Happy Monday, y’all! I have something special for you today – my friend Madison asked me to take part in what’s called the “Tour through Blogland,” which is basically a peek into the homes of bloggers all over the place! This is a fun opportunity to share a little bit more of what goes on behind the scenes of 34 Magnolia Street. You can check out Madison’s tour here.
Many of you know that we moved from Tennessee to New Hampshire about 7 months ago. We spent the first two months in this house while looking for a more permanent place for us to settle down. We moved into our new apartment in April and we couldn’t be happier. We love opening it up to friends and family, and we plan on living here for a long time.
We live in one of those crazy huge New England homes that has been split up into apartments. We have a two bedroom, one and a half bath spread next to two other one-bedroom spreads in this big house. We love it because we get the feel of having a “house” with the old neighborhood we live in and it’s a short walk from our downtown. It’s the best of the apartment-renting and home-owning worlds, if you ask me.
Despite this cute front door, we almost always use our back door, unless we’re going for a walk to downtown. We park around back, so we and our guests nearly always use the back door.
This family room is our most-used room in all of our apartment. When we aren’t sleeping or working, we’re usually here – it’s one of my favorite rooms because it’s the coziest. It also has a ceiling fan, which was a life-saver before we got an A/C unit. While New England’s winters are rough… the summer gets pretty toasty, too. I didn’t believe it until I experienced it. Shew.
You can see our dining area in this post with a peek into our teeny kitchen. We had such a hard time finding an apartment that would fit our crazy beautiful (in my humble opinion…) dining room table, that I was fine with a small kitchen when we found this place. We have a large pantry that makes up for the lack of cabinet space. There’s also a half bath located downstairs.
Our bedroom is another one of my favorite rooms, simply because it has these gorgeous tall ceilings and the largest closet I’ve ever seen in an apartment. As if the rest of the apartment hadn’t already won us over, the closet certainly sold us ;). If you paid special attention, you could probably guess which side is mine and which belongs to Jacob…. the nerf gun must have given it away. This room has nearly zero decorations, which I blame on waiting to get a new dresser. Once that happens, we’ll do some re-arranging and make this space as cozy as it should be!
And for the last stop in New England today, here’s a glimpse at my desk. I needed a new desk for my at-home setup and Jacob actually found this red one at Target! At first I wasn’t sure that I could pull of a red piece of furniture, but I have to say it brings a little happiness to my home office! This is where I spend most of my time 8-5 Monday through Friday.
Make sure you tune in next week to see the Home Tour through Blogland make stops in the South with these ladies:
Hayley is one of my long-time blog friends, who I’d give an arm and a leg to have coffee with one day! Her love for Christ shines bright through her online space and how much she loves her family. She recently moved, so I’m just as excited as you are to get a peek into her new space!
Believe it or not, Maegen and I lived in the same town before we moved to New England! We eventually figured it out through an event we both attended, but didn’t realize it until after – crazy, right?! She is a sweet taste of the South and is expecting her first child! She and her husband are quite the DIY-ers when it comes to their home (and his cars!). Can’t wait to see inside! 🙂
*Check out how we decorated our first apartment here and our second apartment here, here and here. You might also like things you just won’t know about your home until you move in.