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Welcome to Our Humble Abode

Friday we took possession of our house. Our house!!! It feels so awesome to have a place of our own that we'll build our lives and memories in.

We haven't moved in yet, but we've started demolitions and fix-ups right away! We plan to move in the house this Tuesday after the new carpet is installed. The old carpet was so yuck.

Seriously, ew.

I snapped a few shots Friday evening but the light was fading fast so I didn't get the greatest shots.

Here is the backyard which is off the carport to the left of the house. The back entrance sort of acts as the main entrance of the house at the moment. Eventually we'd like to change the front door (which is currently a sliding door) to be the main entrance. All in due time!


The backyard is really beautiful actually. There are some incredible flowers in the flowerbeds and I can't wait to add our veggie garden into the mix.

When you step inside you walk into the living room. The living room is quite large with a wood burner for cozy winters. Mmmm!!


Beyond the living room is the kitchen and dining room.


(Note the tiny space for a fridge and the red counter-tops. Haha! Not really my fave.)


Off the dining room is a long hallway leading to all the bedrooms of the house, the laundry, and the bathroom.


Bedroom 1 (Quite a large room, I think the original master bedroom?)

Bedroom 2 (Still big, though slightly smaller)

Master Bedroom (Worst picture ever. Sorry!)

Through the master bedroom is a small nursery or 4th bedroom. I know it as my future craft room. I can't wait to decorate it and have a place to organize all my craft stuff! It's like a dream come true.


There is lots that needs doing on the house, but it's so exciting to us! We have a place to call home and make our own. It's an exciting next chapter of our married life.

Talia Christine


  1. This place has so much potential! Can't wait to see what you do with it. :)

  2. Ah, Talia! What fun you'll have setting up a home.

  3. @Elizabeth, It has TONS of potential! I really can't wait until we start properly settling in so I can get crafty and deck the place out.

    @Paula, Thanks Paula! I'm really looking forward to it!


  4. I know you will come up with all kinds of pretty things to make it real homey! Im sure you can even work up a decorating scheme using the red kitchen countertops to their advantage!
    Take your time and have fun with this wonderful time of your life!! God's blessings on you and Phil.

  5. YAY Tal!!! This is so awesome! I'm in love with the space already. I love the windows especially. So big and welcoming!

    This is going to be such a fun thing to have space to call home and decorate over the years. Your gonna be the coolest homemaker ever! Can't wait to see what the years bring for you here in this home :)

    Love you!

  6. Yay!!!!!! The Talia and Phil van der Wel house!!

    :) Save room for me! <33

  7. This house is GREAT! I can't wait to see it transform as you add touches of Talia(and Phil too, of course). I can see it's going to be warm, welcoming and absolutely amazing!

    And it was totally the potential craft room that sold you right?!? That is SO awesome!!

    Again, Congratulations!!

    X's & O's

  8. oh, I kind of love the red countertops! so very cool!

  9. @Isabella Kiss, They are actually beginning to grow on me! Don't tell my husband... haha


  10. Congrats on your new home! It's very exciting to become a homeowner - and a bit scary! I also love the red countertops - mine are black granite. "Nice" but can you say boring?!


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