New House

We've been living in our tiny condo for six years now. There's very little storage (no garage) and we've really just grown out of it. So a few months back the family and I started looking for a bigger place.

A week ago we got word that we got a place (the rental market in the PNW is a killer these days and places get gobbled up just moments after posting)!!

We've already promised my niece she can ride her bike on our driveway

It's over double the size of our condo! Three bedrooms, two baths, a family room and living room (which I have plans for) and a nice large kitchen/dining space.

This only shows about 1/2 of the dining room.

I have plans for a butcher block to extend the breakfast bar (hooray for counter space),,,because we all know that I'll be spending most of my time here in the kitchen. We've already started planning the first family potluck! 

Aside from the kitchen (which tends to be the center of any family party) there is a beautiful backyard and deck that will be perfect for the nice weather we've been given lately. I can see the kids playing out front in a sprinkler or getting a bocce ball set for the backyard. 

Front yard.

Back deck.

You can't see it in the photo above, but there's a dog run on the west side of the house, as well as three large raised beds on the east side. I don't have much of a green thumb but that doesn't mean I can't try right? 

I'm also excited to have a blank canvas of a new place. I've already started envisioning turning the large living room into an office and library. I love having a space with no television. We have large beautiful dark wood bookshelves, an antique desk of my great grandfather's and a super comfy easy chair that will create and amazing reading nook.

Front foyer looking into my soon-to-be library
This also means that I'll have some great posts as I DIY my way through the new house. If you have suggestions for rental decorating tips, websites, other bloggers - please feel free to mention it in the comments below. I'm always looking for resources.


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