Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I've had a crazy busy week of travel and friends and celebration but somehow i have a sorry lack of photos to show for it. firstly, jeni came to visit from wisco and became our first official houseguest. we played games and explored durham and watched the bachelorette.
This morning we had our housewarming party and our place was filled with activity and giggles and music and treats. Here is a picture of the muffins and (craft-nerd alert!) paper flags I made:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We finally got our sofa delivered yesterday - it is the first piece of furniture we have bought from an actual store (not craigslist! not the flea market! although they have served me well...) and it is glorious. It is more maroon (less red) in person, and quite large. Here it is with an Eli for scale:
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Here are some pictures from when Bracken and Thistle came to stay with us for a few days. They are sweetie sweet dogs who don't beg at the table or poo in the house or chew your furniture. They just want to be close to you and snuggle and lull you into believing all dogs are that easy to care for.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Last week the giant metal awnings covering the front and back of the house finally came down. here is the house before:
and the front porch before:
Now that the front porch is more visible, I'm planning some sprucing up projects like replacing the old light fixture, adding some hanging plants, a fresh coat of paint, and eventually a porch swing and some new railings.
One of the most dramatic parts of the transformation was the amount of light in the house. Below is the guest bedroom with the awnings on (as you can see, they hang down and cover more than half the windows):
and after the awnings were removed: