I finally have house pictures so you can see what God has blessed us w/! I would love to invite ya'll over, so please come in. This tour all came about after an AMAZING nights sleep in which my wonderful husband woke up twice to attend Charlotte, who still doesn't sleep through the night most of the week. He never does that & I didn't know about it until after I was done. SO much energy! Sleep + Nesting Instincts + Rested Me= An Unstoppable Force! I've been a bit of a zombie these last 2 weeks. Mike thanked me & I was so pleased; he commented that just the night before he had thought the house was getting to be overwhelmed w/ clutter. I did 2 weeks of Flylady reminders in a day. Then he took us all out for supper w/ the family! Anyway, this is our house & we've been here since the beginning of Nov.
This is what you see as you walk in the front door...
The man & mommy chairs (that's a hen & rooster on either side)...
& their view.
This is the front view from my chair & you're looking at our little school area. All of their crafty/ writing supplies are in the drawers by the front door. We had A LOT of packing paper from the move & we've taken to keeping one side of the table covered w/ paper & painters tape so that they can go nuts. Well Charlotte was born w/ a crayon in her hand, Victor would rather have his teeth pulled than do anything resembling writing, but we're working on that. He does like cutting & is supplying the alphabet caterpillar w/ a new body segment every week.
Moving on we have the children's/ main bathroom.
Across from this is the new baby/ guest/ toy/ storage room. It is presentable, but Mike has been sleeping in it since my snoring has become intolerable & the crib is filled w/ car seat & bags for the hospital. I'll show it when the baby has moved in.
This is their bedroom & the only one w/ curtains as of yet. The sun kept waking Charlotte from her nap time. I made them out of an odd tie dyed sheet that's been hanging out since I left Mo. in high school, it was part of our 60's hallway mural. We'll switch them out when they're older & we know what this baby is going to be. Those boxes still hanging out in the living room are girl bedroom pictures so we've held off on hanging them until we know where the girl(s?) will be. Charlotte sleeps in the trundle bed, she's very diligent about putting her pillow in the underpass so the bed will slide under.
Their little tool bench & desk. There are actually 3 desks in there, one is built into the bed but we've an extra one & I put it in their room to make space for the bassinet in ours.
This is our his n' her office. His side is private, so I'm showing off my little project nook.
And here is the heart & my favorite part of our home! I spend a solid 50% of my day in here. The office area is actually a dining room but the space is so awkward we opted for just the eat in kitchen. I've never had to keep one up before & it is never ending! Mike walked in on me sweeping once & asked incredulously if I was doing it for the second or 3rd time for the day. It was my 3rd & turns out he had swept twice while I was in town earlier, lol. I end up doing a lot of reading & paperwork in here too. I love the colors. The linoleum not so much, but the wallpaper I can live w/, even like.
Our eating area...
& just for the sake of continuity.
Look at the pantry he built me! The exposed food was too tempting, he begged me for curtains to hide it, lol.
This is our back/ cat/ mudroom. I have never had the wash adjacent to the kitchen like this & wonder how designers ever got away from it. I can't believe how convenient it is.
Lastly is the master suite. As you can see, he's moved his pillows out:( but we both do sleep better. We sold our other bedroom set & are back to the ones we got as newly weds. I like it again & I'm glad. We hope to get a bed frame soon so as to have more storage space. The house is big on space, but short on storage, the exact opposite of the house we left.
Lastly, our bathroom. This is the first bathroom we've ever shared & it hasn't been nearly as bad as we had expected. I don't think he realized how little bottle clutter I had since my hair is basic & I don't wear makeup. I keep up the swish n' swipe, he doesn't shave, & since I'm pregnant I don't shed hair. Those wonderful cabinets keep the tub from getting cluttered. We'll see how long the bathroom honeymoon will last.
That's baking soda to brush w/, I thought it was much prettier than a tube of toothpaste. Mike & Victor have started using it too. A few pennies here, a few pennies there..
The final jewel to the crown is the garden tub. I love/hate the tub. It is so big! Birth was the first thought in my head as soon as I saw it. Mike's too. However, I've yet to take a bath in it. Mike has & it really helps out his back after he shovels the snow off of the drive. I just can't unstain it & it drives me wild. Really, I like a HOT bath, hotter than what is good for a baby to be in, so I'm holding off until after the birth. We've only got a digital thermometer & I don't want to not be able to submerge it. Also, there's not as much insulation under this room, so it doesn't get much above 55. I try not to spend too much time being wet.
And this is our house! I hope everyone will get to come & see us in real time sometime, it gives me a reason to bake & put on the kettle. We hope to start our outside/ spring projects here shortly when the snow melts & I'll try to post pictures of that as we go along too.