Monday, January 14, 2013

Getting Settled

About a month ago, I arrived at my new home in SAN DIEGO! The next few days were full of tons of excitement as well as tons of coordinating, unpacking, errand-running, etc. As many of you know, my dad helped me make the cross country drive and was able to stay throughout the weekend to help me start to get settled in. Isn't he a nice man?

Luckily, we did have a little time to explore before he had to fly back to the East Coast. Here's a little of what we did:




+Obviously, an In-N-Out trip had to be made while dad was in town.
You should be proud of me. It is still THE only time I've been since I moved here :)
P.S. How cute is that wrapper?



After making a Target run [where that snazzy palm picture was taken] I rushed home to get this TURQUOISE Brita filter set up. If only you had seen my excitement when I saw the turquoise filter on the shelves...




And that, my friends, is the majority of my belongings that got shipped out to me thanks to ABF! The joys of being a single gal!

No shame in some of my DVD collection. Yes, I do have two copies of Season One of The Hills. So?





Ocean Beach, on a cloudy day, is still such a fun place to go to.
When my brother used to live in SD, he sent us a picture at Christmastime of that same tree, all decorated with beach balls :)

We were headed for fish tacos at a place in OB called South Beach Bar & Grille but they were closed for renovations. Thanks to Yelp, I found a place on the other side of the street that not only had rave reviews, but also made it onto The Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

It was so amazing that it actually deserves its own post so you'll have to wait for that!

After our nice break at the beach, we headed back to my house to get things situated, went out to grab some coffee/milk tea, and then unpacked some more before finally crashing early.
The following day was full of more fun errands!




If you couldn't tell by looking at the furniture or the Swedish meal [free with purchases of $100 or more!] then I'm sure the last picture will tell you that I spent a fun afternoon at Ikea!
I can't believe that even the Ikea here is gorgeous! Look at those palms :)

I honestly don't know what I would do without my dad. He was such a huge help and his company was wonderful to have!
I wish we could have had more time to do some sight-seeing before he left but he's already told me he can't wait to come back to sunny San Diego for another visit!

I dropped him off at the airport on the Monday morning after arriving in SD with a long list of things still to do and places to see. The adventure was only just beginning...

15 comments:

Jenn said...

Mmmm I haven't had In and Out burger in forever but it was SOOOO good.
I also am in love with IKEA. Best place ever!

SHAYNA said...

I would so buy the Brita filter b/c it being turquoise! HAHA!

{[Jessica]} said...

GIRL YOU LIVE RIGHT BY ME!! I am more north county but my best friend lives in downtown... I think a blate is needed!! How are you liking San Diego?? ahhh this just made my Monday that much better

Carolyn R said...

I love that you had all this special time with your dad! And that you're loving it in Cali!! :)

Tyler said...

Yay for Mary-Kate and Ashley! I have those movies too ;) I'm glad you're loving Cali, and In n Out is sooo good!

Denise said...

I love San Diego and I'm quite jealous that you get to live there. I'll be visiting SD in June though :)

delcers said...

I live in San Diego too! Glad you are enjoying it here :) Love the video collection!

Cara-Mia said...

I'm so sad I missed that cute Christmas tree! My husband and I end up in OB a lot because one of his friends lives there!

Kristine said...

Sounds like things are going so good for you! Love that you are loving Cali so far :) When I finally decide to come down to Cali (hopefully in the near future), I am making a pit stop in San Diego to visit you, woman! :)

Kristin said...

Looks like SD is treating you well!!

Leanna Vera said...

I'm glad you're starting to get settled! It's fun that you got to try a restaurant from Drive Ins, Diners, and Dives. I always love trying places that have been featured on the Food Network!

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

The fact that you have multiple seasons of FULL HOUSE means that we were meant to be life-long buddies. I loved that show, man those were the days! TGIF .... I'd wait all week for Friday nights!!!! Seriously, you rocked my socks with this post. Glad to see you're settling in to your new place. I've been to IKEA just a few times in my life and each time I felt like I needed to wear a GPS around my wrist in case I got inside and couldn't find my way out. I even told my husband, "If I'm not home by 5 o'clock, I'm lost inside that building. Call 9-1-1." hahahaha

Big hugs,
Nicole @ Three 31
http://nicoleandkevin.wordpress.com/

Lakisha Zimmerer said...

That was really caring of your dad to help you out with the move. :) Oftentimes, more than the manpower, knowing you have a good support system is appreciated to a higher degree. Anyhow, Chelsea, when are you going to give us a tour of your place? The glimpse you've given in your later post only got me more curious about it. ;P I understand your privacy concern though. :) -->Lakisha

Gregoria Loth said...

You have a nice and loving dad. I hope my dad was still with me when I moved to my new home. I think it will be a lot of fun touring people in the house that I bought with my own savings. I bet he’s proud of me! Well, unpacking your stuff needs a lot of effort and I bet you have been thinking of the interior design that you’ll incorporate with your place. How are you now? Did you post a house tour?

Gregoria Loth

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