Full disclosure: I clean in batches, these areas of the house are what I happened to tidy this morning, many more pictures to come!
This is what you see as soon as you walk in. Doesn't look like much but it's a couple of my favourite things I get to see right before I leave and as soon as I walk in. The flowers are from the wedding of our two best friends, the wine is from our (first) house warming party and the picture is from a really great day Lou and I spent with family.
This may just be my favourite part of the whole house! I have lived with MANY painful kitchens so getting my dream one was UNREAL. Yup, there's still dishes in the sink and things on the far counter but you get the gist. This is real life, my mom's house is the only one that looks like it's out of a magazine. One of the traits I forgot to pick up from her!
Call me crazy but an actual 'grown up' lamp (if that's such a thing) is not something I have ever owned! First of all, these things are expensive (thank you lovely people for gift cards!!), secondly... actually there is no second thing. I'm cheap.
I love this little corner of our living room (more pictures to come there too, so much cat hair).
This is what I like to call the Kitty Cat Corner. Yes, it's the dogs space too but let's be real. The cat is the master of us all. He's currently laying between me and the computer as I type threatening to dig his nails in if I stop nuzzling him. He really is lovely.
It's kind of a wasted space in the kitchen but it works perfectly for holding Smudge and Sully's food, treats and general junk they have.
My favourite spot in the Kitty Cat Corner (I'm dead serious this is what I call it every time I reference this part of the house. Which is surprisingly a lot...) is the new runner my mom made for Smudge's food. I was nervous he would scratch the surface every time his 20 lbs jumped up there so when I saw mom had some extra of this material around I knew it would be perfect! Thank you mom!
Just put it on yesterday so the cat hair hasn't managed to embed itself in there yet!
That's it for now! There will be more parts to this series as I get better pictures together. I've said it a million times before but buying a house is STRESSFUL and it couldn't have been done without the crazy support we've had from family! You guys are the best!