How about that radio silence!? Clearly moving to New Jersey, hosting Fitzgerald Thanksgiving a month later, launching a brand new event at work and commuting 4+ hours a day was my official breaking point. I was in survival mode and something(s) had to give. The blog, cooking, and communicating with the outside world just had to go. But I’m slowly climbing out of my hole and seeing the light.
And I’d love to share our new house!! I mean, that is what all the fuss is about, anyways! So I’ll be sharing the downstairs today. Here is the entry way. Our front door is the one partially hidden behind that archway column. The door directly behind the arch is a coat closet.Another view of the entry way (skylight!).This is the view of the living room (and the dining room beyond) as you enter the house.
This is the living room, which is the first room you walk into from the front door. (Arch on right goes to the coat closet, arch on left goes to bedrooms/bathroom.) This is the reverse of the above view. Our sweet, little fireplace!Standing in the dining room looking back at the living room.
My pretty, light-filled, potential-filled kitchen!View of the kitchen from the other direction. The entrances to the basement, a converted garage and my pantry are all on the right.
We also have a breakfast nook directly off the kitchen.It has a second set of doors out onto our back deck (the other entrance is in the dining room).Here is the “brown room” which screams, “I was made in the seventies and should just be a stinkin’ garage!” Brown paneling, brown carpet (directly over concrete). Such a thing of beauty.This is the first bedroom downstairs (off of the living room) or the “Blue Room.”Bedroom number two or the “Red Room,” or “Avery’s Room,” as I started calling it before Thanksgiving.
Our niece, Avery, slept here for Thanksgiving and her first order of business was asking Uncle Scott to find her hangers so she could hang up her dress-up princess dresses. And suddenly our house started feeling like a home. 🙂And there you have it! The first floor of our home. What do you think?