Candy has so inspired me to let you all see our home. I am so blessed to live in this large and spacious home- truly a miracle in the happening. My house is not perfectly organized and there is a good bit of clutter, but I thought I'd still show it anyways. Maybe you can give me some ideas about organizing.
So, here is what you see at the front door in the living room. Our couch and loveseat are the same color as the recliner, but I found this sage green blanket slipcover to change things up a bit. And to the right...
(Sorry for the blurry pictures...don't know what happened there. Look at all the shelf space and cabinet space! So far there isn't a lot in those cabinets, but it's not organized either.
Here's the kitchen and dining area, to your left of the front door.
Our table, which was the same table my parents, sister and I used. Good memories of eating around that table...
I finally have a window over my kitchen sink.
Many of the cabinets in this area are empty! I can't believe that...still need to organize and utilize the space...
To the right of the sink is my coffeemaker, toaster, fruit bowl and then stove.
This is my 'pantry', or at least where I keep all baking supplies and non-perishable foods.
My spice/tea cupboard...
Next is the oven, fridge, and a set of huge cupboards, which would be great as a pantry, but they are so far from the counters, stove etc. I decided to use them for other things.
Now go around the corner by the large cupboards and you enter the 'other room'. We don't know what to do with this room yet, so it's just the everything room. Gym, office, playroom , sewing room.
You can't see it, but on the far left is our desk/sewing machine and a large armoir cabinet that has our desktop computer in it, then some shelves which hold sewing supplies and some toys.
Let's veer to the right, into the laundry room. This is one of the biggest laundry rooms I've seen. It is a great blessing- look at all the cabinets! Yes, many are empty.
Sometimes a certain person in our family likes to use this room as a 'catch all' for large things such as :
Extra seats for our SUV and the dog pen. Oh well, it's out of the way :)
Here's the ugliest picture of all- the scary room! This room actually looked better before the garage sale! I don't know what happened...
The girls' new tent was in their bedroom, but it got moved in here yesterday. Cute huh? There are little butterflies hanging in the top.
Ok, here's the first part of the hallway. To the right is a great storage area. What's in there? Linens, art supplies, games and puzzles, old cds... It is organized though.
Ok, here is the next ugly picture...the old hallway. This house has two front doors. The one we use is where the previous owners closed in their garage. For some reason they left the old door and entry way. There is a closet that we keep coats and such in, and the rest of this stuff is leftover from the garage sale and toys to be rotated.
The first room on the left is Leiah and Alexa's room. We don't have many toys in there because they would rather been with me playing than in their room.
The mural is still coming along...
The rest of the hallway, which ends in our room. The trash can in the hall holds Sarah's cloth diapers- the used ones.
To the right is the bathroom- mostly the girls use this one. There is a wall of cabinets facing the toilet, which you can see in the reflection of the mirror.
Then the second room on the left is Sarah's bedroom.
She has a nice sized closet in here the same as the other room. This room is very roomy, not as big as the other one, but still a good size.
At the end of the hall is my bedroom. This room really bothered me when we first moved in- the paint on the wall reminds me of the wiggly dash marks from Saved By the Bell. It may not make sense, but that's what it makes me think of.
Notice all the extra furniture in this room. Matt's mom brought a suit of furniture after we moved in, and we just never got around to re-arranging the room and getting rid of some of it.
Here is my closet, which actually isn't that bad.
If you turn to the right and walk towards the entrance, to the left is our bathroom. It's got a shower-no tub. It's pretty small, but still nice to have a bathroom in our bedroom.
And then behind the door of our bedroom is this:
To the right of the entrance is Matt's closet and our dirty laundry basket.
And that's that, back to the front door.