House, Life, The pups

House update and rug rat footage

Things are slowly but surely coming together in the new house. Now that we have our main living area (mostly) done, it’s tempting to leave the rest of the house in boxes…but I guess I’ll just have to woman up and go through it all.

Hopefully we can sell or donate a lot of the stuff we haven’t used in a long time (I’m looking at you, scrapbook stuff and JK’s old textbooks which we both know he will never open again but for some reason he refuses to get rid of).

Living room

The living room is almost done, we’re just waiting for our coffee table to arrive and to find a nice chair for the corner. Oh, and we picked up our bed last night – now we can finally stop sleeping on the floor like savages.

This kitchen makes cooking fun

I adore our new kitchen. The island gives us so much more room to work with, and this is the first time we’ve tried gas burners. Cooking is fun again!

Gas at last!

Bonus: the colors of the floor and the counter tops are both really forgiving. In our old house, every single little errant crumb would show, so ten minutes after I cleaned it, it would look dirty again. Here I can slob with abandon!

New "problem"

As much as I love the kitchen, I have to say that the best part of our new place is the deck. Spending sunny weekends “stuck at home” doesn’t sound so bad anymore now that we have a private space outdoors.

So much better than our old porch

You would think the Wellie’s favorite part would be his new yard where he can happily defend us from rogue squirrels, but no. Nothing can top his unbridled passion for our new rug:

Yup, that’s one strange little nutria.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Christina March 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    You have a BEAUTIFUL home!!

  • Reply Libby March 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Ingunn,

    Your home looks stunning. That kitchen looks like it would be a dream to work in. Love Wellie – too cute.

  • Reply Laura @ First Class Great Outdoors March 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Wow! Your home is beautiful! I am loving that kitchen and the wood beams along the ceiling. I’m with you about a deck – Ours is my favorite thing about our house. Nothing beats coming home from a long day at work and lounging outside.

    Those videos of Wellie are awesome! Dogs are the best entertainment ever :)

  • Reply Brenna Schwert March 27, 2012 at 4:57 am

    What a gorgeous home! I have all the jealousy :D

  • Reply LizW March 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous house! :)

  • Reply Trude Julie March 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Wow, looks like you’ve got a nice, nice house. :)

  • Reply iris March 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Oh man, this is absolutely lovely!

  • Reply ania April 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Heyhey! Gratulerer med det nye hjemmet!! :)

  • Reply Jo May 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I adore your decor in the new abode. I need you to come add some color (and elephants?) to YDI!

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