Jan 3, 2018

~ hillary's house

I have never seen so much snow in my entire life!

Whitefish, Montana was a winter wonderland for the holiday weekend. Although the weather conditions were not perfect for moving, we did just fine. It was beautiful scenery!

Unfortunately, with the glare from the snow, and the overcast days, it was either too bright or dark, and these photos are not very good. Anyway, you can get an idea...

It amazes me how Hillary's things have continued to work from apartment to apartment, and now to house. You will recognize the same Rothko posters, the same framed scarf, and all the same furniture!

The shelves aren't finished here, but we kept them very simple.

The bedroom is tiny, and basically just has the bed in it. We were still unpacking, so there was a mess in this room, but I cleared the bed for a photo... It has a nice sized closet with a washer and dryer(!) and a bathroom on the wall to the right...

This is looking out from the bedroom into the living room...

The entry from the front door...

The paint color on the walls was a fun surprise. It's an exact match to a color featured in her bedding and in the framed scarf...

I'm so sad my pics of the kitchen didn't turn out. It's huge and yellow and adorable. These were taken before we hung the cute plates...

Here are some close-ups with the plates...

The long weekend was a little crazy with the holiday, and our whole family on vacation. The boys went skiing, we met up with great friends, had delicious meals, and went back and forth from the hotel to the house. It was hard to concentrate on unpacking and decorating. And all the while, there was snow! 
Here are a couple pics from my phone showing the snow situation...

I think Hillary is going to be very happy in Whitefish!

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Dec 12, 2017

~ hillary update / whitefish window shopping

Well, Hillary is moving to Whitefish, Montana! I have posted about Hillary's whereabouts enough on this blog for most of you to know she is my daughter. Her apartment journey has been well documented for the last 7 years from Lincoln, Nebraska to Chicago. Never in my life did I think I would be posting about her moving to Montana!

If you are interested, you can see the evolution of her living situation through these past links. (See her Whitefish house at end of post!)

Lincoln apartment 2011 here
Chicago Hancock apartment 2013 here
Hancock update 2013 here
Hancock update 2014 here
Hancock update 2015 here
Chicago LaSalle apartment 2015 here
Chicago Clark apartment 2017 here

Moving on...
Whitefish is a picturesque resort town in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana. Glacier National Park may be what attracts people initially, but it's easy to see why they keep coming back. They most certainly fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the charming ski town, and that crisp mountain air. Hillary loves all of the above, and also her boyfriend, who lives in Whitefish :)

Shopping is not necessarily an accurate representation of what Whitefish is all about, but when Hillary and I travel together, we shop. I'll share a few of our favorites below with links to their websites for more information.

First stop: Hunter & Co

We instantly fell in love with this adorable shop while casually driving by. The outside is as charming as the inside! This is the kind of shop you make a u-turn for.

Full of adorable home furnishings and decor...

Loved the elk salt and pepper shakers...

Hillary is dying for that pillow!

Can't wait to go back when Hillary moves in!

Next stop: Tate Ineriors

Such a beautiful shop in downtown Whitefish!

Next stop: The Bungalow

That hanging wreath!

Those topiaries!

Downtown Whitefish features several quaint boutiques, specialty stores, and some really delicious restaurants. I never got a good pic of Main Street while I was there, but here's a stock photo showing what it looked like for the Christmas Stroll on Friday night...

We found that darling tassel at The Village Shop ~ so cute!

Hillary's new Starbucks :)

Moving from Chicago to such a small town will require a few adjustments, especially the housing situation. 

This is Hillary's new house!

It literally looks like a storybook cottage!

The above pics are from the listing in warmer weather. Below are from the current winter weather... Still charming!

The white picket fence...

So excited to share her move-in pics! I can't believe she is moving to Montana! After almost 5 years in Chicago, and loving that city with every ounce of her being, she is definitely ready for a calmer, simpler way of life. 

 Stay tuned for updates!

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