June 4, 2014

The Starting Place

We've been in the house for just over a month. There are no longer boxes that need to be unpacked with any urgency. In fact, the boxes that remain packed up will stay that way until we get some more storage. We'll get around to making improvements but it's always nice to note where you're coming from. Without further ado, here is a quick, unedited, unstaged, glimpse-of-real-life house tour of our Starting Place. 

The living room serves as our laundry room. Don't hate. I'm planning on moving this activity to the basement. Sometime. 
My step-dad is refinishing our dining room table (Merry Christmas to me!). 
From the kitchen, I can see into the playroom. But, I would like to be able to see more of the playroom. So in a couple of weeks, we're going to open the doorway by at least four more feet. Peter and I both thought it would be a good idea then our neighbor, who has a home identical to ours, told us it was the one thing they wish they had done right when they moved in. That was all the nudging we needed. 
Here, in her natural habitat, you can see my diaper-clad first born enjoying an enriching episode of Curious George while sister naps and I snap a few pictures of the house. We love having a playroom!
This is the office. Yes, that is wallpaper designed to look like a cork board collage. No, we will not be keeping it.
Cole likes her new room. She also like "the friends" that adorn the border. I haven't had the heart to tell her that "the friends" are coming down.
Ibbie's room is always the most presentable! Maybe because she barely has anything. 
Our guest room is a holding pen. 
Now the master bedroom room is half awesome and half pit. And since the girls have been sick the top of the dresser is serving as a medicine cabinet. 


  1. What a beautiful home you guys found. Best wishes on the upcoming projects. And that sideboard in your dining room is To. Die. For.

  2. That cork room makes me think of Bill Cosby's sweater.

  3. I love the playroom and the idea to see more of it is a game changer. To be able to do something productive while your kids play AND you can see when the play veers off course... that is perfect.

  4. Looks good! I love the rug in the playroom! can't wait to see all you do to the house.