The day has finally come. We are officially done. Our craft room and home office are done and being used. By all four of us. Actually. Five. Bailey has been hanging out here too. It has been many months of lots of projects and DIY. I actually realized this morning that the only new thing […]
Last night, I was cleaning my office. There was a piece of glass that used to be on my coffee table that I had been using in the office. I no longer needed it in the office, so I brought it back downstairs.
As I was carrying it, I realized how heavy it was and it brought me back to such a strong memory that I thought I would share with you today.
When Dana and I first moved to NY, the company he worked for put us up in an apartment for 3 months. At the end of the three months, we still had not found a house, so we were on our own. We found a very small, unfurnished apartment in a nice town nearby.
It was two rooms, a kitchen and a very small bathroom. We didn’t think we would be there very long, so we were not too concerned.
All of our furniture was in storage, so we loaded our clothes in the one room and headed out to buy a new mattress. Then we headed to Goodwill and bought two plates, two bowls, two sets of silverware and drinking cups.
My Dad loaned us a TV and my stepmother loaned us her mother’s coffee table.
We set up the TV on the coffee table and the bed became our couch, office and sleeping zone.
That apartment, with all of its issues is where we spent the first two trimesters of my pregnancy with Sunshine and where we made the decision to build instead of buy a house.
We ended up living there for 8 months.
I am so excited the day is here – our Finding Fall Home Tours begin!
The first stop on the tour is our home, but scroll below to the links to each of the next houses.
Each day I will share the new stops but you can also come back here to see all of the links together!
By the end of the week, we will have visited 16 homes and then we end with inspiration and ideas from Better Homes and Gardens!
In the meantime, you can get all kinds of fall inspiration from all 16 bloggers and BHG on our Finding Fall Pinterest board.
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Welcome, please come in!
I am not going to be too chatty today, just let you enjoy the tour and all of its “fallness”.
I have a reputation.
It is true.
A reputation for being willing to take in long forgotten items with a little wear, maybe even some rust.
In fact, just this Sunday, as we went to leave the church parking lot – a friend stopped her car and waved me down so her husband could give me the old metal bucket he had saved for me.
It was one of the sweetest things someone had done for me in a long time.
In the days before blogging, in case you are wondering, I didn’t make it a habit of just taking pictures of my home. So, when it came to finding “before” pictures of our stairs and entry, well – you will have just take the ones that have cute kids in them. You see, back in […]
Today, I want to share with you the evolution of decorating our living room. I hear people often say that they don’t use their living room that much, that it is just an “untouched” room. That is not the case at our house. But before I talk too much about our living room now, I […]
As you may or may not know, I have a small interior design business. Because of that, I am always studying and researching all types of design styles. I love so many different looks, but find myself drawn consistently to interiors with more of a modern edge. While I have a few elements of modern […]
Today, I want to share with you the paint colors we have used in our home. I so clearly remember picking the previous colors of our house out of the plaid fabric of our sofa. Their was a mustardy beige and a red dining room – and I loved it.
When I put together the gallery wall in my guest bedroom, I kind of just went for it. But, when I put together the wall in my kitchen, there were several conditions that required it to have a little more planning – a limited defined space and two things that needed to be in a […]
Last week, I said I was ready to make some changes, to be a little more bold in my home. And I started with a gallery wall made up some of my favorite collected vintage treasures.