Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Favorite Things Around The House

I was tagged a while back by my cousin Annie who did a fun one all about your favorite things around the house. I didn't do it then because I wanted to wait to answer it until I was in a house I really enjoyed, so now that we're moved, here's my answers along with some pictures so I can share with you who've asked for pictures what our place looks like and how lucky we are to be here.

My favorite thing in the kitchen is...Finally having enough counter space for my appliances (especially my beloved Kitchen Aid) and tons of cupboard space for everything else. (I also have to add that I enjoy living in a place where when I clean, it actually looks clean and motivates me to really keep it clean instead of cleaning and wondering if it did any good at all. Such is my kitchen now.)


My favorite thing in the bathroom is...The big tub for my big prego body. :)

My favorite thing in the bedroom is...The huge doors that let in tons of light and open onto a beautiful little balcony overlooking our paradisiacal palm-treed area.

My favorite thing in the bedroom closet is...That it's a walk-in closet that can fit all of Joseph's and my clothes so we don't spill over into Sophie's closet again. (sorry, didn't get a good picture of this.)
My favorite thing in the living room is...This wall of our family pictures and this display of some of my favorite things.
My favorite thing in the pantry is...That there's a food cupboard that can fit all the food so I don't have to have it in this anymore and it can serve as a cute display case instead.


My favorite thing in the dining room is...Finally having a hutch (thanks for leaving it for us to use, Maybeth!) wherein I can display the china and other fun things we got for our wedding that have been sitting in boxes in my parent's basement up to this point.


My favorite thing in the baby's room is...The crib we just got for $50 on craigslist (with the mattress included! I love craigslist!) and the wall decorations, most of which my not-so-crafty self made for Sophie.

My favorite thing in the yard is...That we have a terrific HOA that takes care of everything outside so we can just enjoy it! And if I want to try growing some things, I can do it on a smaller scale in the pots on the patio.

Here are some other pictures of other things in the house thrown in for good measure. We love being here and it feels so good to be all moved in and loving life.

This is the family room as seen from below...

...and above.

We have so many bookshelves that for once we don't have enough books to fill them all! These are built into the house and constitute our library.

The guest bedroom, for now.

Joseph asked that he be able to have the basement area for his "man cave." He decorated it and spends a lot of his time down there. But I have a scrapbooking corner that I get to use, too.

Now I would love to hear responses from Jeni C., Emily W. (so I can see your new place), Carrie S., Jandee J., Melissa P., Holly L., and Alison C. (or anyone who would like to play along).

12 comments:

terrah said...

It looks great! How fun to be in such a nice place.

Kevin has claimed a 'man room' in our basement too. It's really just a large storage closet! But at least he can shut the door and he won't have to have me bug him about computer pieces left all over the place :). And we get to share the office / craft room. Oh, I can't wait for our basement to be finished!!

Jeff and Alison said...

Oh, I am soooooo jealous. But sooooooo happy for you to finally have a "clean" (but so much more than just clean) place! It looks wonderful (like a mansion to me)! A basement? What is that? It seems so long since I have seen one. Can I wait two years to share my favorite things about my house? Right now I am feeling VERY cramped in this 800 sq. ft. apartment :)

kim & co. said...

Your new place looks great! (and its making me miss living in SD with all the palm trees). I totally agree about cleaning the kitchen and wondering what the point is--I'm so excited to be getting out of this "broken" house (that's what our Bean tells all her friends when they come over) and moving on to something nicer!

Sidsie and Derek said...

Oh the joys of too much space. I think your town home is very cute. It sounds like you have been having a good time.

Emily and Kyle said...

so awesome! I will have to remember to post something like this when we get all moved in. I get my new couches in one week so I plan on posting pictures then. So happy you are there safe and sound! miss you guys!

Jenny W said...

Hooray....You put up pics! That is a super nice place you've got, Becky-Sue! So fun to "see" it! Hey-we really really missed you guys tonight. :( I'm glad everyone still came and it really was a lot of fun, but I can definitely say it was not the same....I miss you all! And have fun playing with Geoff and Scott this week :)

Meridith said...

That is such a beautiful home you get to live in. You're very lucky. I hope we can come and visit you sometime before you leave there. I love all the palm trees. Now, that's the life!

Tiff and Dan Bates said...

It looks like you guys have so much room! I bet its finally nice. I was hoping to get a bigger place once we were out of school...but we weren't that lucky. Hope your having fun!

Annie said...

you really DID score with your apartment!!!! it is awesome becky, i'm so happy for you. even though it's not 'yours' it definitely will make the stay so comfortable.

The Ostler Family said...

That place looks so good. Isn't it nice to have a little bit of room to move around in? I am very jealous of all your grass and that you have someone to take care of it for you!!

Ben said...

You guys are lucky to have so much space down there in SoCal - now if I could just get Angie to let me have a man cave...

Holly or James said...

Great house! I'll post pictures as soon as we move into our new place too.