Friday, November 27, 2009

Back Porch Ideas

Doesn't this porch look so cozy and inviting?

I especially love the sitting area by the fireplace. So what do you think? What would be a part of your dream back porch?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

First Meeting with the Builder

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!

Another Homeschool Room Idea

I am loving these book shelves!

Photo Courtesy of Design Dazzle

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.
Check it out by clicking on her name.

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!

So what do you think? Do you see a benefit in having books displayed in this manner? Do you have a unique way of shelving your books? Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mud Room Ideas

Here are a few ideas that I have regarding our mud/laundry room.

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!

I love this shelving unit for shoes, coats, etc.

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

The Offer

We got an offer on our house today. I cannot tell you how excited we have been. I know God's timing is perfect, but it has been a long year!

We have started negations.....I will let you know as soon as we get the official word!

I still can't believe that we may be about 30 days away from starting construction of our dream house!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dish Cabinet

I LOVE this cabinet. I am seriously thinking of doing away with some upper cabinets just to have this for my dishes!

Isn't it gorgeous!