The Mr. and I have always loved making a house a home. We’re big DIYers and always on the hunt for another project. I am addicted to decorating, organizing, designing and making things more efficient. Thankfully, I married a man who is quite handy, sometimes willing and always handsome (flattery never hurts, ladies). We have tackled many a project, learned lots of lessons and clocked only one DIY-related ER visit. That’s pretty impressive for nearly two decades of marriage, don’t you think?
This is our home. The first house we built (that’s when my dad’s background in construction came in handy!), the second was a sweet little ranch home and in 2009 we bought this house. We love it. Actually, we love the trees and the house is pretty great, too. If you don’t see a room pictured below it’s because Scott has it on his ‘honey-do’ list. We’re still waiting for the money tree to bloom – a girl can dream. Our backyard is full of 50-year-old oak trees and they are glorious, especially when it’s 150-degrees in July, and our neighborhood is full of awesome families. Once again we are reminded that it’s never the size of the house that matters, it’s the people who live in it that do.
It’s highly likely The Home Depot had a sale on something and I’ve been completely inspired, so feel free to stop by anytime. Here’s our home, enjoy the view!
This room started as the OFFICE, but then became the red ass Aggie NURSERY (Aggie speak for awesome). It’ s the first room we painted. We are die-hard Texas Aggies and we bleed maroon. Just ask my husband, he’s a former yell leader. This room was an absolute blast to transform. Here’s my list of ten things every nursery should have.
I’m not sure who thought carpet in a DINING ROOM was a good idea, but that goodness got ripped out before we even moved into the house. Hello, hardwood. It’s the first room folks see when they walk into our home and I hope it makes them feel right at home.
We finally turned the nursery into our TEENAGE BOY ROOM. We traded baby powder for stinky socks. Good trade. I think.