It has been a whirlwind week for us. Want to know why? Here’s a riddle to help you figure it out: We both have sore muscles, to-do lists a mile long and a new set of keys… 2014-07-18 15.19.07WE MOVED! And as of yesterday around 4 p.m., all the boxes have been unpacked. Whew!

As busy as it’s been, Nathan and I could NOT be more thrilled with our new place. We went from a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment to a two-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom town home.

Me on Moving Day! Going for a ride :)
Me on Moving Day! Going for a ride πŸ™‚

It has been so fun to get more settled in here each day, and we feel so grateful for the timing of the move. Since Nathan hasn’t started classes yet for the semester, he was able to do a ton of stuff to get us all settled in while I worked this week. It’s been awesome!

I took some before and after photos to share, and while we are still waiting on a few finishing touches, the place is in decent enough shape to put on the blog (I think).

Voila!

This is right inside the front door when you walk in. Stairs to the right, dining room and kitchen to the left, living room straight down the hallway.
This is right inside the front door when you walk in. Stairs to the right, dining room and kitchen to the left, living room straight down the hallway.
The dining room. A window is on the wall to the left and the kitchen is to the right.
The dining room. A window is on the wall to the left and the kitchen is to the right.
The kitchen. SO much more counter space than before! We love it.
The kitchen. SO much more counter space than before! We love it.
This is the living room. We painted it blue last Friday and love what it adds to the room!
This is the living room. We painted it blue last Friday and love what it adds to the room!
Other corner of the living room...
Other corner of the living room…
The view from the patio that is off of the living room. So nice this time of year to have that!
The view from the patio that is off of the living room. So nice this time of year to have that!
That's all of the rooms downstairs. So up the stairs we go!
That’s all of the rooms downstairs. So up the stairs we go!
The bedroom with a window facing the lake.
The bedroom with a window facing the lake.
And HUGE closet space. Those mirrors slide and there is a closet lining the whole wall.
And HUGE closet space. Those mirrors slide and there is a closet lining the whole wall.
The full bath upstairs.
The full bath upstairs.
The second bedroom, which we are going to use as a study/mini guest room.
The second bedroom, which we are going to use as a study/mini guest room. We also painted these walls on Friday.

So those are all “before”…before a week of unpacking, assembling and sorting.

Nathan setting up our entertainment system so I could watch my show Monday night :)
Nathan setting up our entertainment system so I could watch my show Monday night πŸ™‚

Ready to see what we’ve done with the place so far? Here come the “afters”…

The dining room now...also my blogging station today!
The dining room now…also my blogging station today!
The view of the dining room from the kitchen.
The view of the dining room from the kitchen.
The kitchen. A bit more sorted and a bit more color!
The kitchen. A bit more sorted and a bit more color!

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The kitchen towel on the right is one my sister Alison got us in Paris earlier this month!
The kitchen towel on the right is one my sister Alison got us in Paris earlier this month!

Our half bath downstairs has a green toilet. We weren’t sure how we would decorate with that, but I like how it’s turned out so far!

The rug and hand towels in the half bath.
The rug and hand towels in the half bath.

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Our living room now...
Our living room now…
Still waiting to hang some wall art in the living room, and we'll also be getting a big rug for this room sometime this week.
Still waiting to hang some wall art in the living room, and we’ll also be getting a big rug for this room sometime this week.
And the patio with our little plant :)
And the patio with our little plant πŸ™‚
Upstairs in the study...
Upstairs in the study…
We fit my keyboard in the study as well!
We fit my keyboard in the study as well!
Our bedroom all set up...we've been sleeping hard all week. Moving has worn us out!
Our bedroom all set up…we’ve been sleeping hard all week. Moving has worn us out!
And the full bath upstairs. All set!
And the full bath upstairs. All set!

There you have it – the tour of our new abode. We are still waiting on a bookcase and rug for the living room, and we’re also going to get a rug for the study. Other than that, we just need to hang our wall art and we will be all set!

Off to the side of our town home is this little spot. I foresee us spending a lot of time out here unwinding at the end of a long day…or a long week like this one.2014-07-27 09.25.20We can’t wait for family and friends to come see it in person, but we hope that this glimpse into our new place gives you all a peek at what it’s like from a distance! And our door is always open for family visits πŸ™‚

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