Thursday, March 24, 2011

Slowly but surely

It has been 6 months since we moved into our house. I have come to realize that it will never look exactly perfect, but that's just part of owning your own home. My sister recently did a lot of painting in her house and said to me, "Maybe now when you walk into my house you won't know it was built in 1946." To which I replied, "Yeah, maybe someday when you walk into my house you won't know that we built it." Because let's face it, we basically did. The work that we put into it is SO fullfilling though...unless you've done work on your own home you won't quite understand it. There is just something so gratifying about putting time and effort into something you own and making it better. I truly feel like my quality of life has been enriched by living here.

And so, slowly but surely we are improving our home. The latest additions are a BBQ that cost 100 bucks less than it should have thanks to a sweet online deal (Finn seriously can't wait to use it and asked me to cook our ham and cheese sandwiches on it for lunch today) and this little gem that makes me happy every time I step on it:

I always knew we needed a rug for this room but have never been able to find something cheap enough that was big enough and cute enough. Enter this little baby that I found online from a local dealer. It's real flokati wool and only cost 99 dollars! These kind of rugs get better with time because the more the fibres break apart the softer it gets AND I can wash it in my washing machine! I love the texture it adds to the room and I seriously change my course through the house sometimes so I can step on it. Here's what the living room looked like without it:

Still to do in this room are: hanging that mirror (yes, it's been sitting against the wall for several months), family pics on the walls, and a couple end tables and lamps. But we're getting there!

Something else coming slowly but surely? Kate's hair. She definitely has more than Finn had at this age (hallelujah), but it is still really thin. I was so happy the other day when I realized it was legitimately long enough for pig taills!



And these two little kiddos are both growing up slowly but surely. But it is still too fast for me.

9 comments:

ec said...

that last picture is the best. in the over drawer? my kids haven't thought of that one yet ....

tara said...

ditto about that pic. so cute...and i say don't hang the mirror. that's totally how the cool people do it. just leave it up against the wall. its awesome. i hope i can come sink my toes into that rug in person someday. your place looks great!

Lisa Johnson said...

I LOVE those chairs! Where did you get them? Your kids are too stinkin' cute! :)

Rob and Marseille said...

That rug totally brightens up the room! and I love the color theme there! Rob would never go for something so bright/exciting/cool. It looks good!

Mama H said...

I love how that rug softens up the room. Cute pix of the kids. they are growing up too fast. SLOW DOWN and wait for Grandma!

Butchike Bunch said...

wow the fun those munchkins must have together and then the mischief they will get into when you are busy with baby #3... hehehe.

Parks' Place said...

The rug totally makes the room, although it was still cute without it. Congrats on being pregnant! I am so happy for you both :)

Jobi Niu said...

Your house looks so stinkin cute!!! I bet it is so gratifying considering all of the work you put into it. Cute cute. I can't wait till Oakley gets hair. I love Kate's. I'm jealous if your bbq!!

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Love the pigtails! You will have to send her over here so I can play with her hair and paint her toes--and the oven drawer potheads--so great!