Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More house pictures- finally!

I realized that I never really took you all on a tour so that you could see the inside of our house, and not just the outside! While we do like the outside, we really love the inside too! The layout of the house is so open and spacious, definately a step up from the condo!!! :) I thought I would do my best to take you on a tour, the way that you would see each room if you were actually here. Since you would walk into the house through the dining room we'll start there! I apologize now, some of the pictures are blurry, and some a darker than I would like. I think it's time to upgrade the camera (any suggestions of a really good camera that takes amazing digital pictures and won't wear out in a few year!?!?!?!) Hopefully you'll be able to get the general idea. A couple of weekends ago we spent the whole weekend painting. The dining room is ornate gold from the Biltmore Estates collection by Olympic paints. It is really pretty, and not as orange as some of these pictures make it look...even though we did joke while we were painting that it looked like a hot dog stand exploded all over the room. It dried really pretty though, and we love it! The furniture and stuff is Mom's. She has fallen in love with the rustic stars motiff over the last few years, and I have to admit it looks very pretty, and more formal than you would think when paired with the black furniture and gold walls. Mom also made the curtains. She's not thrilled with them, and will probably end up redoing them one day, but for right now I think it's all perfect! Okay, so here's the pictures!

This picture is one of my favorite Greg Olsen pictures ever. It was a wedding present from my dear friend, Megan (Howard) Hess and hung in the entry way at our condo. Them frame and colors all worked so well together I knew it had to hang in the dining room. Every time I see it I think of Megan, so thank you! We still love it! It is a very special part of our home!

And just some fun pictures for you! My mom brought home some really good salsa from the store the other day. I love salsa and this stuff was amazing! It's made by local farmers so unless you live in Northern Kentucky you won't find it. But the kids also loved it! They were sitting on the kitchen table shoveling it in! Literally, Jonah was using chips as a shovel for the salsa. What funny kids! (And yes, Bri is wearing a slip! Don't ask why... I think she was playing dress up!!!)


In Light of the Truth... said...

gorgeous house! thanks for letting us take a peek!

Diana said...

Looks amazing! Good luck with your busy weeks of many firsts next week!

MeganandNathan said...

Your house is gorgeous! I love the decorating and the paint color. Nice work! As for a camera, I would suggest a Canon Power Shot. They are good cameras. I am usually a Nikon person, but my little compact Nikon only lasted one year. So, I totally forgot I gave you that picture. How nice of me! :) I am glad that you can get some good use and have something in your house to make you think of me!