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 kitchen 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 ‘Family 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 fly by (while the internet connection 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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  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
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  2. 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:))

  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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
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