Sunday, July 25, 2010

Glimpse

Here is a little peek into the new pad. It is spacious and lovely but NOT quite ready for a photo shoot (i.e. double oven sitting in a big box on my kitchen floor, unpainted walls and naked windows).

Still, there are a few cozy corners that are starting to feel like home.
Our new living room is very open and casual. Quite a change from the formal "parlor" in our old house. We got some big comfy club chairs and love our new plantation shutters. Kids are already using it as Lego Central, which is always a sign of decorating success.

The kitchen, as I mentioned, is mid-makeover right now. However, I love my great big island. We chose Silestone quartz countertops with a touch of blue. I'm using lots of blue in the kitchen. (Yay! My blue & white plate collection can come out of the cupboard!) Actually, lots of blue throughout the house. It's a nice contrast to all the desert brown.

I don't miss the basement as much as I thought I would. The kids have this playroom upstairs. Their bedrooms and baths all adjoin the space, so it feels like a big dormitory.

Believe it or not, we do have quite a few trees in the front yard. No cacti. Yesterday we found a huge hive of bees feeling right at home too. Yikes.

Much of the backyard looks like this. I just want the Pool Fairy to come in the middle of the night. Anyone know her number?

In the meantime...thank heavens for kids who would be happy in a mud puddle.

12 comments:

the wrath of khandrea said...

i kind of feel all kindredy with you since we are doing this all at the same time. my mom just got here yesterday, so my house should be all pulled together within a week.

what is my poor daughter going to do one day when she has her own house and sits waiting for her mom to swoop in and pull it all together??

Travelin'Oma said...

Too bad you don't have Andrea's mother. I can't wait to visit AFTER it's all pulled together! I love the new living room and the beautiful island. And the pool.

Lauren in GA said...

I love the island and the countertops you chose. Blue is my favorite color so I am sold. I also like those kitchen chairs...though they may not be new.

I want some plantation shutters. I think they look incredible.

It is coming along beautifully.

Just us Nelsons said...

Looks great Gabi! Seems like you are settling in nicely.

Ilene said...

Sounds like you are truly living in 'our lovely deseret.' I'm sure you were humming that song once the beehive was discovered... blech.

Good luck with the kitchen remodel. I'm excited to see the results!

Christie said...

Looks adorable. I have no doubt that it will be Gabie-fied in a few short weeks and ready for full viewing. Can't wait!

bb iverson said...

Um, Gabi, this is my first time to your blog and what do I see but that you guys have up and moved cross-country! I am really out of the family news loop aren't I! I hope you're enjoying your new life and, speaking for all your relatives back in Utah, we are sure glad you're thismuch closer to us! Now there are no excuses for not attending the Christmas party this year so we can finally see you after all this time :)

bb iverson said...

Ps - tell Brad and the family I say hello.
PPS - this is your cousin, Brooke, FYI (in case you didn't know). You remember, the one Brad used to pelt with those long, foamy things that shoot out of airpump guns? Oh how we loved that - you guys were the best babysitters, so much fun. Good times, good times...

Lindsey said...

Love your place! Seriously! You lucked out! It will be the perfect home! Just wait! :) THanks for taking Abby to the pool. She had a great time! I owe you some dough for IN and Out! Great night.. Pool and In and Out. My kinda night.

Cathy said...

Very nice, I had hoped for the pool fairy too, but she lost our address, so we are one of the very few w/o, best of luck to you all!

calibosmom said...

I'm so happy you are all getting settled into your new place. Its starting to look great but I have to tell you the first thing I noticed were Em's very cute sandles. Do they make those in a size 8? You're smart to get the kids play space done first!

Rochelleht said...

I do love it, though. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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