Friday, September 24, 2010

come on in.

Welcome to our house!  I have promised a lot of people pictures, so here's your virtual tour. So far, we love our home, and live in a wonderful neighborhood with the most amazing neighbors I could have ever imagined!

During our married lives, we've gone from our first place which was 400 square feet for 1.5 years, to a basement apartment for 1 year, to a stinky apartment for 6 months, to a wonderful apartment for 1.5 years, to my parent's attic for 2 years. We are beyond thrilled to be living in our first real house together after 7 years of marriage! We are so grateful for what we found, and have so many fond memories and moments to look forward to while living here. We have a long way to go until we're settled in!

All these pictures were taken about 2 weeks after we moved in.  I didn't clean my house the morning I took these pictures, so its very messy!  You get to see us at our worst.  But this should motivate me to get on the ball and post some "after" pictures.

Here is our front porch/driveway.  There were so many gorgeous plants when we first arrived.
A view of the front.  Our house is a grayish-blue. 
This is the basic view when you come in.  A closet, hallway leading to the eating area, an office to the left and the stairwell to the right.
The office.  I can't wait to post some updated pics, it looks much better now.  We're going for a black & white theme in this room with turquoise accents.

I can't believe I'm posting this picture! How embarrassing. But hey, its real life here.

The playroom (supposed to be the dining room).  
A view into the playroom from the kitchen.
The kitchen.  
The eating area.
A view into our family room.
A view of our backyard and deck, one of my favorite parts of this house!
The garage, right off the family room.
The dungeon.  This is where the laundry, food storage, and crafting area will be. 
Now we're upstairs.  This is baby brother's room.  I'd love to decorate it in a cowboy theme.
The girls room.  I can't wait to get started decorating!
The guest room.  We love to have visitors!
The upstairs bathroom.
Master bedroom- needs a lot of work!!
Master bathroom.
Master closet/toilet.
Random corner.

Hopefully more updated pictures to come soon!


  1. Love the house tour! I wish I could be there to help, there is nothing better then decorating a new space! Seriously. Love your ideas so far. Westons theme is adorable, in fact I spied a super cute vintage cowboy print at JoAnns and Hobby Lobby that I tried unsuccessfully to push on Harper. Love the Orange and white for the playroom too. (plus LOVE that you turned it into a playroom, who needs a formal dining room?) My vote for the kitchen is paint the cabinets! Cheapest upgrade you can do. In our house, we chose an antique white for ours, that would look fab with the faux painting you want to keep. Just an idea. I have a billion and twelve inspiration photos I could send you, just waiting to be used up! So excited to see what you come up with.

  2. Yes, add us!

    I like your pics as well!! Wish you could have taken prom pics for me!! ; )

  3. Cute house Rach! Sounds like you have lots of fun things planned! Before you go into refinishing your cabinets you should shoot Jeff an email. He has seen some horrible refinishings on cabinets and may be able to give you some tips. His email is jeff at cabinetsbybuz dot com. Good luck with the house!

  4. Very beautiful house! I love it! I also think that a sunflower or bright sunshine yellow would be beautiful in that kitchen! It's always been a favorite color of mine for kitchens too.

  5. Nice tour. Its so great that you have such a nice, roomy house. I'm happy for you! I might be old and wrinkly before I'm out of the townhouse/apartment stage!

  6. I hadn't been to your blog in forever (or anyone's for that matter)! Loved getting caught up. Love your house, and your awesome sewing skills and Halloween fun!! What was your little boy for Halloween? We are awaiting the arrival of #2 in a couple of weeks!


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