Monday, May 28, 2012

"The Good Life"

We made it!  

Hello friends!  Wow, what an adventure this has been!  

I am happy and grateful that our move to Washington went pretty well without too many bumps in the road.  

(For those of you that knew I was SO worried about getting my grand piano and three cats here safely...all is well!)


As we are settling into our 1933 Craftsman built house,  with boxes everywhere, there were still a few things that we did to try and make the house more of a home.

Fresh flowers, and hanging a few pictures to name a few. 


I didn't think you'd want to see the "messy stuff" that's still all over the place.  So,  I thought I'd try to take a few photos to give you a "feel" of our new surroundings. 


We even met a few of the neighbors and they had a little wine and cheese gathering on their deck. 


I've never lived in a house this old before, and I am loving a lot of the vintage charm that goes with it.










I just can't get over looking out the window and seeing green!





The door to my craft room...
It's full of boxes!  
Stay tuned. 





I bought my first blue hydrangea! 
It's in a large pot just outside one of the windows of my craft room.





We've had some sunshine and warmer days with cloudy, and cooler nights so far. 


The view from the deck is a great place to get away from the boxes inside.


 We don't have a lot of expensive things, but my piano is very special to me.
I am so grateful that it arrived without any damage! 


Finally, I thought I'd share a picture that hubby and I got right before we left Las Vegas.  

Growing up in Las Vegas, and being a big fan of Frank, Dean and the Rat Pak I knew this would be perfect for the music room. 

The quote at the bottom says: 
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. 
They wake up in the morning and that's the best
they are going to feel all day."
-Frank Sinatra-


Again, thank you for all of your kind comments and wonderful wishes regarding our journey. 
We have a lot to be thankful for! 

When I can take a break from unpacking I will try to stop by for a visit.  I feel like I've missed so much with you guys! 

Hope you are well too, and enjoying 

"The Good Life!" 


Becca 

30 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

THis is good to hear all is well in the new abode. You both made it,,,the kitties made it and of course...the "music box"....the fotos are fabulous...I love the view onto the water...wow....enjoy the rest of your unpacking:)

Linda R said...

Everything looks so beautiful there.. I am so happy for you guys.

Hugs~

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Becca, Your new home sounds delightful and from the pictures looks so inviting. Glad everything went well with the move.

Anesha said...

What lovely photos, looks like a lovely place.

bohemiannie! art said...

I'm so happy you're 'home' and looking forward to more beautiful pictures!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Amazing shots of everything...so glad that you are in your new place. And what bones it must have! I LOVE craftsmen style houses, so wonderful to have those peeks that you shared.

Kitties arrived OK? And now you can begin your new life, congrats.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Judy S. said...

Glad to hear you're getting settled in! Love those glass doorknobs. A real treasure!

Pamela said...

I am so excited for you Becca!! It looks wonderful and love those door knobs and light fixtures!!! You sure are in the right place...
How the heck did they move your piano??? It is huge and beautiful.
I cannot wait to get a tour of your home!
Pamela xo

Janelle said...

I love your view. Washington holds a special place in my heart. I have a lot of family there that we would visit when I was a child. I love the weather and the scenery. I hope that you continue to discover wonderful things about your new home.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy for you, Becca! Your house already looks like a home with your beautiful piano and lovely things! And what a great neighborhood and fabulous view! A blue hydrangea is all you were lacking! Enjoy your week!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Yay! You made it! Your photos are so beautiful!

I always loved visiting Boulder City when I lived in Las Vegas because it seemed like the only place where you could find vintage homes. I loved seeing bits of vintage charm in your new home.

We are moving this summer too, but to Houston TX. It looks like its back to hot weather for us, but we are pretty excited.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Oh Becca, I am so excited for you. It all looks so lush and beautiful and those door knobs make me swoon. Enjoy every moment. I am sure it will feel like home in no time. Patty

Lisa Graham Art said...

Love seeing all your pretty piccies...and YAY for the safe arrival of your Yamaha and kitties...and you and Russ of course.
:)

Clare said...

Dear Becca - Your new home looks amazing - all that greeny, those trees and your flowers, its so pretty. Your views are amazing. I'm sure you are going to be very happy in your new home!

ain't for city gals said...

I love the saying about drinking! Might have to get that for my trailer! Glad you are enjoying the green...

Lorraine said...

So interesting to see and read your perspective of the northwest. It makes me realize how much I take for granted.

TexWisGirl said...

i read your post last night (but took the day off of commenting for memorial day). had to come back and say CONGRATULATIONS on a safe and sound arrival. and for GREEN views! :) and vintage charm!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh it looks charming Becca, nothing better than an old Craftsman. Nice views there!! And those Dahlia's - swoon - love the rat pack pic. xox

justine said...

so glad your move went smoothly, I look forward to seeing more of your shots, hope you are enjoying it and not too sad!

Terrie Purkey said...

Welcome to Washington! You captured the green perfectly! Dahlias already? Ours are just poking up through the ground...they must have been just planted. Anyway, your view is so pretty and sounds like you'll have some nice neighbors. It's such a chore unpacking and settling in - bet you'll be so glad to get into the studio again.

Catherine said...

I'm so glad everything and everybody made it safely to your new home Becca. Now the excitement begins! So many things to do and see. I look forward to being taken along for the ride!!
Have a good one girl!
xo Catherine

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Welcome!! Glad to hear the move went well. Nice view - maybe if you look to the left and across the lake, you can see me waving at you from where we are :) Good luck with the unpacking. Can't wait to see what comes out of that new crafts room!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Becca, so glad to see that you are in your new home getting settled. Green beautiful green. Such a change from desert country. Wine and cheese. My favorite. And refreshing rain. It all sounds good to me. Enjoy your new surroundings. Tammy

Caterina Giglio said...

congrats! I was so happy to see your blog pop up in my side bar! welcome to the land of hydrangeas! xx

andrea creates said...

congratulations and have fun settling into your new home! it all looks so pretty :)

Seattle Photographers Guild said...

Welcome to Washington! I live in Marysville but was born and raised in Seattle in the Montlake district. I love the city and I hope you enjoy all the wonderful things it has to offer.
Kelly

Georgianna said...

Welcome to Seattle!!! So excited you are here and so happy to hear the move went smoothly. I can definitely understand the worry but wonderful it's all done.

You're in a great location and with a view of the lake! Wow!

Hope to see you soon!

lisa. said...

I am so glad that your move went well Becca.
Welcome to your new home!
xo.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hooray for hydrangeas, my absolute fave flower! I hope you get lots and lots of beautiful blossoms from your new bush.

Katy Noelle said...

Alright! I'm all caught up!!! ;)

Becca, what a lovely woman you are. That's just what comes to mind.

I feel like my thirst has been slaked just by looking at all of your pictures of rain. I know that the rain can get tiring, yet, coming from a desert, myself (LA), I just love it - I love the rain!!!

This year, in Vermont, where we are, we've had a terrible drought. The dirt in my garden has been dust dry for most of the summer. It seems like I've spent a quarter of my summer just watering the plants.

It's funny, though, how green it all still is, here. Even though our lawn keeps going brown and crunchy.

What I'm trying to get at is, reading you posts - the lush green, the soft blues, the ocean and pebbles and natural yarns... it's all so soothing - so refreshing!

Thank you! =]

love,

me xxo