Tuesday, January 28, 2014

*Imperfect* House Tour

Thank you for not giving up on me.  And for caring that I disappeared into the abyss of T1D and moving! : )  I'm sorry it's been so long, but thanks for checking in!  I know that it's totally disappointing (haha!) not to see the house more complete.  I decided to just take pictures and post them..boxes, folded laundry, and all.  It won't be near perfect enough for me till summer I bet.  So, why wait? : )

Here are some I took yesterday and today.  I have learned that pictures taken at night don't look so good, and I kept forgetting to take them until the kids went to bed each night (my free time!), so it took a while to get on top of things and take DAY pictures! : )

I might mention, they ended up out of order..so I'll try to explain. ; )
Office.  Right inside front door to the right.  My plan was for a craft room/office.  It'll probably change a little.

Carter's room!  Still needs a few things (like curtains!).  But he's cute, so good enough.

Ethan's desk (see, it jumped a bunch of pictures!)  The adirondack chair was painted by Misty Collins with Gravel Road Art.  She's awesome.

Oh look..back to Carter's room!  This is the other side of his room.  He's going to show you his night light.  The one he likes to plug and unplug.  Hence the reason it's in the drawer, not the wall.

The houndstooth is my dining room drapery fabric, and I was trying to pick a fabric to reupholster my chair seats.

This is by Cari Humphry.  I first saw it back in April, but she didn't want to come down on the price since it was almost graduation (it's a picture of Old Main on the University of Arkansas campus, where I went to school, and Ches teaches! ..so sentimental!), so I went back a couple weeks ago!  (No drop in price though.)  I love it!

This is Bernice.  Also by Cari.  I fell in love with her when I was getting Old Main.  She was only finished the day before, and she was headed to Nashville for a gallery exhibit.  She told me she just wasn't in the mood to travel, and she needed a home.  It worked, and I brought her here!

Our room.  Smaller than our last house, but exactly what we need.

LOVE the way the glass on the ceiling fixture throws the light!

Our bathroom.  There's me in the mirror!

Ok, so yes, I love the shower.  But let me tell you about these big open glass things.  They are cold.  I have to turn on the hot water, let it run for a few minutes to fog it up, before I ever get in.  It's cold!  I've decided I like those closed-in showers in little rooms! : )

When I said it was the imperfect tour, I wasn't kidding.  Check out our dirty laundry.

Two of my favorite things.  Rocks from Nice (French Riviera!), and the oyster shell frame from Hawaii.  *Must put a pic of my own kids in there.

Our linen cabinet.  And why I'm giving away a bunch of towels!

Another jump to Mary Claire's bathroom (shows how I wasn't willing to wait till her matching towels were up on the towel bar, ha!).

Her vanity.  Also no towel, it's in the dryer!

Mary Claire's room : )

I didn't do her room for the longest time, I had to get inspired.  I needed to clump some things together..and I still have tissue paper flowers to hang! : )

Her dresser/desk.  Still in progress.  And Megan and Sierra hanging out/having a chit chat.

She's still sporting her Christmas bunting we made!  *Must make a new one.

Ethan's room!  His chalkboard painted 7 goes up above the crab.  I'm working on that! ; )

He has a wall-sized world map mural that goes on this wall..I just haven't had the time/motivation to put it up yet!
Another jump to Clay's bathroom, his sign says it doesn't cause brain damage to change the toilet paper!  (it doesn't, seriously y'all!)

His shower.  Yes, I hung his towel up for the picture.  You're welcome!

Dining Room..still in progress.  Need art.  And the burlap runner I bought.

Oh, and those drapes aren't going to make themselves!

I TOLD you it was in progress.  Don't take note of the mismatching colors.  I'm still working on it.

Breakfast area..again, in progress, and those boxes don't unpack themselves either.

Yes, dinner is in the crock pot and I'm boiling water in the hopes of raising the humidity enough to cut all our static and dry hands!  Fun times in Arkansas.  And our swing!!  And yes, I love my window over the sink.  Love.

Carter's bathroom/guest bathroom.

His vanity.  In progress.  Can't decide what I want to put on the counter.

Oh look, back to Ethan's bathroom!  We have to really remember to keep his blinds closed..he's a pretty proud bather.

Landing at the top of the stairs.  We have a thing for books.  Lots of 'em.

Clay's bedroom!  Debating on his over-the-headboard decor.  Debating between some letters and signs I got and a big picture of a baseball stadium.  We can't decide, so we do nothing. ; )  Notice all those tshirts he's outgrown at the end of the bed!  Whew, growing kiddos! : )
I guess I forgot the laundry room and pool bath.  I'll catch them next time! : )  Ethan will be here in a few minutes, so I have to hurry.

And, yes, it's been totally rough having two kids with diabetes.  One more thing to keep up with.  AND they both got new pumps in late December (had to fit it in on 2013 insurance!), AND Mary Claire started the new Enlite sensor (Constant Glucose Monitor, or cgm for short).  That has been a learning experience, seriously.  We did training finally two weeks ago, and she's finally having better blood sugars as I learn where to adjust her basal and bolus ratios.  She also had a little cold while we were training, so I think that didn't help with numbers!

All in all, we are making it one day at a time with D, still unpacking, and only 1.5 storage units to go.  No yard yet (just flat dirt), but we are praying to see progress.  It's absolutely frigid here, but we're up to 23 degrees and a windchill of 14.  Whew.  We saw 68 on Sunday.  Amazing weather here.  Or weird. . .whateva.

Praying your little ducklings are healthy, and you don't have boxes bumping into you! : )


Leigh said...

Yay!!! A new post! I have been checking every day! :) You have an icon on my phone! Emma was so excited to see pictures of MC's room. And we are getting soooo healthy and ready to come over soon to see it in person! YAY!

Holly said...

An icon?! That's amazing!! How'd you make it do that??
I can't wait to see you Thursday!!!! Hog hats and Silhouettes!! Woohoo!!