Virginia Is My Home

July 27, 2010

So weird!!!!!!!!!!! I better get used to it. I’ve lived in North Carolina for 27 years, and it’s hard to let go.

Matt and I got up early this morning to get moving day started as early as possible (after our 5 hour drive in separate cars!!!)

Our internet should be connected when we get there. (The water might not be on, however!)

While we’re on the road, here’s a sneak peak at our new rental house!

SO EXCITED!!

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See ya!

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1 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 27, 2010 at 7:28 am

i LOVE IT! the house is stunning, i can’t wait to see how you guys decorate! so glad you had a safe trip :)

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2 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 27, 2010 at 7:29 am

You know, I haven’t lived in Louisiana for going on 9 years (away for college, then grad school, and now living somewhere else for a job), but I STILL say that it’s my home. :-)

Your rental looks awesome!!! Love the porch!

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3 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 27, 2010 at 7:29 am

Wow, your new house is beautiful! I love all the wood and light…definitely a clean and fresh looking space! Good luck on your drive!

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4 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 27, 2010 at 7:30 am

The house looks great, love the floors and paint colors. That sucks about the long boring 5hr drive. Hope you packed some good snacks to get you by. See you when you get there.

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5 Jessica @ How Sweet July 27, 2010 at 7:31 am

Love it! The house looks great!

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6 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

Is there a water heater in the bathroom? That’s a bit bizarre.

I love the porch!

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7 Samantha July 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

I believe it’s a bonus toilet in the utility room, rather:)

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8 Annie @ stronghealthyfit July 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

The house looks so cute! So happy for you two :-)

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9 Heather @ Side of Sneakers July 27, 2010 at 7:33 am

Happy moving day!! Moving is so bittersweet- especially when you have to change states.
The new place looks incredible!! I love the green :)

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10 Evan Thomas July 27, 2010 at 7:33 am

Congrats on the move! Your new house looks amazing!

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11 Christena July 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

I’m the same way. I grew up in TN, now have lived in AL x 8 years but still think TN is home.
Gosh, I LOVE your new floors!!!!!

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12 shannon (the daily balance) July 27, 2010 at 7:35 am

beautiful space! love those hardwood floors ;) so nice that you were able to find such a great place to rent — options here can be somewhat limited!

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13 Simply Life July 27, 2010 at 7:35 am

wow! looks like another beautiful home!

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14 megan July 27, 2010 at 7:35 am

beautiful house. I understand the sadness of moving, but setting up house is always fun isn’t it? I’m guessing you’ll have it organized and pretty in no time :)

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15 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 27, 2010 at 7:37 am

What a great house! I love it! You both will be so happy :)

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16 Alicia July 27, 2010 at 7:37 am

it’s so cute kath, have a great day settling in!

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17 Chelsey July 27, 2010 at 7:38 am

so cute!!! very colonial! :)

Have a fun day settling in!

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18 Katelyn July 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

What a fantastic rental! Have a safe drive.

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19 chiara July 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

gorgeous! moving to the dc/va area ourselves very soon and hope we are lucky to find something as great. did you pick the paint colors? i love it! good luck!

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20 Exercise and Eat July 27, 2010 at 7:43 am

Looks like a beautiful home!

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21 Pam July 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

House and business blessings to Matt and You Kath! Enjoy!

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22 Ella July 27, 2010 at 7:48 am

Virginia has been my home for 19 years… I love it, and miss it when I’m away from it.
Visit the Chateau Morrisette Winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway at some point… incredible ! and close to Charlottesville.

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23 Caity July 27, 2010 at 7:48 am

Wow! The new house is SO CUTE! I love it. I look forward to hearing more about hte transition and journey to lviing in a new place. One of my biggest fears (I guess it is a fear?) is leaving where I live now, and not feeling like I will fit in in a new city or state. Especially because I am terrified of not knowing anyone. Good luck with the move!

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24 Jess July 27, 2010 at 7:49 am

I’m going to stop by after work today for a second!! Thanks for moving in between my work and my house :-) Super convenient!

