We are falling more and more in love with our house everyday. We are lucky that we are located on a corner of a rounded street, so we have lots of room on either side of us. Also the view from our backyard is into a ravine, not other houses, which I love!
We headed to Ikea over the weekend to pick up outdoor furniture since we want to start enjoying this view as soon as possible! The Ikea furniture is similar to this Pottery Barn stuff and a quarter of the price ($99 per piece vs. $219). We figured it is outdoor furniture so we feel totally OK going the Ikea route on it. We also grabbed these two amazing American flag outdoor pillows from Pottery Barn which I think will make the seating area more “us” and less Ikea. (And this is only the corner of the pieces we got, but my carpenter (Q) has to work everyday, so the rest will be built this weekend.)
We have been trying to get back to our normal food routine and plan meals. It feels really nice to have our own fridge and stove again. I have been pulling ideas from Bon Appetit’s Food Lover’s Cleanse as a way to get Q and I back to healthy, homecooked food after 3 weeks on the road. As always, I interpret the recipes my own way and substitute as needed. I like using recipes as a starting point for where our meals eventually end up and have been enjoying this “cleanse” very much.
I’ve started work in the garden and boy is that back breaking work! I’ll do a whole post on the before and after once I’ve finished, but I’ve really been loving transforming the front of our house each morning with new mulch, flowers and plants.
We aren’t in Alaska anymore… I didn’t know how excited I could possibly be about wearing sandals every day again! (Hot pink sandals are Jessica Simpson, similar here)
Morning sunlight into our guest room where Q and I have been sleeping until our master furniture arrives from Alaska.
A little bit of home in our new Georgia life. This was an engagement present and I love how personal and special it is.
Unpacking results in LOTS of boxes and trash. We’ve been storing it all in our dining room until the rest of our furniture arrives!
Make shift morning coffee holder.
I’m going to do something with all these glass containers, but I don’t know what yet! I was thinking grains or different flours. Open to all ideas…
Temporary baking storage. My mom (a fabulous baker and chef) unloaded all of her extras on us during this move. I think I have more cake and bread pans than anyone I know. I’m waiting to see what other furniture we get before figuring out some storage ideas for these bad boys. In the meantime, I know exactly what to make my neighbors as a welcome to the neighborhood gift!
So we are settling in. And building our routines back up. And loving it.