Lemme Give Ya The Tour
I’ve been getting some requests for photos of our new place in Colorado so I thought I’d spend a post showing off the new digs.
Before I get into the specifics of the house, there’s something very important that you need to know: I had practically nothing to do with the interior decorating. I hung a few things (poorly) and drank beer while Betsy and her Mother (Hi Mary!) set up pretty much everything.
So, if you see something cute or lovely, it’s almost certainly not anything I can take credit for.
But as you can see from the outside, it’s a very cute house. With a yard! It’s definitely a change for us to go from a two bedroom 3rd floor apartment to an actual house.
Before you see the inside of the house though, you’ll have to get through our security systems…
I think this is maybe the funniest and saddest thing I’ve ever seen, but there’s this completely run down arch in our yard with like ten fence posts attached. See those fence posts? That’s the entire fence.
At first I didn’t like the arch, but now I’m completely in love with it just because I have no idea why it exists.
Anyway, that’s not our real security system obviously.
Once you get past the intense security, our quaint little home has a nice, fairly open layout which we like a lot.
Again, props to Betsy and Mary on the decorating.
Betsy and I spend a lot of time in the living room at this nice round table that we bought from her old roommate. He was quite handy and re-finished it and painted all the chairs to match.
It’s actually one of my projects to re-stain it sometime in the next fourteen years. (Want a Macheesmo Home Projects section where you could actually watch as I mutilate jobs like this?)
Some of my favorite little decorations in the living room are these old crystal decanters that Betsy’s Mom gave us. Some day I’ll fill them with delicious dark beverages.
Once you get past the living room, there’s my office! I’m actually working from home here so it was important for me to have a nice office with some natural light and lots of cookbook space obviously.
And our bedroom which is wonderfully surrounded by windows.
I’m already in love with our bedroom though. Very cozy and comfortable.
ONTO THE KITCHEN:
Next, to the kitchen we have this strange little add-on room that we didn’t quite know what to do with. So we (Betsy) stuck a small table and chairs there and we call it The Breakfast Nook even though we never eat breakfast there.
What actually happens in The Breakfast Nook is photography. See all those windows? It’s like photography gold.
Turn around from The Breakfast Nook and BAM. Kitchen:
As you might guess, this is my favorite part of the house without a doubt. It has marble counters (So maybe I can make croissants n0w), a deep sink, a dishwasher, a gigantic fridge, and lots of counter and cabinet space.
It has a really nice gas stove that’s a huge improvement on our old one mainly because you can actually USE all the features on it (broiler, timer, etc.) Definitely not true for our old stove.
I’m on a new mission since the move to be way better about keeping track of produce and food in the fridge so I’m working out a system of what’s in the fridge and what I need and listing it all on a whiteboard.
If I ever figure out a system that works nicely, I’ll do a post on it.
Also, we have a magnetic emotions board that I frequently use to remind myself how I feel that day. On this day I was apparently feeling NOISY.
So that’s really the highlights of the house! There’s a basement as well, but nothing really interesting is down there unless you consider washers and driers to be fascinating.
In short though, we’re really happy here so far and I don’t see why it won’t only improve as we make friends with a few locals and start exploring the area more!
Tomorrow, we’re going back to the regularly scheduled program of Thanksgiving dishes. Namely, POTATOES.