Archive for October, 2007

Interior shots

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

These are some pictures we took of the interior before we moved in. I think it was the day before, actually – and it didn’t look this clean and serene again for… well it still doesn’t.


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When my sister and brother-in-law (Alex) were visiting I asked Alex, who has a professional grade digital camera, to take some photos of the house. It turns out that we’re not nearly ready and so this is what he ended up taking. (Yes, he is doing what you think he’s doing)

Oh, and not to be outdone, here’s a really cute Joey walking down the Hallway:


I light up our life

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Scott and I have been cooking dinner at home everyday for the last two weeks (except dinner out at for sushi once) because:

1. we really enjoy cooking in our sparkling new kitchen and cleaning up in our HUGE sinks and

2. we have to save money so that we can pay for the major landscaping (concrete planters, pavers, water feature, gravel), decorative lights and necessary (and I emphasize NECESSARY) furnishings, like stools at the island.

I have been looking all the time for all the loose bits we need to fill the house and this last week I hit pay dirt!

We bought this 1960′s Murano glass disc chandelier by Vistosi for the dining area. There are bigger and crazier versions out there, i.e.:

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We also bought this sputnik fixture for either the Entry or Master Bath (over the tub)

We are going to get these old, beat-up, chipped paint (just the way we like it :))metal stools for the island. Unfortunately the colors were sold out, so I am getting 3 grays and a white stool. I love the four pronged feet.

Update: :(  These stools were sold out from under us.  I am so sad.  I did manage to get the last one – a gray…  sniff…


Thonet side chair – vinyl upholstered. This one I’m not sure about. They might be hard to reupholster and I think they are a bit overpriced at $495 (for a pair). Cephalexin

Our house so far

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

So it’s been over a month since we moved in.  As you can tell from the lack of posts,  inertia has set in after the frantic and crazy time before the move.  It’s like we’re little animals, “we’re safe now… yes… in out little hole… just remain very very still…”  (That’s my little animal impression, btw).

We are still unpacking (just put the glasses away yesterday actually) but for the most part we are pretty settled in. My sister, Tina, and brother-in-law, Alex, visiting last weekend helped to push us out of “we’re living in a construction site – and you know what? That’s okay” mode.  What I mean is we finally took the cardboard off the wood floors.

Still to do: carport, stone paving and concrete planters, finish the shed.

Picture from moving day – “I can make a C and a O with my hands!”