Tuesday, August 20, 2013

farmhouse. {chaos}

On Sunday Corey and I tried to figure out if it was really true that we've only been here a week. We're at that funny stage where this doesn't quite feel like home yet (mainly because things aren't organized and put away) but yet it also feels like we've been here forever. 

We are loving it here. I am so anxious to have everything organized and decluttered, but I am so exhausted by the time I get home from school. I'm trying to do a little bit each evening, but it's slow going. So excuse the clutter and mess and chaos, and take a peek at the happy place we are calling home now... 

The kitchen was one of the first places I tried to organize. You know, since these people want to eat and all. It looks so much better than this now, but there are still a few things waiting to find their home. 

Refrigerator magnets in place... =)  
{My sister did the "I deserve to experience geysers." on my fridge YEARS ago. I got rid of the rest of those crazy word magnets shortly after, but have kept these few. Just because they make me smile.} 

I spent a few hours out here alone our first morning (Corey went back to get the last few things from our rental, mow the yard, etc.) I hung out with my protector and tried to unpack as many boxes as possible. 

Thankful for the DVD player and some of my favorite movies. {This is "Miracle" about the US Hockey team. Love it. Corey and I use the "you worry about yourself... plenty there to keep you busy" line all. the. time.)

I was trying to get through boxes because we had this lovely trash trailer parked right outside in our driveway. It wasn't the prettiest thing, but it sure was convenient to just walk on the deck and toss boxes in.

No idea how long it will be before I can show you those picture perfect house pictures that you always see on other blogs. Possibly never. =) So I'll show you how things are right now and you'll just have to imagine things clean. Because you all know my house is *always* clean, right? =)

Breakfast nook...

 Living room/kitchen/breakfast nook...

Dining room...

Craft room/extra bedroom...

Mudroom... {which actually looks a lot better than this right now. I'm just too lazy to go take another picture.}

Office area... {which isn't really an office area, at all, but we don't have a better name for it at this point.}

Which looks more like this right now...

 Down the basement stairs...


Probably the messiest place in the whole house right now...


Sophie's room...

She's had it organized/decorated from day one... {although I haven't hung pictures on the wall for her yet. She's pretty anxious for that.}

Gretchen's room...

Which thankfully, looks more like this now... 

The kids' bathroom...

More family room...

Oddly enough, the huge storage room is one of the most empty rooms in the whole house. That will change soon, I'm sure. (Remember that full storage unit? Blah.)

Our bedroom... the bright red curtains are temporary, I think. We needed something on the windows our first night here. {Especially since my lovely brother-in-law was threatening to come knock on the windows in the middle of the night... just to scare this city girl.} Thinking we'll go with some of the bamboo blinds we had in our old house/bedroom. We just need to get one more.

Our bathroom... (looks all happy and sweet, right?)

But then you turn around... 
(I've pretty much conquered this area, too, by now! Yay!)

So much mud. And dirt. And rocks. Someday we'll have grass... 

Gretchen and Lawson are LOVING having a place to play/ride bikes outside again. They spend hours outside. (Sophie's not really an outdoor kind of girl, but she's spent hours in her room. Alone. She's loving that.)

Lots more to unpack. Tons more to organize. 
Pictures to hang. Places to decorate. 
So much more work to do. 
But it will get done. Eventually. 

And then we'll all look this happy and smiley... 

10 comments:

Kori said...

There was a time when I could have quoted almost every line from "Miracle"! My husband and son are huge fans of hockey and that movie got major play time at our house. And in the car. And just being quoted when the time was right! :) I love your new house and the picture of Gretchen's room with the dolly hanging from her head in the side slats of her bed made me laugh!!

The Sieberts said...

love!!

Kristin said...

Love the geysers!! It's coming together. Only a week and you started school! That's one heck of a busy week. Anxious to see it!

Jo said...

Your house is a dream. So beautiful!

sundancesally said...

It's beautiful, Amy! Take your time unpacking. You are going to be there a long time. I'm so happy for you and your family. I love the updates! Tell Lawson hi for me!

Linda from CA said...

Very nice! Love the fireplace and the mantle. The basement must provide a lot of extra space. Love the dark wood floors too.

Toni :O) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Here's to many happy, beautiful and fun-filled memories in your new home!

amy d said...

it looks so good!! i love all the colors you chose! it looks very you!!!

Heidi said...

I LOVE it!! So so cute.... I must have your bathroom floor! Weird thing to pick up on I know! :) Enjoy!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

It's looking so good!