The One About New Beginnings – We Bought a House in the Suburbs!

So it’s been little extra quite around the blog these days because we’ve been having a pretty busy few weeks!

We bought a HOUSE.

Yup, we are trading in city life for everything suburbs and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

So I have been slightly off social media and everything online lately because we’ve had A LOT going on with the buying and selling and moving and packing and everything that goes along with it.

We have closed on our new house and have a few more weeks in the city in our current house – so basically spending the next 3 weeks of June soaking up everything city. Spending time with all our friends and neighbors, visiting our favorite restaurants and bars, enjoying all our best city spots – we’ve got lots to see and do, and then do again one more time while we are living here.

We aren’t going to be too far from Philadelphia, but nothing will ever be the same or as easy as it will be now as actual residents. So we are trying to maximize our last few weeks here while we can.

Since we have a bit of an overlap in between places, it’s been nice to sort of move in slow and take over things with each trip to the new house. We have movers coming to take the big furniture over on our actual move day, but we’ve been making progress with the time we have, which has made things very busy – but will make things way easier day of the move.

It’s going to be a big change going from a city home to a big house in the ‘burbs. We need to furnish so much more space! And we are planning to do some work to our new home sort of soon – a kitchen renovation, a bathroom remodel and maybe another thing or two along the way.

We’ve got a few ideas that we really want to work on the first few months we are living here, to really help make it feel like home. It’s going to be a little overwhelming at times, but we are excited to get started.

There are tons of moving pieces at the moment, so much going on and lots to do in the coming 3 weeks – but today I wanted to pop on, give you a reason for my recent radio silence, and share some of my favorite features of our new home with you!

First up – Check out that front door up above! It’s LEGIT.

Also, this Dutch Door in the laundry room out to the back yard is a thing of dreams.

Speaking of the backyard – its so much beautiful, wonderful, fabulous space for our whole family to enjoy and especially for our boys to run around and play.

They have been LOVING their time outside here each time we visit. They can’t get enough of their new, big yard. It makes me so happy to see them playing outside and loving it – and I can’t wait until this is everyday for them.

And Jackson has been loving it too – Spot him in the pic below !

Back to the inside – I can’t decide if I love the Dutch Door or the Juliet Balcony more in the new place – so for now let’s just call it a tie. But seriously, how cool is this little detail in our Master? I can’t wait to update the window treatment and make this a cozy little space I can enjoy everyday!

Back to a few of my favorite details – These doors are solid wood and they are amazing. And these handles are on every door in the house and they are fabulous too. You twist them to lock and unlock the door and I think they are such a unique feature throughout.

Check out that wallpaper – It’s sort of crazy, but the more I see it, the more it grows on me. It’s also the least offensive wallpaper in the house, so there’s that to give you a little color on the rest of the situation.

Next up – these Tiles. I was told where they are from and apparently its somewhere special and unique and now I can’t remember where to save my life, so if you know – send me a message and I’ll love you forever!

They are nothing I would ever pick, but they are original to the house and I think they give some surprising character to the fireplace in the living room we will use everyday.

Check out this stained glass. It’s in the smaller family room leading out to the screened in porch and I think they are very random and again, unique. Nothing I would ever pick, but I appreciate the detail and it does give the room a little pop of something.

We’ve got a lot of work to do and it’s going to be a crazy road ahead, but we are excited for our future in the ‘burbs. And I’m excited to document all the changes, renovations, decorating and more of our house as it becomes our home.

If you’ve got any tips, tricks, favorite blogs, websites, podcasts or shows for decoration and home renovations, I’d love to hear them. I need all the inspiration I can get!

And thanks so much for following along all this time. It’s been a crazy 6 weeks, and I know the next few months are going to be even crazier but I am so excited for what lies ahead and what this move means for our family.

I’ll be sharing it all along as we go – stay tuned and buckle up! It’s going to be a wild one!

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  • Reply Lindsay June 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Congrats on the new house Leslie! Looks like a HUGE jump in square footage! Will this result in a big commute for your husband? And I hope that you keep some of the unique items you shared with us in the above photos because those are what make the house unique! 🙂

    • Reply Leslie June 4, 2019 at 7:01 am

      oh yes I will be keeping those favorite items for sure! They are my favorite! and not a commute jump for the hubs – a lesser one in fact – he’s worked out in the burbs the whole time! Thanks so much for your comment and kind words, and for following along!

  • Reply Patty June 4, 2019 at 6:55 am

    All I can say is that you hit the jackpot crossing off all the wants on your move list; location, school district, space and yard. I absolutely love the house and I too hope you keep some of the uniqueness about your new home! Congratulations!

  • Reply lindsay e ingalls June 8, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    We are making a jump from the city to the burbs too in just a few weeks. Congrats on your new home!

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