I don't know about you, but I am a sucker for home tours on la internet. But while I consider myself to be a good home renovator (or, at the very least, a good home renovation PLANNER) but I am not a tidy person and I have zero skill when it comes to home decorating. But that's not going to stop me! Put your helmet on; it's time for a Humblebee Home Tour.
Keep in mind that I took these pictures AFTER spending most of the morning cleaning.
1. Changing table (actually a cheap dresser) plus a diaper pail.
2. A stroller, because we don't have a garage.
3. A yellow cloth diaper cover draped artfully over the stroller to lend the entryway a pop of color.
4. Coat rack built by Nemo and stained by myself, topped with knitting, church quiet books, and other odds and ends.
1. More knitting on the mantle. Apparently I have unfinished knitting projects stashed all over the house.
2. An ecclectic mantlescape featuring a crucifix, a beer stein, a smoke alarm, and Nemo's baptism candle.
3. The only place in the house that CJ can't reach, hence; this is where we keep the iPad.
4. Another stroller. In the living room. Ye gods, I need a garage.
5. Throw pillow slipcovers made from a thrifted tablecloth. It doesn't get any more lowbrow than that, folks.
1. Antique map print hung awkwardly high.
2. A small part of CJ's extensive collection of alphabet and number-themed toys.
3. OMG why do I hang pictures so high? Also, two years' worth of palms.
5. Beige carpet + two toddlers = NO FOOD IN THE DINING ROOM!
2. The cabinet of forbidden toys (anything with more than two pieces).
3. To the untrained eye this looks like a banana box from Aldi, but if you tilt your head and squint your eyes you can see that it is actually a laundry basket.
1. Over the sink shelf constructed out of scraps, which is handy for storing cook books and also the toddler crack better known as Flintstones "bye-tamins".
2. There's supposed to be trim up here.
3. Bag of cat food camouflaging the absence of baseboards.
1. Generously-sized pantry full of graham crackers and fruit leather, topped by another banana box. This one is what I bring to Aldi each week to tote the graham crackers and fruit leather home.
2. Paper bags. What better place for them, I ask you?
3. Corner where I hide all of the things (toaster, cooling racks, bread machine, pizza peel, tea kettle, tea mugs, tea bags...)
4. Our one and only house plant. It's a feisty little violet that has somehow managed to survive my neglect for about eight months.
2. Our command center lets us keep the ignored meal plan, the overfull calendar, the forgotten chore list, the expired Michael's coupons, and fliers for events we will never attend all in one convenient location.
Thanks for coming! No, sorry, you can't go upstairs. Where do you think all my stuff is?
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