Where I've gone…

I guess it’s not so much where I’ve gone, as where I’m going to. After months and months of trying to come up with the right remodel plan for our house to give me more space to shoot, a house just 5 houses down from us was going up for sale. We jumped on it before it hit the market, and have been in a whirlwind of real estate transactions ever since. We are so excited for the new space… much bigger kitchen and a whole room dedicated to be my studio… all without leaving our neighbors who we couldn’t imagine leaving. It really couldn’t be better.

With one tiny problem. I have been queen of bargain prop shopping over the last year or so. Today, I’ve already packed 8 large boxes with my props, and I don’t think I’m even half way done yet. None of the boxes are liftable anymore (at least not by me). The only thing keeping me going is the beer and ice cream that are clear requirements of any large moving job. That and the fact that I HAVE to be done with the kitchen by tomorrow night, as the floor-sander-dude is coming to the house this week to redo the floors.

If I end up with an hour or two free at some point this week, I have some great posts that just need to get written up! Otherwise, see you in the new house!

PS: Our existing house will be on the market in early September. It’s got great light for anyone just getting started in food photography!!! Tell your friends! Plus, trust me, I can’t think of a nicer block to live on in Seattle if you like to hang with your neighbors.

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    good luck with your new home!! I look forward to your next post!!

  • http://web.mac.com/tannajones Tanna

    Well, now that sounds divine!
    Happy new home!!

  • http://caseyellis.blogspot.com Casey

    What exciting news–both for you and for us blog devotees, who will be getting even more glorious photos and posts.

  • http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com Kalyn

    How fun! I’m very excited for you. EIGHT boxes of props??? I am so jealous.

  • http://www.latartinegourmande.com/ bea at La tartine gourmande

    Oh nice nice! This is exciting! Good luck with the move and packing! I cannot wait to hear more about it!

  • http://www.sevenspoons.net tara

    Congratulations on the house, and best of luck for the move. How wonderful it is to find a place that is such a perfect fit, and without having to leave the neighborhood you so clearly love!

  • http://www.dessertfirst.typepad.com Anita

    Congratulations on the move! Your own room for your studio…I’m jealous!! I have to find space to shoot in my tiny city apartment. I am sure you will have a great time setting up your own space!

  • http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com Lisa (Homesick Texan)

    Congrats on the new digs! And good luck with the move–but beer and ice cream make any transition easier!

  • http://culinarilyobsessed.blogspot.com Jaay

    Congrats! Moving is so exciting..well sometimes. And it sounds like you’ve found a great place.

  • http://mylife-therainbow.blogspot.com evinrude

    This is great! Now that you have a larger space to shoot, we’ll have more great dishes to drool over! Moving is never easy but the beer and ice cream sounds good. =)

  • http://chewonthatblog.com Jim

    Glad to see you haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, and congratulations on the new home!

  • http://skinnygourmet.blogspot.com Erin

    Congrats on the new house with the ideal moving solution. I envy both the props and the bigger kitchen. I’m still thrilled we got out of our galley kitchen into a more open floorplan!

  • http://www.natarajaspices.com Venkat

    Sounds like the best of all possible worlds. A move, extra space, without having to leave familiar surroundings!

  • http://www.preserveless.blgospot.com Ales

    All the best for the move! Finding your perfect house few doors down from yours?! I doesn’t get any better than this : )…saves you hiring a huge truck, too!

  • http://www.saltycod.blogspot.com mallory

    Ooooh another Seattle food blogger! your blog is so professional, i love the layout and photos. it goes without saying that seattle chefs are the best eh?! ^_^

  • http://www.sweetnicks.com Cate O’Malley

    We just bought our new house that is 8 houses up the street from our old house … you’d think moving right up the street would be a nice, easy move … NOT. Good luck with yours!