Saturday, September 10, 2011

home sweet home

September is here.  How did that happen? Life has been so busy lately, but it looks like the next couple weeks won't be quite as full.  I'm thankful for that because October is going to be CRAZY full of all kinds of stuff. (I need a new word. "crazy" is way too overused in my vocab) Included in the fun happenings of October is our FIRST anniversary! Now THAT is crazy.  We are planning a little weekend getaway and trying to figure out where to go and what to do.  We're thinking of camping for the first night because it would be fun and cheap, and we haven't had a chance to actually use our tent outside yet! I'm dreaming of going back to our honeymoon spot someday, but this year it's just not affordable.

Anyway....back to the point of this blog.  We've been in our house for almost a year and I'm finally feeling settled for the most part with where things are.  I am still trying to decide where to hang a few things, but I've enjoyed decorating, moving things around, doing some diy projects (we still have some in the works) and just making our house a home!  Here's a tour of most of our abode..... :) Come visit us!

our room!

i love our old dressers.  they were grandma Lucy's and Ryan's Aunt Liz painted them for us.

Guest room.  God provided these Ikea dressers and matching bed frame for FREE through a young couple in Des Moines who were moving and looking to get rid of some things.

upstairs master bath

Ryan's office

had to get a picture of the neon guitar

main floor bath

I spend a lot of time in this room.  :)

dining room. our latest painting project was the blue hutch.

living room.


  1. Your house is so cute! I will come visit you. :-)

  2. What a gorgeous & cozy home!!!! I love it. Can't WAIT to get to that point!! Ok. I can wait. I'm really happy the way things are, but I'm sure it's a very good feeling!!! I have always loved that print of the dancing couple in the guest bedroom! Your house has so many interesting touches everywhere! I love it!!!! Even the bathrooms are gorgeous!!

  3. Wow. I L.O.V.E. your kitchen! Beautiful!! :) You have such a nice touch at home-making. :) Hopefully I can come visit you soon!!!

    P.S. Have you ever read the blog ?? It has some fun ideas for spray painting furniture and giving it a vintage, very expensive look....hehe...I love it! I only tried it once, but my piece of furniture didn't work so well...hehe

  4. Leah! I would LOVE it if you came to visit...and Walter too!....and Seth, of course! :)

    Corrie...did you see my aprons? :) I'm so glad you are happy with how things are. I know you are just enjoying and loving life with your hubby! :) Savor it. Someday you will have so much fun decorating your home. It's cool to see how God provides and blesses you with things for your house. Our house is full of great thrift store finds or things that were given to us. Also... I had about 3 prints (different sizes) of the dancing couple at one point because my friends knew I liked it and a few of them got it for me not knowing about the others. haha!

    Liz...thanks! :) I hope you can come visit too! That would be grand! You told me about a while back I think. I'll have to check it out! I love painting old furniture!

  5. Aha!! Now I see the aprons. Thanks for pointing them out!! Perfect!

  6. Love it! Your kitchen is awesome. The guest room is calling me. ;) Your calendar made me think of Gooseberry Patch. Have you heard of them? I have a couple of their cookbooks. They have such neat stuff!

  7. thanks Melinda! :) the reason the calendar reminded you of gooseberry patch is because it is gooseberry patch! :) haha. good eye.