Monday, July 30, 2007

initial thoughts for kitchen

Yup, I'm already preoccupied with what I want to do in this house once we're in. I should be packing right now, but I'll just take a moment for a little post.

I love this area in the kitchen. It's sort of set apart by the fridge on one side, and a deep pantry style cupboard on the other side. I am going to be painting the kitchen cabinets a nice creamy white which will bring it up to date. I'll be using antiquey black hardware. In this area I'll be taking off the doors to give me some open shelves. I have open shelves now, so I couldn't live without them. They are pretty, and very convenient, and things don't get quite as dusty as you imagine. At least not the items used on a daily basis.

My sister suggested painting the inside a different colour, so I'll definitely be doing that, probably a very lovely warm pale blue of some sort, maybe something different, who knows. I feel like I'm rediscovering myself right now, so I don't want to make too many colour choices at the moment. Who knows what the "new" me will choose.

We'll have a small microwave too, but it will be an under cabinet model on the other side of the kitchen.

I'm thinking of buying this light kit at Home Depot for under the above cabinets. It's perfect, 3 lights, and they plug in. Plus they are only $39.99.

Funny, normally the "decorator" in me is locked in a dungeon somewhere in my being. It simply not something I'm passionate about.....until.....I move. Then she's released and overtakes everything because she figures if she's gonna be free for awhile, she'd better make a party out of it!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

a little slice of heaven

Well it happened. 2 1/2 weeks before our closing date we found ourselves a house. If you've been following my laments in the past over enduring 18 months of trying to sell our place, you'd understand what a big relief this is. I always knew in my heart of hearts that God had a plan and even though his timing wasn't preferable, it was productive. We will now have much more of a house than we dreamed of. We also got it for a very reasonable price. It's in an area with superb market value, so it's also an investment into our future. But the most important part is....I LOVE THE FREAKIN' HOUSE!!!!!!!! I love love love it!! Not more than my family or friends mind you, but it will be a fun place to live and enjoy friendships.

The house had been on the market since early spring, though I'm not sure exactly. Wendy, do you know? Anyways, nobody bit, so they had to lower their price...twice. We got it for $29,000 less than their first listing price. This is something that makes my hubby squeal with delight, which is great since he was not keen on the idea of moving at all 2 years ago when I first "presented" the idea to him. Now I catch him doing little dances of joy, over the house, and how great it is, and how everything worked out so well. We are truly humbled because it's more than we ever expected.

The location is so perfect it's not funny. Seriously. Easy peasy access to the highway, and walking distance to where all the action is, and most importantly, our bestest friends (who happened to have found the house for us in the first place!).

We get in the end of August. Here's a few pictures that were taken in early May (which around here looks like late March or early April where I come from). It looks like an autumn house, which is funny because I'm starting to think that's my favourite season...maybe.

That's all the peeking for now!