The Future is Bright: Home Sweet Home

If you stopped by yesterday, you read some of the particulars of our Basement Dwelling and got to see the preview of the house we’ll be moving into early next month:


Isn’t that cute and fairly unassuming?  Though it does have this awesome front porch that adds a lot to its character (and I’m looking forward to quality wine-time on it):


If you stalk me on Facebook, you also got to see some of the awesomeness going on inside, like the amazing ceilings-to-the-sky living room:



What is being used as a kids’ playroom by the current owners is the dining room that I’m looking forward to also entertaining guests in.  You know, after the dining room table and chairs are in place.  

Though some guests may think this exact setup would work for them:


The is the room I partially compromised on, because upgrading it won’t be a huge deal (in my mind) so the Pacific Northwest Salmon pink countertops will be gone in the future, but I can certainly live with them in the interim:


I’ll also figure out how to add more cupboard space and the island I want. The cooking  kind, though the tropical kind would be cool, too.  Or warm(er).

I haven’t quite figured out how I’ll set up the ‘ Room’, but in the interim the hubby and I will put a couple of bistro tables in here to be dual-purposed to use as temporary desks for our computers but can easily be reclaimed when we have guests and need extra food and wine space:


Upstairs, the kids are over the moon for their new bedrooms – Princess Nagger was brainstorming on how hers will be set up, and had ideas of maybe replacing her bedroom door with a bookcase that slides on a track to make it appear that her room doesn’t exist.  As long as she  doesn’t disappear, I’m cool with that:


Little Dude is equally excited about his future new room, the one he refers to as “The Airplane Room”.   He was disappointed to learn that the toys in the room will not come with the room, but he’s very happy about the airplane border and cloud ceiling and light fixture:


Finally  the hubby and I are going to have a bedroom big enough to enable us to upgrade to a king sized bed and have dressers in the same room, and not have to squeeze past any of the furniture to get from one side of the room to the other:



Did I mention we’ll have our own private bath, no kids allowed?   And the bedroom also has French doors to enter the chambre à coucher – sweet!  

I love that the backyard is fully fenced – so much better than the invisible fence in PA that we had for the dogs, and when the kids get antsy or underfoot, I can send them out to play without worry:


The kids think this is the best part of the house:


Yes, the play set is included with the house.  Score.  

I can’t wait to get all our furniture in and set up – I’ll be sure to share with you when we’re all settled in.  Some of you will even get to see it in person!

Since the next few weeks are going to by (while the we currently have seems to get slower every day) I need to take a break from my blog while we shuffle the endless pile of necessary paperwork to close on our new house, make the myriad of phone calls needed for various stages of the move, pack up the piles’o’stuff we’ve accumulated here in the basement, then recruit helpers and get our belongings that have been stuck in storage since we arrived over to the new place and see if we can find all the stuff the movers packed.

I’ll be back with Worldess/Wordful Wednesday on March 5th – that’s a promise.  Maybe earlier if all goes well.  Meanwhile, I’ll leave the linky open until then (just doing a link linky since some people seem to have trouble with the image linky), so feel free to link up each week on this same linky so I can peruse your posts when I need a break from all the craziness!

I’ll be keeping updates happening on Facebook, so if you’re not currently stalking me there, now’s the time to start.

Wish us luck – I’m betting some good blog fodder will be occurring during this next transition of the continuation of our big move/migration from East to West.  Stay tuned!



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About StacyUncorked

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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28 thoughts on “The Future is Bright: Home Sweet Home

  1. OMG I AM SO SO JEALOUS! That is a Princess Palace for sure! I mean talk about dream heaven. Stacy you got it right? Oh boy CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! I’m just speechless and that doesn’t happen that often! droooooooollllllllllllllllllllllll

  2. I really like the look of your new place. I see that you have a rather large pantry. Nice! I agree with your son, the clouds ceiling is pretty cool. Best of luck with moving in.

  3. How exciting!! Good luck with the move and the settling in. Love the yard and looks like you’ll have plenty of inside space too.

  4. Good luck! My kids took over my master bath since it has a huge whirlpool tub! Oh and you do have a nice pantry it looks like so cabinet space might not be too bad!

  5. The house looks lovely and the the kitchen is amazing. I hope you have so many lovely moment there and i totally agree with your kids: the playground is dreamy:))

  6. Ooh Stacy this is a most pleasant home! I LOVES it! Especially eh kitchen and windows looking out and the yard oooh and the play area outside! Major score dahling! Enjoy it!

  7. You may label it unassuming but I call it magnificent!You deserve to get your membership card

  8. Your new home looks AMAZING! I love the windows off what will be your dining room is my favorite feature. The kitchen looks like the perfect size too. It’s simply beautiful! Enjoy every warm, cozy minute in your new home.

  9. Oh Stacy!!! What a beautiful house!! So happy for you and your family. LOVE that front porch – oh yes, I could have some quality wine right there too. And the kids will love that backyard, and having a fence will ease mama’s mind too. That is the greatest thing about our house I think too.
    Love the airplane room. awesome.
    And you’re own bathroom? Now I’m totally jealous 🙂
    Blessings on your new home. Looking forward to updated pictures when you return.

  10. What a gorgeous place! I love how big the back yard is. 🙂

    It’s been such a long time since last I visited. Happy to connect again. Missed all of my blogging buddies.

    xo Tami

  11. Lovely home, I hope you and your family will enjoy it. Given me quite a bit of ideas:))

  12. WOW.. thats a beautiful house. There is so much space for everything, the kids will enjoy like anything. I would love to live here, it seems so peaceful and exciting altogether.

  13. Congratulations on your family’s new home. It is exciting to put your own presence on a home. This looks like a great place! Happy Monday!