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25 Wei-Wei July 27, 2010 at 7:49 am

Wow, your new house looks great! Good luck with moving day!

Wei Wei

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26 Calla July 27, 2010 at 7:49 am

As someone that has been born and raised in Virginia, I must say WELCOME!!! I hope you all will love it as much as I, and every other Virginian does :o)

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27 Kim King July 27, 2010 at 7:50 am

Oh the things you can do with this house. I especially love love love the color of the kitchen.

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28 Heather July 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

love the wood floors and the porch! is that a random toilet in the basement or garage?!

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29 Paula July 27, 2010 at 8:00 am

Moving is scary, but also so exciting. The rental house is lovely! Best wishes in your new adventure.

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30 Ashley July 27, 2010 at 8:01 am

THAT is seriously such a gorgeous house!! Especially for a rental. All of the rentals around here are soooo poorly maintained + still cost an arm and a leg. I hope to find something 1/2 as nice in Ft. Collins when we move next month! I’m so excited for you guys. Big stuff ahead and you are going to rock it :) xo

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31 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 27, 2010 at 8:02 am

Gorgeous house! I love the wall colours and the well-lit kitchen (for optimal food photographing!)

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32 Rose-Anne July 27, 2010 at 8:06 am

Good luck! I can’t wait to see what the KERF photos look like in your new home :-) I’ve missed the photos from your old house, but I’m ready for the new one.

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33 Daniel July 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

I hope your transition to a new home is easy and smooth!

I love the wood floors too, they’re so amazing and pretty!! :D

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34 Emmanuelle July 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

The new house is beautiful! Good luck, and have a safe drive :-)

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35 tanyasDailyProductReviews July 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

I love hardwood floors,your home looks beautiful!

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36 Ok Chick July 27, 2010 at 8:12 am

I love the porch! I want your porch!

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37 Dana July 27, 2010 at 8:13 am

Welcome to Virginia! I’m a Richmond native. I hope you grow to love Virginia. It really is a nice state and Charlottesville is such a beautiful area. The rental looks amazing! Good find!

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38 Allie July 27, 2010 at 8:13 am

Looks gorgeous! I hope everything goes smoothly and you have time to relax later. Good luck :)

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39 Kerri @ Kerri Turns into a Zombie July 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

Love all the hardwoods!

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40 Christie {Honoring Health} July 27, 2010 at 8:27 am

Welcome to Virginia!

Your new home looks very charming, I can’t wait to see how you decorate and organize it!

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41 Liz @ lizrunsdc July 27, 2010 at 8:29 am

good luck today! the house looks gorgeous

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42 sweetersalt July 27, 2010 at 8:29 am

Looks cozy! Love the porch!

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43 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

Oh, it is so charming! I love it! Have a safe drive!!!

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44 Anne July 27, 2010 at 8:36 am

The new digs are SO.CUTE!!! I love all of the hardwoods – gorgeous!!

Have a safe trip!!!!

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45 Alexis @ Mission: Ambition July 27, 2010 at 8:36 am

Such a pretty house! Have fun setting it all up :)

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46 Angela (ohsheglows) July 27, 2010 at 8:39 am

Oh my gosh it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love love love the country look. The wood floors are to die for too.

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47 Alyssa @ bride to be fit July 27, 2010 at 8:39 am

Isn’t it so weird to change your mindset of “home”?? Such a cute house though, I love the hardwood floors!

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48 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 27, 2010 at 8:40 am

I adore the floors! And the porch! :) I’m sure you’ll love it there!

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49 Ilana July 27, 2010 at 8:51 am

It’s amazing!!! Job well done. Congrats! So Charlottesville, too! I can’t wait to see what you do with this beeeyoutiful space. :)By the way, I’m sure you know there’s a fresh market waiting for ya! Safe travels, Kath!

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50 Meg July 27, 2010 at 8:52 am

I love it, Kath! Both of you deserve it so much :D Welcome HOME!

