I am excited to share bits of our new home with you guys. I really love it and it's been super fun setting everything up and decorating. I thought I would start with my kitchen/dining room. It is by far my favorite room in the house and we definitely spend the most time in here. It's also the only room that is pretty much completely set up. Everything else is still a work in progress. And while I am sure we will make a few changes here and there in this space, I really love how it's coming together. I hope you like it, too! And now, prepare for photos. Lots of photos. Probably way too many.
Our dishwasher is quite possibly the first one ever invented. It seriously sounds like a jet engine when it is running. I am not exaggerating. Also, probably not great for that huge water problem we have going on in California. It will be replaced very very soon.
Ugly but extremely necessary appliances. Someday I will have a pretty coffee maker but, for now, this one does the job. Also, I forgot to clean up my coffee mug before taking photos. Oops!
My cousin, Annie, who lives just north of us, made the kids that 'Welcome to California' block and I love it. So sweet.
I do not make my kids color coordinate their magnets. That is all their crazy mama.
It seemed slightly weird at first to have a couch in our dining area, but we love it so much. You can find Jim and the kids or any guests here while I am cooking dinner. And after a particularly heavy meal, it's nice to have a close place to lay down.
A small sampling of the magnet collection that Jim and I have had forever.
Roses from our garden!
Jim HATES this chair here. He says it messes with the flow of the room and that is apparently bad Feng shui. But I love the chair and there is not another spot for it in the house. Sorry Feng shui! I am sure it will be removed at some point, after great debate.
Gotta represent my hometown!
I hope you liked the tour. You are all invited over for dinner and drinks whenever you are nearby!
xoxo, nora bird