Sunday, June 8, 2014

moving requires treats

true or false, we are 
moving yet AGAIN.....
crazy to say this is true!

// let me explain //
we've been in a tiny studio
apartment this year in the 
basement of an old charming
building in san francisco.
we've always wanted to live in
a studio and be able to say that
we fit our life into a little box,
but after commuting each day
it was a little hard to come home
to a place where we couldn't spread
out and didn't feel as comfortable.
it also didn't help that our neighbors
smoked, it always had a smoke smell,
and we just weren't loving it but we
were making it work. we also were 
living on the border of a slightly 
more dangerous area, and it was 
starting to wear on me...the car
 break-in, the feeling of needing to be
with chase if i wanted to go running,
etc. we knew we needed a change,
and the right thing came along! one of
our closest family friends knew a
darling couple moving out here
 in need of a place in the city.
chase started helping them look, & 
stumbled upon a beautiful, redone,
2-bedroom apartment in nob hill.
he sent me up there to check it
out, i fell in love with the space
and the light and the hardwood
floors, and we had the idea with 
them to move in together and
split rent! it might sound crazy
but lots of people do it out here
in SF where rent prices are about
3,000 and up per month, which
is crazy! i love this city but i'd 
rather buy plane tickets each 
month! :) so, splitting things in
half makes it way better. not to
mention, more fun! i am so
excited to have roomies -- living
the SF version of "friends" or
"new girl," haha! when else in
our life can we live with another
couple in the best area of the
city and have the best time?
it's perfect for us and we are so 
happy. moving is the PITS, but
in this case very worth it. now
we better be in the place a while
because that was our 5th move in
just 2 years! at least we've experienced
difference places and now really
appreciate this one :) lots more on 
our new roommates to come, 
{who we already love PS...} 
and a tour of the new place to
come once it's put together,
but for now -- a few pictures of
our moving day which consisted 
mostly of the girls picking up
treats and putting together
the kitchen and decorating
while the boys did the heavy
lifting. what can i say, we
have good husbands! we 
stopped by batter bakery on
polk street near our new
place and absolutely fell in
LOVE with it. it was a fun
little outing with becca and 
so so yummy. here are some
of the treats that took our minds
off moving -- always a good idea.
let's focus on treats, not moving!
^^ the blueberry peach cornmeal scone,
so darling and so yummy. all of the 
treats at batter bakery are like rustic
comfort foods that your mom would make,
but kicked up a notch the owner says.
it's so true. they are all the best flavor 
combos and taste so homemade.
 ^^ apricot cranberry granola, mouth is watering!
two of my favorite dried fruits with granola..YUM.
^^ jen is the owner of batter bakery and as you 
can see, she's darling. we have her to thank for 
the good treats she's brought to this city! we also chatted 
with her forever so that we could forget that 
we were in the middle of a stressful move :)
^^ go get the sour cream apricot muffin 
and thank me later. heavenly!
these pretty are they? 
a lot of the flavors change weekly based
on what's fresh at the farmer's market,
which i love. the peach / rhubarb/ pistachio
combos were making my taste buds happy.
^^ hi pretty new roomie!
glad she will come along with
me to good new places to eat!
 ^^ and, can't forget the treats. sooo good. 
just look at them! if you go here, GET THE
CARMELITA. i almost cried while eating
it because it was THAT. GOOD. i promise.
pb chocolate chip is also so fluffy!!!
^^ thanks for the fun visit jen!
 ^^ we rewarded these movers very well :)
now we're moved, and i {barely} caught a
flight to colorado so on the road this week..
but dreaming of these treats + our new place!



  1. Sounds like you guys had a lot going on with the moving and all. My husband and I also live in a small apartment in hopes of saving to make the move to a big and airy home :) can't wait to see the new place! By the way those pastries looked delicious.

    -Rosy A Joyful Kind of Life

  2. Congrats on your new move. I've recently moved to a somewhat better area. You should be excited about coming home and spreading out! Hopefully you feel this way about the new place!

  3. Totally agree that splitting the rent in a perfect area is worth it!! And nothing can compare to feeling safe!! can't wait to see pictures of the new place!!

  4. Glad the move went well, I can't wait to see your new place! Enjoy xo

  5. How exciting! So glad the move went well. :)

  6. I thinking living with another couple is such a good idea, my sister and I have been discussing this too. Congrats on the new place!

    xx Cait

  7. Ummm, I miss the Bay Area a little bit more today as Batter was a fave of mine! I used to order from Good Eggs and then take with us on trips for yummy mid-air snacks. send some to AZ? :-) XOXO

  8. You are a busy lady! Hope all goes well settling into your new place!

  9. You all look wonderful for being in the middle of moving. I won't explain what I look like when I am moving an apartment. Love your shirt! Where is it from? Enjoy all of your adventures!

  10. haven't been to batter! it's going on the (way too long) sf dining list now...


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