Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My house


Before moving here to Georgia we were stationed in Germany. When you are moving, the Air Force gives you 8 house hunting days, to do exactly that....go find a place to live at your next assignment. It's actually hard/scary to do. So, Steve flew from Germany to Georgia to go buy us a house in 8 days. The only request I had was a backyard, a flat driveway and sidewalks. Steve's only request in the house was a bonus room over the garage. Well this is what he bought and I LOVE it! In some of the pictures you can see how much fun I have had decorating for Halloween.

One of my favorite things of my home here is the white fireplace. Whenever I am outside with the neighbors and we talk about decorating, I always go on and on about my grand fireplace. They just laugh at me and remind me that everyone in the neighborhood has the same one. I have to remind them this my first 'real' house and I am still not use to this.






I LOVE having an open floor plan with big tall ceilings. I will be so claustrophobic if and when I have to move back into base housing with their 8 ft. ceilings.







My kids have always been ones that wanted to be right next to me. If I am in sight they are so content playing, coloring or reading. I love this window that allows you to see in and out of the kitchen. I can watch them play in the living room and even look up from my cleaning or cooking to see those funny parts of the movie they are watching.
What am I going to do when the day comes to move? :( I am just going to enjoy this while I can that's for sure!

15 comments:

LeeAnn said...

We have the same color of walls in our house! I love seeing how you decorate! It is giving me so many ideas!!!!!
I love your new house and your blog!

Carrie said...

I love your wall color!

Rambling Girl said...

Love your colors! Love the arch in the kitchen.

Darlene said...

I LOVE your home. It looks so cozy and inviting...you have it decorated so GREAT!!! Definitely enjoy it while you are there cause I wouldn't want to move either!

Darlene said...

Oh, and I meant to answer your question. Yes, I just covered one of those paper mache boxes with the scrapbook paper. Then sanded and distressed it with ink. And yes, I have already thought about doing a snowman.

Our Complete Family said...

Yeppers~ Steve did an AWESOME job! This move for us was so fast that we didn't do the fly home to find one... Next time though. But I just don't know if I can get Jason to be this 'spot on' for me chica! Maybe Steve can go house hunt for me!!! ;) I miss you. You know, we're soul mate friends...same wall colors! I knew I loved ya for your good taste! He, he, he! We need to get a phone call in this week~ I need my Jeni fix. Wish you could have joined Belinda and me the other day. You could have sang Meatloaf for us while I painted your toes black with sparklies. (Remember that party in Germany? Ah, those were the days!) xo, Les

Kristi said...

Wow, what a gorgeous home you have! Your husband done good! The wall color is awesome!

Amber M. said...

I'm so glad that you posted pictures of your home...I've only ever seen it in bits and pieces and now i can put it into perspective. So, so beautiful!

Shannon said...

I love how you decorate!! Everything is so perfect! Love the wall color and all your halloween touches. I especially love those pumpkin men on your sofa table. So cute!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your house looks beautiful!!

8 Days!!!! They don't give you much time....but I would say that your husband did a terrific job!

I also love a house with an open floor plan....it great for entertaining and good when you have little ones to keep in sight!

♥B said...

What part of Georgia do you live? We just moved back to TN from Monticello.

Everyday Gourmet said...

Jeni,
Your house is darlin! I remember pouring over houses with you while Steve was house hunting in the States. He did an amazing job with your house. We have the same fireplace don't we! I didn't make the stitchery you saw. My neighbor gave it to me. Isn't it darling! Have a fun Halloween!

wandabing said...

I know the feeling- I'm an AF wife as well!! When my husband and I left Germany, he went to TN to go house hunting (alone) and found one. Then when we were leaving TN for WY last winter- he came out here and found us a house- I have to say he has EXCELLENT taste!!! I LOVE the house here in WY!!!

Tara said...

oh my heavens! Your house is gorgeous! I need you to come and decorate my house!! :) I loe the color you have on your walls and all the fun decor!

Amber said...

Just found your blog through Bless Our Nest--love your home. And I love the wall color!!