Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Five Favorites at our New/Old House

Joining the link-up today over at Call Her Happy to share Five Favorite things here in our new/old house.  We've been here about a week and a half now and it's slowly coming together...

We had quite a few trees in our yard in Corpus, but the town as a whole is very lacking in trees, and so we're happy to be back in our old shady neighborhood! This particular oak tree in our front yard was purchased as a sapling for a grandparent gift at the rehearsal dinner for our wedding. We ended up swiping it from my parents' house since it was struggling in their backyard. Steven's sister's front yard holds the one given to his parents.  Love to see how big these trees are...representing our 13 years of marriage!

The girls have taken it over as their hangout spot, even hammering up a canvas laundry bag as a seat (which gives me a panic attack). Today Ellie was doing her reading up there...

Front porch
We have a front porch again! And since our back patio isn't covered, we've put our rocking chairs here on the front porch. And I've put my fall wreath there by the door :)

We had some teens help us paint the entryway and a few rooms. The table looks a little junky but once I find the nails and can hammer things on the wall, hopefully it'll look even better. Right now it's one area that isn't a huge mess and makes me happy :)

The renters wanted to paint this room but didn't get around to it, and I'm glad. I wasn't sure I'd still like the deep blue, but it's actually quite calming for a master bedroom. And since my curtains haven't made it here yet, at least the room isn't too bright for little ones to sleep (there's a baby on there somewhere).

Family and old friends
This isn't a specific spot in the house, but an advantage of living back in this house! NeNe and PaPa came over yesterday and helped with the kids and the laundry. They were all enjoying reading their baby books with them!

And I got to visit with old friends at my favorite restaurant LaMadeleine TWO nights in a row this week! This little sweetheart came along and had just a little taste of cheesecake!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope to share more favorites next week!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

I'm so happy for you, Blair. :-)
Also, I love the cheerful colors in your home. They are such a reflection of you!

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