I'd been hunting for a librarian job since we moved here and as it turns out there just aren't a whole lot in this area. However, there are a boatload of nursing jobs that pay really well, and I'm going to have three kids in college someday, so that made it super appealing. That and getting to help people, I guess. Helping people is cool too. So I applied, crammed for then passed the entrance exam, then signed up for an unreasonable number of online prerequisite classes for the summer semester.
I tell you all that in order to tell you why I finally got around to doing some good old-fashioned before-and-after pics of the new house!
Basically I was staring down the barrel of studying for two exams, and thought that, instead of studying, it was a great time to change the girls' sheets. Then while I was up there it made sense to scrape the boogers off the walls (seriously, why is NASA not studying kid boogers for adhesive applications?), and before I knew it the room was clean for the first time since we moved in in November. It was a perfect opportunity to take some pics.
Here's the listing photo of one of the bedrooms. Beigey beige beige.
We sold Noni's bed when we moved from Wisconsin, and Ender was ready to make the transition from her crib to a big girl bed, so I took the opportunity to pour a ton of research into beds, trying to find the ones that would make the best use of the space. This is what I came up with. Don't worry, I bought them mega on sale. Come on, this is me we're talking about.
So far, the beds have been working out great. There's a place for everything. I especially love the side-car nightstand for tissues and water bottles and whatnot.
The bedding and curtains are from Target. I felt weird not thrifting more to furnish this room, but I had just moved across the country and really wanted to be moved in NOW. Time was of the essence.
At the closing, I asked the owners if they would consider throwing in this chair I had seen in the garage when we walked through the house. Their kids were grown, so the mini-mint-colored chair was mine! It just happened to match the curtains perfectly.
I just got the rug at a garage sale for $6. It's the perfect addition to the room!
My tireless mother-in-law painted the walls. The color is "some random color" by "some paint company". I dunno. It's all kind of a blur. I do remember that I bought it at Lowe's, though.
Ikea bookshelf, which I love. We sold a lot of our furniture before we moved, so Ikea was my bff.
I took these pictures more than two weeks ago. It's been crazy. But, I did it! I blogged! Now, back to studying.