home.

We call it the hogan at Rozzie. You may remember when I announced the most important project in my life to date: home ownership.

Since my purchase, I’ve done quite a few things to get settled; a whole bunch of antiquing, placement and replacement of my many knick knacks, oh, and moved in my guy, who was living 3,000 miles away.

I’m really happy with where we are at right now. Minus an outdoor couch delivery for our back porch tomorrow, most things are settled. There’s still more art to hang on the wall, and eventually a new couch and another chair in our living room, but finally, at last, it really feels like home.

I love that I’ve been patient and found the right things–almost nothing in the house was purchased new. Instead, I favored brilliant mid century modern antique finds that maybe needed a little tlc and family pieces passed down.

What do you think? Worth much of the waiting? See more snaps from my home here.

custom.

I’m moving, very soon. And so, that means since I’m a homeowner, I can make things in my life a little more permanent. Like custom return address stamps, from this awesome place, which has a really fast turn around.

I did a version that is just mine and then one that includes that my guy will also be resident at the new, humblest abode. I like both versions muchly.

Do you have custom address labels? What other things does a new homeowner need?

home buying.

Today, I closed on my very first condo in Boston. I am a home owner. I can’t wait to live in something that I can do what I’d like to it. I have a middle unit with outdoor space–two porches, in fact (one in front, one in back)–two beds, two baths (a master bath guys! a master bath!), a house built in 1899 but fully renovated in 2011, close to the T, and restaurants, and beautiful original fir floors, and a gas fireplace, and central air. I mean, it ticks all the boxes. And I get to call it mine.

Be prepared for an onslaught of home decorating posts at kraftwork.