Sunday, August 7, 2011

FINALLY ... an update!

Don't you think it is about time?

Adam and I leave for Lake Powell on Wednesday, so I thought it would be good to give you some updates and pictures of our house.

Here are two of my favorite things on the outside:
Our View

My GardenWe planted Green Beans, Tomatoes, Corn, Peas, Anaheim Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Red & Green Peppers, Cucumber, Zucchini, Cilantro, & Pumpkins. The family before us planted a peach tree, potatoes, and had a grape vine! We are starting to harvest little by little, and are LOVING it!

We are still FAR from having everything decorated inside. Not only am I having a hard time deciding how I want everything and what furniture I want, I also have a budget! However each day I make a little progress.

Here is what I chose for my Fridge and Washer & Dryer! Super pleased so far:

Our house is 5 finished bedrooms (potential 6), 3 full bath, 1 half bath, living room, family room, basement room, kitchen, laundry, and a storage room. The house was decorated great before we moved in, however I like to make things my own. I thought I would share with you a few pictures of some things I have changed.

Master Bedroom:
From this
to thisI Purchased 2 antique doors that I am refinishing for my headboard. I also can't wait to replace my SWEET high school furniture with new. & I am thinking stripes?? kinda like this??What do you think?? I hesitate to share my unfinished decorating process on my blog, because I still have a long way to go, however I thought it would be fun to invite you along for the ride!

Next was the back bathroom:
Before was Americana ... cute, but not my style. So I painted it blue! I can't wait to get this from Ballard Designs to hang my laundry! And maybe some cute art like this:(Also from Ballard Designs)

Next is Chad's Room:
They had a set of twins in the room before. Super cute for a boy and girl set of twins:However after the dots were gone, that dark brown on the bottom didn't do it for me. We decided to paint it white for now. I still want to change the color on top, but figured I could live with it for now. Some SUPER cute accessories to show you soon with his room!

Next was my favorite change ... and that was the basement!

After ... With no furniture yet ;)

Lots more to do, but those have been the main focus of my busy summer ... along with lots of fun water fun activities with my kids. Adam has a break for a few weeks from school, so a little vacation is definitely needed! As an end to my VERY long blog post, here is a teaser of the before of my office!The pink was a little much for my style of office (although it was super cute for their little girls) so we painted it all white for now. I am working on some fun plans!
Can't wait to show you what I am doing with my scraproom!


Chocolate Mousie said...

Your home is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :)

Julie said...

Love it Mandy!! You have such a good eye for good design! Any chance you might be able to share what paint colors your chose? We are looking to repaint a couple of rooms and I would so appreciate it!

Jaimie said...

So cute! I love everything that you are doing with the place. and YES I love the idea for your bedroom! super cute. So happy for you guys!

brenda said...

Love what you've done so far with the basement! I like the color in Chad's room now that you've added the white on the bottom I think if you add some brighter colored accessories you might not have to paint it. Definitely yes to the stripes - love them!! Thanks for sharing, you are definitely brave and can't wait to see what you've done to the office!!

Wendy said...

How fun (and exhausting) for you to get to redecorate a whole new house! It looks great so far.

Shanna said...

OK how did I miss THIS??? I had been checking back from my dashboard waiting for a post like my nosy self could be satisfied! I am dying to see your house in person. It looks soooo cute! You are amazing...wanna come do my house?!

ps I am super jealous about your garden...I guess being gone ALL summer is bad on a garden...go figure :(