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51 Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

I am loving the hardwood! The house ia so bright and cheerful! :0)

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52 Sami July 27, 2010 at 9:00 am

that kitchen looks so ready to be kathified! i can already forsee so many of the beautiful spots you’ll take advantage of for your breakfast pictures! :)

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53 Tara @ Food for Fuel July 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

I absolutely love that style of house with hardwoods and bright colors! Very cute and can’t wait to see how you decorate it!

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54 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day July 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

I hope you love Virginia as much as I do, having grown up there and living there for 24 years. I’m sad to not live there now, but I’ll be back – hopefully! That house is darling! I love the upstairs room with all its light and wood accents.

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55 Sabina July 27, 2010 at 9:13 am

What a cute house, Kath! Have fun with the move. I hope it’s not stressful and that you guys get settled in quickly and smoothly. I’m super-jealous of your GAS stove! :-)

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56 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 27, 2010 at 9:14 am

Now you are a Virginian like ME!

I am obsessed with wooden countertops–so jealous!!! I gawk at them in IKEA for hours :)

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57 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 27, 2010 at 9:14 am

The floors are absolutely stunning! Have a fun moving day my dear.

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58 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life July 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

I can’t wait to see the house decorated KATH style! Have fun moving! I love that new, fresh, excited feeling!

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59 Julz @ freshman5k July 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

I love the color of the kitchen and the hardwood floors!

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60 Carla (Becoming That Girl) July 27, 2010 at 9:30 am

Congrats!!! The house is super cute!!:)

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61 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete July 27, 2010 at 9:31 am

The kitchen is cute and the floors look beautiful! Do you have a cute little garden space in the backyard or anything? I love the front porch too — so peaceful!

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62 Beth @ DiningAndDishing July 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

Oh wow, I didn’t realize you are moving TODAY! Best of luck to you guys. I live in DC so I’m very familiar with the VA area. I think you guys will really like it! :)

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63 Kathleen July 27, 2010 at 9:42 am

Very Cute! Love the hard wood. You can do a lot with this house.

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64 Danielle (Runs on Green) July 27, 2010 at 9:44 am

Such a beautiful house! I live in VA (for school) and I love it :)

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65 ActiveEggplant July 27, 2010 at 9:45 am

Wow – those floors are amazing!

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66 Sophie July 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

The place looks amazing! I can’t wait to see what it looks like with all of the decor!

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67 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 27, 2010 at 9:55 am

Gorgeous!!! I’m so excited for you two!!! :D Be safe driving

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68 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston July 27, 2010 at 10:05 am

Gorgeous house Kath! Have fun in VA!

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69 heather July 27, 2010 at 10:16 am

I’m in grad school at UVa and I can’t wait to have you in town!
Your house looks great– love those floors!

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70 Jessica July 27, 2010 at 10:17 am

Great house! Welcome to VA! I’m living in Arlington for my second year. :)

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71 The Vegan Tiffin July 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

I LOVE those little framed windows!!!

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72 Callie July 27, 2010 at 10:48 am

Gorgeous house!
I love the wooden floors. :)

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73 Maria July 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

Welcome to Va.!! :) I’m really excited for you!
I wanted to take advantage of the offer at Open Sky, but can’t find the large Golden Rabbit bowls. Are they still available?!

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74 Kath July 28, 2010 at 8:53 am

Sadly they are not :(

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75 Marissa July 27, 2010 at 10:53 am

That house is so adorable and homey.

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76 Gina July 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

Congrats on your new place! It looks so beautiful! Happy moving! I love moving!

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77 kraileen July 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

I love your new house! Welcome to Charlottesville!

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78 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 27, 2010 at 11:11 am

excited for you – the house is gorgeous!!!

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79 Amanda @ Amanda On Foot July 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

Is there a post that I missed that explains WHY you’re moving?

~Amanda

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80 Whitney July 27, 2010 at 11:16 am

Welcome to Virginia :) I recently moved to Williamsburg from Michigan! I know what you are going through. So far, Virginia is great. Plus it’s for lovers! Congrats on the move.

