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Sunday, October 18, 2015

NEW HOUSE UPDATE: Making Some Progress!


When I left you last we had received the keys to the house, and we found out they had installed the wrong color of carpet. You can read about it HERE!

The last couple of days we have been taking over things/stuff to the new house. 

We have movers to move boxes and the heavy stuff, but I am packing up the kitchen stuff and making trips back and forth. 

We are not moving too quickly and taking our time, which is quite different than our first move from our previous home to the apartment which was a crazy fast move and I don’t move necessarily very fast anymore.

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It has been a fun week of hanging paper blinds, putting shelving together for the garage, and putting items in the kitchen cupboards.

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These shelving units are going to work out great for our needs and trust me they will be filling up very quickly.

We also have plans on adding overhead storage units. I will have to do a lot more purging I am afraid, and I am not looking forward to that, but I am looking forward to a neater, more organized area.

We got these at Home Depot, and they are nice and sturdy. They had 5 star rating, with over 600 reviews, and they are on sale right now!  If you are in need of some storage shelves you can find them here. 

All our walls and ceiling are sheet rocked and painted. We have never had a finished garage before, it sure is nice and so much more pleasant to look at.

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I finally got to buy some Fall flowers and pumpkins for the porch and patio area. It felt so good to place them in our new home.

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We have a nice side back patio area that we are really going to enjoy using. We placed our black wrought iron table that we got when we were first married 46 years ago, it has served us well.

I had custom cushions made in a bright cobalt with white trim to update their look.

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On each end of the patio I placed our black Chippendale styled planters with white cyclamen. 

Cyclamen grow throughout the winter months here in California so if I keep them watered they will last for a few months. 

These planters were also purchased at Home Depot. They use to sit on each side of our front door at our previous home. You can find them HERE!

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They need to get a quick spray of some black paint since they have been open to the elements for some time. Nothing prettier than a fresh coat of black or white paint to freshen something up a bit.

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We made a fun discovery on our walk thru. Our oven and microwave ovens have a screen saver that you can change according to the season. 

The candle flickers in the jack o lantern. It is so cool. My kids are going to love this feature.

With each passing day the house is already starting to tell me what it needs. 

I am discovering different things each day and loving our new home.  I have already learned that it is going to live bigger than I anticipated, it has a wonderful easy flow and it already feels peaceful and welcoming.

Tomorrow they will be installing the correct carpet and hopefully our mover will let us know when he can move us.

Moving teaches one to go with the flow, that is for sure. I will be busy unpacking and trying to decide where to place the furniture we already own. I think so far everything will work, but that is yet to be seen.

More to do and see, so come back and see what we are up too.

Next big decision is window treatments!!!

Until then I will continue to:
"Enjoy The Process!"