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4.06.2011

Things I've Learned Whilst Building On And Moving Over

As we've went through the process of finishing up the add-on and moving our junk things over, I've learned some things.
  • We never need to buy a DS stylus again.  We officially have 17 of them...big, little, medium sized.  I counted.
  • I start off big and bad, "We're getting rid of ALL "baby" toys/puzzles/books/etc."  Then, I get all sappy and sentimental.
  • I'm still a sucker for wooden puzzles.  Apparently, I was addicted to buying them when Isaiah was little.  Now, I can't bare to part with them...even if I'm the only one who ever plays with them again.
  • 2 1/2 people and one big fat black lab living in 1176 square feet for 8 years acquire LOTS of junk.  You think it would be the opposite.  In my defense, I'm a purger...usually.  Except when it comes to wooden puzzles and baby stuff...oh, and books...I can't stand to part with books.
  • If I have one Twilight/Rob Pattinson related magazine, I have 200.  No lie.
  • I don't know how we fit this much junk stuff in that small of a space.  Perhaps we should be in the Guinness Book of World Records or something.
  • Going from 6 feet of cabinet space to 36 feet of cabinet space in my kitchen alone is LIFE CHANGING.
  • Going from my "laundry room" being in my kitchen to having my very own LAUNDRY ROOM is like winning the lottery.  It's amazing.
Here's a few pics...  

Keep in mind that it's not finished.  I still have to decorate, rearrange, organize and such; but it's progress!  We're still working on the old part of the house, more pics of that soon.

Hope you're all having a great week so far!! *muah*

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33 comments...I love comments:

Audrey's mom said...

We have two children in 1400 sq ft and their daddy has never gotten rid of a single book. Not even the bad ones. And he reads a lot! Jealous of your new space, decorated or not.

SusanD said...

Revamping and adding to your space is soooo exciting. There's nothing better than a "new" kitchen. It absolutely is life changing. So happy for you. Have a fabulous day. Blessings, SusanD

Aly @ Analyze This said...

OMG! Look @ your new digs!! I love, I love, I love!!! :)

Jenerally Speaking (aka Life with the Lebedas) said...

Wow that awesome!! :) Love it! I love your floor. We're going to be redoing our kitchen and bathroom floors next winter and that would match perfectly with our carpet/house style. Love it!!

Shawn said...

I am so happy for you!

I love the backslash, tile, sink and floors, so very trendy and cool!

I'll be waiting patiently, or not, for more pictures!

Stacie said...

Wait, if you are almost done, does that mean we don't get to see the Christmas tree decorated for Easter?

Seriously love the floors--is that concrete?

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Woohoohoohoo! I am so excited to see pictures! I love your floors and your counters and cabinets! All of it! And I know what you mean about the "stuff". I could have written this. How did we fit so much junk into one small space?!

sarajo said...

Jealous!
Someday I will have a home I can do whatever I want to it. LOL!
Can't wait to see what everything will look like once you are done!
Have fun!!!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I love your decor.

I especially love the stained concrete and the tin tiles. Nice touch.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Oh, BTW, that's why they call her "Impulsive," I guess.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Oh My Gosh! Your kitchen is GORGEOUS! (I want a laundry room! My stuff is in the kitchen too.) :(
I have a hard time parting with baby items, so HH got me a bin and we're just packing the things up to "save for the grand kids"

Dawn said...

OMG, JK! It's gorgeous. Seriously.

I'm so happy for you.

I'm always amazed at what can be found when I start moving stuff around. Sometimes it's even scary! LOL!

Kelli said...

I love those wooden puzzles too and we had a ton. I did get rid of all of the baby stuff because those days are over for us. It's amazing the amount of stuff that can be packed into a small house. Ooh, cabinet space and a laundry room...now that's something to dance about :)

brainella said...

It's amazing the things you find when you aren't looking for them. :)

I'm officially a de-hoarder. I've been purging and giving away stuff non-stop for over a year. We've kept ONE bin of Dominic stuff over the years. His school days are in a different bin so that's okay. (Yeah, I know how that sounds!)

I'm jealous of all the cabinet space. I want a big kitchen. Bigger than the one-butt kitchen I have now!

rachel's life. said...

wow! your new pad looks amazing! Hope you're having fun finding where all your bits and bobs go in your new abode!

Mamarazzi said...

everything is GORGEOUS!! i love love love the floors. the back splash is beautiful too...are those metal ceiling tiles?

Connie said...

Oh Jennifer Katherine! IT's beautiful!

I think they day that I have a laundry room again...I will cry. I miss my washer and dryer so much.

MiMi said...

I'm swooning. SWOOONING!
Is that a bathroom sink?? I LOVE that faucet! And the backsplash in the kitchen...ahh! S W O O N.

stephanie said...

I LOVE that sink!! It all looks so good!

Amy said...

It all looks wonderful. I know the feeling of that refreshing but overwhelming desire to just THROW!!! I get in a certain mood, then anything is at risk!

I have tons of junk here myself!

Impulsive Addict said...

Did you tell everybody that I got to see it in PERSON? Take that JK followers!!!!

Love the blinds. Much better than the sheets. ;)

P.S. How did I miss this post?

Jen said...

In order:

You can use anything for a DS stylus, in case you lose your 17 - Evie uses a wooden cuticle thingy, and also a plastic carrot that came with the horse she never plays with.

Wooden puzzles are awesome and classic! Keep them :) And books are sacred.

Do you want my RPattz mags? I'm sure you already have them, but I'd be happy to give them to you next month :)

HOW did you live with 6 feet of cabinet space? Even I have more than that, and it's not.enough. Jealous of your 36 feet!

Dedicated laundry rooms are the bomb, I'm loving mine still, 3 weeks in :)

LOVE the glass sink bowl, and the floors - are they decorated concrete, or tile??

Cant wait to meet you in Austin!!!! And I haven't forgotten about the Twilight magnet caps, just been busy :( too busy. always. sigh.

momof3girls said...

Darn those ds stylus! So glad that you located them! I am in hope that one day we will find ours along with ten million Bobby pins, batteries and rubber bands BEFORE all my girls turn 18. Congrats on the move!

shortmama said...

I am incredibly jealous of that kitchen backsplash....LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Have I mentioned I love the backsplash?

Myya said...

Can I move in? Please? Pretty Pretty Please?? That is absolutely gorgeous, like REALLY REALLY GORGEOUS!!! Your floors, your backsplash, your sink LOOOVE IT ALL!!! Can't wait for more pics. I will live vicariously through you till we are able to do a remodel. :)

Baloney said...

YAY! Can't wait to see it all fixed up!
I had a house with the washing machine in the kitchen and dryer in the detached garage. Good times.

Fresh Mommy said...

LOOOOOOOVE it!! Everything looks so amazing! Love the kitchen... and the sink... and the laundry room. Great job! Can't wait to see more :)

~Tabitha

Becca said...

I can't wait to hear all about it in Austin - but hopefully will get to see pictures before then!!

I love the sink!!!

~Becca

Trooper Thorn said...

I found that separation and divorce was a really effective way of getting rid of stuff.

Brandy@YDK said...

the new place looks fab! have fun filling up those cabinets

Natalia said...

Lookin' good!

Xazmin said...

Jenny, Jenny! I am sooo excited for you! I can't wait to see it all!

Also - I totally adore wooden puzzles. Solidarity, sista.

Liz said...

Everything looks so good! I know you are excited!