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81 Lolly July 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

Would one of you PLEASE update me on what happened with the bakery lease? did it happen, fall through or still in the works? I’m so curious (and hopeful) but seem to have missed the final decision regarding it. TIA!!!

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82 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

It’s the new KERF kitchen!! Love the hardwood floors.

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83 Jess. July 27, 2010 at 11:37 am

Wow! Looks gorgeous. I can see you and Matt living your lives there quite well :)

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84 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf July 27, 2010 at 11:55 am

Beautiful rental house! The one we’re looking at right now is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeallllllllllyyyyyy ddaaaaaaaated (think pumpkin orange kitchen counters, old oak cabinets and built-in bookshelves, and awful ugly carpets). It’s going to need a lot of TLC! But that’s all we can ask for in a house that rents for 600/mo and has 3 bedrooms and 1800 sq ft!

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85 Healthy Jewish Princess July 27, 2010 at 11:59 am

i haven’t been on your blog in awhile and it seems like only yesterday you were worried about packing up and selling your other house! i hope you have a very safe and smooth move to your new place :)

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86 Kathy W. July 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Love the floors, craftsman woodwork and French doors–the green paint colors are great, too! (Also love the slanted-eave bedroom w/the little door under the eave. I’ve always wanted that kind of storage space in a house.)

How fun it will be to decorate & organize!

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87 marie @ marie would July 27, 2010 at 12:18 pm

awww! the house totally seems like you, which may be a weird thing to say, but the kitchen fits you and your husband! very cool! also, could you please give more packing and moving advice or tips? you seem like you really know what you are doing!

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88 Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life July 27, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Ooooo…I love the wood countertops in the kitchen!! Very pretty!

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89 Karen July 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Safe travels Kath and Matt!

Lovely house!

So jealous of that porch!

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90 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness July 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm

What a cute place! Love the fireplace, tidy kitchen and french doors.

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91 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

How cute!!

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92 Sassy Molassy July 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Those hardwood floors are gorgeous, Kath. What an exciting place to be heading toward! Congrats on the new adventure. Hope the lease stuff works out.

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93 Jacey July 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Welcome to Virginia! It is my home now, too. My husband and I moved to the Richmond area in 2008 after living in Florida for over 20 years. We absolutely love it here. There are so many wonderful places to discover here — we go on a new adventure just about every quarter. Charlottesville is beautiful. You will love Wintergreen, too. And when you need a really good shopping fix, c’mon down to Short Pump Town Center which is northwest of Richmond and convenient from C-ville on I-64. Best of luck to you both!

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94 Marie July 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

The house is gorgeous! So light and airy, especially that full bath. Welcome to VA! We’re glad to have you :) Hope moving goes well today (and I hope you didn’t get rained on too badly!).

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95 Diana July 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Your new house is so charming! I can picture you two sipping brew on that porch!
Good luck with the move! Diana

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96 Hilary July 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Super cute house. A porck complete with rocking chairs?! How awesome!

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97 Tricia July 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Welcome to Virginia! We’re about an hour away but may have to take a drive over to your store when it’s up and running. Charlottesville is a great place! Congratulations and again welcome!

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98 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Such a huge adventure ahead of you. I couldn’t imagine moving to a new place after 27 years. I’ve never lived in one place more than 5 years.

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99 erica July 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm

love the house! i wish i had a porch w/rocking chairs!!!

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100 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write July 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Your floors are amazing! I’m so jealous.

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101 Erin Jones July 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I’m from Virginia. Glad you are now calling it home. :) I currently live in Georgia (military wife) and am moving to Okinawa (!!) this fall. Virginia will ALWAYS be my home! My brother just recently moved from Charlottesville. It’s a gorgeous town. Hope you enjoy it!

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102 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Nice house! Good luck with the move!

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103 Casey July 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I love the charm of the house!

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104 Mimi July 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Good luck… Remember that home is where the heart is.

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105 Jennifer July 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the house, so fresh and airy looking!

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106 Emily @ For Sweets Sake July 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm

You’ll love Virginia! It’s one of my favorite states! I LOVED living in Blacksburg…we didn’t like Charlottesville very much though ;) hehe

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107 Cates July 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Goodness, those kitchen counter tops are just beautiful, aren’t they? Nice job, guys! Good luck with the move.

