Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This New House

This is not a fun cold, but I am still getting things done.  After making my traditional sick-day rice pudding with coconut milk and dried cranberries, I bundled and put away 20 packing boxes, swept, dusted, vacuumed, ran a few loads of laundry, and decided to take advantage of being home during daylight hours to take a few pictures of my remolded home.

(If you're interested, here is the blog entry showing my home as it was pre-flood.)

(My mom has a carpet-buying habit that none of us are inclined to intervene with,
especially when it results in her loaning me one of her extras....)
Living Room
Dining Room
Dining Room - Rug Focus
Bookcase in Dining Room
Other Dining Room Bookcases
(I'm torn on the giant Eric Carle book - I'm not that much of a fan to dedicate an entire shelf to it, but it is a really big book.)
Bookcase Near Entryway
The Music Room
The Music Room (now with giant tassel and Moroccan stencil!)

The New Dishwasher (Thanks, Parents!)
Trio of Angels with Stencil #2 on the Fireplace
Office Accent Wall in Desperate Need of Desk
(hence the remaining boxes) 

Some of you may be wondering why it took me so long to unpack.  I figured this was the chance to get organized again.  I'm talking sorting items into labeled plastic bins...
Christmas and Craft Storage

arranging food by type and by expiration date in now-walk-in-able pantry....
spending 20 minutes dividing nails and screws and such into mason jars...
Man, I love Mason jars!
... kind of organized. Aside from that one corner of my office and my garage (Poor garage!  You were going to be the cleaning project of the summer, but you got lost in the shuffle again!  Perhaps next year), I'm declaring my home done and ready for visitors.

I'm also declaring myself done and ready for a nap.  Stupid cold.


  1. The place looks great! The rug under the dining table is particularly good. (Any shots of the new bedspread/pillows?)

  2. Absolutely loverly!