The toys you see are those that made the initial cut. The quantity has since changed as more items have been donated. And even more will make their way out of the house after a new wall system arrives in a few weeks. Really excited to share a playroom update later this month!
I spent Saturday morning sorting through and organizing the toys…
While sorting, I ran wash/dry loads of couch slipcovers…
Those are lego’s tucked back on the far right. We are so re-organizing those!…
Watch your head, knees and elbows…
By Saturday night, most of the kitchen was unpacked. A lot of my kitchen is on garage shelving. Where it will live until the kitchen remodel.
Sunday I tore into part of the living room…
Set up the patio table on the screened-in porch…
In case you’ve been reading a while and wondered where the rest of the patio set landed? It’s right here on the front porch…
As I waited for my people to pull in, I tried to create a little order out of the garage chaos…
No, you can’t walk back into that far right corner yet. Yes, I get itchy and start shaking a lot little when I walk out here each day. But I know exactly what’s back there and exactly where it’s going. More on that soon!
Far left side has looked like this off and on since move-in. The packing material is never-ending. The day I don’t see a cardboard box or piece of packing material in this house is the day I open that $100 bottle of wine I’ve been hiding away for months….
Then came the moment I had been waiting for. The moment I dreamt of for weeks. The moment I dreamt about when we purchased the house and could envision the kids living here and loving it. This…
They made a b-line to the swing set. Who couldn’t predict that! Then they made their way through the house to find their rooms and beloved toys that had been packed away for months and months…
This is all the payment I’ll ever need for months and months of debating over paint, carpet colors, working with contractors, crunching numbers to make the messy jobs happen before move-in, dealing with packing and unpacking, movers, dirt, dust, pool renovations and more. This little thumbs up and happy cat is more than enough payment…
Are there still a few boxes around the house? Yes, but only in the guest room, which is my staging area for wall hangings and random decor…
And a few remaining boxes in the garage. But more importantly, the move-in process is pretty much a wrap. I can’t be happier to have this phase behind me.
Although I’ve been back home in california for a full month now, I haven’t left Arkansas behind. There’s a lot to miss about living there. That’s a post I’ve been composing for months and one I’ll share someday. Just when I think that post is complete and ready to be shared, my memory is jogged and I add something else. There was simply too much to love about living there. Too much!
Thank you, always, for reading along on this journey. Now I live in the house, get a feel for how life flows inside these four walls, and dig in to set up those organization systems. I’ve started thinking about the kitchen remodel and have a loooooong list of projects to tackle. Can’t wait to share it all!
Love the house and can't wait to see what you do to it. Can you tell me where you got the bed / sheet set for Boy #2. My son would love that. He is so into planes right now. Thanks.
i purchased that set for my oldest son several years ago – when he moved from the crib to a big boy bed. hard to believe, that happened almost 7 years ago! 🙁 they grow so quickly!
anyway, i purchased the set from pottery barn kids. and i'd offer it to you but my 7 year old LOVES the set b/c he's an airplane fanatic. 🙂
i just looked on the PBK website and it appears they don't have this set, but they have a few other airplane options. great quality b/c as I said we have had the set for 7 years and it's made it through 2 boys and still looks great!
I am exhausted….
me too! 🙂
Wow! What an accomplishment! Two thumbs up for getting so much unpacked before the family arrived. I'm definitely looking forward to the kitchen remodel 🙂
and i am looking forward to that remodel too!!! 😉 haha!!!
Looking forward to see how you decorate the new place.
In son#2 bedroom, where did you get the red nightstand?
I love it!
the red nightstand was purchased from a small, locally owned furniture shop in little rock, arkansas. where we used to live. it's called "kids furniture". i love it! you buy pieces you like and then chose the paint color. all of the pieces are handmade and cost much less than PBK. 🙂
if you'd like, i'm sure you could contact them and order for shipment to you. ???
Hello! Found you while researching organization ideas. I've been having fun following your new-house journey.
For the play room couches, did the slip covers come with the couches? If not, where did you get them. Love that they have a taylored bottom, rather than ruffles.
thank you so much for following along on the journey!
yes, the slipcovers came with this couch when i purchased it. i purchased the set more than 10 years ago from a store in san mateo, calif called "house of values". i was thinking about contacting them soon to order a new set of slipcovers b/c the light tan is faded in a few areas. i'm hoping they still carry this model couch!
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