Monday, March 28, 2011


Well after everything that has been going on, I was seriously sick as a dog on top of it. I am just now creeping back toward normal, but I now have sick kiddos to whom I passed my icky bug.
Our little guy had an ear infection that sent us to the new Urgent Care center yesterday and my Lilia has the absolutely horrible unrelenting cough I have been plagued by for the past few weeks. Hopefully she will have a more mild version than my own.
On top of that poor Hubby has Shingles! So I've been pretty occupied by illness lately.

Through it all we've been working some of the goodies from my in-law's place into our house. The decor is not entirely my taste, but just having things coordinated and decorated is making me happy. Switching things out for stuff I make or find will be easy. (especially once I convince my husband to abandon his idea of having any major input into the household decor! I just have a hard time taking seriously decor input from a man whose taste is best described as circa 1994 Bachelor Pad!)

You can see my "Before" post HERE

The computer desk now - Cleaned, decluttered, organized and decorated

The living room now- New (to us) super comfy furniture, an area rug and some tables from elsewhere in the house along with new (to us) lighting. I really love the lamp in the corner. My husband grew up with it in his house so it is even more special.

That pass through we didn't know what to do with - It has become a breakfast bar thanks to a perfectly fitting bar we weren't sure we would use at all. Now the space is used several times every day! I love it!
Do you hear the angels singing? (Hallelujah! Hallelujah!) I do every time I come down and see the improvement. I have even found it easy to stay on top of the messes. I enjoy seeing everything looking nice and not worrying about someone dropping in.

The amount of storage we gained with just a couple of pieces of furniture has made an enormous difference! It is surprising the difference a little bit of storage can make! I still have some work to do, but overall I am really happy with things.


Marianne said...

Hope you all feel better soon. I like the little changes you've made. My husband has learned after years of arguing with me, that I do know best when it comes to interior design. Take care.

Leanne said...

It all looks great. I love the bar idea. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.