Monday, October 17, 2011

Our big news...


After a brief hiatus due to a technical difficulty over the weekend I'm back! And with some big news! Remember that top secret news I had last week? Well this is it: Chris and I will be packing up and moving to the city of steel this Friday! I know, super sudden, right? But I assure you it's for something amazing. I found out a couple of weeks ago, but needed some time to make housing arraignments and wrap my head around the whole thing.

We're both very sad to be leaving the North Shore of Boston, I've been living in Beverly for almost 10 years, 5 of those with Chris. We're leaving everything we know and all of our friends, to go to a city we've never even stepped foot in, it's understandable that this idea might sound completely crazy to some. But, I'm also so excited to have a new area of the country to explore, and a new city to become familiar with. While I can't tell you exactly what I'll be doing yet (soon, I promise), I can say an amazing opportunity arose with a company that I adore, an opportunity that could not be turned down.

So, we've been spending every free moment with friends and family, preparing to say goodbye. It's been really tough, and incredibly surreal, in a way I feel like I'm going off to college all over again, leaving the comfortable bubble of our community for something new. I'm so excited to see what this adventure holds for us though.

I'm sorry for not telling you all sooner, but we didn't even know where we would be living until this past wednesday. We are going to be moving into a great new apartment, and I can't wait to start decorating! I've always wanted to add some home decor posts to Orchid Grey, and I'm so excited to start sharing my ideas (and hearing yours as well). Thank you all for sticking with me these past couple of months, I know that I've been a bit distant with my posts, but I have some amazing things planned for Orchid Grey's future. I can't wait to start sharing our new life with all of you!

Chris and I are in Maine today, visiting with family and friends. I hope everyone has a fantastic Monday!
xoxo
-Julie (& Chris, Zeb, and Zephyr)

63 comments:

Rae Veda said...

WOW! That really is great news. I can't wait to see your new living arrangements. I'm so happy for you adorable newlyweds. Safe travels! xo, rv

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Callie said...

Pittsburgh is a great city made up of even better neighborhoods. I went to college at Pitt and really enjoyed getting to know the area. There has been a lot going on there in the past couple of years. Good luck with the move and the apartment! How exciting for you!

wildchild said...

holy cow girl, congratulations! enjoy this last time with your family and good luck packing up :)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Oh, wow! I'm sorry we didn't get to meet while you were in the Boston area, but I know you guys will love Pittsburgh. GOOD LUCK in the move, & I can't wait to hear all about your new start.

Oh, & look up The Cosmopolitan Clevelander! She's a fashion blogger who just moved to the city of steel, too: http://christinaphillis.blogspot.com

Manding. said...

wow. congratulations and good luck ! can't wait to see the move through your blog. sad for your to leave new england, but at least your last trip to maine will be full of the beautiful fall foliage.
ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

Justalazymorning said...

Congrants to you guys!
xoxo

Katrina said...

Congrats! It's going to be such a fun adventure! Yay for awesome opportunities!

I'll miss seeing your local photo shoots, though!

Miss Minty said...

Awesome! Welcome to Pennsylvania!

Emily said...

You will love Pittsburgh! I'm a displaced Pittsburgher and miss it terribly. It's a great city. I can't wait to see some posts with familiar scenery once you get settled. Now I'll be able to get my Pittsburgh fix in yet another place on the web. Good luck!

Vanessa said...

Oh, congrats! My guess is that this is Modcloth related? If not, hopefully with just as wonderful a company!

heartacheintobeauty said...

Best of luck with your move! I moved to the DC area 5 years ago for a job, and it was definitely one of the better decisions of my life.

Colleen
heartacheintobeauty.wordpress.com

Paper Heart Girl said...

Best of luck to the both of you! That's incredible and I can't wait to hear about what fabulous new thing you will be doing there! xxxx

cakesandshakes said...

Congratulations! It's a great though scary thing to do, you are at a great point in your lives for such an adventure - now or never, right??

