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No Foolin’

The weather in Chicago warmed up so fast and suddenly this weekend, that no one knew what to wear. Seriously, it’s this time of year that gets weird, and nothing in your wardrobe seems to make sense anymore. While running errands the last couple of days (basically every task we’ve put off in the last few weeks), we admired the bravery of those that wore tank tops (it wasn’t that warm!), wondered whether or not to layer our jackets, and switched from snow boots to slip-ons. I considered sticking to the comfort of wool scarves and earmuffs, but the 50-degree temperatures had me choosing only one of the two (the scarf – always the scarf).

Because today is supposed to be in the 30s again (boo!), we took advantage of the quick weather warm-up and spent our Sunday afternoon along the lakefront, followed by a celebratory treat of frozen yogurt. Extra chocolate on mine, of course.

Oh, celebratory, because no fools – we also spent our weekend over paperwork and contracts, initialing and signing our way into a new home purchase. It happened so fast! We were surprised, too. We’ve put The (Unreal) One behind us, and we’ve moved on. We’re cautiously optimistic, but we’re also holding our tongues until we’re in the clear – and we’re not there yet. Soon, though.

Please tell us you ate your weight in chocolate bunnies this weekend?

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  • Katrina4.1.13 - 9:12 AM

    I know how you feel! Especially since I’m a chicagoan as well! It feels especially cold this month since I keep thinking back to last year when it was unseasonably warm in March and was 70 degrees. The nearly 60 degree weather was very enjoyable for an Easter weekend though. :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Young4.1.13 - 9:37 AM

    And this isn’t an April Fool’s joke…!!?!?!? I love how the whole post was about the weather and you threw that in there at the end. Eeeeep! Can’t wait to hear all about it :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.1.13 - 9:49 AM

    Katrina, agreed! almost 60 in April? Even for just one day? Yes!

    Amanda, it really isn’t! I’m terrible at practical jokes (Scott says I’m the worst liar ever, so I just don’t even do it…), so it’s the real deal. But there are still many things pending, so we’re staying mostly quiet for now.ReplyCancel

  • blair4.1.13 - 9:53 AM

    these pics are awesome! I’m sad I missed the beautiful weather this weekend! good luck with the new house :)ReplyCancel

  • dervla @ The Curator4.1.13 - 10:52 AM

    ok these pics are so gorgeous! Also, congrats (tentatively) on the house!!! Can’t wait to hear more.ReplyCancel

  • Nina Shim4.1.13 - 11:29 AM

    Beautiful photos as always. Jack attack looks handsome as ever with his cute collar. Fingers crossed on the new home situation. No chocolate bunnies at our house but a healthy dose of peanut butter chocolate ice cream…mmm!ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.1.13 - 11:35 AM

    Thanks, Blair!

    Nina, thank you! Isn’t he the most handsome ever?! And I’d take choc/PB ice cream any day over a chocolate bunny. Good call.ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House4.1.13 - 12:35 PM

    Oh my gosh! I understand staying mostly quiet about it, but good luck! I hope everything works out!!

    Also, your photos are gorgeous (as usual)!ReplyCancel

  • YAY! I hope this time around it goes much smoother for you :) I can’t wait to hear more when the time is right.ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.1.13 - 4:59 PM

    Cait and Heather, thank you! Our fingers and arms and legs and toes are all crossed.ReplyCancel

  • Trude4.1.13 - 6:29 PM

    Love this series of photos! So calming. Fingers crossed for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Liz4.1.13 - 8:09 PM

    Kim, I can’t tell you how happy I am that you guys found the new “One”! Congrats- looking forward to hearing more about it!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia]4.1.13 - 8:11 PM

    I. am. sooooo excited for you! Crossing my fingers, knocking on wood. Can’t wait to hear more.ReplyCancel

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode4.1.13 - 8:32 PM

    Eek!! Fingers are crossed for you guys! I spent the weekend tackling some unfinished projects.ReplyCancel

  • Helen4.2.13 - 1:32 AM

    Paws crossed for this house! Would love to see more photobombs of jack!
    And for the chocolate rabbit..I’m only at the ears… HahaReplyCancel

  • Hannah K4.2.13 - 7:31 AM

    Funny how as soon as you move on, The Real One is there like “Hello, about time you got here!”

    It was beautiful here in Erie, too (it seems like we’re on the same weather schedule as Chicago!) and we made sure to be outside as much as possible! Yesterday was one of those extra-weird weather days: the sun was warm, but the air was cold! It was so hard to dress appropriately!

    PS – love that photo of Jack against the water!ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.2.13 - 8:31 AM

    Thank you, guys!

    Hannah, too funny. “It’s about time!” is right!ReplyCancel

  • Ada (new york)4.2.13 - 8:06 PM

    I’m so ready for SPRING in new york to FEEL like spring … tulips are already blooming, birds r singing (ur cursing), and I still am WEARING my coat (boohoo). Great pics = bring on the Spring warmness!!!ReplyCancel

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci4.2.13 - 11:12 PM

    So excited! Like the rest of your readers… FINGERS CROSSED!ReplyCancel

    • Kim4.3.13 - 9:24 AM

      Thanks, Ada and Staci! Everything on our bodies is crossed that we can pull this through…!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis4.3.13 - 10:54 AM

    Congrats on the potential home purchase!!! I can’t wait to see pictures and future projects. Your blog offers so much inspiration and its fun to vicariously live through home improvement projects with you (being a renter has it’s drawbacks).
    No Easter candy for me, but I did get to enjoy a few days in Morro Bay with my family playing on the beach, looking for sand dollars, and eating the best raw oysters and clam chowder ever.
    Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.3.13 - 11:05 AM

    Alexis, you’re so sweet, thank you! Scott will be extremely jealous of your Easter weekend eats – I’m not a seafood person myself, but he lives for it!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs Limestone4.9.13 - 9:43 AM

    I’m so very behind in here but just wanted to drop a congrats and good luck on your new home. I’m sure it will be amazing.ReplyCancel

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