I am linking up with Andrea to show off our homes. I’ve shared most of these pics before but this post will give you a little taste of everything. If you want to check out more just click HERE. And, let the record show, I have gotten a much higher quality camera since most of these photos were taken.
This is our hub. I love to cook and entertain so when we were house hunting a nice big kitchen was at the top of my “Must Have” list. I certainly got my wish with this room. My favorite part? TWO KITCHEN SINKS!! Two people can cook and prep at the same time, you can soak stuff in one sink while using the other, the possibilities are endless. The funny thing is, when we were living in our first home (which was lovely, but small) we always used to watch House Hunters and say “Why on earth does everyone need his and her bathroom sinks?! Learn to have patience!” Now we are even worse than those folks with our his and hers kitchen sinks.
This room is very large and is great for parties. When we first toured the house we were like “Umm, yeah it’s awesome but what exactly does one do with an over 800 sq foot living room?” The answer…you put toys in it. We have definitely grown into the room and I love the space it offers. But if I’m going to be totally honest I’ll say this: I wish it was a little cozier. I know! Such problems I have. I’m embarrassed by myself for even having such a complaint. But seriously though, I’ve tried to cozy it up as best as I can, but I miss my tiny little living room of our old house where you were snuggled up on the couch and were practically sitting on top of the tv with all of my books on shelves to my side.
This is our table that we’ve had since we were married. I love it but it is weathered. It only has four chairs because we were kids when we got it and it was a lot more money to upgrade to more seating (lol, our living room at the time was very small too). I go back and forth between wanted to buy a whole new set or re-staining it and buying new chairs. There are a lot of memories from this table. Everyone that I love has, at some point or another, sat at this table and shared a meal with us.
After the kitchen, this is my favorite room in the house. It just came together so well. The room is pretty big and and when we first moved in the walls were brown, the carpets were stained and his little toddler bed looked lost in the room. Honestly, the room was depressing. So the walls were painted, new floors put in, and the pièce de résistance…his “fishing shack bed”. Hank wanted an outdoorsy/fishing room so Kevin and I built his bed to look like a a little fishing shanty. His book shelf is a little canoe boat and instead of curtain rods were used some birch branches.
Reid’s room was fun to do too. When we moved in we knew this room was going to be our first project. The carpets were gross and the walls were literally peeling. Now that we had a lot more storage space my dad was passing down a lot of his tools. So Kevin and I (mostly Kevin) were armed with our new Brad Nailer and set to replace some of the walls, paint, and adorn with some beadboard and trim. It came out great and we replaced the flooring for a new updated look.
Some Property Pictures:
I couldn’t find pictures of the front yard or any decent pictures of the pool but I have a few of the rest of the property. To me: its a lot of land but I didn’t grow up with a ton of property. We had a yard and a pool and all that, but this is practically Green Acres to me. The yard has a deep slope, so even though its spacious, there isn’t too much to do with it unless you want to start moving dirt around. We hope that if the boys are into sports when they are older we can level some of the land to make a sport court (half court size),
Our shed. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s much bigger than it looks. Like, a family could live in there easily. Its a bit much for me but I’m a simple gal.
The gym which is currently under construction. To date: construction is halted because everywhere we turn we find a new project and this takes the back burner. Our veggie garden is on the right.
Where we keep the mess:
This is our basement/toy room. It gets cleaned up…sometimes. It
definitely usually gets cleaned up before company comes over. There are plenty more messy rooms of my house but I’m not so much of a masochist as to showboat them all to you at once. Exhibit B: The master bedroom and my dressing room that are currently covered in piles of laundry (clean and folded, I swear, just not put away). Exhibit C: The laundry room. Exhibit D: The 4th bedroom, where we still have unopened boxes from when we moved in. OK, OK, enough confessions out of me today.
I can’t wait to read all of the posts from everyone linking up and peek into your homes. I’m nosy like that.