Cakes
http://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

sallie oleta barbee said...

Congratulations! A move is always an exciting adventure! I grew up on the other side of PA, and despite all my Philly vs Pittsburgh sentiments, I can honestly say that Pittsburgh is one of the more beautiful cities I've ever seen.
Good luck with the move!

punky said...

I'm so so so sad. I hope Pittsburgh knows how lucky it is!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Julie! We're all rooting for you!

Alicia said...

Congrats! The North Shore will miss you. First stop a Primanti's Sandwich!

Kyla said...

AWESOME! PA blogger meetup! Be sure to connect with Terra at Stylish White Female - she's in the Burgh an ridiculously awesome. CONGRATS!

amberly said...

I too recently moved to Pittsburgh!!!! I would be honored to show you around or help you in anyway! I live in the Shadyside area, near the SMU and Pitt campuses :) And I second the guess that it's Modcloth related!! So exciting you two recently got married and now you're packing up and starting a new life in a new city!! Welcome to Bridge central! <33 Enjoy your last moments at home -- but remember, it's never far away!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

wow!!!! big surprise!!! good luck w the move :)


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

This is so exciting! I hope the move goes smoothly xo

Shirin said...

Congratulations!! Some of my good friends recently moved to Pittsburgh and they love it!! All the best :)

thepinupgypsy.com

Elaine said...

Yay!!! That's so exciting!!!! Keep us udpated please!!!!

bethany said...

Woo-hoo, Pittsburgh Rocks!! I moved here blindly 12 years ago and friggin love it. Good luck with the move and welcome to da 'burgh!

hannah, heart city said...

yay! congrats! moving is a pain but so exciting! hope you love the city. and you'll be (a little bit) closer to philly, so come visit!

kati-like said...

Congrats on the new adventure! I've lived in Pittsburgh for about 4 years and I love this city! I know you guys will too.

-Kati

Bruce said...

Love your blog
Eye Makeup Tips

SWF_Terra said...

I cannot wait to welcome you to the City of Champyinz. YAY!

cb said...

that is so awesome! congrats on the move! also i have that jacket and it is the shit! LOVE IT!
xo,
cb

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Congrats!!

Martina said...

Huge congrats can't wait to see whats moving you:)))

Jean said...

I LOOK FORWARD TO YOU JOINING ME IN THE 'BURGH!!!!

I've been a 'burgh transplant since 2002 for Chatham College (now University). You will love it here!

tips: try to live in Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Greenfield or Regaent Square or Highland Park. STAY OUT OF Homewood, Munhull, Homestead, East Liberty or anything with "hills" or "shore". South Side is okay. STAY AWAY from Lobos Management, JJ Land and Forward Management. If it's too late for any of the above, just stay on top of things and move next year.

WOW! I live in the Shadyside area and would be happy to share restaurants, shopping, groceries, anything you need.

Ali said...

Congrats and good luck! I moved across country to a city I'd never been to a few months ago. It's kind of scary but also freeing in a way. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love living in Pittsburgh, the people are so nice and it's definitely a beautiful city. Squirrel Hill is my favorite neighborhood! Good luck and congrats!!

Laura said...

Wow wow wow! That's so incredible! My dad's whole side of the family is from Pittsburgh, and I absolutely love it. Everyone is so nice there, and it's such a pretty city with all the hills. I've never lived there, but it's always felt like home. I can't wait to hear all about your adventures in the 'Burgh. Congratulations :D

Elly said...

Wow! How exciting...congratulations on the big change. I've only been to Pittsburgh for a couple of days, but seemed like a really interesting city- and you should make sure to try their cheesesteak version with french fries in the sandwich (I think I'd gotten one at Primanti Bros?) Best of luck with the move as well!

steffy said...

Congratulations! Hope your big move is a success (I'm sure it will be).

Daphne Elisabeth Powers said...

Congratulations Julie! I hope you both love your new home, and though I'm sad we won't be able to hang out again, it was great meeting you and having fun in Portsmouth! Best of luck :)
--Daphne

stealthnerd said...

