Little Boxes

Hi friends! It’s been awhile! I’ve got to say, I’ve missed you all terribly, but life things got in the way. ‘Life things’ being buying a house! And moving!

We moved last weekend but we still have boxes around the place. Some of this is complicated by the fact that Husband, Puppy and I are now living with friends. That’s right, we bought a house with our close friends Raech and Michael, who you may have seen from our travel photos last year. We call ourselves the Scoobies and our house is the Mystery House. It’s been a tonne of fun so far, a lot like an episode of FRIENDS, but with a dog instead of a monkey.

In honor of this big becoming-an-adult step, I thought I would give you a very mature tour of our new house. But then I decided that mature is no fun, so instead I’m going to show you some of the most interesting things about the new house.

First, and most importantly, pictures! on! walls! (after renting for five years we were very sick of not being allowed to hang things up):

Our wall of Battlestar Galactica posters!

Mika is very happy that the new house came with a little house for her as well!

Queen of the yard!

Something interesting but not terribly practical (who needs practical?) is our spiral staircase:

No one has fallen down the stairs yet, which is a relief.

Along with the staircase, one of the most interesting features is the secret passageway:

I have not explored it yet. The skull and crossbones seem rather dire.

And oh! oh! We now own a garden gnome! We are such grownups now.

Hello, Mr. Gnome!

I am very pleased with my study, which is currently also my bedroom. Here are some of my favorite bits:

Inspiration photos
Bookshelves all set up. I’ll be painting them soon, so stay tuned.
The Japanese screen which separates my study from the bedroom.

I don’t think even one of these photos is level. Ah well.

The house is totally a work in progress. The old owners made some very interesting renovating decisions, i.e. random holes in walls and doors that open into nowhere. We have a whole bunch of ideas on how to fix it up, but for now it is very satisfying to be paying our own mortgage instead of someone else’s.

Oh, and if you weren’t aware, the title of this post is a reference to this song:


Our house isn’t made of ticky-tacky. I don’t think.

Little Boxes

4 thoughts on “Little Boxes

    1. bethanyrsmith says:

      Thanks, Shari! I like it šŸ™‚ And yes, Mika is huge, but she doesn’t know it yet. Lots of puppy crash-tackles these days.

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