Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Big Changes

Too many of my posts begin with an apology to explain why I have not blogged in so long...this post is no different. But I have a really great excuse this time.



That's right! We sold Quaint Oaks, bought Not-So-Quaint-Oaks, and found out that we're having...


So how about a short house tour? I implore you to look back out our house tour of Quaint Oaks...really puts things in perspective. I saw a quote on Pinterest recently...

Love grows best in little houses with fewer walls to separate where you eat and sleep so close together, you can't help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, think of all we'd miss. Love grows best in houses just like this.

This rang true for us, but with our growing collections and a little one on the way, it was time to find our home...the place where we would raise our family. So here it is...Not-So-Quaint-Oaks.
You already got a glimpse of the front, but because bigger is always bigger...


...and the back...with a huge deck! And room for a pool.


The outside is perfect...beautifully landscaped, private...just perfect. But the inside is even better. I won't bore you with pictures of bedrooms and bathrooms...they're pretty normal (except for our bedroom that opens up to a huge balcony!). I also don't need to post pictures of the 4-room finished basement...but I will tell you that it is big enough to house Big D's new trampoline. And a perfect craft room just for me! And I didn't even mention that Ian gets a library in this deal. So here is what sold us...

Big, open, living space...


It's worth showing a picture of what our old living room looked like on the day we moved..not a huge difference.


 Check out our new kitchen... 


And custom cabinets! My dream come true...


There will be lots of pictures to come, especially as we start making this home our own. It is clear that whoever lived here before us, cared about this place a whole lot. They took excellent care of it and truly made it a home for a family. We knew we made the right choice because it felt like a home the first time we saw it...our home.


Goodbye Quaint Oaks.


Stay tuned, as changes to the blog are on the way.  In this year of growth and improvement, nothing is safe! 











2 comments:

  1. Have missed your blog! Totally get why its taken a while to update. We LOVE your new home, and are so excited for you guys with the new business venture, not to mention the newest little one soon to grace this wonderful family! My how we have all grown in the last couple of years, in so many directions and in so many ways! Life is good.

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  2. Love your home decoration it quiet different ans=d attractive.I also decorate my house like this.Thanks for sharing with us.

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