I grew up in the 'Burgh and even though I'm in Philly now, I still consider Pittsburgh home :) I hope you love it there!!

Sidewalk Chic said...

Congrats on your new life changes! Wishing you and Chris happiness.

jumpseat monalisa said...

congratulations! the burgh is an awesome place to be. what neighborhood are you moving to? best of luck!

charity @ c'est la belle vie said...

congrats! I wish you both the best of luck...and have fun decorating ;)

Kristy said...

I live right outside of Pittsburgh! So excited, you guys are gonna love it here!!

Kristy said...

omg so excited, I hope to see a Pittsburgh swap soon!!!!

Style Hoot said...

Good luck with the move. Excited to see some before & after decorating photos!!

http://stylehoot.blogspot.com

Kinsey Michaels said...

i am soo excited for you julie, i love hearing stories like this. you and chris are going to have so much fun on your new adventure! i essentially did the same thing a month ago. me & my boyfriend packed our bags and moved out to socal with no idea of where we were going to live or what we'd be doing. i can't say it's been perfect the entire way but we're having a blast and really enjoying our new lifestyle. i can't wait to hear about the opportunity and to see some home decor posts (i love looking at posts like that!) good luck!

Erin M. McNeill said...

good luck! :)

kelly ann said...

Congratulations, Julie! I hope the move goes smoothly. :) So exciting!!

Hope said...

Congrats on the new venture, whatever it may be...I have a guess. ;)

lookthroughmyspecs said...

Pittsburgh! That city holds a very special place in my heart. I went to school there for 4 years, and as the first city to really be my home, that place will always win me over. So wear black and yellow (they'll judge you if you don't), eat french fries and coleslaw on your sandwiches, and fall in love with the view of downtown as you cross the bridge coming from the airport.

and if I remember correctly, Modcloth is based in Pgh. coincidence?

Lauren said...

That's so exciting! Moving to a new place can be scary, especially when you come from a bubble, but having someone with you makes it much easier and much more fun. Can't wait to hear about your new job! I have some guesses...

Lauren @ Sea Parrot

shelby h.k. said...

have fun and safe travels!!

MA will miss you.

xx

Virginie's Cinema said...

Congrats Julie!! So excited to see where this takes you and your style!

I hope the move goes smoothly and I can't wait to hear more about it.

ps: animated gifs rock!

Virginie ♥

Caitlin said...

good luck and congrats!

Tara said...

woohooo! congrats! so so exciting! can't wait to hear what you'll be doing there! oh and p.s. i totally have that bb dakota coat too and i love it! look adorbs on you :-)

xx,
Tara

www.thewondergirl.com

Morgane said...

how fun ! Good luck on moving. I just came accross your blog, through your wedding pics (i'm getting married next year) and i loved them. Congrats!

Bekah said...

Holy crap, so cool! Welcome to the city! I live in Pittsburgh. Lawrenceville to be specific. Just an FYI, if I happen to run into you I will stop you to say hi. ;)

Style My Way said...

This is wonderful news! I am always excited for people with new adventures! Trust me when I say, you are going to be fine! I moved every 4-6 years through out my childhood. I finally planted roots about 14 years ago, but I always itching to move!!! Best of luck! Can't wait to hear about all the cool places you find in Pittsburg!

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Nicole Demsey said...

Pittsburgh is a great city! I hope you will love it. I've lived here my entire life other than a few years away at college.

Robyn Marie said...

I wish you all the best in your move. Sad we will be losing you from the Boston blogger family!

Unknown said...

Hope you visit Fallingwater and take some rad photos!

Ya no sé qué hacer conmigo said...

Congrats and the best to everything that follows. At least you'll have your love by your side on this new journey.

iris said...

Oh wow, I stopped reading the blog a year or two back, and look what happens! You move to my city! I know it's late, but welcome to Pittsburgh. It's a pretty great place :)

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