moving in.

it takes a lot longer than anticipated to unpack
when you have all these power outages (grrrrr),
a baby that loves being held,
a pup that wants to be played with,
and feel like being lazy, yourself.
but we are loving having a bit more space to stretch out in,
floors that creak because they’re so old
and a home full of charm and character.
this move has been good for us.
so far, we’re really happy here.
  1. Wonderful! :) Congrats on the new place!

    If you don't mind me asking, how did you find this home? We live in the DC area, too, and are looking for a different place to rent. Would you mind emailing me? ([email protected]) Thanks!

  2. That place looks great. Have fun trying to meet everyone's needs :D I'm sure you can do it!

  3. I'm loving the photos of your new "old" home and look forward to seeing more as you decorate it. There is nothing like an old home with all of its creaks and bits of charm!! May it be filled with lots of love and happiness. : )

    ~ Wendy

  4. Leslie

    Looks like a gorgeous place. I'd love to see more pictures!

  5. Looks wonderful! <3

  6. I love it! We live in an old 1920's home and i love the character they have, the weird creaky floors and cupboards that dont close all the way! :) i absolutely love your pictures! enjoy! old homes are the best!

  7. Pilar

    congrats on the move! can't wait to see more photos after you're settled!

  8. Sarah

    Old homes have a magic to them. I totally know what you mean about the creaking floors. I used to live in an Old Town home and the character of the place just really makes you feel at home. We moved into our current place when my baby was about you baby's age. She wanted to be held all the time too. I had to do the 1 box a day method on the really tough days to unpack.

    – Sarah

  9. Janssen

    Hooray! I can't wait to see more pictures of it!

  10. becky

    This looks like a home I'd like to have–old staircases and creaking, creaking floors. There is nothing better than a house with character…except, of course, the characters that reside inside. I hope you guys will be happy here and that it will be a wonderful, loving place for little Eleanor to grow! (She's getting big, by the way. And ever more beautiful with each smile!)

  11. Joy

    So pretty! I love the staircase!!!

  12. colleen

    oh yay! i'm so jealous…i'm feeling the itch to leave my studio, but will probably be a couple more years before that happens. looks like a lovely new home :)

  13. looks like a darling place! congrats!

  14. Congratulations on your new home! The pictures you've posted on your blog are very lovely. Last March, my husband and I moved into a home that's been in the owner's family for well over 100 years. We love the wooden floors and all of the attention to detail in our home. They just don't make houses like that anymore. We even have a staircase very similar to yours! Enjoy your new home and godspeed with the unpacking!

  15. wow – your new house looks incredibly cozy!
    i just wonder how much you pay for rent per squaremeter?
    greetings from germany!

  16. Looks a lot like our 1870's Hill house– I'll bet yours was built around the same time.

  17. congrats indeed :)
    move in at your own time. you're enjoying the process despite some mishaps. good outlook on life :)

  18. Anita

    Awww, it'll feel like home in no time. It's a really sweet looking place, from what I can see!

  19. Yay! more room… sigh I remember the days of character and creaking floors :0) love the new digs!

  20. How exciting, but busy too!!! Congrats on the new place and good luck with the move…can't wait to see you all settled and I'm sure it will be the most adorable home ever full of charm and character!

    Liesl :)

  21. I am loving how the pictures fit the mood of unpacking.

  22. Love these photos! Congratulations for the new place =)

  23. Congrats on your move…My family and I just moved recently and our home has old charm and much pizazz! id much rather preffer an older home over a new one :)

  24. Connie

    Oh my goodness that would be my dream! Old places in DC? SWOON! Glad you're loving it! (sorry about the power outages though- blah.)

  25. That's awesome! When we bought our 80 year old house last year, we knew we'd be in for an adventure since it's such an old house, but I love it's quirks. You just can't get character like this in a brand new house! We've been here for a year and a half and we're STILL discovering little quirks.

    If only boxes could unpack themselves…

  26. Glad to hear that you're settling in and making your new place a HOME. These pictures look so charming. How can anyone resist a wood floor?

