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The Big News: I’m Moving!

by Kate Franco on October 14, 2010 · 22 comments

Some of you mentioned how, um, cryptic some of my little lessons have been. {@heysuburban, I’m lookin’ at you!} For the last month or so I have be struggling with a decision, and now it’s official: I’m moving!

It was such big decision because I am comfortable in my current life. I’m not really into the whole change thing, and so to willingly change my comfortable life seems like maybe more than I could deal with. In the end, I realized that it is going to improve my quality of life, even if there are some obstacles that seem challenging.


  • HUGE beautiful space
  • HUGE closet and decent size bedroom {i.e. I wouldn’t have to get rid of a ton of stuff because the available space is so large. Closet is big enough for all my stuff. So key.}
  • Sun room that I can use for sewing {!!!}
  • Fun roomies
  • Cuts my living expenses by 50% {you read that right. just call me sugar mama kate}
  • Close to public transport, walgreens, safeway, etc.


  • Not centrally located {means a longer commute & that I’m less likely to meet people out after work, since getting home will be a pain}
  • I haven’t lived with roommates in almost 3 years. {BIG change, there. Kind of step back in terms of life?}
  • Crohn’s. Enough said.

So, in the end, I am giving up my independent lifestyle and cute studio for roommates {including a sweet little dog named Andie} and a better quality of life. {Hello, new wardrobe and a trip to Paris! I see you in my future.}

Where am I moving, you ask? To a lovely flat in the Mission District of SF. Will I become a hipster, you wonder? The answer to that friends, is no. I will be living with the lovely Logan & Lindsey and enjoying ample space, sunlight, and my new zigzag rug. {yes! it finally came!} Plus, you know how I like re-decorating.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Logan October 14, 2010 at 10:28 am

Hooray! And I WILL be calling you sugar mama kate!


Alli (One Pearl Button) October 14, 2010 at 10:32 am

Congrats – that is big news!! Be sure to share photos of your new space!


Andrew Machado October 14, 2010 at 11:02 am

Welcome to the Mission its solid. I’m at 7th and Mission.



Lindsay October 14, 2010 at 11:31 am

Yay Katherine! Here’s to more shopping due to more expendable income!


Kristen October 14, 2010 at 11:37 am

You forgot one con… not living 5 blocks away from me anymore :(. But happy you’re making a change, Logan and Lindsey are 2 lucky girls!


Kate October 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm

huge con. will we have to video chat instead?


ani October 14, 2010 at 11:51 am

good for you, kate! the mission will be so fun. my roomies and i almost moved there before we found our new place in NB. you didn’t mention that they had a puppy. i’m pretty sure that would make up my mind IMMEDIATELY. let me know if you need any help moving 🙂


Jaime @ La vie...J'aime October 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

Congrats on the move!!

Yes, please do send me along some recipes! laviejaime {at}



kristin October 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm


And it’s not THAT far from everything! Trust me on this. The BART ride will take you, like, five minutes to get downtown.


Alycia (Crowley Party) October 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm

How exciting! I might be moving to San Fran next summer 🙂 we shall see!


Kate October 15, 2010 at 8:29 am

Alycia — highly highly recommend! Hope to see you out here!


Kim October 15, 2010 at 5:51 am

That is super exciting Kate! ya!!
I will totally come to your hood for happy hour!
Let me know if you need help moving. I’m a super super good box packer!


Kate October 15, 2010 at 6:48 am

maybe we’ll have a box packing party! (ani, that goes for you too!)


Beth October 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

Eat a burrito or 2 for those of us back East – the land of “where did all the delicious, cheap, giant burritos go?”


Liz October 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

“Will I become a hipster?” Haha you’re too funny.

I don’t consider myself a hipster but I do love sitting in Dolores Park. I’m in Sacramento only an hour-ish away; we should hang out 🙂


Molly - Vivi Dot October 15, 2010 at 9:07 am

Very exciting! Congrats! I lived in the Mission for a little over a year and it was amazing. Lot’s of energy and SUN!


Lindsey October 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

Holla on time at Sugar Mama Kate!


Lindsey October 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

oops…Holla ONE time


shawni marie October 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Super exciting news! Is it okay that I totally just fell in love with your blog? Congrats on the new space. I too lived alone, but traded in my tiny little apartment for a beautiful house with two roommates. It’s worth it until I can afford to buy my own home <33

Love love

Let's be friends!


Kate October 15, 2010 at 6:55 pm

yay! love your blog, too — already printed out that meatball recipe PLUS I think I’m gonna do this fall fashion deal. 🙂


Suburban Sweetheart October 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Haha, thanks for the shoutout. 😉 THIS IS SO EXCITING! Sounds like you’re making a good choice. Can’t wait to read more about it.


Holly November 6, 2010 at 5:48 am

That’s so awesome–sounds like you made the right choice! Please document the decorating–can’t wait to get some good tips from you Miss Kate!


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