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At Last

We have our new carpet installed! We moved in 2 days ago and it's been a blast. I absolutely love having our own place.

The minute Phil arrived at the new house, he went straight to work and started ripping up the old carpet. What a handy man! I'm so proud of him for all the work he has already done on the house.


With the help of the other van der Wel men, we had the carpet up in no time. I cannot describe to you the smell and filthiness of the old carpet. The amount of dirt under the carpet was even more disturbing! Yuck!


We cleaned up the floors and got ready for the new carpet. Having the new carpet in is amazing! The house magically smells brand new and feels so clean and nice! It's so dreamy.


The house was instantly transformed and it's beginning to feel like my own home. Because we don't really have any other furniture (other than our dining room table and bed) it kinda feels like we are camping out at our own house. Which is really fun. It's an adventure and I'm loving every minute of it.

Also, there is the cutest neighbor cat that I have a cat-crush on. If he didn't have a collar I would want to keep him. Sigh. Every time I go into the backyard he hear's my voice and runs to greet me. He sat on my lap this morning for 10 minutes on the porch. Sigh. He's so sweet. I call him "Mistar Neighbar Cat" since I don't know his name. He's sleeping on our porch right now. I want to kiss his little cat face.


He snuck inside to say hello while the new carpet was being put down.
Isn't he so cute? I love his gray nose.

Talia Christine


  1. Love the carpet! Is the whole house being done like this? You are going to have so much fun shopping and collecting for all your home furniture! :)

  2. New carpeting is like having a brand new canvas to work with!! You picked a nice one, guys!! Can't wait to see how you decorate with furniture! take a pic of your new tv for us.


  3. Talia,

    If you want a cat I will totally box my cat up and ship it over to you. Just let me know.


  4. that carpet is beautiful!! I love it! And I love how mistar neighbor cat matches!

  5. It's so cool to see Phil getting domesticated!! :) you've got a great man, Talia!

  6. Congrats on the house! I'm allergic to carpets, well the mites that eventually start growing on them atucally, so I can't take them; but this one looks cute.

    Awe, and the cat is awesome! >*.*<

  7. @Sohpie, Yes the whole house has the same carpeting minus the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry.

    @Grandma, Thanks Grandma! We'll get more pictures up soon! xoxo

    @Jason, Yes please! (though I doubt the cat would appreciate being boxed)

  8. just stumbled on your blog. so adorable <3


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