kitchen party

ikea kitchen
moving chaos is over…
truth to be told: we still have heaps of stuff at my brothers (thank you George for your patience) and four boxes in our bedroom waiting to be unpacked… but at some point you don’t even see the moving boxes anymore… its like a cardboard furniture you just walk by. sad but true.
Anyway there are also fun parts with the moving part like unwrapping your beautiful ikea kitchen!

I think I’ve waited for this moment foreeeeever
or at least since we planned and assembled the kitchen. Removing the blue protection cover seemed like a party to me!
To put it with Cindy’s words: Girls just wanna have fun!

Somehow I was really used to the blue and it took me a few days to get used to our new white kitchen!
Now, after using it for the last 2 month (these photos where shot during our moving chaos) I wouldn’t change a thing!
Also our new kitchen explorer loves the drawers and I’m afraid the dishwasher is her favorit… let’s see if this fascination is still strong when she’s able to load and unload it.


pretty busy at the site

It was last sunday. A beautiful spring day.
We had several small things on our to-do list and asked Schorsch and Anja for their help.
We started a little later (it was sunday after all!)
But all of the sudden there where so many people helping at the site. It was amazing! Although, I was a little stressed overwhelmed by putting all the helpers on work detail.
Anja surprised me with bringing her parents with her. (they are such sweet and heartwarming persons but also hard workers!) They even came with matching t-shirt (especially designed for the treehouse-site) and overalls, and brought us a bag full of beautiful timber shigles. (Those are typical for the part of Austria they live in; footnote: Martin, Gustav and I are going to visit them around Easter and I cannot wait to see them again!!!)
So it was Martin and I, Schorsch and his girlfriend Tinka (aka Tinkerbelle; because she loves to tinker and is a beauty), Hansi, my parents, Anja with her parents, Sgt. Codo and miss ladybird… there have been 12 people all waiting for someone me to give them work to do!
Schorsch was in charge of cleaning the bricks, while Martin glued some threaded rods in the wall for future additions we are planing.

The surprize – crew worked on the beautiful old wooden planks and removed all the nails. Thank you!
I made a small cleaner-course with Anja and I think she enjoyed it!
After we cleaned, mounted and prepared everything in and around the house for the new facade, we’ve been really motivated so we gave the front yard an overhaul too!
We discovered some nice bricks underneath all the dust and soil and the girls relaxed in new and cleaned “tree-seats”.
Thanks to our gardner-crew miss ladybird, Tinka and Hansi the basement and the front yard looks almost like new! You guys rock!

PS: at the end of the day Anja did some amazing new portrait shots of us (she’s a super talented photographer) I’ll share with you in a few days!