Thursday, August 27, 2009

ONLINE HOUSEWARMING!!

Welcome to our online housewarming. Since many of you can't come in person, we are bringing it to you. The only thing that prolonged this as long as it has was my procrastination in downloading pictures. But come have a look around!

This is the patio that Brian and I put in - stone pavers - I love it!
This is the square foot garden - the bare one you see is the newest addition. The other ones were so easy to maintain I built another one. The netting backs it up. There are 80 squares.
Note the Zuchinni is growing vertically - this is about 1 1/2 months ago.
This is the kids bathroom - I have since added white candlesticks but you get the basic idea.
This is our bathroom/closet - I love having it - it makes me feel like I live in a hotel.
We decided to still have the computer in our room - every place we lived we have done it. I guess old habits die hard...that and it looked better in here.
A more long range view of the room.
This is the view from the kitchen into the living room. Its nice and open - the way I like living rooms.
This is the island/thing that looks into the kitchen, dining room, and entryway.
Here is our kitchen - I love the cherry cabinets. Its the favorite color of cabinets we have ever had. I have since added other decor on the bar part - but thats the basic.
So, since we don't have a dining room table and wouldn't use it that much if we HAD one, we did a music room/library in the dining room. It makes everything seem so much more open. I will be adding more ikea components to the bookshelf - and upper area...someday...
Here is the entryway - I love the ikea bench by the door that rolls open and can hold about 50 pairs of shoes - lOVE IT!
Here is a view by the piano facing the living room and kitchen.

The kids were asleep while I took these, so I didn't get their rooms, I will post them later. I LOVE the way the color of paint for Brooke and Kylie's room turned out. And I found some great sports decor for Ty's room at Hobby Lobby at 90% off - I LOVE those sales.

And that concludes the tour. To fully appreciate - think of everything being stark white. Thanks to Brian's dad for painting, and to Brian for the many house projects you have helped me do (and for everyone that helped me unpack)! Took awhile for me to post - but I hope you liked how it turned out.

17 comments:

Jasper and Holly said...

You're an inspiration! I love it! I, too, love the cherry cabinets! Thanks for letting me take a peek into your new place.

Michael said...

man if my parents put candles in the kids bathroom...

Robyn said...

Your house is gorgeous!!! We started a square foot garden this year, too. I love it! Thanks for the "party" invite!

suzie said...

i love it bonnie! I am excited to come and see it in person :D

Cami said...

Nice job!! Look at you with all the walls decorated and things. I am not even close to getting to that point. If I did this tour, it would be of one room. And I ALWAYS turn the dining room into a library. Seriously, who wants to have kids eat on carpet?

This was a fun idea. I have a sort of similar plan for when my house is finally done. ummm, were we supposed to bring a housewarming gift?

Mindy said...

Thanks so much for the invite! I love the warm colors in your home and how open and inviting it looks! Wonderful job! Congrats on your new home.

Cassidy Lundgren said...

Looks awesome! way to go!

Jones said...

WOW! I've been moved in since January and my house looks no where as complete and HOMEY and lovely as YOURS!! lol, come down here and help ME!

just gorgeous. I loved seeing your mosaic tile things of Christ. I remember doing that with you. and the family plaque above your entertainment center...where'd you get that? I LOVE it!

beautimus!

Palomita said...

What a gorgeous home, Bonnie! Thanks for the tour - I'm so impressed that you have so much done. We've been in our house for 2 years, and we're not at the point you are!

Rebekah said...

It looks wonderful! Your furniture really fits nicely with the home. I'm so impressed how moved in you guys are. We have all our stuff unpacked, but it will be some time before we fill in a few rooms with the furniture they need. I wish I could come see your home in person. Your garden squares look fabulous.

Trent and Karen said...

Great house! I love all the paint colors! It is my dream someday to have a house I can paint--we've never lived anywhere where paint is allowed--such is life. Anyway, thanks for the fun invite!

Cha said...

B&B--this is beautiful!!!! Congratulations on your house, how you like it! And, kudos on the garden. It is incredible!
Wish I could be there to see it in person, but I appreciate technology to stay in the loop. What a great life you have! Much Love, C&C

Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

Bonnie, you did do an incredible job. I love you. Everyone come back in 5 years and we will give a 2nd house warming, but this time it will be of our basement. Hopefully finished by then. Brian

Lehikoinens said...

Congrats! It looks FABULOUS! And I did read your blogs on the allergy stuff. I really do think I am going to look into it. I'm sure they have to have a clinic close by us, since we are in the Bay Area with Oakland and San Francisco. Because I really do feel like there is more to it, they what they are telling me is wrong with him. And it makes me feel so HELPLESS when I hear him coughing and practically gagging! I'll keep you posted on what happens.

Venna said...

I am so happy for you guys! The house looks so warm and inviting. Good job Bonnie! We moved into our house 4 months ago and we're still hanging pictures (granted we did have a baby 2 months ago, but still). Congratulations!
Oh, and I love your garden. It looks like just the right size and so organized. We tried having a small garden and it died due to my terrible gardening skills--I over-watered it because I would turn on the water and just forget about it all night, bless my heart. :) So good job!

Katrina said...

I love it!! It really is perfect and I can't wait to see the kids rooms!

Martha M. said...

Wow you are awesome at decorating. Don't forget to post the kids rooms too, I need ideas for Natalie's room!