moving week

next week is moving week.

yep, after just 1 year + 6 months living in our current abode, it’s time to hit the road. (well, sort of… this house is staying in the family and being rented to tenants.)

we’re moving just down the road to a charming 2 story cottage w/ exposed brick walls (my fav). the new place is twice as big + i’ll finally have my very own home office. the little space in our spare bedroom/storage closet just isn’t cutting it anymore and my makeshift shed -aka outhouse*- is just wrong.

*yes, we have an outhouse (common for old australian houses) – though ross despises it when i call it that, as it has a light and running water. however, we have two indoor bathrooms and we don’t use this outdoor one, so I built a shelf over the toilet and it’s my one (and only) storage room. (our house was built in the 1890s and while it’s gorgeous w/ brick, hardwood floors and stained glass – there are no closets in the entire place, not even for clothes!)

back to the move: i was recently thinking about it, and since 1998 – i’ve not lived in one spot for longer than 2.5 years (and that was just one, the runner up is our current house!). it’s funny, because i lived in the same house until I was 18 years old – then flash forward 14 years, i’ve lived in 11 more. (ok, now the word ‘gypsy’ + van morrison lyrics are going through my head.)

i dream of a day when we’ll be able to put down roots, though with job contracts and a relationship between foreigners – I don’t know if I foresee that in the very near future.

but, the good news… along with a new home office, moving also brings a cause for decorating & diy! i’m so excited for the extra space and i’ve got some fun ideas that i can’t wait to incorporate into our new home. this includes a little more vintage, burlap, soda crates and more!

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3 Responses to “moving week”

  1. April 24, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    I would suggest labeling all your boxes when you’re moving so you can easily find things you need, and have your movers take everything to the correct room. Good luck and enjoy your new home!

  2. April 28, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    so excited/happy for you guys, b! i can’t wait to see photos of the new place.

  3. August 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    I’m not sure I’d like to move as often as you do, but on the other hand it does mean you constantly have the chance to start from scratch with the decor and re-make every home into something new and unique 🙂

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