Saturday, February 22, 2014

Aunt Times Three & Other Random Thoughts!

That's right! I am now the aunt of two {officially} but three when the new baby arrives in July! What's even crazier that I'm an aunt of THREE girls! Poor Landry is the only boy! I suppose I will eventually have to try to have him a baby brother, but don't get excited. It won't be this year {or at least it won't be planned...haha}.

My sister had her baby last week. Meet Anslee Isabella!

She is just the sweetest thing! She's so content with life being snuggled in her blanket. While Isabella was so still and quiet, my little lovely is quite active these days.

Landry is so much fun right now. Morning are our favorites, and if you follow me on Instagram then you saw this picture of his crazy morning hair the other day. Have you ever seen a six month old with that much hair?!?! I suppose it's better than none.

I'm seriously about to die to do some home projects, but I can't decide which I want to spend money on first. While I desperately want some new rugs for the new dining room and new study, I can't seem to find one that I can commit to fully. I wanted something a little less traditional for the study but something that still fits our home.

For the dining room though, I still want traditional and have found a rug I love, but it's just not big enough! Ugh! I'm hoping next weekend we can go to a couple of stores to see if I can find anything for a steal. Probably not, but it's worth a try.

With this new dining room switcheroo, I want a new chandalier to hang above the table. The ones I find online are EXPENSIVE, so I think I'm going to go to a giant antique store to see if I can find one that I can fall in love with and has a bit of character. If you haven't been to Alyssa's Antique Depot, you are missing out on life!

Well, I suppose that's all for now. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Big Switcheroo

We have officially lived in our house for over a year, and during that time I’ve had plenty of time to find out what works and what doesn’t here. Since we moved in, I wondered where in the world we were going to put our computer and desk and printer and such once children moved into the guest bedrooms.

That’s where everything is now. If you don’t remember, our guest bedroom was empty and filled with junk when we first moved in. Then, we had the ugly blue carpet removed and inherited a king size bed. The junk went out {and into the attic or garbage} and the desk area became a little more organized. But what was going to happen when Landry had to upgrade to a bigger room? Problems.

Remember that living room I worked so hard on this summer?


Since Colby and I couldn’t agree on {or afford} chairs for the den, we ended up moving the new furniture from the living room into the den, so we would be more comfortable and the furniture would actually get used.


That has left an empty living room. So what to do with that space that would make it an actual useable space?


There were two options:

a) Make it an office and another space to watch television or play in {but close it off with french


b) Move the dining room in there for more space and put a study where the dining room is now

Well…we chose option B. It just makes more sense. Right now, the dining room is very cramped.


My table can extend out even further to fit the remaining three chairs around it. When you have people over to eat though, there is zero room for people to move in and out as needed. It’s CRAMPED!

Plus, you walk from the garage into the dining room. Kind of weird to me!


This room also has a pocket door that separates it from the kitchen if needed. It was actually a study before according to the previous owners. They repurposed it back to a dining room though.


So…as soon as I can get a new rug for the soon-to-be new dining room, the switcheroo will take place, and our house will continue to be a giant work in progress.