Sunday, October 11, 2015

We're moving!

I've been so quiet on the blog lately because we found a house last week, put in an offer and got the accepted offer on Saturday the 3rd! We passed the inspection on Tuesday night and have been cleaning out our house every night and weekend since we know the move is now real. We are supposed to close a month from today!

Here are a few interior photos of the new house. I love the current owners' style. Friends and family who know me well also commented that it's very me when they saw the photographs.

The kitchen of my dreams! I initially wanted white cabinets, but figured they might be hard to find. Maple was the next best thing. Anything but oak. I am not a fan of the 90's houses with oak trim and cabinets. I'm just happy we don't need to makeover a kitchen because I love everything about this one.
Breakfast nook looking into the dining room.
Living room. This room will be hard to arrange, but I love the fireplace, rounded doorway and the many windows making it bright during the day.
We're moving to a new side of town, which I am ecstatic about since I'm not in love with where we live now. My commute will be about the same amount of time, but more mileage and all freeway. Craig's commute is drastically reduced, which I am happy about. I'm really looking forward to living near lakes, parks with nice hiking trails and our subdivision is right off of a biking trail that hooks up with a bigger trail that offers gorgeous views and hills. A local health market is nearby too, so that'll be cool to shop at!

I'm also looking forward to buying all new furniture and accessories. We've been living with hand me downs for years in anticipation of this move and now that it's here, it's so much fun to shop in furniture stores and in Target's home section and see things that match my/our style! I definitely skew a little more modern/contemporary and less traditional in nature. At least I know what I like when I see it! It's kind of nice to move right before winter because I'll have time to shop for things and spend time indoors styling the new house.
I might be a bit quiet on the blog again since cleaning and moving is a big priority in the next month, but I'll try to pop in here and there.

For those of you who have moved recently--any tips? I have a recommendation for anyone moving or thinking about it soon--listen to the "Things" Invisible Office Hours podcast. It feels good to purge and donate!


  1. This is so exciting! And I know how you feel about oak cabinetry--just feels dated now (would fit right in with your pre-Lisa family picture.) Looks like you already have granite too!

  2. Awesome news, congratulations! Your new house looks great! My #1 tip is to hire movers, which I think is totally worth the expense. Although if you're buying all new furniture, it might be ok to do it on your own. My second tip is to expect some weirdness in your cats. Ours were freaked out for about a month, doing uncharacteristic things like hiding under beds. Of course, I'm sure the 3-day car ride didn't help matters :)