildlife at all times - but how is this not worth it?!?) I wish I would have gotten a picture of the wild turkeys that were literally across the street from our house.

You must be thinking - you live out in the middle of the forest. Nope! We are right on the southern outskirts of town. We have a bus stop less than 100 feet from our front door and are about 4 miles away from the center of downtown Eugene. And yet, the largest public trail in Eugene is a block away from our house. This picture was taken probably 1/4 mile away from my front door.

It is so peaceful and seemingly untainted by litter and pollution. I have never seen so many recycling bins in my life. Everyone seems to be so respectful of the land- it is rare that you ever see a piece of garbage on the ground and doggy poo bag stations are everywhere so no worries about where you step. (Oh, and the max fine for littering is like $6,250 so Oregon doesn't mess around ;).
One of the best parts of living in Eugene? Being an hour away from the beach!

(I love the panoramic setting on the camera :)

So now that we are officially (mostly) unpacked and settled in, I have my craft/sewing area all set up and am ready to roll out a bunch of new items in time for the holidays. Check back frequently for exciting new updates and some holiday sales! There are so many good things to come. :)

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