life events

Life event #1:  I’m 25 years old now.

Life event #2:  I’m officially moving to another city!  It’s where my boyfriend works, and since I don’t have a real job at this point I figured I can just follow him and look for one there.  It’s going to be my first rented house (I’m in an apartment now)!  I’m excited, so I wanted to share some pictures with you!

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I believe it’s about 100 years old.  The back yard is completely fenced in, and I believe the man renting the house to us will allow me to do some gardening in the front so that the beds don’t look so sad.  Now about the inside pictures: the girl who has just vacated this property left a lot of trash and junk, but the landlord is going to clean it all up before we move in.

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This is the living room; the door on the right is the front door.  The place where I stood to take this is the dining room:

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The door to the left leads to some stairs to some attic storage, which is nice.  Then through the right of the dining room is the kitchen:

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It’s very small but at least the paint is nice and light!  There’s no dishwasher, but I don’t mind washing dishes by hand.  The refrigerator is oddly not in the kitchen — it is around a corner:

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The washer and dryer will be wonderful since my washer and dryer both broke in the span of a week, and I’ve been going to the laundromat ever since.  Then to the right of these appliances is the back door:

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The yard comes with a storage shed.  It obviously needs to be mowed and stuff but that’ll be taken care of and it’ll be a lovely space for the dog, who has been cooped up in an apartment for 2 years.

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This is the spare room, which is off the kitchen (but there’s a little hall area that leads to this room from the living room, as well, so it makes a circle).  In the little hall is the bathroom:

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It’s absolutely tiny, and it’s the only one in the house.  I’ve got major Pinterest plans for it, though, so I think it’s going to be just fine.  I’ve got some good storage solutions already.  Then off the little hall is also the master bedroom:

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I don’t know why the girl left a recliner or all of her curtains… Well, they’ll have to go.  By the way, all of these rooms are bigger than they look — it was impossible to get far back enough to get a full picture with the camera on my phone.  There’s actually plenty of room in here as well as in the living room.  Lastly, one of my favorite parts is these:

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Most of the doors in the house have these lovely doorknobs, and I think they’re perfect!

I really do like the house.  I know it is kind of small but it is my first house and I feel like it’s a very lucky thing to have found (especially since rent is lower than expected and the owner has no problem with letting a pit bull live there — I’m telling you, it’s a nightmare because nobody will give my baby girl a chance).  I think once all the trash and junk is gone and it’s cleaned up a bit it will be a very sweet house with nice character, and I can’t wait to move in and start decorating!  The landlord said stuff can be brought in in about a week, but our lease doesn’t officially start until mid-October so I won’t be living there for another couple of weeks.

My parents came up for my birthday and brought me not only a Boston creme pie and some good Arkansas barbecue but also a lovely old fashioned wooden bread box, which will be a lovely display and handy storage.  They took me shopping as well and got me some much needed shoes and pants, as well as a few things for the house.  I’m very lucky!

Life event #3:  Last night I went with my boyfriend and some of our friends to a birthday celebration dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant, and we had a snuggly outdoor movie afterwards.  All in all, a very very satisfactory and happy birthday weekend!

Oh and I almost forgot to mention this really cool blog that has tips for finding your decorating style — I followed the instructions and did indeed end up learning about how I truly want my home to be!  Click here for that.  Also if you want to see my moving/decorating Pinterest board, which is full of ideas for small bathrooms and small kitchens, click here.  Can you tell I’ve spent a ton of time on this already?  Hehe.  Well, it was once my plan to be an interior designer!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be back to yarny pursuits soon, I’m sure, but bear with me if it’s not as frequent as usual.  The move is going to take a lot of time!  See you soon!


  1. Happy birthday! Congrats on the move and the cute house. I live in a teeny 700 sq foot house, and it was an adjustment, but I love how cozy it feels.


    • Thank you! Ooooo, do you have any tips on keeping organized in small spaces? I’m all ears for any advice!


      • Oh, I’m supposed to keep things organized? hahahaha. Well we got rid of a TON of stuff. The biggest factor for me was stash, which went into 4 slim containers under the bed. We store a lot of things in our shed. Thank goodness we have one of those. Matt is a big fan of putting shelves into the wall. I’m less of a fan of making changes to a place we’re renting, but we’ve done that in a few places.


        • Hehe yeah I’m not sure if I’ll manage to keep things organized for more than 3 days or so. I probably should start with getting rid of some things then — I do have lots of junk I don’t really need! Thanks!


  2. Happy Birthday! I think you are right, your little house has a ton of potential and you will have lots of fun making it look the way you want. Lots of space outside too. I love looking at houses. Even though we are in our “forever house” now I still keep getting the emails from estate agents and every so often spot one that I have to look at the details for. I’m off to look at your links 😉


  3. Keep us posted on how things go and as you fix up you new home. Happy late Birthday, janet


  4. Sounds like you had a very happy birthday! Belated birthday wishes to you – and a very happy moving into the lovely little house. Our house was built in the 1930s and isn’t big either but to be able to go out in the garden every time I want to is a treat.


  5. Happy birthday! I love your house, you’re so lucky! Can’t wait to have my own house. Yours has so much potential, bet you can’t wait to get in properly and start decorating. Which room is your wool room? Haha x


    • Thank you! Hehe, the room with the fridge and washer/dryer has a lot of space in the other direction, so I’ll probably end up storing my drawers and drawers of yarn in there and just keep a basket of current projects in the living room.


  6. Happy birthday! Your new house is fabulous. When you’ve got it clean and your stuff in it you won’t know it! I didn’t know you have a pit bull. How cute. Can you post a pic? (I love dogs)


  7. Happy Birthday! Good luck with the move and that house is adorable! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!


  8. happy birthday, clearly it was a great one:-) Your new home is going to be fabulous, you will make it fabulous!!!


  9. Happy birthday! I hope you have fun moving into your sweet new little home 🙂


  10. Congrats on finding such a sweet first house! It looks like it has tons of potential, and I am glad to read there is room for yarn. I do love a white kitchen… 🙂 Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, as well. I am going to check out that decorating quiz… I’m looking forward to hearing more about the move, the decorating, the job search, the crocheting – bring it on!


  11. Irene porter says:

    Happy birthday! Your house looks like some of the houses in Engand, except it would be called a bungalow, having only one storey. What an exciting time of life for you, wishing you lots of happiness.


  12. girlinknits says:

    Belated birthday wishes to you. Congratulations on your life changes.. I am envious of people moving into new places. But I know you will have lots of fun 🙂 your blanket can take pride of place too 🙂


  13. An adorable perfect house. I can understand how excited you must be. Happy Birthday. Wishing you happiness for the next 25 years!


  14. denise daniel says:

    Happy B’lated Birthday, Hannah. I so enjoy your blog.

    Your new place is cute. I know you will make it a nice cozy home in no time. My first home was a little bitsy place. One thing I do to maximize space is to add a shelf about the windows. In the bedroom in holds books, in my craft room it holds clear boxes of supplies, and in the guest bedroom I bought some of those boxes that look like books and they hold seasonal crafting supplies.

    blessings, denise 😀


  15. It is adorable! Love those door knobs! 🙂 You are going to love having a house instead of an apartment! 🙂 Happy decorating!!


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