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Moving Day!! (VIDEO)

    We sold our first home about 2 1/2 years ago and have since lived with my parents. I’ve been counting down the days until I could write this moving day post. We are beyond excited and created a Video of the big day.

    Natasha with moving box

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    Moving day was really more like moving week! There is still so much to do and decorate but we are nearly unpacked. I’m sharing some photos below from our new space.

    THANK YOU MOM AND DAD!

    First of all, thank you Mom and Dad for letting us live with you for the past 2 1/2 years. We have lived and worked in my parents house so we were ALWAYS around and Mom had to give up her kitchen every Thursday for a good chunk of the day so we could do our filming and even after 2 1/2 years of that, they always made us feel welcome and loved.

    We will always treasure the time we spent there and the memories we made there with our kiddos. Our baby girl was less than a year old when we moved in and is now 3. Our son was 6 and just turned 9!

    Our First House

    Photo of the front of our first home

    We lived in our first home for 13 years. When we sold it, we thought we’d move quickly into the next house as we had identified something but it sold just before our closing date. We were bummed but kept on looking.

    House Hunting

    The whole time we were house hunting, the market was hot and the housing inventory was low. It was a stressful time of searching, going from one season to another without finding a home, spending one Christmas and then the next Christmas not in our own house.

    Not knowing when we would actually find our dream home while watching the prices soar was hard and discouraging. It was an emotional roller coaster really. After a year and a half of searching and coming up short, we considered building.

    Finding the Building Lot:

    Our lot was the first lot we called the builders sign on when we were house hunting and he initially said that someone had already reserved it so we moved on. Then we put an offer on a truly gorgeous house that was a big stretch for us, but someone from out of state got the house instead.

    There’s a reason why they say not to fall in love with a house, but of course I already figured where my Christmas tree would be so I was heartbroken. At a really low point I had asked God about it and He told me (not in an audible voice but in my Spirit), “I have something better for you.” and I thought: God – HOW?? I was curious for sure but didn’t know how something better was possible because that house; I’m telling you was awesome.

    Shortly after we received the bad news that the house was sold to someone else, we got a call from the same builder that the original lot we called about months ago was now available. I am 100% convinced God had saved it just for us. Vadim and I both knew it and immediately put a deposit on the lot. There was no wavering.

    The Building Process

    Building a house is no walk in the park. People tried to tell us it was WORK, but it’s kind of like explaining how much it takes to raise children to someone who has never experienced that before. I have never made so many decisions as I have in the past year, but it sure is awesome to look at the house we built and realize I had a say in everything from the floor to the ceiling. I’m a little bit of a control freak which made the process harder for me because I had an opinion about everything. lol.

    breaking ground on our new home family standing with shovels

    We broke ground in October 2017 and the house was finished August 2018. It’s so neat to look back at the lot when it was just dirt and now to look out the window from our house to see grass and everything looking so beautiful. P.S. Our landscaper did an amazing job and I’ll share more about the yard in another post.

    Natasha and Vadim inside of home under construction

    We’ve shared a ton of progress photos from our building process here and on Instagram @natashaskitchen (follow us on Instagram if you don’t already, where we share personal stories and updates). We love that you all get so excited with us and share in our joy. It really means a lot to us.

    MOVING DAY!!

    Watch our Moving Day Vlog (our first vlog ever!) I’m no Casey Neistat (yet) lol, but it was fun to do a vlog.

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    My best piece of moving advice is to get a set of these moving straps (our Amazon affiliate link). They are so useful and are much easier on your back. See how happy the guys look when using them? šŸ˜‰

    Two men moving piano into a trailer

    The New (DREAM) Kitchen

    This is where all of our future food videos will be filmed. It is everything I imagined it would be and more (it’s huge!). It’s humbling to stand in this kitchen compared to our first kitchen. We are working on decorating this space and the whole house to make it homey.

    Our dream kitchen with island

    Kitchen with large island

    Our appliances are from Thermador and I feel like I could do a blog post just on the appliances. They are so dreamy!

    Kitchen walkway with refrigerator

    If you would like to see a video kitchen tour after it’s all decorated up, let me know in a comment below.

    Natasha Kravchuk

    Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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    Comments

    • Shari Leibovich
      August 10, 2020

      Love your new kitchen and your new house, too. Your joy is totally relatable…I get that way, too! We’re currently about to make an offer on a lot to build our 1st “from scratch house”. We were sad at the thought of leaving our home church but were thrilled when the real estate agent told us there’s a Calvary Chapel near by!šŸ˜
      In His Love, Shari

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      • Natasha
        August 10, 2020

        That is great news! And yes, it is always difficult to leave behind a church you love. I hope you meet many new and wonderful friends there and congratulations!

