Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Current Kitchen Views

My favorite room in the house has got to be our kitchen.  I was lucky enough in this house that I got the white kitchen I wanted.  I love the timeless and airy feeling white gives and couldn't be happier.  I know this is a brand new space but there are still lots of things I want to do with it to really make it ours.  

We didn't choose a backsplash when we were building as we saved money in certain places and this was one of them.  I'm happy that we didn't though because I have had way more time to think about it and still think I'm pretty much set on a white subway tile but we'll see.  I love the marble subway tile but think it will compete with our Torquay Cambria Quartz counter tops.  This is the style I'm picturing and again, I'm sure will be the winner.

As you can see there's a lot of white but I love it.  I've also added one touch of the holidays with my garland above the cabinets, I couldn't resist.  We get a lot of light in here as the whole wall to the right is full of windows.  I love natural light.

I love that we have a large island, it's seven feet wide is great!  Our barstools are from the first table we had together in our apartment and work great here until I can find anything else.  The runner is an oldie from Target but works for now.  I have blues and greens in my design plans along with grays and whites so this red/orange mix isn't working for me.  

The teapot and what I'm using as a utensil holder are my favorite pops in our kitchen as of now.  Mackenzie Child if you're interested and you should be haha.

So there you have a sneak peak into our kitchen.  Things will change, paint color, backsplash, pendant lights, bar stools, new rugs....I'm excited for these changes as they will really make the space ours.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

From where I sit

We've been in the house for two weeks now and are settling in nicely.  Things are coming along and as some find it hard to believe we had the house all unpacked within 3 days of moving in.  The basement has a couple of boxes but they are filled with things that belong in the basement so for the moment they remain.  We will tackle organizing down there a different day.  For now, we are enjoying our space and already starting our project list of things to make this house our home.

We plan to build some shelves in the garage this weekend for some much needed storage.  The hubby planned out a great drawing and everything and went over it with my dad.  Picking up the wood needed and tackling this project Saturday.  Did I mention how amazingly convenient it is to have a contractor for a dad?!  As for the inside, I'm still having fun trying to figure out where I want certain decor and what I need...we most definitely need a couple area rugs and that has been hard to find.  Everything online seems so expensive and everything in my usual stores is too small.  We have a few more places we would like to go and look and hopefully we'll get at least one for now, maybe we'll get lucky and score two, we'll see...

My current view isn't a bad one on this gloomy rainy day.  A little peak inside our living room...


Monday, November 16, 2015

Settling in

We've been in the house for 10 days now and it's great to have our own space again.  I'm absolutely in love with our kitchen, my favorite part of the house.  Everything is put away and surprisingly organized which is a huge stress reliever for me.  It's really coming along and there are so many ideas in my head for things to add to make this house a home and one that is ours.  Thoughts of shiplap, shelving, ideas for the laundry room, the master closet....lots of ideas and those are like I said just a few...

Living in a home takes time and you get to make it what you want but I unfortunately don't have a money tree, I'm looking into it ::insert wink face here::

We were lucky to have the help of our parents to get things put away and to help push me to get it done.  I like to put things away where I want them and how I want them, not just shoved in some cabinet so they are out of the way now.  I know that if I did that they would stay that way forever so I refused.  It took a few days but our house no longer looks like a disaster zone and more of a home.  I'm hoping that in the next couple weeks I'll get even more settled as I want to add some of our pictures and art to the walls.  Thank God for command picture hanging strips, I love them!  

Here was the disaster zone which has come a long way...

Like I said, luckily, we no longer have a house full of boxes and each thing you own individually wrapped.  I'm not kidding when I say, think of your stuff and having each thing being wrapped up in lots and lots of packing paper.  My hands hurt from pulling the paper over and over again.  It all paid off though and now my kitchen cabinets look like this goodness...

More to come..


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

We got the keys!

I'm so happy to say we finally got the keys to our house.  We are all set and ready to go.  I feel like a kid again leaving home for the first time after being back at my parents for the past (almost) 8 months.  I know this time we are only moving minutes away but it's still a bittersweet feeling.  I'll never have a reason to stay at my parents house again since we live close and it's just strange.  I'm going to miss cuddling on weekend mornings with the pup, he would always come up to sleep with me until I was up.  I'm hoping he'll be happy coming to visit me at our new house, he gets a little anxious when he's not home.  All in all though, we are excited and blessed to finally be moving into this amazing house we'll get to call home.