Friday, June 26, 2009

A Big Move

Our new kitchen
Just wanted to post a quick update! I hope that you all are enjoying the start of a beautiful summer! We have been enjoying many special events, parties and celebrations with each of the children for the past month as well as packing up our old house and preparing for a very big move to our new house! I haven't had a moment to blog but I know that I will soon! In the meantime I am trying to pack a family of seven in an organized way so that it is a little easier on me once we arrive. I have to admit, at this point I just want to throw everything in a box and call it a day!  I would love to hear your tried and true moving tips!
Even though I rarely mention anything about "house stuff " here, I absolutely love all things "home." Whether it is cooking, organizing, entertaining, gardening or decorating. I will go weak in the knees for an all white kitchen -something about how clean and crisp it looks. Same thing with food- it just looks prettier to me on all white plates. I absolutely love all white bedding, dishes,  furniture and clothing.  I appreciate all types of style and taste but there isn't anything in my opinion more beautiful or calming than a home dripping in shades of white. I have always been that way. When I'm in a store my eye is immediately drawn to fabrics and furniture in white, taupe, cream, beige and ivory-so soothing. It reminds me of our special memories by the beach. My favorite place on earth.  I also love the color of seashells for the rooms of our children. I recently purchased a conch shell to use as inspiration for the girls' rooms! I just love that pinch your cheeks pink color for little girls.  So if you happen to see a blonde lady walking around Home Depot with a gigantic seashell, say something......it's probably me!

31 comments:

GrannySmithGreen said...

Well, get out of town! She is still blogging! Oh, I am so very happy that you are back!

We can't wait to hear more of your inspiring stories! We have been thinking about you and your family and the stress of a move, etc.

The NEW kitchen! Oh, gee wiz. I've got to hear about this one! Sigh!!!!

Gracie Beth said...

That kitchen is absolutely beautiful! I am jealous!

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cow! That kitchen is fabulous! We want to move in -- do you have room for four more?! I am dying to see the rest of the house now!

Jo said...

It's so good to hear from you! I can't wait to hear about your new home and see what you've done to make it yours. I just purchased white bedding for our master bedroom this morning ~ so relaxing and welcoming.

I don't have any packing tips ~ sorry. The movers always pack for us and unpack all the large pieces once we arrive.

Good luck ~

Jo

Her Preppiness said...

Love that kitchen

Lisa said...

Your new kitchen is beautiful and I know you are eager to make it your own!:) Congrats on the move!

Raining Pearls said...

Oh how I missed you so! I would love to chat via emial if you have any time. I've found a church and could not be happier. I've been unpacking and decorating since my move in April.

So excited for your new home, can't wait to see pictures.

Are you still at your current address, I packed the little something I have for you away so good that I forgot what box it was in. Ofcourse it was with my Life Beautiful magazines for the office / craft room which I'm painting this weekend and finally had to unpack :) Anyway, would love to send it off, but not if you've moved.

I really do praise Him everyday for bringing you into my life. A year ago I would never have dreamed I'd be going to church and now I think I've found a true home because of this blog. Also, can't wait to hear if you're going to have another Pearl Event, I really would travel anywhere to hear your testimony.

Nancy

Preppy 101 said...

I am so glad to hear from you!! Your kitchen is filled with fabulosity!!

I got your comment about meeting in Knoxville!! I am saying Yes, we must!! Please let's talk more and make plans. I am sure Mr. Pearls and Grace would enjoy it, too ;-) You can email me about details. I emailed you. Did you get it?? xoxo

daphne said...

OH MERCY! Holy Kitchen Batman!!
That is gorgeous!! Love all that room!

Good Luck with the move=)

The Cape House said...

It's so great to hear from you and know that things are wonderful in your world! That is a gorgeous kitchen - a good size for your brood. I love the idea of using a shell as inspiration for a room!

Domestic Diva said...

So happy for you...that is a beautiful kitchen.
Many Blessings in your new home. Missed you!
xxxxme

Jill said...

I'm so glad you posted. I just thought about you yesterday and wondered how your summer was going.

Your kitchen is SO beautiful. It's a dream kitchen.

this blessed nest said...

oh my!
can only imagine all the sweet smells that will be coming from that delightful kitchen! not to mention the 'works of art' that will be created on the kitchen table by you & the kids! so exciting to see it & to know it is going to be so soon - now!

can't believe the move is finally around the corner. glad to see there's room for just a 'few' more kids to come play!

xoxo

Susan said...

this kitchen is aaaaaaaamazing!!! You have a new follower! :)

Susan @ www.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

i love peeking inside the homes of others.....not in a weird way, but i just love to see how one brings their own personality to their own space.

i love white kitchens too! my favorite! i hope you'll share more of your house, especially the kids rooms. i love getting inspiration!

hope you'll keep blogging more. i miss your posts!

Ariadone said...

Hello Grace, for those of us who don't use twitter, please keep writing. Also about "Home"stuff, since you are moving...I don't know how I found you, but since mother's day up untill now...Well, a young mother of five...I do hope all is well with your oldest daughter and that she TALKS to you and everyone around about it, no good keeping it all in..
Bless you, I will visit again.
Ariadone

lizziefitz said...

Grace is coming by July 10th or I am being induced. What I wouldn't give to be packing our family of seven right now. Our house still hasn't sold. I am keeping the Faith BUT it hasn't been easy. Big praters and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! LOVE the new kitchen...it is a dream XOXO.

Henley on the Horn said...

We WERE meant to be friends!! I am just like you... not ready to say, "we're finished". I would love another one too! Thank you for openly sharing your beautiful story. I can't wait to read it all.

Lori said...

How exciting Sibi, CONGRATULATIONS!! Your kitchen is gorgeous, love it!

Becky said...

I'm so happy to see you blogging! I love, love, love the kitchen. I also love shades of white, though I can't live without my deep reds and golds and greens.
Glad to hear you're having a very happy and fulfilling summer!

Hope said...

WOW, what a kitchen, so much fun, you must be VERY excited!

I am sure you would know more about moving than I do; you look like an extremely organized lady! I hope it all goes well for you.

♥Hope

Lauren said...

Good luck with your move! Your new kitchen is beautiful and I am sure your family will have tons of happy memories there!

Enjoy your week!

ms. mindless said...

what a lovely kitchen! i too love all white home decor. it is so peaceful and soothing.

3 Peanuts said...

LOVE this new kitchen..are you headin South girl? E-mail me and will add you to 3 peanuts asap:)

Km

red ticking said...

so lovely... what a blessing to have such a lovely new kitchen... lots of love and yummy food to be had ! have a great week... pam

The Queen Mommy said...

Wow - it's just absolutely lovely! The light is so nice - and the space... Gorgeous!

mrs shortcake said...

I. Love. Your. Kitchen. SWEET CHEESUS!

Workin' MAMA! said...

God has blessed you and your family so -
What a beautiful and queen's haven-like kitchen! It's so good to see Christian women reap the 'hearts desire' rewards of the father -

Praying that your move rolls smoothly along - I am eager for moving tips coming from you - for when my time comes!
Rejoicing in the Lord with you!


Latrice
"Working mama in the Northwest"

Charm Hill - Lena said...

I also am a freak for anything white! ..clothes, dishes, furniture, flowers, towels... you name it...and even my car! soo I love this post and ohhhh myyy your kitchen is to die for!!! :)

KK said...

Oh your new kitchen is just beyond fabulous! LOVE it!!

Bella said...

Love the new kitchen....especially the cabinets! Here is hoping your family makes a lifetime of happy memories there.