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    • dana
      July 2, 2020

      hi natasha! i am dana from DXB. i am a big fan, love watching your videos. i wanted to ask the brand of your appliances like your mixer. please let me know

      Reply

    • Lana
      February 11, 2019

      Natasha, what a stunning kitchen! So happy for you and your family!!! Do you mind sharing the name of the subway backsplash tile in the kitchen, the size and where you have purchased it? It came out beautifully! May Gid bless you richly!!! Thanks so much in advance

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      • Natasha
        February 14, 2019

        Hi Lana, that tile is 3″x6″ and it is a shiny white subway tile. Not sure about the brand.

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    • Halia
      January 19, 2019

      Beautiful kitchen, beautiful house! Thanks for sharing! Have you posted your kitchen video tour yet? We are also building/renovating, starting on the kitchen and need to make decisions soon! I would love to learn from you:) What types of appiances do you have in your kitchen? Is a coutertop gas stove preferable? I am still trying to figure out the basics;) love your recipies. Wishing many more God’s wonderful blessings to your beautiful family! Halia

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 19, 2019

        Hi Halia! Thank you so much for watching! We plan on recording that tour soon! I hope your renovation goes fast and smooth! Stay tuned!

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    • Natalia
      December 20, 2018

      It looks so pretty and cozy at the same time. Congratulations!!!
      What state do you live in?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 20, 2018

        Hi Natalia! We live in Idaho šŸ™‚

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    • Konstantin
      December 16, 2018

      Good place for cooking classes =) Congratulations!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 16, 2018

        There’s an idea! šŸ™‚ Thanks for watching our video!

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    • LeeAnne
      November 24, 2018

      That looks beautiful!! Iā€™d love to see a full kitchen tour!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 24, 2018

        We are planning a full kitchen tour once its decorated! Stay tuned!

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    • Carol
      October 30, 2018

      Hi Natasha
      I am in Australia and have just come across your website, completely hooked is an under statement, kitchen here I come!
      Everything is for a reason, and it is often not until much later that we realise why something has happened.
      You are so deserving of everything you have and I wish you and your family all the happiness in your new home

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 31, 2018

        You are so nice Carol! Thank you so much! I’m so happy you discovered our blog!!

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    • Tina
      September 27, 2018

      Hey Natasha! Love the new kitchen look! Definitely Do the kitchen tour

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 28, 2018

        We plan to in the future! Thanks Tina!

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    • Haley
      September 27, 2018

      Your house is beautiful! I love how the kitchen has a modern rustic feel.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 27, 2018

        Thank you Haley!!

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    • Darya
      September 17, 2018

      Yes, please do a tour and more info on Thermador would be great! We gut-renovated an NYC apartment in early 2016 and were kind of pushed Wellborn cabinet for the kitchen.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 17, 2018

        Hi Darya! We will share more when we do a kitchen tour! Thank you so much for watching!

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    • Susan P
      September 15, 2018

      Wow, what a dream kitchen! Yes, we’d love to see a tour when it’s all decorated. You are a very lucky woman. First because you have such a beautiful family. Second, that you’ll be creating such beautiful memories in such a beautiful home.

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      • Natasha
        September 15, 2018

        You’re so nice! Thank you for your sweet comment šŸ™‚ We are excited to build beautiful memories in our new home šŸ™‚

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    • Triche C.
      September 15, 2018

      Congratulations on the move! The kitchen is gorgeous! I love your videos and recipes. A lot of my cooking lately have come from your recipes. I love trying new things. I would love to cook with you sometime! I am in Nampa!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 15, 2018

        Thank you Triche! You’re so nice!

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    • dora castro
      September 13, 2018

      hi, I love your kitchen, its beautiful home. congrats.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 13, 2018

        Thank you so much Dora!

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        • Olga
          September 13, 2018

          Can you share the brand and name of the quartz used on the island?

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          • Natasha
            September 14, 2018

            It was Calacatta quartz šŸ™‚

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            • Olga
              September 14, 2018

              Do you by any chance know the brand name?

            • Natasha
              September 14, 2018

              Francinni šŸ™‚

            • Olga
              September 30, 2018

              Do you remember the exact name of the quartz. They have couple different Calacattas in that brand? We are looking for something similar like this:)

            • Natasha
              October 1, 2018

              It was Francini Calacatta – they may have different names from store to store.

    • Healthy Kitchen 101
      September 12, 2018

      Woww you looked so happy xD and your kitchen is brilliant. I hope you and your family get on well with everything and I’m looking forward to your great work in the future šŸ™‚
      – Natalie Ellis

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 12, 2018

        Aww! Thank you, Natalie!! I appreciate that. You are so nice!

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    • Yelena Kalchik
      September 11, 2018

      Hi. I love love love your kitchen. Would love to see your whole house. Where in process of building our first house too. What brand of floors are those?

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      • Natasha
        September 11, 2018

        Hi Yelena, it will probably take me a while to decorate but I might post photos of the house before anything was in any of the rooms šŸ™‚

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