January 2017 in Review
January 29, 2017
Raspberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal
February 13, 2017

Happenings 2.7.17

WOW. What a week! Three words: MOVING IS STRESSFUL. Thanks to my amazing parents and about 90 hours of combined work (and a few bottles of bubbly and a lot of chocolate), we are moved in and 100% settled! A week ago today, my mom flew in to help us (and my dad on Thursday), and a week later all of our boxes are gone, every drawer is labeled, and every dish is washed and put away. Oh the difference a week can make!

This is the first time in about a year that I finally feel like I’m home. I don’t think we’re going anywhere anytime soon (I sure hope not!) and I can’t wait to settle into a routine here. I already LOVE our neighborhood and people have been so warm and welcoming.

Ever since we found out we’d be moving in winter, my goal was to be completely moved in by the Super Bowl kickoff. Well, we did just that (with about 3 minutes to spare!). I can’t wait to share photos of our space and details about how we repurposed every single thing from our previous home(s)!

We had a few friends over and had a popcorn bar, grilled cheese bar, and I made my first ever funfetti layer cake from scratch! I needed to break in the oven somehow!

In other exciting news, I’ve been asked to donate my bone marrow to a toddler later this spring. I’m a perfect match and we just have to wait until doctors give the child the okay to receive it. I’ll have a full-day physical about three weeks prior to the donation, and my mom will fly in to take care of me for the week after the actual donation procedure takes place. I’ll share more about it later, but in the meantime, y’all GO SIGN UP! You might be able to save a life 🙂

And lastly, thank you to my mom and dad. My life wouldn’t be the same without you in it! CHEERS to you both!



  1. Rosemary says:

    Thank for your donation of your bone marrow. I am a Transplant nurse. The life you are saving will forever be thankful. Your gift brings attention to this much needed service. I would love for you to post on your experience after the fact to let others know it isn’t too bad, if you feel up to it. Thank you and God bless you. Rosemary

    • Hilari Williams says:

      Hi Rosemary! The work you do is incredible, and I imagine a very thankless job. So, thank you, for all you do to better the lives of others. I will absolutely post about my experience after the fact – no matter how bad it would be, I can’t imagine NOT helping save a life. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! Thank you for following along 🙂 Love, Hilari

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