Saturday, August 27, 2011

College move in day & a feature!!!

Happy Saturday friends!!!....What a week....had to leave the beach house to bring my daughter to college, but then hubby had to head right back to batten down the hatches before the mandatory evacuation of the island that our house sits on....ugh!!!...I will fill you in on any damage after we are allowed to return....but, in the mean time, we brought our oldest to college about bittersweet....we are so very proud of her and know that she is ready for this change...but oh how sad when you leave at the end of the day....especially when your 6 year old daughter is completely distraught!...for about 45 minutes of the car ride home.....heartbreaking!!!...

On a happy note, I came home to a find out that one of my posts was featured on:  Coastal Charm

A big THANK YOU to brought a smile to my sad face last night....
please go on over and visit her beautiful blog!!!

I thought I would share some pics of the move in.....and some before and afters of her dorm room...still need a few things for the walls, but wow are those rooms small....

just about to leave for freshman year in college....

packing light....haha

me and my oldest baby.....

And here we are...her new are we going to fit all that stuff in half of this room??


getting started...they probably are not going to like this

that's better!!!...needs a window treatment...

Hope lots of studying gets done in this space!!!

Her roommates mom brought these cute curtains for the closets...good thinking!!

getting ready for goodbye... 


proud daddy

Not bad for a couple of hours and not knowing what we had to work with....
we will get a few more things for the walls...or she will hang up tacky posters now that she is on her own and won't get my opinion...haha

Sooo, I wish all of you a safe and happy weekend...good luck to all of my blog friends in Irene's back next week with updates from the beach!!!!

xo, Mariaelena


  1. My oldest starts at a local community college this Monday. I can handle that very well since he will still be at home. Two more years and then I will be moving one out. UGGG is right!

    Blessings to you today.

  2. What a special mom you are! I love how you two decorated her dorm room! Your girls are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, you really made me smile! Blessings- Carrie

  3. You and your daughters are beautiful girls and so loving, I can see that. I love how you fixed her dorm, it's cute! I'm sure you're a little sad to lieve you sweet big girl at school. Have a nice and ssfe weekend. FABBY

  4. So glad your daughter is settled in her new home! It reminds me of when I went with my future in laws to take my hubby to college two hours away from us. Here is hoping that Irene did not cause to much damage for you and your home! We have been thru two hurricanes in the last 6 years and Gustav for us was the worst. We will never stay around for a Cat 3 ever again.
    I was looking thru your blog and noticed you like to Treasure Hunt as well! I would love to have you join us for Treasure Hunt Thursday some time!
    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and thanx for stopping by earlier!