Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We're Here AND We're Online

Our move was pretty flawless. We used a Budget truck, and even though they gypped us out of 20 miles, and made us pay for the "extra" usage, we would still recommend them 100% more than U-Haul.

Anyway, internet connection wasn't high on our list of things to do, so it didn't happen until yesterday, hence my absence. But we're here, and now we're back on the World Wide Spiderweb. And in the meantime, I've even managed to do some decorating to my humble abode (and if you've been by, you know what I mean by humble).

We dropped about 500 square feet on this move, not to mention a garage, but have found all the nooks and crannies of this place, and have found a spot for almost everything (although, to maintain our minimalist look, 5 boxes of decor went stored).

Now for some pictures:

Our main bookcase now serves as a toy shelf in Sophie's room, with the top shelf reserved for our books (please note the rainbow of books I created. Not only was it fun to do [Diana? This seems like something you'd enjoy. Plus I used brackets inside parentheses just for you] but also it's visually pleasing EVERY time I go into her room. EVERY time.)

Here's my entire kitchen. Is it wrong for me to say that I'm thoroughly enjoying such a tiny space? I'd prefer a dishwasher, but putting away the dishes consists of only a hip pivot on my part. And the linoleum floor is a breeze to clean. I'm sure eventually I'll pine for a bigger place with more expensive floors and counters (you know maybe some granite, stainless, & travertine? [please read that last sentence with the utmost sarcasm possible]), but not today.

Here's our front room, complete with its built-in bookcase-slash-coat closet. (I had to spell it out cause that's how I wanted you to read it). What? Charm built in to our home? Its almost unheard of in Arizona.

And last but not least, may I present our favorite place (which cannot be utilized AT ALL until the temperature drops below 100) : The enclosed patio & back yard WITH GRASS. Wait... with grass that WE DON'T HAVE TO MOW OR TAKE CARE OF. That's better.

Thanks to everyone who complimented me on my last post. Everyone is free to stop by and visit whenever they want. It's good to be home.


Jacie said...

I know you guys are already missing Tucson like crazy, admit it! Just kidding. Actually, I am a little bit jealous! Good Luck and congrats on being back in civilization:)

stephanie said...

i have been to this humble abode. granted, i saw it on moving day, but it looks amazing! you have done such a great job.

now, if you'll excuse me, i'll be busy rearranging the books on my bookshelf.

shauntel said...

ooh. love the patio and backyard.

Macey Kay said...

So glad you are here! The books look great-hope to see you soon.

Kim said...

The place looks great!

Emily said...

Can't wait to come visit and hear more about your move. I'm going to have to copy your rainbow book organization, if I ever get another bookshelf.

diana rose said...

how did you know i would appreciate such colorful organization? spot on!

and holdthephone... that bookshelf-slash-closet rocks. i want one! but does everything fall off the shelves when you open it? be honest.

Grandma D said...

Hi Abbie--I need all the cousins addresses to take to Utah with me for Nicole's coming wedding. Aug. 15
Email me at
Thanks GM