Monday, January 12, 2009

"home is home, be it ever so humble." -proverb

welcome to our home!

we love to have visitors, so make yourself at home! mi casa es su casa...
as you can see, it's nothing fancy, but it feels just right for our little family and we feel blessed to have found something that fits our needs so perfectly.

this is where we spend most of our time... the family room. i just love the picture wall (clint's idea, of course). it took some convincing for me to love the old wood built-ins, but somehow it just fits now. the fireplace doesn't work, so we have to come up with something cute to keep it safe and covered up. any ideas?


standing in the family room this is what you see... looks kinda dark, but these are the entry ways.

i'm dying to get my hands on this baby, but it's hard to put money into something that's not even ours!

ah, the retro kitchen. the floors are new (hallelujah! no vinyl!) but everything else is seriously from the 50's. take a good look at those solid metal cabinets. i've never seen anything like them. the good news? owey doesn't even TRY to open them. who needs child locks when you have these suckers? and if you know anyone getting rid of a portable dishwasher in the area, let me know! these dish hands are killing me!


the source of our warmth and sanity. we were nervous about this - no central heat, how well could a radiator possibly heat a whole house? and would owey burn his little fingers everyday? so far so good - works like a charm, and owey knows not to touch it and says "hot" when he gets close.

by far - the biggest compromise when deciding whether or not we should take this place:



the bathroom. the one and only. if it looks tiny, it feels tinier. it is for sure the coldest room in the house. and no tub. hence...


that would be a plastic storage bin we are using for a bath. hey - whatever works, right? o doesn't even notice the difference. i know someday i will look back on this picture and laugh. heck, who am i kidding. i laugh when i look at it now! sometimes, you just have to make do with what you have, ya know?

sorry, no pictures of our room or owey's room (they're still a mess), but you get the idea.

really, all things considered - we couldn't pass this place up. a real house (no shared walls!), a big yard (complete with apple tree!), and best of all - right across the street from a great park that i am sure we will be at EVERY day in the summer. now hopefully we don't outgrow it too fast! i'd love to not have to move for a few years...

hope you enjoyed the tour! if you'd like to see it in the flesh (or wood or brick or whatever) we'd love to have you!

8 comments:

Heidi said...

Hey Lupda!
You have done wonders with the place. It looks beautiful! I knew that you two would make that place shine. Can't wait to see it in person.

Suedy said...

aww, jess... it's adorable! thanks for the tour, that was such a treat! love you!

Angelina said...

Jess, Owey might like just taking a shower, Elise LOVES them at least as much as baths...just a thought.

Aaron & Jill said...

ROFL What a great bathtub for Owey!! I can't wait to come see the inside.

amy said...

loved the post. thanks for sharing! you guys have done a great job at making the place look super cute & cozy. one day clint will decorate our house (i'm sure that day is far away...having our own home that is). hope to see your home in person some day soon!

Cheryl said...

Oh Jessica it's such a cute place. I LOVE the picture wall! Looks awesome! The bin in the shower with Owey inside-hilarious! I was cracking up! Thanks for sharing all the pictures! :)

Justin + kelly said...

Super cute!! The houses with character are the best!! I keep waiting for the new baby pictures to pop up.. when are you due?

Becca's Blog said...

What a cute little house. And I love how Owey has to take a bath. Funny. You might have to get a bigger container if you stay there long though.