Hello, fellow small-living enthusiast! Are you ready for a little home tour?
It is September, and we have enjoyed living in our darling Green House for about a year and a half now. It’s hard to believe how fast that time has gone. I have loved every second this home has given us. I’ve given you little glimpses of the house here and there and here, but it’s been difficult for me to share a full tour because many parts of the home still seem unfinished. But we’re all about loving the imperfect and in-progress here, and so I’m opening the doors a little bit to share with you what our smallish life looks like in the Green House… before 8 a.m. 🙂
We recently invited Meg from Margaret Koning Photography into our home for an early-morning everyday life photo session. She documented our routines and rhythms beautifully and authentically. The full walk-through of the morning is over here at the Colorado Springs Moms Blog. I’d love it if you would pop over and take a peek. 🙂 But keep reading here because I have more pictures and thoughts that I want to share with you, dear faithful readers.
Come on in to the Green House! When you step through the door of our home, this is generally what you see. Remember how we knocked down that half-wall? Our vintage kitchen table now sits where that wall was. 🙂
There are people. Lots of people. 🙂 The back door is open, there is laundry on the table and somebody scooting around on the floor. This is normal life.
Our main living area is one large room. This “living room” has withstood about 23 different rearrangements and two different rugs (there is currently no rug, because I can’t make up my mind what I want it to look like). It now looks like this, with a wonky gallery wall (disproportioned, also, because I can’t make up my mind what I want to hang there!) and a portable A/C unit. It feels like “us.” 🙂
Our entry wall always looks like this:
I have lofty dreams about making it a white-washed pallet wall, but for now it remains simple. Practical. Plain. 🙂 Below the hooks sits Dan’s wonderful handmade bench that I am still in love with which houses our shoes and generally a couple toys or wayward items of clothing.
Zoom in on our kitchen, and this is what it looks like everyday. Peanut butter on the counter, a mug waiting to be filled with hot water, and dishes drying. Also, I love that window over the sink. The morning light which fills our home rivals the light which beams from my kiddos’ smiles. It is amazing, strong, bright. All heart eyes!
If you’re standing down the hallway, this is what you see looking into the main living area. We have not installed the baseboard trim in the house nor put closet doors back on, so we use curtains to cover some of the closets. I like the soft look the curtains bring. 🙂
Come into the kids’ room, and you might recognize some items. 🙂
We still use that old Ikea shelf as a changing table. It does the job fantastically. (Those diapers in the picture, by the way, have covered four babies’ bottoms for 6 years and they are still going strong. We recommend cloth diapering.) 😀
Rest of the House
The bathroom is one room which is purely functional. I suppose, if any room must be “purely functional”, the bathroom should be it. 😉 An entire wall houses everyone’s towels. It’s pretty basic. Which is totally ok.
A teeny peek into the master bedroom.
Lastly, our “guest bedroom” and study/computer room. We use the Murphy bed every single day for nap time. It is one of the reasons this home is so easy for us to live in, because this room provides another quiet spot for separate activities.
That’s what our home looks like for now. It is a work in progress. We love it as it is, and I’m sure we’ll love it more when it feels more “completed”. We continue to overflow with thankfulness to God for providing exactly what we needed and wanted. 🙂
Next I’ll share a little tour of what our backyard and garden look like! Stay tuned. 😉
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