Well, we finally did it! After 3 years of mostly being long distance, a few 3 month stints at each in-laws’ homes (all that a tourist visa would allow), and dozens of back and forth flights, Dermot and I just signed a one year lease on an adorable “two up, two down” stone house with a dormer window! We are moving this week to the Stoneybatter neighborhood. I am so excited to get to know our new neighborhood; its cafes, pubs, shops, yoga studios, and more. The next month will be filled with antiquing, flea marketing, refurbishing found furniture, painting, and perhaps a bit of gardening on our teeny patio. Trust me, photos will be coming soon! If anyone has any Stoneybatter suggestions, or advice for making your rental home your own, share them in the comments below.