Today’s Top 3 is dedicated to my most favorite places in our house. It’s not a dream house, and it’s not a forever home, but it’s our current home and it is already so full of memories (and tends to be full of family and friends too). There are a few particular parts of our home that I enjoy the most, so I thought I’d share! (Disclaimer – I’m definitely not an interior designer, but I do really enjoy finding things to make a house a home – especially if I can get bargains in the process!!)
1. Peanut’s room – I had a lot of fun creating a room to welcome Peanut into… It’s full of so many special things that remind me of some very special people: the shelf that used to belong to a dear friend and roommate that my mom and I refurbished, the baby axe handle made by my boss, the painting over her crib that was made by one of my best friends, the recliner that I was rocked in as a baby, books his parents saved from Max’s childhood, and so many other special details. It’s a place we play, and it’s a place I sit in the quiet as she says goodbye to each day. It’s where I get to go in and get sweet little open-mouth kisses over the railing of her crib in the morning. It’s most definitely one of my favorites.
2. Our living room – Just like the name says, this is where so much of our living happens in our home. Max and I watch the large majority of our Movie Challenge movies here, we read our devotional together here, we pile onto the couch with family and friends to watch football here, Peanut is slowly learning to walk here while holding onto the couch, we sit here with a hot cup of early morning coffee on the occasional slow weekend, and we nap here. This is where many an hour was spent – on the oversized couch I have come to love – with a tiny sleeping Peanut resting on my stomach/chest. I love this hub of our household.. from the blue & while pillows my mom and I made from curtains, to the bin of Peanut’s toys.
3. The dining room – While many who know me would think this choice was made because it involves eating food, that’s not the whole reason. Yes, I definitely enjoy my meal times, but more importantly I love sharing those meals with the people I love. One of the things I love most about Max is that he wants to make it a priority that our family sits down to eat dinner together – no tv, no distractions, just our family. It may sound old-fashioned, and I’m sure we’ll have days where we are running to soccer practice or dance practice, but I think making a point to all connect as a family each evening will prove to be so crucial for us. Love, laughter and a good meal – why wouldn’t it be one of my favorites?? PLUS – we get to look out our big double doors to the flowers blooming in the backyard around the arbor we were married under. Love it.
And for the sake of honesty and not putting our house out there like it’s always nice and clean… Here’s what our living room tends to look like:
Happy Tuesday, y’all!!