Our Home: Seven Years Later

Hello again! Back with another home post – this time instead of looking at before photos, we’re taking a look at what it looks like today. And by “today” I mean last weekend after I cleaned ferociously so I could snap these photos. These photos are not real life, as much as I would love to say my house is this clean IRL. Real life around here is the rooms you see in these photos + dog toys, dog hair and dog beds, not to mention our own clutter – mail, blankets, laptops, you name it – strewn about everywhere.

The closest to real life in these photos is the “office/guest bedroom”, burned out lightbulb and all. Or as it’s officially used 24/7, the dogs’ room. Yes. Our two spoiled mutts get full access to their very own queen-size bed, which I realize is a totally normal, not-weird-at-all thing. Not to mention the peninsula on our couch (the whole leg closest to the fireplace), and if they have anything to say about it, every other human bed in our house. There are basically no rules in this house/this is why we can’t have nice things. They are cute though, so I guess we’ll keep ‘em.

A forever work in progress, our office/guest bedroom combo is “the boys’ room”. Here, Maximus gives me the stink eye, as he is often want to do when I have a camera out.

A forever work in progress, our office/guest bedroom combo is “the boys’ room”. Here, Maximus gives me the stink eye, as he is often want to do when I have a camera out.

I’ve really been itching to redo our office/guest bedroom, namely repainting the ceiling and walls, replacing the hideous brass fan that’s been on “the list” since we bought the house, and maybe reconfiguring it for better storage/layout, or something. Even though this is the first room you see when you come in the house, it’s the one where all the extra stuff goes – extra art, tchotchkes, etc. – since it’s the least used by humans.

 

Now photos


 

So there you have it. Over seven years worth of changes summed up in a post. Do you have a favorite thing that we’ve done? Anything in particular you want us to share more about? And perhaps most importantly, anyone else’s animals have their own human-sized bed?

 

 

Outtakes

And just for fun, two more looks at real life around here…