Thursday, October 21, 2010

we're moving!!

Just a block away...but after putting in an offer 7 months ago, we finally closed on the house yesterday. It is a home I have loved since we first moved here 5 1/2 years ago.  Now we are making that scary jump into the unknown that is "californiarealestate." This new world includes things like earthquake-proofing the foundation and termite inspections.

Our goal is to paint and get new carpet in the next 10 days and move in by Halloween (scary thought - the move, not Halloween). I've been pouring over my favorite design sites and my inspiration binder that I started putting together in March when we submitted our offer. It's a whirlwind of to-do lists, but D and I are excited to be working on it together.

After stumbling upon this inspiring post by SouleMama (if only we could all be as awesome as she is) I'm thinking I need to set up our library/studio first:
Library (18)

Doesn't this space ooze creativity?! There's no TV in sight! I'm trying to convince myself to cancel the cable when we move - the jury's still out.

I'll post more design inspirations as we dive into the projects on our list. First, here are my current daily reads:

Little Green Notebook
Apartment Therapy


Lempskies said...

Congrats on buying a house!
Must have been a short sale to have taken so long to close. We are waiting for SSA on a single family home & hoping we can sell our townhouse in the meantime.

Yeah for you guys! Enjoy the new home.

Chanel said...

I'm soooo excited for you guys!!!

Becca said...

Yay! We're so excited for you. Let us know if you need any extra help with the moving and what not.

The Hyer Family said...

Congrats to your family! Do you remember me? I was Suzanne's roommate at BYU and am from the Pasadena Stake...not sure if you knew I read your blog periodically! Way to go on the house...we bought in Glendora 2 years ago and it is awesome...nothing like owning your own house! Shannon (Smith) Hyer

Karyn said...

Go for it! We turned ours off 2 years ago and it has been great. If you need to watch something, like at our house, we are still addicted to survivor, you can watch it on the Internet. Plus with netflix your kids can still watch the occasional cartoon show. You can stream it through your wii if you have one.

jamie said...

oh congrats! can't wait to see your new home. and on the cable, you can do it! we've been tv free for over a year and don't miss it at all! -- only times around the oscars or emmys maybe... and i guess chris would say NBA finals. hugs to your family, nice to see daniel and els had fun with your little girl for the little bit they were here!