THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

For Linda...A Look Around the House...

This is a quick look around our downstairs. I didn't photograph our 3 seasons room, which where you come into the house, but this is where we spend most of our time. It is a very open floor plan.

You can't see Tim's desk very well, but it is on the right. What you can see is Eli's little TV area. We have been really challenged by television and games. There are things our 15 year old can watch and play that our 12 year old can't. And things our 12 year old can watch that our 3 year old can't. So, Eli has his little area where he can watch his Disney videos and play.

Below is our living room. It's kind of dark because the ceiling is a stained wood. So, while the ceiling is white in our dining room, it is brown in the living room and kitchen which makes lighting a challenge. But I love the warmth it provides.

This is our kitchen. I kept all of the flowers that Tim has given me since we met and dried them and they are above the cupboards in my kitchen. You can see some of them. I also have all different knobs on my cupboard doors. I have some from Disney World and all different places.


I like a clean home, but I'm not a stickler about a tidy home. I need clean bathrooms and clean floors, but everything doesn't necessarily have a specified place and I don't sweat the small stuff. We definitely have some clutter around here, but I can live with it.
Our home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. If I could change one thing about it, it would definitely be to add more storage. And I have always wanted a HUGE bathtub, maybe someday...

19 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

I love your house and I love the fact that you live by the lake. How awesome that must be!

lea

Steffie B. said...

Love it girl...... ;) Hope we can get together next week for lunch!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

LOVE IT!!!!
Can I come and visit...
HUGS girly..

Linda said...

Love how much your house looks like a real home with people living and loving in it. When a house does not have a little clutter I always think the people in it do not have time for each other, they are to busy trying to be perfect.. thanks for letting us in!!! Linda

Bella's mama said...

I think it is so sweet that you have dried and keep the flowers that your hunny has given you. You romantic you ; )

Truly Blessed said...

It looks so inviting and comfortable. So where is your computer?

Gail said...

Beautiful home...I always wanted to live on a lake. And a little clutter is just fine. I always laugh when people use that word because it's my last name. (and you know it really is too)!

Margaret Miracle said...

I love a home that is well lived in and enjoyed by each member of a family. I love your home.

Lisa said...

Awwwwww how sweet that you have kept all the flowers that he has given you over the years. I am so glad you shared these photos. I would love for my house to be perfect, but its not. It is lived in. Clean, but lived in. You are so lucky to have such a nice home on the lake with a breathtaking view.

Denise C said...

Just beautiful Kimberley! I love warm tones too!
Thanks for letting us peek into your windows! You all are such a precious family!!!
Hugs!!!

Carol said...

Your tagged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mommy24treasures said...

your home is warm and lovely. I think the view would be my fav part. I would never tire of it.

lindanuts said...

I see lilacs on the table, a warm and cozy fireplace, a smiling husband, a happy 3 year old and lots of love. I love the collection of door knobs and the open floor plan. I think that anyone could be happy here. I know I would! The lake is amazing....Perfect, Kim.

Mr.Brian said...

Thanks for the tour.
But never wish for more storage, more storage means more junk to keep.......I know I've been helping my parents move.

Dawn said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting...love seeing that hubby in the kitchen :)

kerri said...

Love it , warm and welcoming just like you. I love the fact is is by the lake.It must be very relaxing, like a vacation year round. ;)

Dolores and Shawn said...

You have a beautiful home!

Kelley said...

It's those little touches like keeping the flowers and personalizing the knobs that I truly love. Your house looks so warm and inviting!

Heather said...

I love your home, just love it.

Thanks so much for giving us a peek at the place you love most.

Happy Memorial Day and I agree, the magnitude of this holiday is overwhelming.

Hugs,
Heather