I was thinking the other day … sometimes it’s tricky to understand how rooms flow together when just looking at pictures. You’ve seen our house from every perspective I can think to show, but still it’s probably different in real life than it appears in images.
So today, I’m giving you a quick tour of our house in video form. Think of it as if you were to just pop by during the middle of the day for coffee and I was showing you around.
I hope you enjoyed your (virtual) visit!
Some things to note:
– Our house is very quiet and mostly clean during the day when the kids are at school. I function better when my space is picked up so I do lots of clearing off counters, picking pillows up off the floor and putting them back onto the couch, throwing random stuff in that basket on the stairs each morning after they leave for school. I do the same neurotic routine after they go to bed. And actually, pretty much the whole time we are home in the afternoon and evening.
– The kids keep most of their stuff upstairs and while I hound them plenty about keeping it picked up up there, I can’t promise that is what actually happens. When they were babies we had more toys and books downstairs; now it’s pretty much all upstairs.
– I picked up a little before the video (as I would if I knew a friend was dropping by), but not like I normally would when taking photos of the house. Garbage bags of randomness to donate, storage bins waiting to be expertly organized, our bed unmade – these are daily realities and so I left them.
– What do you put in the middle of a dining room table when it’s not in use? This has been perplexing me for all of my home-making days.
– Our bathroom. Gah. I guess it just serves to remind us how far we’ve come on the rest of the house.
– The battery died on the camera at the end, hence the very abrupt ending. What I was trying to say through my rambling is that we are grateful for our house, thankful for the opportunities it has given us to host parties and small groups and have families live with us, and also the many ways it has opened doors creatively for both me and Ryan. This house is far from our perfect dream home and I could share a list of all the things we would like to be different, but 2016 is the year of renewing my mind and I’m choosing to see the positives :)
Let me know if you have any questions about anything!