Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I have a good reason....

for not posting more lately.  The job is still weighing me down but we've also been looking at places to buy.  Its just the right time for us.  We owned up until a few years ago and then between job changes and my parents moving to Canada for a couple of years - we've been renting.  Its an odd situation but it worked for all of us.

And now its time to move on and buy again.

We found the cutest place just perfect for our little family of 3.  (Our last house was 3000 sq ft.  I had plans on filling it with 2-3 kids but life had other plans for us.) We found the community just a few miles south of where we are now so we're still close to my parents and grandparents.

We're officially in escrow and it feels good to know our belongings will  be out of storage soon.  The place is perfect.  The colors go perfectly with what we already own.  I'm just going to throw in some accent colors here and there.

Of course, I've been looking at Pinterest and pinning things I want to do.

The most important part?  I still have a hidey-hole to craft in.  I have the perfect plan for my new space but I need to downsize some.  Since I don't craft as often, I'm perfectly okay with that.  I sold off all of my punches and half of my washi tape last week.  I'm going through paper now and trying to decide what I can and cannot live without.

I'm also deciding which furniture will make the move into the space as well.  Its going to be interesting but I'm excited to finally get a permanent space.

Here are some pictures of the place:

The entry.  Stairs head up to main living area.

 At the top of the stairs you go straight for the living room/kitchen or turn around to get into my scrap area.  Its about 10x10.  Nothing fancy.
 Looking back at the entry and the scrap space.

 The kitchen.

And this is the scrap space.  Its a lot bigger than the pictures make it out to be.  Once I get the furniture in there its going to be cozy and perfect.

And some of the furniture for my room:

I have one of these:

And a Alex/Linmonn desk from Ikea (I currently have one set of drawers.  I will be purchasing a second set for the opposite side).  I have the white desktop and the longest one which is I think 72 inches.

And a 2x2 Expedite

Along the long wall will be a 2x4 Expedite and a white kitchen hutch that I don't want to get rid of but have no other place to put it.

I am very excited to get escrow over with and move in.  Since I have some time I'm buying slowly.  A rug here.  A pillow there.  The floors are a grey color and the walls are a grey/brown color.  I love the neutrals.  The kitchen is white/black granite so I'm sticking with our greys/whites and throwing in teal as the accent color.

Ikea is my new best friend right now and I've made several trips just to price and size things.


  1. It's beautiful! Good luck with the move!

  2. Woo-hoo...looks like a great place for your scrapbooking setup...and so close to all the action too.

  3. Congrats! Can't wait to see how you fill up your scrapbooking space. :)

  4. Congrats! I LOVE that kitchen :)