Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's official--We moved!!

I have been asked several times for pictures of the new house, so this blog is all about my house!  Just so you know the home we moved from was about 950 sq ft.  We had three trailer loads of stuff.  Honestly, I have no idea where everything was in that home!  Even Joe and Deb, our friends who helped transport our stuff, asked, "where did all of this come from?"  I still don't have any idea!! 

So now as I am finally able to hang up stuff, I am discovering a lot of my items from the old home does not match the new house.  As my friend Micah would say, "you know what that means, you have to go SHOPPING!!"  Heck ya!!  However, as usual I will be shopping garage sales and clearance.  Might I add Kirklands always has an amazing clearance sale!! 

So how you porn for your viewing pleasure
Here is our home, now minus the tree...and the bushes have been trimmed!
Welcome!!  I have my little stars hung up for the 4th.  It was a quick fix for myself, the wreath lady.  One of my favorite things of this home is the purple front door!
Here is our little entry way! 
When you step in, this is your first view.  Look how tall the ceilings are!! 
Here is the living room, a look from the boys' rooms.  Notice the cutie on the computer on the couch!
Another view of the living room, this one from the garage and laundry room area.  Please note we do live here, so yeah, there are a few papers etc... sitting around.  But hey, I just moved!!
Another view across.  You can see the doorway to the boys' room. 
Looking from the entry way across the living room.  Doorway by the tv goes to the laundry room and garage!
Looking across the living room from the fireplace. 
Standing in the dining room area looking towards the kitchen.  My WHITE kitchen!!  UGH!
The dining area. 
Looking from dining room to living room.  Notice the white stool, I had to use it to hang up stuff.  And I have to use it reach stuff in my kitchen! 
looking from kitchen into the dining room
to the left of the sink.  That was yummy garlic bread for supper!!
The other side of our kitchen and Lynsie's cookie mess.  She was a doll and was baking cookies!
All the windows have these great shutters on the inside.  The louvers open and then the whole panel opens as well! How cool is that??  No need for curtains!  Although, I miss curtains!  But I am quite happy with the simplicity of them!  And EVERY single window has them!! 
This is bookshelf and picture between the boys' room.  The poster, which is not easy to see, is from Viet Nam.  My dad had a street vender draw it for my grandmother. It is dated 1963. 
Boys'/guest bathroom. 
More of their bathroom.  The starfish was one dad had in our house when I was growing up! I wish I knew the story behind it!
The hallway to my bedroom
My my bedroom of course!
More of my bedroom.  As you can see it is pretty blah in there right now!  Still have a lot to do.
Last picture....I have NO idea what to do with this wall in the living room!

Okay, I still have a lot of work to do, but you get to take a gander of our home!


  1. That a beautiful house... I love the vender drawing of your Dad's.... That cool

    1. I love it too. Says "Happy Mother's Day" with a lady and the word Saigon as well as the artist and date. My grandmother had kept it all these years and my dad brought it home when they went through her stuff. So now I have it. I wanted to him to see I finally hung it up, but sadly he passed away before he was able to come out to our home. I need to find some funky stuff for the bookshelf.

  2. I LOVE it!!! You've gotten a TON done! Your furniture looks so NICE in its new home :D
    I have an idea for that blank wall in the living room. What if you use it to make that collage of family pics? I think you even have some typography that says "family"... right?
    I used to use an old pickle crock as our kitchen trash can when I had it out. Now mine is in a cabinet.. boo. Love all the jars in the kitchen :D
    And the boys bathroom is already done! Is most that new or from the old house?
    Anyway... I just love it. When can I move in??

  3. I had thought about that for the wall just not sure how to do it yet! It is weird how each home has its own personality!

    I thought about your pickle crock when I had to put out my trash can! I NEED a pickle crock!!! I wasn't sure what to do with the that is why they are out. The basket holds our kitchen towels. (I needed the "kitchen towel drawer" for mixing bowls! LOL)

    The boys' bathroom is all new stuff except for shells and black shelves. Those were in my bathroom at the other house. I bought the light house pick for $9 at Kirklands last weekend. I am not sure yet how the boys feel about having a "grown up" bathroom, but I have already warned them their bathroom would be the guest bathroom as well. Lyns' bathroom could be too, but the boys's just seems easier to direct folks to when they are here.

    Come move in with me now!!!!