Thursday, August 16, 2007

Day 179

I've mostly been trying to "spruce" the place up as much as I'm able to..over the past couple of days (well, it's been a very slow work in progress for a little while now). Yesterday, I bought the majority of the curtains for the downstairs. I haven't found the exact ones I'd like for the living room yet (they'll actually probably end up waiting till the furniture moves in..because that's smarter)..but I figure the dining room is a start.




In the living room all I mostly did was change the flowers in the vase on top of the tv from random uglies to pretty pretty orchids..and I switched out the rug in there, too. The other rug moved up to the new office/reading room (calix sits on the floor surrounded by all of his books and flips through them..so..mommy and daddy's office..calix's reading room haha aww). That angel picture will be removed shortly..as soon as I find a new very cute wall clock. I have one in mind already.





I also finally made the move and bought new bedding. Though..after I put it all on the bed.. I'm not so sure I like it as much as I'd hoped. I was mostly just getting super sick of the old red and black stuff and was ready to put just about anything different on there. What do you think?




I know, I should have ironed the bedskirt..but I get too excited sometimes.


I also put new runners in the front hallway and upstairs hallway..but they're nothing special.


Also, how cute is it to look at my newly married (sort of haha) attempts at trying to spruce this ol place up? Are you remembering when you were young and poor and lacked large collections of stuff? It's fun.. just frustrating because it's taking sooo long to do stuff!

11 comments:

Hannah said...

Looks great Abs! Nice and homey. Man, I just rfeally love your wood floors. I'm so jealous of them. It makes everything look so clean.

Sarah said...

I like the orchids....I love all the photos of your kids sitting around more though. I'm so bad at putting up pics of my kids. I have a single 8x10 of them from last Christmas in our family room above the loveseat, and the girls' school pics from last year (soon to be replaced with this years) above the piano. I pretty much suck when it comes to trying to decorate my house though. Your house looks very cute and cozy! I like your table too...it reminds me of the old school/retro white table that Josiah and I had when we first got married.

YogaNana said...

How do you make the room tilt like that?

YogaNana said...

No, but seriously ... very nice. And your bookshelves aren't cinderblock and pressed wood, either. :o)

Hannah said...

It must be like your trees Mom.

Abby said...

it tilts..because I was holding the camera over my head and of the couple of pictures I took..even with the tilting, it was the best.

Abby said...

Sarah, I'm pretty bad atthe picture thing too because, like you, mine are *all* digital. I seem to wait until my pictures folder is all kinds of full then spend the next couple of days on walmart.com's photo center sorting through and ordering pictures. I just did this again and have 300 to buy haha. I'll be hitting the dollar tree up shortly for more frames..because that's how I roll.

Abby said...

and Hannah..shoot..the floors *are* clean. I don't even wanna go into how much time is spent sweeping and mopping those dang floors every friggin day. The floors are cute..though, they suck to have when it comes time for little babies wanting to crawl.

Jenna said...

Hannah's funny. Giggle. Abby, it looks so cute! Are you going to keep the bedding? I like it better than the red and black. It's so fun to cozy up a house!

YogaNana said...

PS --

We also have hardwood floors. Remember the line in Funny Farm when she says, "And when they say 'hardwood floors,' they really mean HARD wood floors"? Yeah. Try to do any yoga positions that require your knees to be on the floor.

Have to drag pillows around. :o)

hilary said...

it looks awesome, Abby!!! Wanna come do my house next?