Sights of Home

Everyone wants to know, how are we enjoying our new house? Very much! With the help of lots of books, plants and “old things,” our new-ish house is starting to feel like home. Renting a tiny, two bedroom, one bathroom house for 8 years (in the best neighborhood!), where we had two kids, a dog and oodles of guests, taught us so much about living minimally without too much stuff. We found it so satisfying. We didn’t need a swing set, we’d just walk to the park. We didn’t need dress-up stuff or a play kitchen, we’d just head to Marbels. And the whole house could be cleaned in under an hour. We really just couldn’t fit anything inside our house except ourselves and the essentials! We’re trying to keep that mindset, experiences over objects, with this house too. It’s easier said than done, but we’re trying! So we’re taking a very slow approach to decorating. Also because, let’s be honest, having three kids, including an infant, and work of some kind, just doesn’t lend itself well to home-improvement and decorating projects. In fact, we’ve barely hung anything on the walls except in the girl’s room. While we are missing living in such a close-knit neighborhood where we had built-in babysitters, dog watchers, friends who felt like family and so much to walk to- we are loving the new space and living in a part of the city with more nature around us. Space is something I didn’t realize how badly we needed, until we had it. It just feels more comfortable for us to be able to all congregate in the kitchen to make breakfast together or alternatively, separate if tensions are high. I find myself wanting to spend more time at home, which is new for me. In fact, we do now have a swing set and a toy kitchen 😉 The cozy cold weather and snuggly baby can also be blamed for this new desire to be home. Tis the season right? Anyway, just wanted to pop in to share a few photos. Visitors welcome and enjoy! Addie

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