WooHoo! We finally made it to Timbuktu and slowwwwly but surely we’re adjusting to the pace of country life.
In case you missed my original post about our move to the country you can read it here. It includes pictures of the house, outbuildings, and property. But, as promised, it’s time for the insider’s tour!
Let’s start in the room that stole my heart…
Yes, plywood cabinets are a thing in a country kitchen. Not my thing, but as hubby says, “they’re functional”. I foresee a DIY project in my future – dare I paint them?
So, what’s that under the breakfast bar, you ask? Good question. I thought it was a dishwasher. No such luck. It’s an oven. Where is the dishwasher? Yer looking at her! As for the stovetop, well…
Aint it fancy-nancy? That stainless steel backsplash doubles as a vanity mirror! Deep sigh. Backsplash DIY added to the list!
I will say, the guest bedroom on the second floor is my fave, followed by the loft.
Oh, did I mention there’s a spa room off the downstairs bathroom? Yeah, a hot tub and a bathtub in a cedar paneled room with a skylight. I love a warm bubble bath, but lordy. More DIY??
Oh, I almost forgot the secret room…
Hubby is thinking of making the tower his media room. For now, it’s gonna double as another guest bedroom – some incredible views of the property from those windows!
But, here is the reason my husband and I wanted this place – space and privacy. At 76 acres, it’s much more land than we were looking for, but look at that view!
Hubby tells me I gotta include his secret find (for the men-folk who read my blog). An old hunter’s cabin down by the creek. I’m not sure girls are allowed LOL.
To say we feel blessed is an understatement, but our good fortune is somewhat overwhelming both of us. This is the first “old house” we’ve lived in during our 32 years of marriage and we have a long list of DIY projects. That said, I love the house. It feels welcoming – like it’s been waiting for us to arrive!
As for country living, it’s forcing me to slow down. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t do slow. But in my heart, I know this is a good thing. I need to practice what I preach on this blog about living in the hear and now. My husband is really good at that – he’s very zen. My form of zen includes levitation and multi-tasking in multiple realms, LOL.
But I’m excited about this new adventure and hope you’ll join me as I explore the country life.
Yours under the Aspen Grove,~Sue