This House is a Home

It took a week and a half but we’re just about there. We did 7 runs to recycling bins, visited 5 furniture stores, unloaded a car full of stuff to Goodwill and moved our couches 18 different times but it was worth the effort. The house finally feels like a home and it’ll be a good place to hunker down when the winter comes. Especially with the working fireplace!

Here are a few snapshots.

Kitchen:

Living room part 1:

Alternate view:

Living room part 2:

View of the river:

The living room is long and narrow so we had trouble configuring it. We didn’t want to put the dining room table under the window, which seemed like the most logical way to break up the room. I know this is not something a food blogger should admit but we don’t really use our dining room table. We eat most of our meals at our coffee table, in front of the TV. Eeek. And that window is so beautiful we thought curling up on the couch looking out on the river was a much better use of the space anyway.

Master bedroom (and Eli):

Another view:

Guest bedroom (and the lone box to be unpacked):

Improvement from the last pictures, right?

I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe.  I’m taking requests if you have anything you’d like to see made. Or a favorite recipe you’d like made vegetarian or gluten-free.

Until tomorrow, I’m off for a run and to enjoy our new home.

Moving, Moving, Moving

Thursday was moving day.  As were Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  How can two people, one dog and a cat have so much stuff?  Granted our place in SF was bigger than our apartment in Boston but still.

We spent most of the weekend just trying to maneuver around the boxes.  This is the guest bedroom, cozy and inviting right?  West coast friends, it’s waiting for you!

Master bedroom.  Love the windows and the light in this room.

Living room.

The space is a bit odd.  Michael and I spent all of Saturday moving couches and rugs trying to configure the furniture.  I think we found a solution but had to get rid of a ton of stuff to make it work.  Thank goodness for Craigslist and living in a town full of needy college students.

Here’s a work in progress.

Not very impressive for a weekend’s worth of work.  Better pictures to come tomorrow, hopefully.

In the meantime, these two were less than impressed with all the chaos in their little worlds.  Guy spent most of the weekend under the bed or in the back of the closet.

And Eli took his rightful place on the bed as soon as it was made.

Time for more organizing and navigating the T for the first time.  Apparently it should only take me 20 minutes to get to the yoga studio, we’ll see, I’m giving myself an hour.

And lastly, my Papa would have been 59 today.  Happiest of birthdays to the greatest dad who ever was.  Tonight, I celebrate his life by spending some extra time in the kitchen.