We started moving into our new home yesterday, and there is still so much to do. I highly recommend making lists, one for the new house, and one for the old house when you are moving. I am guaranteed to forget something. We have two weeks to move from the old house to the new one, so I am taking the day off today to clean, pack, and paint.
Moving is very stressful. Paying three mortgages in a matter of 4 weeks is even more stressful. I know deep down inside it is all going to work out. A few years ago I would never have believed it. I would have been screaming, yelling, crying, and driving my children and husband crazy. I am doing my best to control myself. I am not someone who internalizes her feelings. I am the person who expresses her feelings so she does not end up with an ulcer. There are good and bad to both.
Anywho, as I was moving boxes into the house, the ideas starting pouring in. Since we rent, I am unable to go all crazy on the house, but I most certainly can decorate. I am a very lucky woman who has a husband who really does not care what I do with our living spaces. He just wants a comfy chair and a nice pillow. I so heart him.
I took a few pictures of the rooms I wanted to start with.
This is the guest/girls bathroom. You can see it right when you walk into the house, and because of this, I will probably not make it look too girly.
This is the entry way. I swear it takes up the whole house. Boy do I have plans for this space. Opposite of the wall you see here, is a wall with two arched recessed areas for artwork. There are so many possibilities, that my mind is reeling.
This is the dining room. The tile in the house is not what I would have chosen, but it is better than linoleum. If we end up buying this house, it will be wood. Anywho, I am not a formal dining room kind of gal, but I would like this room to look put together. The only time it will be used is for birthdays, holidays, and when the friends come over to eat, and get their butt kicked in croquet.
This is the kitchen. I am standing in the living room. My favorite part is how none of the appliances match! See that fridge? It is a super fancy samsung that is all digital. You can program the temperature of the freezer and fridge. I do not even know what the temperature is supposed to be. I am used to just turning a dial to normal. It has a wine rack inside, so I guess I will have to buy a few bottles, you know, so the rack does not feel like it is useless.
As you can see, it is a simple builder grade home with a ton of possibilities. My plan is to introduce tons of color. I want our house to scream HAPPY when you walk inside. I want it to be inviting and comfy. I want guests to know they can sit back and relax, as long as they take their shoes off at the door, because the carpet is brand new.
I hope you will tune in to see what I have planned.
Gotta go, it is time to blow up Pinterest.