Sunday, October 6, 2013

We Moved

I'm going to have to update my "About Me" section.  Long gone are the days of bragging how we've fit our family of 4 into a 600 square foot home.   We are now the proud owners of a much larger, family friendly space - A home with more square feet, more closets and more yard.

Don't get me wrong, I loved that house.   I will always love that house.   It's where me and my husband first lived together, it's where I was proposed to.   We adopted our first pet, got married and had our beautiful boy while living in that house.  It was amazing- I mean, just look at those windows!!

For all the items the old house lacked for our growing family, the new one hits almost every mark.
  • Closets, lots and lots of closets (we had shared 1 closet for the 3 of us)
  • A yard so big, Daisy has a section we refer to as her dog park
  • 3 bed/2 bath...yes you can now come visit AND stay with us. 
  • a garage that can easily handle the "shop"
  • Safe, quiet streets (aside from the much better schools, this was the number 1 reason for the move)
  • good schools
  • Front porch
  • Original charm - ok, our last house had a lot of this as well and it was very important to find another with the same good feeling.  

Our new home was built in 1957 and we purchased it from the original owners who took excellent care of their house.   We've got many of the original features still intact (some good, some bad)

The Good
  • unpainted wood trim
  • hardwood floors that had been covered with carpet, so are still in excellent condition
  • original tile counters in the hall bathroom and kitchen
  • pocket doors and built-in shelves
The Bad
  • Wallpaper over wallpaper over wallpaper
  • Old plumbing
  • Old electric
  • Old windows
We've got our work cut out for us but couldn't be happier.   Right now we are living in a sea of boxes (just moved last week) and I don't have many pictures to share.  

The back yard actually extends back past where you see that first fence, to almost double the size.

The kitchen has the original tiles, the original cabinets and some not so original laminate flooring, fluorescent lighting, off white appliances and an awkwardly placed dishwasher.  (This is the listing photo, the items on the wall are not ours.)   It's huge.

The hall bath- check out those tiles. Swoon! (Handicap bars have already been taken down and blue walls repainted a crisper white.)

Because I know you are dying to see that wallpaper, this is a shot I took to share a find of the day (the awesome rocking horse!)  You can see the wallpaper in the background.   It looks much better in this photo than in real life.   Trust. 

That's what I have been up to for the past few months.  If you ever want to test the strength of your marriage (we survived!)  sell, buy and pack up a house, with a newborn.  I hope I never have to move again.


  1. Congrats! You'll have such fun making the new house your home. I'm really diggin' your bathroom!

  2. How exciting! It looks like mid century heaven!! And the wallpaper, I'm actually a wallpaper moderation. I think it can ad some real charm to a space, if it's the right print and amount of it.


  3. Oh wow! Beautiful home, that bathroom is to die for!