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!