The Linville headquarters will soon be changing locations! It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 9 months since I said “I do” and stepped into this place we’ve come to call home. It’s truly been a labor of love turning our apartment into a place of sanctuary, and now it’s time to do that very same thing again! The hubs and I have been bustling through the to-do lists packing, purging, cleaning, and doing those last-minute paint touch-ups. The trip to Home Depot has really tempted me to paint the new place, or at least finish up those furniture re-models I’ve been putting off. That’s the beauty of starting anew. Everything is fresh and plain and just waiting for me to fill it with inspiration and fun. (Kind of reminds me of those “white box challenges” on Design Star) In true nesting fashion, I have been on the lookout for great new items to bring into our new home. I scored big-time at the amazing CB2, the chic and modern branch of Crate &Barrel. Usually I peruse the CB2 website, using the clean modern lines and bold color as inspiration for my decor, but I am way too thrifty to give in to its designer prices. Well this time I was in for a sweet surprise. I found these charming appetizer plates for $.95/pair! The Chinese take-out box print immediately made me smile, remembering our wedding favors. My groom and I cleverly crafted our own wedding soundtrack based on a mix of our favorite tunes (which were featured in our wedding) and wrapped them in brightly colored tissue paper and wrapped them in Chinese take-out boxes. So from ring boxes, to Chinese boxes, to cardboard moving boxes, life keeps surprising me..but in the best of ways.