We’re in!

Hello friends (and family) ;-)!  The huge delay in posting on the blog means…… we have moved in!  Yay!  Time to unpack!  Boo!  Actually, very excited to unpack FINALLY after having much of our “stuff” boxed up for the six months we were in a rental house.  The delay is also due to the fact that we do not have internet or tv at our new house-we have been in for over 10 days.  10 days no tv/internet + 4 males in the house (2 teenagers) = 5 Unhappy Campers.  Oh well, we sure have been knocking the projects off the list each evening without internet or tv to distract us ;-).  #silverlining

I have a few really dark and unimpressive pictures for you.  Sorry, I haven’t been home much during the daylight hours since we moved to get some well-lit pics but promise to do that this weekend.  For now, here are a few of the kitchen.
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Yes, those are sticky notes on the cabinet doors ;-).  My awesome mom and sister helped us move in and set up my kitchen for me.  I quickly jotted down the desired contents of each cabinet/drawer on a sticky note and placed them so they could unpack away while I was directing traffic elsewhere.  #movingischaos  #neveragain  Also, our plumber still has a few faucets to install and the kitchen island faucet is one of them.  For now, we have a faucet in a box sitting on our island.  I hope the kids don’t get used to using the big sink to make their lemonaide because the sink directly in front of the refrigerator is for that purpose ;-)!  It will also be handy for filling the coffee pot in the morning (our microwave, toaster and coffee pot are behind those two large pocket doors to the right of the fridge–breakfast central!).  img_20161201_212709I was a bit disappointed that the open shelving was installed so high above the counter top.  However, if we were going to fix or change anything, that is totally the easiest thing to fix as my husband can shift those down about 12″ or so by just drilling new holes for the brackets and then I will fix the old bracket holes–not very labor intensive.  My hope for the bottom shelf of the open shelves was for everyday dishes and glasses and in real life it is working out great other than the fact that it is hard for our youngest to reach.  We’ll get that situation rectified very soon–right after we get tv & internet installed,  bathroom mirrors hung, closets organized and boxes in the basement organized…..  Hmmmm, maybe that won’t happen so soon after all ;-).

Our youngest couldn’t wait to try out our new stove so here he is on Monday morning–day #2 in the new house–making himself eggs and ham for breakfast before school!  Notice the boxes of wine on the far left because, hello, priorities ;-)–we need to relieve the stress somehow–we just moved, people!img_20161128_071234

Here is a dark and blurry picture of our master bathroom sink cabinet I quickly snapped this morning with mirrors propped against the wall.  I am not 100% sure about whether or not I am painting the frames and wanted to decide before we hung them.  I got the mirrors at a hotel resale store in Michigan–actually my parents picked them up for me as I didn’t decide until we had left the country that I wanted them after all – thanks Mom & Dad ;-).  Unfortunately the mirrors were too big for the main bathroom but they will work just fine in the master. img_20161206_070832

Can’t wait to get some better lit photos for you real soon and then I can do source lists as well for the hardware, faucets, lighting.  Stay tuned folks–we’re bound to get internet around here soon ;-)!

Last post I asked you to comment on what you thought our “special feature” in the kitchen was and my Aunt Karen was correct–a cutting board with a hole in it so compost can go directly into the compost bin.  Those contents will be for the enjoyment of our chickens when we are able to build a coop next spring and order some more baby chicks–can’t wait!  


We are still awaiting the hardware for the bottom door of this cabinet–the kitchen installers misplaced my knobs and handles when they came for the last install visit.  The missing hardware has been located and I am promised they are in the mail at this time.  I’ll get you an updated post about this handy little feature just as soon as it is functional!

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Thanks for stopping by and come again real soon!  ♥ Tina

2 Replies to “We’re in!”

  1. Aunt Karen says: Reply

    Looks like I need to get my passport and make a weekend trip (when you’re not working).
    Can’t wait for more blogs. So happy you are now moved. Looks tremendous!!!!
    So happy for your whole family. Can you breath now?

    1. You definitely need to come for a visit! Yes, I can now breathe much more easily now that the move is behind us. Lots to do yet, but we will just slowly cross things off the list with no definite looming deadline!

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