All in My Home
Checking in here, week 4 of the One Room Challenge Updates
This week I had a craigslist adventure tracking down a super fun score.
One piece of advice I learned with this bathroom: if you are using gray in a room, you need other warm colors to liven it up.
In our previous 1970s home, we pulled out the chandelier from our unused dining room and turned the room into a playroom for our 4 little ones. It worked out so well!
I was so excited when we built our home to make my pantry my dream pantry!
Perhaps you’re like us, and you don’t have an actual office in your home. We don’t have the need for a full separate office- but we did need a dedicated space to work for small amounts of time, while still being centrally located with the children. I know kitchen desks are supposedly “outdated”, but for us it was exactly what we wanted!
My kids have been begging to decorate for Halloween since I accidentally roamed the Target aisle in September and had to decorate our mantel early! I did hold off on pulling the Halloween bin down from the attic until last week, and the kids got SO into it. This post is picture heavy with a tour of all our decor- I hope it gives you inspiration as you decorate for fall in your home! And if nothing else, slap down a pumpkin and a few plastic spiders and call it a day! 😉
Instead of admiring that pretty fall porch across the street this year, pretty up your own porch! It shouldn’t take a lot of money or ‘stuff’ because fall colors pack such a punch- a little goes a long way.
After living in our home for 9 months with an empty dining room, we are ready to tackle Project Dining Room!
The project goes like this: I talk to my husband about the pros and cons of a million different ways I could style the room, show him pictures of various ideas and ask questions without waiting for his answer. He says things like "hmmm" over and over and stares at his phone. Once I make up my mind, I tell him the price of everything, wait a few days for him to absorb the shock, and then he says Ok babe, just do it already.
Annnnd I have a new favorite room in my house! Too bad it's not my own room... and too bad the 4 year old owner of the room just smiled and shrugged when he saw the transformation. But, Leo has been pretty vocal about his indifference the whole time. Boys... what can you do?
When we decided to build, everyone warned me how stressful it was going to be! I was prepared for the worst. My husband and I sat down and had the talk... each of us agreed we would not let the other one go over board. We did not need "all the things". We would stick together, be a team, and it would bring us together, not pull us apart.
Let me preface this by telling you this is literally the grossest bathroom in our house. I am really proud of these pictures though, and I dream of the day they put the seat down and flush. It really isn't that hard.
Moving on... the boys have a Jack n' Jill style bathroom- located between their 2 rooms, and a door closes off the toilet + shower. I love all the masculine contrast!