Saturday, July 07, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
All of these pictures are from our Fourth of July picnic at my friend's home. We had a great time and the food was scrumptious!
I really love this picture of her. This is how happy she was the whole day. She just wanted to be in the water; or I should say, jumping from the diving board. She is very comfortable in the water and even though she would come out shivering, it didn't stop her from returning and starting all over again!
A great 4th of July!
Sunday, July 01, 2007
I really love my bedroom. I love the colors and it is very cozy. I feel most comfortable there and my bed is to die for! I can spread out and it is where I like to be when I am feeling badly, feeling emotional and even when I'm happy. I've had a huge range of emotions in that bed and if it could talk you'd hear some good stuff and some.........well, let's not even go there. I'll just say that my husband and I slept on that mattress together for many years. And I hope that I never have to replace it. Seriously, it is really too hard for my back problems. But I never want to see it go! Oh no! I think I probably have just said way too much!
The accent chairs are very old. They were given to us by my husband's family when we moved to our house almost 30 years ago. They had been antiques then. We had them re-covered when we moved there and I still really like those chairs. I had anticipated getting rid of them when I was moving here, but my friend talked me into keeping them and I am so glad that I did. They need to have new fabric on them, but I am in no hurry to do that.
Also, I forgot to mention that there is a bathroom in my master bedroom and a bathroom at the other end of the condo outside of the bedroom that my son sleeps in. They are both full baths. They are both in need of being re-decorated as they have not been upgraded since this building was built.
Now, let's go on to the next pictures.
"up on the roof". No pun intended! He doesn't complain except that the closet still has a few of my clothes in it. I think he would like to have at least one closet to call his own. I really have to start working on that. More on that later!
I have always loved white furniture. So, when I moved here it was the perfect time to get that furniture. I think the pale yellow and the blue/yellor comforter is so pretty. The drapes? Well, there is a story about those drapes. My son actually completely remade the window treatment in that room. I kid you not. He is a jack of all trades. He really can do many things. He did ask that I not tell everyone that he did that though. So ladies, just keep it between us!
The mother/baby figurine that is setting on the bedside table was given to me by my husband when I was pregnant with our daughter. It is so beautiful. I will post on that another time. My daughter recently remarked that she hoped that she would be able to have that someday. And of course I want her to have it. My husband was always so thoughtful and when he would travel on business, he would always bring small gifts for the children and me.
The last picture in this set is of the windows in that bedroom. The balcony is on the other side of those windows. Or, you can enter the balcony from the dining/living room area. '
Now, let's go on to the next set of pictures.
The next three pictures are of the kitchen and the little alcove that houses this little table and chairs. It is cleaned off in these pictures. But most of the time you will always see my laptop, the camera, my phones, the printer and my bead board with lots of mess! I use this table for many things. Yes, and sometimes I will clear off a spot to actually eat.
The second and third pictures are of the living room. On the opposite side of the wall from the couch is the entertainment center. You will see a picture of that later.
The fourth picture is of the dining area in the living room. I guess that sounds strange, but because the room is very large, and I didn't want to give up my dining room set, I made it into a dining area. My son hung the light over the table as to give the room more lighting. Eventually, if I decide that I no longer need a dining area, then we can easily take down the light fixture.
The hutch in the right hand corner was my mother's. It means so much to me that I have it. I remember as a teenager, my mom saved money for a very long time so that she could buy this hutch. To me, it is absolutely beautiful. The glass on the doors is very different. I think you would call it concave. I will give you a better picture of this later on.
This is the end of the tour my friends. I hope that it wasn't too confusing because this is not how I had originally planned on doing this. Blogger can be difficult at times. This was one of those times. Thank you all for taking the time to go through the tour.