I love the coziness of our house.
Last year as we began the waiting process for adoption, I worked to keep busy (on the cheap) to keep my mind off the wait. I did that mainly through paint, lightening and brightening all the dark rooms of our house and painting lots of passed down or thrifted furniture pieces. Paint makes a big difference!
Now several times each week I think, “This is a cozy house”. It makes me smile.
Sometimes I say it out loud to Ande. I smile even wider when he says, “It is cozy”.
Confession: while it is cozy, it is NEVER this clean. :)
Last month, we had our home study update for the adoption process.
We cleaned up, almost everything at the same time (You know what I mean?)
I took pictures to look back on and to remember these days in this house….the cleaned up version!
Some of my favorite cozy spots around here…
Bright and cheery boys’ room.
This $5 garage sale wooden dresser has been a work horse…and cute, too!
Pretty, old, colorful books on the piano. My Grandma’s New Testament on the top; she held it in her hands when she married my grandfather.
Kitchen…love that it is open to the living room so we all can see each other and love the new wall color…it seems cleaner this color!
Painted, numbered barstools (another chalk paint project of mine)
Back porch. So thankful for this open space for tricycles and cozy coupe highways.
Toy storage corner
Dining room, cozied up for fall. I love (no sew) bunting of all kinds. And 99 cent grapevine wreaths tied to the chairs.
This bend in the driveway makes me feel relaxed/at home every time.
Thankful to raise a family here, in a country house in the city.