Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Note: I have lots of pictures like these that I have saved over the years. I am not sure where I got all of them, but the one above comes from Southern Living's website. They have such great style ideas!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
We met with the builder today. It was so much fun!
This is something that we have dreamed of for a while now and I have been saving ideas just waiting for the time to come...and now it has!!!
I am not sure he was expecting me to bring so many pictures and files and plans, but he was gracious and patiently listened.
We will be meeting with him again after Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see what he has come up with for our dream house!
Can you believe that they are made out of rain gutters? I saw the picture above and knew this was something I want to incorporate in our new homeschool room. I know they will not hold a lot of books, but I think it is a great way to display their favorites or ones they are currently reading.
Raising Olives gives a great tutorial on how to make these cool shelves.
Photo courtesy of Raising Olive
I love her philosophy she says "that they encourage children to read more because they can see the fronts of the books and are intrigued, rather than just seeing the edge of the book and not being able to tell what it is about." I can see so many benefits having some of our many books displayed in this manner - I think clean up may be easier too!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I love this wall with the sink and open shelves. It has such a nice airy, happy feel to it which is important when you are doing the dreaded laundry task!
The other wall would house the washer and dryer with a tall unit for our individual laundry baskets. I am still looking for a picture for that one!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
In the picture below, I love the black banisters! Not sure if I can convince Scot though....It is different and makes a statement.
I also love this double chair. I hope I can find one for our foyer too!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
On Monday, Scot was able to glue together all the pipes and lay them in the trench.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thankfully, it does not have to be done by hand! Larry has a trencher and he was able to borrow it for this task.
More to come in the days ahead.....
Monday, July 27, 2009
To see more of my goodies, visit here.
When I first arrived, this bathroom cabinet caught my eye. It was in perfect condition. Not only is it a practically brand new cabinet, it is very well built and super heavy. Another words, not a cheap cabinet!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
There are parts that are definitely 2 men jobs - like chalking the lines.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Centsational Girl got these large clothespins from Pottery Barn. I would love to find some for myself! I think they would be a fun way to show off their "good work" papers.
I think this will be a fun room to decorate. I want it to be fun and inviting, creative and functional. A place where the kids can explore the wonderful world of learning!