Wow it’s been a bit since we have had a real post up here on Naturally Family. I feel like I haven’t had a minute to sit down and really just write but I figured with Alder currently sleeping in my lap and Edith quietly gluing sheets of paper together I’d awkwardly take a moment to write to you all (if you could only see the position I am in trying to write this haha).
While I haven’t been as present here on the blog for the past few weeks I have been posting a ton on our instagram account so (shameless plug coming) so if you’d like to see what we have been up to follow us over there. I try to post daily and have been really trying to add a little more micro-blogging to the caption.
Anyways we have big news we are moving back to the east side of Portland! We are so exited but honestly I had no idea how challenging packing was going to be with two little ones. I mean you’d think after moving house three times in the past 2.5 years that I’d be a pro by now but well that just isn’t the case. We are downsizing in space a bit so we are really trying to go through our things and declutter, pair down and just live a more minimalist life.
In our new home we are going to try the kids in their own room. It should be interesting but I think Neil and I are ready to have our own room back and that the kids (at least Edith) are ready to share their own room. I mean honestly I don’t even know if they could fit in our bedroom with us because #smallbedroomproblems.
With the new small bedrooms and different layout of the house I am in interior design mode. I am trying to figure out ways to make our home clean, bright and inspiring. I feel like we have yet to live in a home that makes me feel that way and right now it’s really important. Part of that means actually unpacking all of our boxes, putting photos on the wall and really organizing things in a way that makes sense for our family. [let me know if you’d like to see our progress and ideas]
So while I have about 20 posts to write and share with you my focus is on trying to get ready to move at the end of the month so if I am a bit absent for the next 2-3 weeks don’t worry it’s only temporary. Also you can keep tabs on us via our social media because you know I can’t go a day without sharing something!
Share something that is going on in your life right now. Also any moving, decorating or organizing tips are oh so welcome.
Marlynn Jayme Schotland
I can’t imagine moving with two little ones. I have two bigger kids who can help and the thought still exhausts me! Good luck with your move and congrats on moving back to the east side!
I need small house decorating tips for my little eastside home! So far we’ve just worn ourselves out getting it safe and legal, so functional is next, and pretty comes after.
Jenni Bost (@jennibost)
We actually decided to stay put another year or two because I can’t fathom moving right now. GO YOU. And, yay for the East Side! We should get together once you are settled. I’m an eastsider myself!
Good luck on your move!
I think it’s great you’re trying to live a more simple life. I hope the move goes smoothly for you!