We're Really Moving In!!!

My eyes will barely open right now (honestly, the left one's kind of twitchy this morning too!)  but I am SO HAPPY because this weekend we got to truly unpack and move into our house!!!

{A pic of a part of the boys' section in the new library...  I doubt it will stay looking like this for long although right now I've been a bit of a psycho about it:  "Ok, Christian, you've finished with a little golden book.  See the books with the golden spines?  They all go here."  Poor child. }

The guys finished our bookcases in the upstairs loft this Saturday and we stayed up all night to unload all of our books.  (The shelves are packed but for the most part, everything fits with a little bit of room to grow our library.)  Buried in our garage amongst the books were the boys toys, things for our kitchen, clothes and tons of other random things we'd been missing.  Here's the fallout:

{Don't worry Mom, it's not going to the landfill}

Our books have never been so organized (My husband- a former English teacher- broke our books down into American lit, English lit, world, etc. and I had fun taking stock of all of my herb books, junky fiction and and design books.   The boys have their own - super-accessible- section and even Louie has baskets for his board books at the very bottom.   I had a little room to fit in some of my favorite natural things that we've collected over the years like a huge crystal geode we found at my favorite antique store, shells & coral we've collected on vacations, feathers, cool pieces of wood, etc.  Everything is right where we need it and it feels so good!!!)

We're at the point now where we're emptying out the garage and will be pulling the car in today!!!  ... And I'm staring at an island full of random stuff that I don't know what to do with but that I'm not sure I can get rid of.    That last pile takes the longest but I'm leaning towards getting rid of most of it just so we can breath again.  

This is so freeing.

Have a great Monday & I'll be back with more pics!

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Vel Criste said...

Woohoo!!! I can feel your energy Lauren! good luck, can't wait to see this all come together!

Deidre Interiors said...

I want a library in my house so bad! We love books, especially well loved used books.

kayce hughes said...

Yea! So excited for you guys.

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- It must feel so good to see those boxes empty!

...and I see Mr Pine's Purple House on the book shelf! Yea!


Lauren said...


we LOOOOOVe it and I thought of you as I put it up there! (I totally didn't realize it was in the picture though and am so glad you caught that!! ) Good eye!!

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- Were you ever able to open the file I sent? I compared Mr. Pine's Purple House to Lauren Liess's Green Sofa!

Glad you like the book - I remember my Mom reading it to me. (The book I really loved when I was little was The Fourteen Bears In Summer and Winter when it came to houses! That's one to add to your library!


yuko said...

Oohh, I can't wait to see more pics of your library! And I'm one of those psycho moms who tells our boys to organize their books in a particular order. Now my poor 4-year-old would disappear in the closet in his room and spends a long time playing "organizing" his things lol. Thanks for sharing the progress - I'm so excited for you!

Laura Lynn said...

Can't wait to see the finished space! I just changed the room we were making into a library to my oldest daughter's new room. But that will work better. I love my books though so I'll have to carve out a little library somewhere.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Ohh I love that feeling of finally getting settled into a home :)

Have a marvelous week! Liz

Beth said...

We've been in our house almost two years and just recently unpacked a few boxes! I love the sneak peak of the bookcases--love the sheetrock frame and wood shelves, can't wait to see the rest.

Lexi said...

We just moved into a brand new place too! So much work and you do feel surrounded by boxes at first! Good luck. :)
xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

Julie Swanson said...

Congratulations! We've been renovating for the last couple months. I dream of the day we finally get to move in!! Enjoy it!

Julie at WhereWeAreBlog.com

Lisa Mende said...

Your work is beautiful and love the fabrics. Especially the new blue/white one i saw...when is it available?

Emily Cooper said...

Congrats - what a great feeling to finally be moved in!
I've been looking for baskets like the ones your board books are in (for our own board book collection) forever! Where did you find yours?