Monday, May 2, 2011

Settling In :):):):):):)

Hi all :)

Thanks to everyone on the congrats on my new DT's! :):):)  I really appreciate it :):):):)


We are still unpacking, but have made amazing progress! :):):):):):):):)  Still have to fill the walls with my photos and put out our knick-knacks etc, but wanted to share some pics of our NEW HOME :):):)  

Our Living Room (You can see a few boxes in our bedroom! lol!) :)



Except for those few boxes that you saw in our bedroom... these are the only boxes that we have left to unpack :)

Brookie's new shower curtain :)

Brookie's bathroom :)

Several people have asked how I store my layouts... I used to put them in books...but those got to be too expensive for as many pages as I make, so now I buy these 12x12 craft totes from Michaels (and I only get them when they are on sale for 50% off! lol!) ... and I used to have an extra bedroom in my old house to hold all my craft stuff.... but now we have downsized and I have everything stored in a HUGE closet across from Brookie's room :)

The other side of my 'craft closet' that shows my bins of photos and more layout boxes :)

As I stated above, I used to have a craft room... now I have a craft corner :)  Here is my area in the kitchen where I will be creating :)

And people have asked how I was creating even though I was packing to move... well... here it is! This is what I work out of all the time :)  My rolling tote and tool bag :)  I keep this stocked all the time with my all time FAVE things I love to create with and I rotate my papers in my rolling tote with whatever papers I am using right now :)

My new work chair that Hubby put together for me yesterday :)

This is going to be my new dining room table's center piece... once we get that put together today :)

Our kitchen :)

Mr. Dandy was freaking out when he first came to our house (my in-laws were babysitting him and Brookie while we were actually moving!)...but now he is settling in... after he realized Mama (Me!) was here and he was all good :)

Adam's room... he spent most of his day yesterday decorating it himself :)

His new rug he picked out by himself :)

Brookie's room :)

I love this carousel that I found at an antique store for Brookie's room :)



Well... that's about it... I haven't finished my room or bathroom yet... so I will share those when I do :)

Thanks so much for stopping by... I really appreciate it! :)

49 comments:

  1. Congrats on the DTs !!!! and Congrats on the move girl Hugs<3 P.S. I will mail out your goodies :)

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  2. Julie, I love the photos, your new place is so cool!!
    Wish you and your family lots and lots of happiness in the new home, hugs

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  3. Well other than losing a room, it looks like Brookie has more space!! I know it will be a home full of love once you get done decorating! And way to go on the fast unpacking!

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  4. OK where do I stay when I visit?? lol LOVEEEE your new pad! And I gotta know where Adam got his rug!!!! Jacob will totally want one for his room!!!! He plays guitar too :) I learned the ahrd way that once you get past scrapping as a hobby and it reached the obesession level that storage IS expensive!! I am gonna hang several of mine in my scrap space and roate them out from time to time and I have several of those boxes too!!!

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  5. I love it JUlie! It was so nice of you to share your new cosy home!!!!! I can see happiness in it!!!!

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  6. I cannot believe how much unpacking you've done so far. And blogging too. Seriously, I cannot believe it. You are the fastest worker EVER. You're awesome!

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  7. These are great. I like your craft corner. Great chair!! I want one of those. (even though I usually stand while creating)lol. I love your new house. You unpacked fast!! Good for you.

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  8. You have been super busy! I can't believe you moved and unpacked that quickly! Remind me to hire you when I decide to move! :) Everything looks great and your new scrap space looks so organized! Love it.

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  9. Hope you and your family will have many happy time sin your new home! I am really impressed w/ how much you got done! Thanks for sharingf how you store your layouts! I don't like to but mine in books either, for the same reason as you, but I never knew what to do w/ them. Right now they are stacked on a very high shelf in my scrap room, with the top layout turned over so the light doesn't hit it. I like your idea better...I need to go shopping!!!! :0)

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  10. Your new home looks so nice and cozy. Thanks for sharing :) :)

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  11. Moving can be a hassle, but you handled it like a champ! great job! Looks like everything is coming together!

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  12. you've been supper busy making it homey and that's the most important thing. looks as if you've been there for awhile and not just moved in. and that'll help all of you fell as if you never moved in no time!

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  13. By the look of it your move is going well. You are very organized!! Looks like you've got a great crafting spot!! Thanks for sharing!! (=

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  14. WOW....you are amazing...I cannot believe how quickly you put together your new home!!! It is beautiful......I need you to come for a visit and whip me into shape....If you saw the mess in my scraproom you would faint!!!

    So glad to see that Mr. Dandy is also settling in!!!

    Congrats on the DT's!!

    Wishing you a wonderful week sweet friend!!

