Friday, July 28, 2006
Welcome to my Home!
My very non-bloggy friend (and you know who you are) was telling me what she liked about some of my recent posts and added, "I don't really like all the blog talk, though." I answered honestly, "Yes, I know you don't, but all the other bloggers do." Don't correct me if I'm wrong, bloggers, because I like it, and it's my blog.
Anyway, I know that even Danielle will love the Bloggy Tour of Homes. She hasn't seen my home here in Connecticut, so I am welcoming all my bloggy friends, as well as real life friends, to take a look. You can click the picture link up there to see the original idea if you'd like. BooMama's idea was to let us "see" where each of us lives, but also to give God the glory for what we have, be it 500 or 5000 square feet. I like that idea. Click here to visit other homes on the bloggy tour.
Come on in. . . .
If you walk down the hall, you will see where I blog.
BooMama also said "don't be afraid to show us the real deal." Well, this desk is conveniently in my kitchen, but it's usually a bit of a mess. So, just like when "real" people come over, I straighten a bit. This is the straigtened up version. It can get much much worse.
Because I have a laptop, I also enjoying blogging here on the porch,
or here in my favorite chair in my bedroom.
I am veering from the instructions, and showing the rest of my kitchen, before I show my living room, because even though I'm not organized, I am logical.
One thing that I am very thankful about in this kitchen is my sink. We just redid the countertops, and got a new undermount sink. When it was installed, I realized that it was deep. Oddly deep. But the great thing is that there are dirty dishes in there right now, and you really can't see them! A bad thing that I've just figured out is that I can't really get behind the really deep sink to unscrew the drawer handles to replace them with my new hardware that is on the other cabinets. They are fake drawers, so I have to go from inside the cabinet. Any tips?
On to the living room:
It's small, but I like it. We (meaning the kids during the day) watch TV here, and hang out. There are toys. It's not pristine.
Fifth photo is "my choice," so I'll show you my library. It's connected to the living room by a large opening (which also has sliding doors are never closed). I just redid this room. It was a "nothing" room, with a random sofa. But with some cheap shelves that I bought at Costco, and the little secretary desk that I got for $10 or $15 at a tag sale, it's a den/study/library. I love the term library, but the name is just not sticking. Now we use and enjoy this room for reading and Amanda uses the desk for homework sometimes.
Thanks for looking, and come back any time!