Friday, July 16, 2010

It's the Little Things in Life...

If you've ever put a house together from scratch, you know there are a lot of big things to worry about - room layouts, paint colors, floorings.  But it's the little things in life that start turning a house into a home.  I've finally been able to work on some of them, even if some of the big things aren't finished yet!

My red wall in the living room has had shelves hanging on it.  They were originally brown - I've now gotten them painted black to match the rest of the room!  I am also able to start putting things on them - my shot glass collection and some fancy glasses.  I think I still have some in a box somewhere, which is why one shelf is still empty.
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The bookshelf next to my front door is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the whole house.  Not only does it hold some of my favorite books, it is also a great place to put my purse and keys when I walk in the door.  The top of it is a great place for pictures that make my day when I look at them.  From left: me and my clarinet girls from Lloyd when I was working the marching band, Kira and I, Andrea and I, Josh and I, photo from high school drama, and my Great-Grandfather sitting in my rocking chair!
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I've been working on a small garden in my backyard.  I've finally gotten everything that I wanted to planted: tomatoes, cantaloupes, cucumbers, green beans, lima beans, and spinach.  Josh helped me get the fence up this week, so as things start sprouting they are protected from the rabbits I keep seeing.  You can see one of my bean sprouts - I got really excited when I was watering this morning to see things growing!
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My uncle was kind enough to buy me a swing as a house-warming gift.  My dad built the frame.  And you can see my favorite way to dry things - on a clothes line!

One of the "pleasures" of buying a house during the winter is not knowing what the landscaping will look like.  I was delighted when these daisies started blooming by my front door!
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I'm definitely feeling like I'm getting settled into my home.  What made you feel like your house was a home?


Bicoastal Bride said...

Your home looks great! I love your garden and swing! I always feel at home when I see pictures of my friends and family. I have photos in every room, even the kitchen. :)

ModernMom said...

I love the "Live Laugh Love" too!
Oh and what a great suprise those flowers are:)

Ms. Wedding Crasher said...

Aw I love the garden! I would love to garden but I am afraid I do not have a green thumb.