And for some added cuteness, our little turkey on Thanksgiving. ;-)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Baby Tyndale! :-) Born on Sept. 12th (our tenth wedding anniversary) weighing 9 pounds 2 oz. and measuring 21 inches long.
Friday, August 16, 2013
unpacked in here yet. ha
Monday, August 12, 2013
The previous owners used this bedroom next to the master bedroom as a guest room. Before pictures below:
After Ben gave the room 2 coats of light blue paint, we replaced the carpet with the same "frieze" style carpet we had installed in the master bedroom.
Now we are all ready and can just wait for the new baby to make his appearance. I'm hoping he waits until just after the 24th when my mom arrives. ;-)
Thursday, August 8, 2013
The kitchen walls were painted a shade of green that I did not care for at all. It looked sickly to me.
As far as the rest of the kitchen goes, it was already beautiful and updated when we bought the house. The cabinets are solid maple, and I love the granite counter tops.
Since there isn't a pantry in the kitchen, I store all my dry foods in this wall of cabinets. There is plenty of storage space even without a designated pantry. Some of the cupboards are still mostly empty. ha
I will also add some panels or valances to the windows sometime in the future. But for now, I like them this way. ;-)
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Teddy insisted on being in some of the pictures. ;-)
You can catch a glimpse of the kitchen in the picture above, but that will be a topic for another post. hehe
Some of my vintage linens...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
We just finished changing the paint in the living room from a drab sort of yellow to Diverse Beige, by Sherwin Williams.
I also added some curtains, but I'm not sure this is their permanent home. I think something less patterned might look better in here. They may be moved to the guest room. ;-)
We have plans in mind for this fireplace, but they may have to wait a few months. A quick fix that we are considering is painting the bricks the wall color, so they blend in with the room better. And painting the mantle white. Eventually, Ben wants to cover the bricks with white wood paneling and molding. Over the hearth, too. I am afraid of brick hearths once we have another little one crawling around and learning to walk.
Monday, July 15, 2013
I love the built in storage and shelving in our living room, but the knobs left somewhat to be desired.They were basket weave which looked more suited to an African safari theme or something. ha Not our style. Even Nathanael didn't approve of them. ;-)
The pool table came with the house, for a small price. The previous owners didn't want to have to move it, and Ben loves pool, so that worked out well. Nathanael and Teddy are learning how to play now, too.