Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our Home

I have been feeling stressed and frustrated lately over the selling of our home and the finding of another one to live in. Mostly it is the ambiguity of the situation, of not knowing when this big change will finally occur.
Also, a lot of our stuff is being stored at my brother & sister-in-law's house (Thanks Tom & Jessie!) and of course I discover daily that I need something or the other that is packed away.
We have also put our lives on hold waiting for this move to happen. For example, I want to join a nice gym that also has a quality babysitting program but I haven't yet because the minute I pay for a membership we will move. I know that seems kinda of small or silly but there are lots of these small things that are starting to add up to big pains and stress!


So to alleviate some stress and frustration and to show to myself that I have done all that I can to move this forward and to help me let go of the things in this situation that are not under my control... (think drumroll in your head as I reveal the solution to all the above)
The Magic Solution post pictures of our home on this blog. Since this is my own personal therapy this post is rather image obese.

The front of the house during Spring


The eat-in kitchen with newly painted cabinets, new appliances and a new floor.

The oven was a birthday present from Jared last year. I love my flat-top range!

I made those cute curtains. And the tomatoes in the windowsill are just 3 of about 300 from our garden.


Living Room

We love all the light the French Doors bring to this room.
The fireplace has been fun to use and even needful during the ice storm last year.

The bathroom with new flooring.

Our bedroom


Aurora's bedroom- which is something else I put on hold. I was going to do a lot more with this room but decided to wait until the new house.

This room has some of my favorite artwork prints by Cricket Press.


The Study or Guest Bedroom:
I completely remodeled this room one week when Jared was out of town as a surprise. It used to be a dumping ground for anything and everything.
I pretended I was on the show "While You Were Out" and had a friend video record the whole transformation and Jared's reaction when he got back too! (I can't get the video to post on here at the moment).
Jared and I started dating while performing as Wesley and Buttercup in a version of "The Princess Bride" thus the large poster of the "real actors" from the movie.

Our patio & backyard

Jared did all the landscaping. These are lilac bushes, hostas and there are a couple dogwood trees all that gives the feeling of a nice private garden.

We added the screen doors so the outdoors could be enjoyed more often even when we had to be inside. The screen doors "hide" by rolling into the frame when not in use.

Our garden

The shed that Jared and I built...

The apple tree in our backyard
Anyone know someone interested in buying a home? Because I know someone who has a cute home and could give them a good deal. :)
Thanks for looking...I do feel better.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, looking at these pictures, I don't know HOW your home hasn't sold yet!