Spending time with Anna has made me realize that I don't have to be ok with having a home I'm not proud of. It's not so much the messiness. I've come to accept that my home is going to reflect where the majority of my efforts go. I have two dressed, fed, and happy little babies...and a messy home! However, even the messy stuff is slowly getting cleaned up. :) Back to my original point...Anna has opened my eyes to the world of interior decorating! It's SOO much fun! I've already got my list of home decor blogs I frequent and have visited IKEA multiple times in the past month. It didn't take JT long to hop on the bandwagon either. Our first step was painting the living room. I wanted a neutral gray for the walls. Oh boy, well I wish I had studied up on color undertones BEFORE we purchased the paint. I didn't even know that paint had undertones! Our paint ended up a light gray/blue like you see condos painted by the beach. We went back to the store and picked a darker color. So now it's a dark gray/blue. I've not only come to accept it, I actually like the blue tones now!Did you catch a glimpse of our ceiling? We finally have a ceiling light! It was SO annoying to not have any overhead light. I know it's not for everyone, but I LOVE it!
Our ceiling light isn't the only new light fixture to find its way into our home.Please ignore the weirdness of the font/color/underline thing my writing has going on right now. The blog page is freaking out. Now some of you may remember our big leather couch. It was given to us by a friend for our wedding. Free was the perfect price. However, 2 years later and our backs are suffering. It's too plush for us. JT's back has been so bad of late that I had to sleep in the guest bed one night last week. Saturday we decided to bite the bullet and we drove down to IKEA to pick out our new couch. We wanted something modern, supportive, and practical for a family with kids. Our friends Jenny and Jason were so sweet to pack up their family and drive down to help haul our couch. We settled on a contemporary style. It's black which will be perfect to hide stains. It also comes with a slipcover that can easily be thrown into the washer. The best part is the support. It's nowhere near as soft as our last couch. I had big issues with that at first. But now I like it and realize it's what's best for us. But don't worry. Even though multiple people have told us it's comfortable, we'll keep some cushions on standby in case you disagree. ;)
The living room hasn't been our only project though. We've been hard at work on the nursery! Porter's crib has been set up for a while with the bedding made special just for him by Grandma Trout. But this week Delilah got her crib too(brief shout out to Autumn for the SWEET crib setup she gave us)! Grandma Trout is still working on her bedding, but until then her sheets and plain white bumper will suffice. We repositioned the dressers and hung the yellow striped curtains over their window. JT bought their mobiles. He made sure to get the sports one for his boy and he "picked something pink" for his little girl. All that's left is paint touch-ups and decorations! YAY! P.S. sorry the picture is so dark. iPhone doesn't handle lighting issues very well.
Lastly but not least, our babies are 3 months old as of today! Here's a picture of their sweet little selves.