Thursday, September 29, 2011

Changing Up The Family Room :-)

The first two pictures are how our family room looked until about a week or two ago. My sewing area, etc were mixed in with the boys' tent and table at one end. And most of the boys' toys were with the sofa and chair at the other end. So, pretty much what you saw when you walked in the front door and looked downstairs was toys. Not so good, expecially when they weren't picked up like they are in this photo. Ha

I changed the furniture around so that there are now two distinct "rooms" in one big area.

This is now the view to the downstairs from the front door. :-)

Much better!

The toy and school area are at the other end now, where it is also easier to keep an eye on things from upstairs. ;-)

At the other end is the family room seating area as well as my sewing stuff. The seating works much better now for viewing the TV, too. Which didn't matter before because we just recently put a TV down here.

The whole effect is much cozier now, too. Before it seemed like everything was just scattered around a huge space.

The sofa and the pillar divide the "rooms" nicely while still having an open plan feel.

My sewing corner, and the TV cabinet.

The boys love their new play area! :-)

I just started Kindergarten with Nathanael and he loves it! He is doing really well, too. Teddy has even been picking up some things, which is so cute. :-)


Friday, September 23, 2011

Seasonal Decor Changes In The Master Bedroom

As we are heading into the colder months, I put our warm comforter on the bed instead of our light Summer quilt. Of course, then the curtains didn't go at all, so I bought some new ones at Lowes. I actually love their selection!

This is the Spring /Summer look in our bedroom. :-)
I also got a lampshade from Lowes and paired it with a dark lamp base I had in the dining area previously, for Ben's side of the bed. It ties in nicely with the blue upholstery on our chair, I think. ;-)

I love the puckered detail on the curtains! They remind me of silk taffeta. (They reminded Ben of shower curtains at first, but I like my description better. ha)

And they "puddle"on the floor perfectly....

All warmed up now for the cold weather that is comimg soon!


Friday, September 16, 2011

~An Autumn Welcome~

Well, it's been a while since I last posted! We had a fun Summer, ending with my brother's visit from Idaho. :-) The day he left the temperatures dropped, and with a couple exceptions, have been more "Fall-like" since then.

Since it seems Autumn has arrived, I put up our Fall decorations yesterday.

I don't think I have shown any pics of our entryway yet, so thought I'd include this pic of where our "Give Thanks" sign is. ;-)

The "mantle-scape"....

And, our best Fall "decoration"- our new October Glory Maple tree that the boys were helping Ben to plant last night. :-)

I will show more pictures of the tree when it is in all it's deep crimson glory. ;-)
Enjoy the cozy days of Autumn!


I am linking up to Melissa's Fall Party at