Wednesday, January 9, 2013

STILL GETTING SETTLED IN

I have been in the new house four weeks tomorrow, but I'm still getting settled in.  It's very time consuming due to the fact that I moved out of a 3400 sq. ft. house into a 1700 sq. ft. house.  When we moved out of the old house it was 105 degrees and everything had to go.  As most of you know my stuff was in storage for almost six months until the new house was built.  We started moving in December 13, just before the holidays!  The hard part of this move in is that everything cannot come in, so we have to bring every box to the house, open unpack choose what can be used and trust me it MUST be functional to come in.  Space is high dollar real estate and if it's not going to be utilized, then it's outta here!, thus time consuming.  I cannot tell you how many times I've decorated an area and then find something I like more.  I thought I'd share a few pictures so you can see my progress.  I've got a long way to go, but I've come a long way baby.  I've still got many more boxes to go through before I'll be finished, but it's really worth weeding out and getting rid of nonfunctional items.  The whole idea of this move was to downsize, right?  :/

Here is the front of my new little house.
My front door when I first arrived.
My foyer way back then...
Finally a new home for my painting from Ricki Jill from Art @ Home...you can find her mini paintings here. It makes me so happy...
Great room during the holidays.
My newly installed kitchen island with my gas cook top,  love it!
I hung my stained glass piece from when I had The Spicy Lemon Cafe several years ago...
The other side of the kitchen.
 
Well, it's a start.  Next pictures I'm sure will be different. A lot is actually already changed, lol.
 
Hope you are all having a great week.  I've been trying to carve out a little time to get back to my blog and visit you guys.  I've been reading a lot, but I apologize for not commenting to all.  I hope to be back to more blogging over the next few weeks.  I still work three days a week and I still have to find a few things for the house.  Bar stools, light fixture for the kitchen island and several other things.  Hoping to go shopping tomorrow.  Plus, I've got to work on a new header for this little blog of mine! 
 
Have a fabulous day, I'm so excited to be getting back a little bit....
Hugs,
Ginger

 

15 comments:

  1. I love it that the door is recessed into that little alcove. And your house looks wonderful. Love that kitchen, Ginger!! We'll be waiting for more pictures. The wood floors are gorgeous.

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  2. Everything looks great, Ginger, I love your entryway. All in good time, everything will fall into place. I never knew you had a cafe! xo

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  3. It really does look nice! We downsized but I still manage to get a bunch of stuff in this house. Sometimes I'm afraid it looks cluttered though. I get in moods! lol Enjoy your new home! Sweet hugs!

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  4. Hey stranger! Looks like ths is stressful AND fun :). Good to see you back!

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  5. I love your new house, Ginger. Everything looks so fresh and new. I know you are having fun with the decorating and can't wait to see everything you do.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  6. Your house is adorable! It looks so cozy and happy...what a fun space to decorate. :D

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  7. Your kitchen is fabulous! First thing that caught my eye were those shiny new appliances. Love them. :o)

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  8. what a gorgeous house you have

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  9. Hello dear Ginger, it's so nice to hear from you. I have been thinking about you over the past two days, then lo and behold here you are.
    Your house is very beautiful! And you have such a pretty style, it's going to be a little gem once you are done. Well, it already is, I think.
    The rooms look to be nice and spacious and your ceilings are gorgeous!!! And you have a gas cook top as well as an electric range in your kitchen, wow that's wonderful. You must love to cook.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  11. Wow, you've done a lot of work! Your house looks great, and I know you're so happy to be getting settled-in. I love seeing the painting...it has made me smile today!

    Is it cold in Bardstown? It is cold here, and raining. We're expecting more flooding rain today! :/

    xo,
    RJ

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  12. Ginger,
    Your new house looks so cozy and pretty. I like the wooden floors. We have downsized too, and our final home will probably be even smaller. It's nice to weed out the old things that we don't like or use anymore, as you said. Keep going, Ginger. I'm so happy that you are settling in.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  13. Ginger, you have a lovely house, and I adore your kitchen! I would spend all day in it. :)

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  15. I can't believe it's that cold where you're at. Is it snowing? Stay warm. I am lovin' seeing all your house pictures and can't wait to get into mine....hopefully this year.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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