  27. Rudi

    Oh! You have STAIRS! Doesn't that feel great?! Congratulations on your new Family Sized house!

    love, rudi

  28. Ash

    what a beautiful space! Can't wait to see more pis (or a home tour?) :) Sounds like you are super mom- handling everything with a smile on your face…good luck with unpacking- we moved into our house 4 years ago and there's STILL some boxes we haven't gone through…

  29. These photos are so romantic! Congratulations on your move!

  30. Ah! Congrats on the new place, seems like it is going to be wonderful and cozy! Kingsley looks like he's getting used to it! Can't wait to see more pics! =)

  31. Maddy

    wonderful! can't wait to see more pics.. this place looks like it has a lot of amazing charm. I just *love* the floors.. so jealous!

  32. What a beautiful space! I am so happy for you and your family. Take your time and enjoy it all. You'll get all unpacked eventually, all in good time.

    (Having my first giveaway.)



  33. ooh I hate unpacking :( but congrats on the new place! you'll be unpacked soon enough and you can relax and enjoy your new surroundings :)

  34. rebecca

    kingsley is cracking me up.

  35. i'm so glad. i can't wait to see how you decorate everything!

  36. The place looks lovely and it's not even decorated yet! Wowza!

  37. Lyndall

    Your new house is gorgeous! Those floors! That staircase! Siiigh~ can't wait to see more pictures :) good luck with the unpacking ♥

  38. erin

    such good bones in that house! here's to happy unpacking!

  39. Katie

    Can't wait to see more! I love that it has wood floors!

  40. How exciting, what a lovely home! It's so nice to live in a place you love and not just one that 'would do for now'. I hope you create many happy memories there!

  41. LOVE that railing! So cool. Congrats on the move and good luck with the boxes!

  42. Happy moving!!! :D

  43. Ashley

    Hooray! Your new place looks perfect. :)

  44. LCR

    Good luck with the move! How huge it must be with all the baby/ puppy/ life action. Best wishes, and can't wait to see more of the space as it's set up!

  45. Lorna

    Love these pics – what an exciting new space to fill! Kingsley looks like he's starting to settle in too :)

    Good luck with the unpacking!

  46. congratulations on moving in.

  47. *yay*, girl!

    Those wood floors, that bicycle, and that pooch are awesome! ♥ ♥ ♥

  48. Rhianne

    it looks perfect for you, I love the photos of kingsley :)

  49. Rhianne

    it looks perfect for you, I love the photos of kingsley :)

  50. yay! it looks amazing.

  51. What a gorgeous new home.

  52. Your new place looks lovely! Glad you're all happy!

  53. Alex

    It looks like a wonderful place!

  54. Arianna

    So excited for you all. Congrats!

  55. doggies do interfere with a lot of tasks… but that's okay. b/c they're just too cute.

  56. Ali

    sooo beautiful! Oh I love it!

  57. Olga

    Looks great and I'm sure it will have its own spirit!

  58. Haley K

    i hear ya with unpacking taking much longer…my strong suit is NOT time management ;) so i have to be veeeeeeeerry generous with the time i estimate it'll take to pack and unpack.

    hope that the power outages stop!! At least you have your little sweetheart to super dog to keep you company :) And from the few beautiful pictures you shared, your home looks dreamy!! like you said, full of character :) Yay for new adventures!

  59. meg

    Kingsley!!! I don't think I could ever get tired of that toothy face! Congratulations on the move, your house looks beautiful and definitely full of charm and character (:

  60. I am loving this photo of Mr.Kingsley at the bottom of the stairs. What a great little guard dog you have!

  61. Congrats!! You will be so so so happy once you're unpacked. We moved to new rental in April and are soooo loving the extra space!

  62. You're first Christmas is going to be epic!

  63. Red

    I love the look of your place already! Looks like a beautiful house.
    Love love love that its two storeys.

  64. I just loooove how your new home looks like! It's sth about the wooden floors & the delicate details that amaze me. & it's two-stored too! it seems so cozy & lovely & i'm sure you're going to gain lots of warm moments & special memories from this place! have fun packing! (: xo

  65. Eleni

    Oh, I can't wait to see more pictures of your new home! Do you have two floors? Like a real house?! Jealous!

  66. It sounds like a fantastic move! Congratulations and I hope the unpacking goes well.

  67. Tiera

    The place looks so charming :) Good luck with the rest of the move-in!

  68. Angie

    I am so happy for you. The house looks so incredible. Beautiful, charming, with so much character. Perfect for your little family.

  69. Your house is so cute! I can't wait to see it all set up and decorated. You should put your pup to work and get him unpacking stuff for you. ;)

  70. whimsy

    your house is a dream. i love it!