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January 15, 2013  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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I have this cough that is no joke right now.  It is giving me a serious ab workout and I sound like a barking dog.  It’s nuts.  And my throat is so raw.  But, I kinda think a cough, especially one not accompanied by a runny nose or any other sickly symptoms, is the way to be sick.  I don’t feel as guilty about laying down on the couch and playing blocks with Greta with one hand while I work on my abs, I mean cough up a lung.  I’m multi-tasking.

But before that killer cough settled in over the weekend, I filmed a new house tour! Since Chris took Greta to the store to pick something up really quick, I only had time to shoot it once.  And of course I went on and on about every detail.  What’s in our fridge?  What I am reading?  The red doors in the basement? Illness was obviously already overtaking me.  So, to spare you the time (and me the embarrassment) I sped it all up so it is only about 3 minutes and put a real catchy song over it that I think you’ll like and even some text so you can mute it if you’re at work or something.
If you want to see where we started, I  finally updated the photos on our house tour tab (besides Greta’s in progress room)! We moved into this house 1 year and 8 months ago, and while the progress is amazing, even for us, to see–more than anything, it motivates us to keep going.  There’s still a LOT on our to-do list. Really, we’re just getting started.Psst. You can check out previous house tours here, here and the first one here.

What do you think?

  1. domain says:

    Very energetic blog, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where do you keep the toys? 2 year olds usually have many large toys like playhouses, dollhouses, and kitchen sets that make it hard to keep every room decorated.

    • Well, Greta doesn’t have playhouses, dollhouses or kitchen sets–Haha. She does have a few larger toys though. Her scooter is kept in the garage. Her wheely cow actually hangs out in the formal living room next to the couch so she can ride it around on the wood floors. And her train set she just got for Christmas is currently hiding behind the curtains in the family room. But we’re looking for a matching large storage basket like we have in the built-ins (it stores all of her blocks) for the train’s more permanent home. We also keep puzzles and her trucks and lots of other toys in the fauxdenza in the living room. I guess that is what we choose to use the storage in our home for. :)

  3. Lindz says:

    Gorgeous house Julia! :) So dang immaculate!

  4. Rebecca says:

    The house looks amazing!! And because you posted the link I just watched your first house tour…wooh.

  5. This was so fun!! I always forget about that 5th bedroom! And I kind of forget you have a basement altogether! What a space down there.

    Favorites: living room. And that couch still gets to me in the family room. I want to take a nap on it right now.

  6. I love this. Everything flows so well together! And I love the last shot from the staircase where you can see (almost) all of the main level. A very cool house feature! I love video tours because there really is no other way (short of actually being present) to convey the layout of how a house is arranged.

  7. Melissa says:

    Is the basement just the two rooms? For some reason I thought there was an open space as well, but I could easily be confused

  8. Jessie says:

    What a great little vid!! I love what you did with it all…and your house looks fabulous! One day my house will be that clean….

  9. LOVE the large painting you did. Large scale art is totally underdone.

  10. Oh my goodness Julia… this tour gives me SO MUCH motivation for when we buy a house. I LOVE the dark gray walls in the living room area. And the bedroom. And the office/guest room…and, all of it!! You have done such an amazing job. I’m somewhat of a new follower so I haven’t seen all of the rooms yet, but I’m about to go look at your before/after photos. *sigh* Now I can’t stop daydreaming about my future house. :)

  11. Your house looks so good! Loved that song too!

  12. Looks good! What happens to the tiered coffee table – I thought that was so awesome!

    • It was so awesome that someone offered us more money than we paid for it and it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. So we’ll figure out another solution for a coffee table. :)

  13. I just love you. Your house looks so cozy. I am ready to move in. Love what you’ve done. Nice work, my dear. :)

  14. Jane says:

    you are awesome. love the tour. you’re doing solid, beautiful work.

  15. I love your home! I love the song! That art piece you made hanging in the dining area is so beautiful! I will need to invest in a piece!

  16. Ellis says:

    What is up with Fiddle Leaf Figs?? I had a beautiful one that now has exactly zero leaves on it and I swear I read and tried every possible care tip. Sigh. I so want another one but don’t want to be scorned again.

  17. Looking good! (Thought I’m sorry about the plant.) And I love Yael Naim!

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