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108 Kel July 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Looking forward to many pics and blogs from your new residence!

Adorable!

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109 Meagan July 27, 2010 at 3:57 pm

WOW! The house looks great! I love the natural light throughout (especially the kitchen) and the kitchen even has a wood “butchers” block countertop! I’m so jealous! You’ll love it. And I thought you were buying? This may be the first post in a long time that shows NO food photos! HAHA. Good luck with move in day Kath and Matt!!

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110 Sarah July 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm

congrats on officially being a Virginian! can’t get much better! :)

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111 kristy @ ksayerphotography July 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Your house is going to be gorgeous! I love the hardwood flooring and i’m so jealous of all that natural light!

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112 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm

The rental is gorge! Have safe trip!

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113 Stephanie July 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I’m clearly geography challenged or maybe just not that observant. I didn’t realize you were moving to Virginia. Not that I live anywhere close, but I thought you were moving either to somewhere in NC or possibly SC.

The rental looks AMAZING! Love all the wood floors and all of the light. It looks so cute!

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114 Lisa @bakebikeblog July 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Wow – what a gorgeous house! I love the front porch!!! Perfect for relaxing and watching the world go by :)

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115 marie @ marie would July 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

also, your fireplace looks like a face! awesome!

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116 Monica July 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm

So cute! I love those paint colors, especially the one in the kitchen!

Have fun setting up home! :)

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117 Ashley@thehungryscholar July 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I’m in the process of packing. I’ve cried twice, but your post reminded me of the adventure of it all. Back to packing!

Love the house!

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118 Christa July 27, 2010 at 5:42 pm

love that kitchen & the porch!

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119 Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Lovely! how exciting to be moving! I know that it’s sometimes an adjustment but you guys will fit in in no time!

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120 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Your new house is super cute! It actually reminds me of your old place. :shock:

Good luck with the move!!!!!

Jenn

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121 Ann July 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I haven’t read your blog in a while (or any, for that matter) but I just read this post and had to comment. I adore your bathroom and those hardwood floors are to die for! I’m off to catch up but glad you’re happy with your move!

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122 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous floors! I love that beautiful wood. :D

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123 amanda July 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Welcome to VA, I have been here for almost a year! I hope you enjoy it.

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124 Emilyeatsclean July 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Ohh how cute!! I’m in love with that porch and porch swing!! :)

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125 Hannah July 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm

What a beautiful house! I bet my entire two-person unit could fit in one of your rooms :P Can’t wait to see more of Charlottesville through your blog – I miss it!

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126 Susan July 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm

The new house is very “Kerf”… I can totally see you guys there, congrats on the great find! I’m sure the bakery location will work out just as well as the house has… Best!

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127 Jess July 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Beautiful! Sometimes I wonder why I live in a little one-bedroom apartment in New York.

Also beautiful—the summer herb soup you posted last night. I tried it and loved it!

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128 coco July 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm

woo!!! You come to Virginia??? which part of Virginia? So excited!!!

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129 jessica July 28, 2010 at 8:49 am

Kath and Matt just moved to Charlottesville, VA. Guess you don’t read the blog much lol!

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130 Niki (Running in Pink) July 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Very cute house! Good luck with the rest of your move!

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131 Me-Linh @ Sweet and Sweat July 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm

What a beautiful house!!

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132 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope July 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm

love the hardwood floors. The room with the green looks like would be a great yoga room:)

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133 Kate (This American Wife) July 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Congrats on the move! I LOVE the excitement of starting something new! Good luck!

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134 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear July 28, 2010 at 12:50 am

Your new house looks so pretty, I can’t wait to see how you decorate it :)

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135 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep July 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

Yeah, that’s pretty much my dream home. It’s beautiful!

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136 Brittany July 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I’m a little late Kath, but welcome home to VA! I love the new place bare, but I’m sure it’s going to look lovely once you’ve decorated.

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