After Matt and mine’s wedding, we were basically nomads for the first three months of marriage. We spent a month in Poland, and then alternated between his parents and my parents before settling in Wisconsin for his last year of school. Even knowing we were only going to be in this place for <12 months, we have definitely made it home. Are things perfect? Nay. Is there a perfect spot for everything? Psh no. Do I enjoy the coziness of our first home? Mmmm yes :)
Now grab a glass of tea and hop along on the tour of the 7 rooms of our house…
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It’s pretty cozy. Matt and I really have a thing for lamps. Like, we both refuse to use real lighting and would rather turn on five lamps in a single room.
Matt’s desk space. Books errwhere.
Old TV turned movie/book shelf. I think it’s rad.
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Master room. Hahh well, the room which Matt and I sleep. It holds our bed and our clothes, and there’s not much space for anything else…
Note how close wall is on each side of the bed.
Oh, and walking into the room looks like this. My prego belly just fits through that space on the right.
There is room for clothes storage. Yay. We considered putting a curtain up, but with the lack of space already, it seemed that it would be more frustrating than it’s worth.
Little prayer space. It works.
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Dining room. This also doubles as Matt’s actual study space.
Pretty Hyacinths. And, a nice stack of Matt’s books (usually found spread out all over the table).
And, who doesn’t just want a dog permanently sitting in the corner? His name is St. Simon.
That blurry black patch is stroller (yay), carseat (that should probably be installed in our car), and hospital bag (but don’t let it fool you; the only things in there are a box of cliff bars for Matt and a coloring book for me…).
Obligatory Texas flag.
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Guest room. I guess we’ve had guests stay in it. It’s smaller than the master room, can you believe it? And, it just has piles of stuff that we have no other place to store. I basically hate this room, but it’s totally useful. Matt will escape to here if I’m having a particularly violent night of sleeping (you’d be impressed how quickly I can get from one side to the other).
He also comes in here for an exceptionally silent atmosphere whilst studying. Note: cardboard box shelves for baby items. Why not.
And, all the cutely organized baby clothes!!! Eeek!
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Bathroom. It’s small. Has no real storage areas for things. Sometimes the toilet can’t handle Matt. But, do we get a hot shower and brushed teeth? Yes. Purpose served.
The only mirror in our house.
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Kitchen. It’s odd how they built these old houses. Absolutely no counter space. I take that back. See the dish rack to the left of the sink? That’s the counter space we got. So, yea, no counter space. And is that a cutting board on a cutting board? Just go with it. We even use a lamp in the kitchen. We’re crazy. Note: stacked banker boxes holding spices.
This shelf cupboard thing is nice. Even with the 73581239170 layers of paint causing the doors to permanently remain open.
We use all these things almost daily. But, we never iron our clothes. (the girl scout cookies are a new addition to be consumed post-Lent)
Found that little wooden thing at a garage sale when we moved here, and it has proven itself to be quite useful. Oh hey back door!
Who doesn’t have that corner they just hide everything? Perhaps one day we’ll have a garage for these things.
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Nursery. Well, sorta. You may have saw it in the living rooms pics because that’s where it is. We carved a little corner of the living room next to our bedroom door with baby things.
We’re only planning to be in Milwaukee with him for about the first two months of his life. He has everything he needs, but it may not be organized in the pinterest worthy baby boy nursery.
Well, thanks for stopping by. I really do wish you could come over and drink some tea with me (red raspberry leaf is all I’m drinking at the moment)!
‘Til next time.