Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Place to Call Home

What does your home represent to you? For me, my home is a symbol of rest, relaxation, comfort, serenity, rejuvenation, and generally just a place to unwind and recharge my batteries. I believe that it is important for women to make their homes havens for themselves and their husbands and families. Our houses should be places that we look forward to going into, a place where our loved ones feel at peace. Come with me. Let's tour our new home. Please keep in mind that we've only lived here for 1 1/2 weeks. This home is not decorated to the nines yet and it is not yet a finished product. The purpose of this post is simply to give you a glimpse at our new space. I'll keep you updated as I decorate.

Front View

Come inside.

Office - this room has 12' ceilings and a very tall window. I love that.

Guest Room.

Guest Bath

Formal dining room. Obviously, we're not using it as that. Brian calls it "The Waiting Room". Again, I know this room needs a bright rug and artwork.

Dining Room

Laundry Room. Haven't organized/unpacked this room yet. But, I'm SO happy to have a laundry room, and it's even big enough for a dog crate!!!

Front Entry

Living Room + Vito

Living Room + Gladys

View of short hallway, looking into hall bath

Hall bath

Future Workout Room

Extra Bedroom. Brian said that I can put anything I want in here, except for a baby.

Master Bedroom

Master Sitting Area (Master Bath to right)

Long Hallway, looking into Master Bedroom. (It's not as skinny as it appears in this photo, and I know it needs stuff on the walls. All in good time...)

Master Bath. I take a dip in that tub every. single. day.

I have arrived. I have a walk-in closet. J/K, I've just been cramming my clothes into an itty bitty closet for years. This pic only shows 1/2 of the closet, too.

Another Living Room view

Kitchen. I have been cookin' up a storm in here!
And, there ya have it. This is the place that Brian and I are calling home these days. Y'all, it's only because of the Lord, too. I'm just constantly in awe of his provision, blessing, and care of us. He's an awesome God, and I am nothing without His constant intervention in my life.


Lisa Petrarca said...

Your house is beautiful and so are you. I stumbled across your blog and I was amazed with your love and thankfulness to God. Most people who go through what you've gone through get angry. Thank you for your inspiration.

My dad was just diagnosed with 4th stage inoperable lung cancer. He's just started his chemo treatments. We are all praying for a miracle. I do know that God hears and answers our prayers.


Megan said...

GORGEOUS house! And you're only renting that? Wow! I'd scoop that house up in a heartbeat if it were for sale! LOL

mckenziegordon said...

It looks so cute! I can't believe you've done all of that in a week! We moved several times last year and it's a ton of a work to do in just over a week!!!

Cari said...

What an absolutely gorgeous house! Looks like you have already been making it your own, even if it's only temporary. It's lovely!! I love how you were creative and thought outside of the box for the formal dining room! have fun enjoying the new space. And again, congratulations on being finished with chemo!! Woo Hoo!!

Megan said...

LOVELY house! I would definitely want that to be my permanent house! :)

RandomWonders said...

Congrats on everything! Such a beautiful home!

Meagan said...

Oh my word...your house is stunning!!! Can I come stay? haha. I'm so happy you found such a relaxing place to call home!

Leslie said...

I am SHOCKED at how much you've done in only a week and a half! So impressive. It is all beautiful! Especially love your master bedroom decor, your little vanity in the bathroom, and your bedspread in the guest room!

Anonymous said...

Your home is amazing!!! And for only living there a few short weeks, it looks great! I am 100% jealous of your master bath - looks like heaven! And I just love your style - everything looks just perfect!

the undomesticated wife said...

Beautiful! I'm impressed with how much you've gotten done in a week.

Girl, you have a window in your laundry room! Awesomeness!!

Whitney said...

Of course you would have everything in it's proper place and looking gorgeous! :) I LOVE that house! I think you should buy it. IT IS GORGEOUS! I love what you've done with the place. Seriously - so, so pretty!

SweDaisy said...

Absolutely fantastic! You've gotten a lot done in such a short time. I love the "waiting room" Brian is funny. The office and the tall window is my favorite space. Congrats on your new home and the new chapter you and Brian have begun.

Take care,

P.S. Maybe you can sneak a baby in, they're small...hehe

Lindsey said...

Your house is GORGEOUS!!!! WOW! Love it!

So jealous of that tub!!

Jane said...

Congrats to you both on your BEAUTIFUL new home and for finishing Chemo!! God definitely is SO good to us and He richly blesses us all!

Michele said...

OMG...your house is beautiful Lindsey! I would definitely want it to be permanent too! I love that bathtub...I dream of having one of them one day!


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podso said...

Your new home, though it may be temporary, is lovely and looks like home already. Thankful your chemo is over and your continual testimony of God's grace in your lives.