Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Our beloved first home in Oakwood for RENT!

$200 if you can help me rent our house.  Available for move in Nov 1 after we freshly paint some of the interior.

The house is 1800 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with spacious kitchen, dining room and den.  Charming Oakwood home with fabulous wrap around porch and white picket fence.  5 minute walk to downtown and Glenwood Ave.  Big bonus  is driveway in back with off-street parking (rare in Oakwood!).  Fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms with granite countertops and SS appliances.  Master has large walk-in closet which includes a window.  Master bath has double vanities and tub shower.  Guest bathroom has glass walk in shower and single pedestal vanity.  Guest bedroom also has double doors for another good size closet that's so rare in historic homes.  Basement and attic provide additional storage space.  Tiled mudroom off back entry with separate laundry room attached (washer and dryer included!).  Pets can be considered with pet deposit.

The little dog that photobombed a lot of my old pics is not included, but I would throw in the den rug (black and floral).

Let me know if you'd like any other details and if you or anyone you know would like to take a look.  We absolutely loved living in this house and looking at these pictures makes me miss it!

You can comment below or send me an email whitney.c.otto@gmail.com.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekend recap

Josh was off to play golf this morning and I knew he would be gone most of the day.  I told myself I needed to finish a project I'd started and decided to finally finish painting and installing grasscloth wallpaper in my den bookshelves.  I only started it 9 months ago (see original post here)...  Better late, than never!  I am going to make myself complete the projects I've started before even thinking about the nursery design.

I'm happy with how it turned out, but still need to work on the accessories and actual styling of the shelves.

We've had back-to-back weddings the last two weekends - both so fun and celebrating two special couples.  

Last weekend we headed to the Angus Barn to celebrate Ellen & Patrick O'Connor.  Ellen and Josh grew up together.  I snapped one picture of Kathryn and I in between the church and reception.  Such a fun night -- even without the vino. :)

Last night we went to Josh's cousin, Zack's, wedding to his beautiful bride, Robin.  The ceremony was at the Duke Chapel -- so beautiful.  I rocked my bridesmaid's dress from Grayson's wedding.  No real bump yet (week 16) - more looking like I've indulged in too much pizza & beer.  We loved getting to visit with all the Otto extended family.
Josh's other two cousins' darling daughters (their uncle was the groom!) were flower girls.  So sweet and well behaved.
Hope you had a great weekend.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Perfect beach tablescape

A few weekends ago we went with one of my best friend's, Rachel, and her family down to their gorgeous home at Wrightsville Beach.

How lovely is this table?

I snapped two of my other favorite spots - their butler's pantry and entry way.  I love the neutral palette they used throughout the house to let the coast set the backdrop.

And - how cute is this baby?!  This little guy is the one who got Josh excited about kids.  Thank God he's such a great baby with awesome parents who have allowed Josh to see life is far from over after kids.

We love you Wootens and Matthews!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hard to believe

...that on our family beach trip next year this little family of 3

will be a family of FOUR!

The little "Otto Bean," as my mom and middle sister have been affectionately calling it, will be here in March 2014.  I've been a little shocked and scared (and if we are being honest, quite awkward), but we are excited and feel incredibly blessed.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Hello from the beach!

We are at Topsail for our annual Collins family beach trip.

We've gotten quite a lot of entertainment from harassing the dogs -- mainly Gertie and Olive.

Gertie was buried and looked like a little sea turtle emerging.

Then they modeled a child's bikini