Monday, August 20, 2012

show and tell monday

Who doesn't like a little show and tell? It was always my favorite part of school growing up. The best one was when I was in preschool and my mom and I saved a turtle that was crossing the street. We put him in my lunch box and I brought him for show and tell. He then became the class pet ha! I made my mom drive down the same road every day thereafter to look for other turtles to "save."

Today's show and tell is a bit more grown up but just as fun. Link up with Becky at From Mrs. to Mama and join in!

1. If you were searching for a new home, tell me what would be on your "MUST" list.

This list is still fresh seeing as we just purchased a new house a month ago!

  • four bedrooms - check
  • minimum two bathrooms - check
  • one story - check
  • hardwood floors - check
  • lots of closet space - sadly not this time around
  • garage - semi-check, it's a carport but add a door and we're all set!
  • large fenced-in back yard with enough space to install our 25' round pool - check
  • formal dining room big enough to fit our massive table - check
  • living room big enough to fit our massive sectional - check
  • crawl space - check
  • brick exterior - check
  • large master bath - nope
  • enough space between houses so you don't feel on top of each other - check
  • an older established neighborhood {no cookie cutter houses please!} - check
  • fireplace - check {bonus that it's gas}
2. Show me your favorite room in a home (either your home, or any home, i.e. kitchen).

This is currently my inspiration for my future craft room. I love the organization and the mint colored walls!

3. If you could have any room redone, tell me which one would it be and what would you like done?

Well we are planning on remodeling our kitchen, I just wish we had the resources to speed up the time line! The current layout of the house has what used to be a formal living room in the front, then a dining room attached to it to the left, then the kitchen behind the dining room, then the den to the right. A wall was put up between the formal living room and the dining room. The previous owner made the formal living room the dining room and the dining room a laundry room off the kitchen. Did you follow all of that??

We plan on keeping the formal living room as the dining room, but opening up the wall again. We will then make the old dining room/now laundry part of the kitchen so it is one big area with the washer and dryer built in to the cabinets. So we'll need to move appliances around, install more cabinets, install new counter tops, paint, oh and did I mention we're knocking down part of the wall between the kitchen and the living room? Lots of work to be done.

4. Tell me where your favorite stores are to shop for home decor. 

I don't really shop for home decor. I've purchased some curtains from JCPenney's and Kohl's. I've also bought some throw pillows from Walmart. We're fairly lucky that most of the things hanging on our walls are family pictures or paintings my grandmother created. Since I've started sewing, I make my own curtains and recover old pillows. 

5. Show me your dream home (it can be your home as well).

I just love love love porches like this!


  1. Your house sounds absolutely perfect!

  2. Oh I love that dream house! But it sounds like y'all managed to get a lot of your wants in the new house!