A Blank Canvas

the new kitchen

We’ve lived in our new home for 3 weeks now, and I think we finally reached the point where the boxes are (mostly) unpacked, the walls are freshly painted, and we can start thinking about furniture and decorating. It’s an exciting and also overwhelming place to be. We have more space to work with than in our previous home, so a few rooms are entirely empty and I’m ok with that.

painting the living room

I read a post on Modern Parents, Messy Kids recently about moving into your “Forever Home,” a place where you can see yourself settling in and raising a family for years and years. This is exactly how I feel about our new home – and I have to admit, it puts a bit of added pressure on every decision I make. Will I like that in 10 years, in 20 years? Maybe I’m over-thinking it a bit, but I’m definitely taking my time.

our new home - a blank canvas

On a related note, I will be guest posting on Modern Parents, Messy Kids starting next week. What will I be writing about? Our Forever Home, of course.

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5 thoughts on “A Blank Canvas

  1. How cute, the thought of a “forever home” does seem to add more pressure to each decision. We just bought our first home, going on week three, but we started with purchasing furniture then we’ll be painting… I guess we are doing things backwards, being our usual selves.
    Cute home! -CAT

    • I wish I had ordered furniture first! The few things we have picked out won’t arrive for another couple of weeks :(
      Congrats on your new home!!!

      • See, and when I read your post I thought we should have painted first. I guess there’s no right way (well, unless you’re an interior design pro).
        Thank you we’re very excited. Congrats on your home too.

  2. Hello, J & J. Just a thought about leaf rubbing…
    It’s a great fall project that allows you to preserve memories of your fall hikes.
    Your grandmother and aunties loved this project. We had many silver serving
    trays with leave imprints and we would make the rubbings with art lead pencils.
    Making rubbings on tin foil is fun and then using watercolors to make the lines show up.
    Today it is windy and many leaves are falling with a plunking sound. Like someone
    walking on twigs. Love, Aunt May

    • Hi May, Jenna had a wonderful time making leave rubbings today. We kept it pretty simple with crayons and paper, but we’ll have to try foil and watercolor soon. The weather finally cooled down today so we’re enjoying spending time outside!

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