8.16.2010

Come inside our home!

Our house!
This is only half of the backyard! It takes John forever to mow the yard but it's been really fun to have.
Our family room. We have these great huge windows in here. I love how bright it is.
Another angle!

Our dining room!
Another nook in our dining room.
Talon's Room
I painted this dresser for Talon. It was my brothers growing up and somehow we ended up with it. It was fun to do! The shelf in the previous picture is the same navy blue color.
A corner of the girls room.
Our kitchen
Breakfast nook
While we were looking for a place in Erie, we realized that more than one bathroom is hard to find. We are glad to be one of the homes that do have two. The problem is that our 2nd bathroom is down in the basement and is tiny. SO....we all share this one! I haven't decorated this bathroom yet. It feels like we have spent so much money on random necessities since we moved here...hoses, edger, new vacuum (ours broke), etc. This room is going to have to wait.
There are a lot of storage spaces and we have empty cupboards....weird! I am not used to that.
Our laundry shoot! Oh the kids have loved this! I have too...no laundry baskets except the one in the basement that catches the clothes in the laundry room!
Our 2nd...very tiny bathroom. Look at that little sink.

We've loved having a garage. For sure the best part has been that my van is parked in it...LOVIN' THAT! I also have enjoyed it because it's been a great place to work on projects. I brought this table all the way from VA and it was pretty thrashed. I found it on the side of the road for free. I love how it turned out. Totally hard to see in this picture. It is also pictured in our kitchen. It's now being used as our breakfast nook table. I am looking for some stools that we can afford and it will be great to have when I find them.
I have loved having fresh flowers on our table everyday. We have the prettiest hydrangea bush in our front yard. I'll be sad when it freezes over in the winter!

Our bedrooms nothing fancy. No walk in closet, no master bathroom, the decorations are bare. BUT, it's clean and cozy!


One of my very favorite things about this house is the basement. It is the entire length and width of our upstairs. A quarter of it is finished and the rest is kind of divided into the laundry room, storage, food storage, weight room, and my work room. I'll show pictures of all that later. This room is where the 2nd bathroom is. The built in storage shelves have been amazing for the kids toys. We have a cozy couch and TV down there for the kids too. It's a big room. Perfect for visitors!

16 comments:

My-Garden of Eden said...

I LOVE IT!! It looks so comfy! How far are you from me again?? We are only 7 hours...I just looked that up cause it sounds so fun!! I would love to come and visit you!

Chablis said...

cAHHHHH!!!! I love, love, LOVE it!! Love the orane frame and candlestick. Love the damask. Love the basement and the kitchen!!!
The yard is so big for the kids to run around and get worn out! Yay!

Anna said...

Look at all that space! It's beautiful. Seriously, whenever we have a house I am going to have to hire you to come decorate it.

Dixie said...

What a great job. It looks so warm and inviting and a place everyone wants to visit. You did such a good job with your decorating. What talent!!! Hang the hydrangeas upside down and dry them and you can enjoy them during the winter.

Stephanie said...

You are incredible!! 3 kids and a completely put together house! I love the backyard and the basement, too. It's great to have space.

Colleen said...

GREAT house! The space and storage is so great with kids. I love the laundry shoot, and randomly enough, the sink in the upstairs bath is fab! Great shape. And your decor is so beautiful. What a classy homemaker you are! Hydrangeas are my favorite, lucky girl. HOORAY for a wonderful home for you and your fam.

Mom said...

Can't wait to see it in person !!!!

The Tyler's said...

It looks so great!! I'm so happy for you guys. I must say...the best thing about having a house is a garage...and I think you have found that out. Oh what I could do with a garage!!
Thx for the fun pics!

April said...

YOu have a house, and storage and room! I love it so cute! I love how you've decorated it and I'm very jealous you have a garage! Miss you guys, Tell Hailey Hi from Kali.

Janell said...

Wow! What an awesome place! Can't believe we're in the same state yet you're so far away. We haven't seen you guys in FOREVER! You're a great decorator! Miss you guys!

Danica said...

What a cute home. I love how you have decorated it!

Lehikoinens said...

How fun! A garage... such a luxury. Especially there... doesn't it get really cold? Nice to have the van in a warm and cozy place! Hey, send me your new address so I can update your info. You look great by the way!

Heidi said...

Oh Trina...this post makes me happy and weepy all at the same time - you do that to me!! It is so beautifully decorated and homey and yummy!! I just imagne you whipping up amazing meals in that pretty kitchen!! LOVE all that space for you too - you sacrificed space for a LONG time - happy to see so much of it for you!!! xoxoxox

Rob and Andra Mahoney said...

AMAZING!!! What a GREAT house!!! :)

Nielsen Family said...

Congratulations, Katrina!!! Enjoy your happy home!

Leah said...

Your house is adorable!!! Love all of it and so glad it's worked out so well for you guys! Miss and love you...hope you start feeling better soon...