Hello finally found a morning to do a little blogging. I promised a house tour last post so here ya go, we have been in our new home 5 months now, in that time we gutted down stairs did a brand new kitchen new floors. and furnished the entire house. I absolutely love this house it has everything we've been looking for.
It took me about 3 hours at Lowe's to design our kitchen, we kept the previous owners fridge and put a freezer in the island. I choose not to add uppers but do open shelving again, as I love the simplicity of reaching for dishes, putting away is so easy! We also framed in a huge pantry, so I didn't need the extra space.
The kitchen was designed with the island being our main anchor, we do everything on the island, meal prep, crafts homework.
Luke and Esther helping auntie make cookies
I needed to create a entry space for our "catch all" keys, wallets, sunglasses. I was out with my mom and sisters at a furniture consignment store, I came across this beauty, with a marble top. All I need for this space is an amazing Navajos rug to complete.
John wanted a leather distress tufted couch, for our front room, where I would have choose a white linen down filled cozy couch I gave in and let him win. On a Sunday we went and picked up the couch and scoured the town looking for two matching chairs to go opposite the couch.
Still looking for thee perfect coffee table, getting close to what I think will work in this space.
Oh the swing...I've been nagging John to hang it up for while, he thought of every excuse not to put it up, "It will hit the table", "a swing in the house!!!" Finally he surprised me and just did it! We all love it so much I even swing in the middle of the day.
Clearly it's a huge hit!
Our elementary school has a new principle this year, he has a no homework policy witch I've been wishing and hoping for, for a very long time! I just don't believe kids should spend 6 hours at school then come home to be nagged to do their home work. I've seen John and Sage stay up till 1 super tired, frustrated about their homework. Not worth it in my opinion, kids need a childhood playing outside, doing sports, crafting, and reading!! We love our evening now, to be creative, read a book last night Sadie and I sat outside by the pool reading our own books, she looked over at me and said, "Mom I'm on my last page I don't want this book to be over!" So sweet....
The girls room is tiny we put a huge bunk bed in, and made the desk by the window, it's a very functional room.
When you come into my closet the lights turn on automatically and as you can see I don't have enough clothes to fill it up, it wraps around the entire wall. All that was needed in this room was painting all builtins white, then added our hardwood floors.
Our bathroom is covered in marble floor to ceiling, at first we thought huh may need to rip it out, but honestly it's grown on us
Now onto this sweet boy thee newest family addition baby Ethan Hess! My brother Johnny and his wife Rachel's third baby my second nephew, so in love
John and I celebrated our 20th anniversary by taking all the kids to Sedona, AZ. Before dropping John off at NAU. We spent a week there. Sage is in her senior year, makes me tear up thinking how fast time fly's.
A picture I've been in as a young girl many times in the Miwok Village in Yosemite now my three beauties
Made sure to visit with Grandma Joanna she's so special to me and the girls