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  15. I love your new home Julie, looks so cosy!! And congrats on you new dt, I am so excited for you!!!

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  16. That place looks great, Julie! Love the kitchen, and how fun to get to decorate with new things. Brookie must love her shower curtain!

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  17. I just love it! It looks fantastic already. My sister in law just gave me one of those rolling carts, I can't wait to put it to use!

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  18. Well it's starting to look very home-ie already! Adam's room is rockin!!!

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  19. You are so organized!! I can't believe you're almost all unpacked!! Way to go and it looks great!

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  20. Now, look at you, girl! you have been very busy.
    It all look so wonderful.
    Congrats on the new home and on settling in.

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  21. You are making good progress here, congrats!
    Nice to have a peek into your new nest! : )

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  22. Wow, looks great. You've done so well in such a short time, you must be super organized.xxx

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  23. Wow! You must be completely organized!!! Looks great!

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  24. Glad you're getting all settled. I got caught up on your blog posts today after a long weekend myself!! Congrats on the DT's... Love the things Brookie says layout... what a great memory. I haven't done that for a while. The place looks great!!! Take care...see you soon!

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  25. You're already more organised than I am and I've been here for nearly 4 years! And we not only share a first name, but a similar taste in roller totes.

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  26. Congrats on the DT's Julie!!!!
    So glad the move went well and you are already settling in. I can't believe you only have a handful of boxes left to unpack. You need to come to my house and get us on your unpacking program. We've been in our place for almost 2 years and the garage have a bunch of boxes that need to be unpack. (so embarrassed about that).
    The house looks great!

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  27. Looks great! Yay Julie for unpacking so quickly! Enjoy!

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  28. that was amazingly fast unpacking, it looks great! congrats!!

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  29. I love your new home Julie, looks so cosy!! Gal you are so neat, I really like...and you are very fast too... COngrats my friend... Brookie curtain is so HER!! TFS your lovely home... hugs...xoxo

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  30. Wow...I can't believe you already got that much done! You have to be exhausted. I'm glad you all survived and I hope the new place is nice and comfy for you :)

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  31. looking good, baby..looking good! ;)

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  32. excellent...I can't believe how unpacked you are!!!! Looks like a fine home:)

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  33. Wow, you are a fast unpacker. Your new place looks great.

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  34. Gosh! you unpacked SOOOOOOOOO quickly! Congrats for being so quick!!!! Thank you for your comments as well Julie! I appreciate you all so much!

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  35. Glad you are settling in, have been thinking about you : )
    Your new home is looking lovely already.
    Lots of love xxx

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  36. Wow, you unpacked that much already?! Now I know who to call when we move! LOL. It's a great home, love how Adam decorated his own room & that princess shower curtain. Get some rest! :)

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  37. Wow! You have unpacked sooooo much stuff! Wow! I need you to help me! ha! Love the pictures! Your new home is super cute!

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  38. GREAT JOB!!!SO much accomplished!!!
    it looks like HOME!!!
    and love is there!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  39. TFS! You have a wonderful house and all the rooms look amazing!

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  40. Congrats on the DTs!!! Your new home looks so cozy and homely. Love Brookie's shower curtain ;)

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  41. Congrats on the new DT'S! And I love your new home! You've done such a great job decorating so far!!! May you create many fond memories there! HUGS!

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  42. My, my you sure have been a busy gal...everything is coming together to nicely....Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Great way to store you layouts...i love those bins. Though my use for them is just the papers. That idea is worth scrap-lifting though. Have a terrific week!
    smiles...Tammy

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  43. Ok so I totally thought I commented on this post. SO SORRY! Your new place looks fabulous, thank you for sharing with us. I am going to hire you to unpack my house when we move, I don't think we have ever unpacked that fast. Heck I think we still have packed boxes somewhere and we have been here 2 years. :-)

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  44. Thanks for showing these photo's of your new home!! It looks fabulous, Julie!! I hope that you'll be very happy here!!

    XXXJenneke

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  45. You have a beautiful home. And you guys are super duper fast with the unpacking. Wow. So glad to see that you are getting settled in. :)

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  46. congrats on the DT and what a beautiful home...love all the rooms and deco. Thanks for sharing Julie!

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  47. How exciting! Thanks so much for sharing all your pics! LOVE to see where and how people live! I think it's a great introduction :)!

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  48. wowoww!! Congratulations on the new home!! I cannot believe that you already have it together and youve still been scrapping, my goodness!! I want to strive to be just like YOU!! congratulations on your home and the new dt spots!!

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  49. looks fab... such a great feeling when everything is unpacked... hope you are done now... love the scrap area... enjoy!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

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