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My New Home

But first, breakfast:

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Warm and delicious Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal.

On a whim, I made my boatmeal with coconut butter as the fat source. As it turns out, coconut butter pairs really well with pumpkin. Not that I expected any different; coconut butter pairs really well with everything!

And this single-serving recipe never fails me.

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I also ate the last of my samples of Vegan Greek Yogurt.

Then, after breakfast, it was time to meet a friend… and move into our new place!!

That’s my big news. (See? I told you it was something that was a huge deal to me, but that y’all probably wouldn’t care about. Your guesses about me running away with my blind date were much more interesting!)

We spent Thursday, Friday, and some of Saturday moving furniture, unpacking boxes, and organizing everything. The actual process of moving is never any fun, and I’m definitely not a stranger to it.

As a child, my parents bounced me all over the world: London, Tokyo, Philadelphia, Manila, Shanghai, and Dallas. And the bouncing didn’t stop when I got out on my own, moving first to a dorm in freshman year of college. When I transferred to SMU, a friend and I found an apartment together. Junior year, I moved to a single apartment after my friend graduated, and it was an adorable little place. But I arrived home one day to find a note taped to the door that said: “Move out, because we are demolishing your apartment to make room for the George Bush Library.”

Ugh.

So I got another apartment, with a roommate. And then, tired of all the moving, I moved back in with my parents for senior year. Living at home was awesome. It was free, familiar, and I got to see the people (and puppies!) I most love in the world. However, it’s just too easy to pretend you’re still a kid when you live at home. I was ready to get out on my own again and be independent.

Question of the Day:

If you don’t live with your parents, when did you move away from home?

Or when do you think you will leave home? Although I’ve lived on my own before, this is the first time I’ll truly be independent; paying my own rent and bills.

P.S. Can someone quickly go “like” my Facebook page?

I’d be so grateful… I know it sounds ridiculous, but I’m superstitious and am scared of 6666s! 😕

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Published on October 23, 2011

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  1. Rebecca says

    Congrats on your new place! I lived away from home my sophmore through senior year and then moved back to my college town 3 months later. I do miss being home, but there’s nothing quite like living on your own.

  2. Liz says

    Congratulations on the new apartment! You have lived in a lot of different places!

    I’m still living with my parents, but Mike moved in with us a year ago and we are working on getting our own place now. I’ve never lived completely by myself (other than while house sitting for a week or two).

  3. Annie Semlak says

    Katie,

    I think you should try and come up with a version of York peppermint patty’s (or pearsons chocolate mint patty)! I have been craving them like crazy and I want to find out how to make my own! Also, a form of lemon bar would be really fun to see (even if it has NOTHING to do with chocolate)… 🙂 Just some ideas, although I am certain you get tons already

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hi Annie!

      I have a recipe I haven’t posted yet… If you try them, do let me know how they turn out!

      YORKS:

      filling:

      2 T coconut butter
      1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract
      1 1/2 tsp agave
      2 tsp water
      coating:

      2 T coconut oil (unrefined)
      1/4c cocoa powder
      2 tsp water
      2 T agave

      I used candy molds, but you could use cupcake liners if you’d prefer. Just scoop 1/2 the coating in each, then all the filling, then top with more coating. Freeze. 🙂

  4. Amanda B says

    I just bought my first place ever. I lived with my mother until then and I am 29. I had my own apartments when I went away for college and then lived back home until I had enough money for my own place.
    I love living on my own, minus the fact that there is a lot of work to be done on the place, but I had to get out of my mom’s before I was 30, even at 29 it had been way too long.

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