Monday, September 29, 2014

Settled in Downtown

Ashley and I moved last week into our new studio apartment in Downtown Austin. As I mentioned in my first post, this has always been a dream of mine and I am so excited to cross it off my list.

Moving day was pretty crazy. We spent the Friday evening before putting the finishing touches on some excellent packing if I do say so myself. It is amazing how much easier moving is when you have a plan. The six weeks before we moved we were packing things everyday. We sold some things we could not take. We donated a lot of clothes (because we have a really small closet, and donating is fun!).

When our Saturday move finally came we were ready! We woke up early and went to pick up the moving truck. We used Budget Truck Rental, which was the cheapest one I could find. It cost us about $50 to rent a 16 foot truck (way bigger than we needed) for 24 hours. We drove less than 30 miles so the mileage charge was low. We packed the truck, with the help of our friend, Shane in less than an hour and a half. Then we headed to our new place, The Whitley on 3rd and Brazos. Moving in was a breeze because we had access to a loading dock and a freight elevator. We had all of our stuff moved in by 12:15PM.

After a quick move-out and move-in. It looks like we
have a lot of stuff.
The view from our balcony.
After that we started unpacking and arranging things. At first, we were really nervous about the size of the studio apartment. How would we make this work? It looked like we had so much stuff! But once we unpacked, we saw that we actually has a lot more space then expected. (Stay tuned for pictures of our new place all set up.)

The next day we got to experience our amazing pool and grill area. It felt like we are on vacation at a resort. We closed our second night out by walking around Downtown Austin. We were hungry for some kind of dessert. After walking a bit we came across a little coffee shop and bar called Halcyon. We saw that they had S'mores on their menu that you made yourself. We knew we had to try these and we weren't disappointed. Imagine a small fire at your table inside a coffee shop, roasting marshmallows and making S'mores. I mean how awesome is that?

It was the perfect way to end a busy first weekend in Downtown Austin. We have been there for over a week now and it has been nothing short of amazing. We are so happy with our decision and look forward to sharing more of our experiences with you.

Make your own S'mores at Halcyon on 4th and Lavaca. I
highly recommend trying these


  1. Such a gorgeous view! Congratulations to you guys!

  2. Y'all are livin' the dream! Slightly (or more) jealous of your view. Glad your move was so easy. Love tableside s'mores at Halcyon. Always a fun suggestion for our of town friends. Let's do game night soon!

    1. We were kinda bummed about that column blocking some of our view our the window... but we have a large balcony that makes up for it!