I'm so proud of how far my husband and I have come in the 7 years of our marriage. We have always dreamed of owning our own home but, honestly, didn't think it would happen for a while. There were just so many different factors since the day we said, "I do" that prevented us from taking that much wanted (and needed!) step.
The least of which is the long road we had to walk to finally sign those papers and obtain those keys; which you can read all about here if you haven't already.
However, it's finally happened!
We signed those papers, got those keys and (at 10:00 at night because I just couldn't wait a second longer) moved all of our belongings into the little gray house we now call home!
It's taken me a month to unpack and get everything put away so that it looks like a home and not a warehouse but I'm finally ready for share it!
Presenting (with much pleasure) Casa de Larios!
Of course our happy moving day had to be snowy and rainy. But that didn't stop us! As you can see, we stood in that mess smiling like we were at sunny Disney world.
Let's begin our home tour by walking into the front entrance/living room area...
When you walk in if you look to the left you see into my living room and my baker's rack which I decided to reuse it as a shelf instead because it didn't work well in my new kitchen dining room area.
If you look to the right you can see straight back into the kitchen and out the back door. This is also the entryway into my hall.
If you proceed through the living room...
...you will end up in the dining room, office space, and the entrance to the kitchen. Which are all pretty open to each other and the living room.
The little nook where the office area now resides is actually supposed to be an entrance to the second story. But when the house was built they chose to only do the ground level. Which is nice, but leaves this weird little nook. So I had to do some serious brainstorming to decide what to do with that area.
From there we enter into the kitchen (which is a long walk)...
After completing your walk through the kitchen and around the corner you end up back at the front door/entrance to the hall. Where I grew up we called this a "gidget" race track, in honor of my little brother (whose nickname was gidget).
So yes, I have a gidget race track and my boys use it that way...often.
From there we can take a stroll down the hallway.
The first entrance to the left is the boys/guest bathroom...
It's a little out dated but that's an easy fix that you'll have to be on the look out for in the future. She gets the job done. (Ha!)
Almost across the hall from the guest bathroom is not only the smallest bedroom but also belongs to the smallest member of the Larios familia, Liam.
Next to Mr. Liam's room located at the very end of the hallway is the dwelling place of our oldest (and surprisingly quietest) son, Tyler.
(He REFUSED to allow me to pick up his trains for the picture taking so....there they are! Brat.)
As you can clearly see, my boys have several items in their bedrooms that match.
This is the first time in their little lives that they haven't shared a bedroom (and it's been amazing!), so they were given matching everything in order to keep things looking nice. Which has actually helped with making the house look nice. Yay!
Next room in the Casa de Larios is probably my favorite room in the house. And I say favorite in the loosest of terms because I LOVE everything about my house. But how can a Momma NOT love the room where her bed resides...the master bedroom!
Within the Master bedroom we got a surprise, which completely sold itself in my opinion. The Master bathroom! (Which, yes, I spend a lot of time in.)
I know it's just a bathroom. (A badly decorated, floral mess of a bathroom) but it's clean and I'm in love with the fact that I don't have to share a sink with my children.
I love them to death but the globs of toothpaste on the sink were going to be my undoing! Have you ever tried washing your face using a towel that with a mysterious toothpaste stain that came out of nowhere? Nastiness.
I know from the outside it doesn't look like much but our little house is the perfect starting point for many years of happiness. With the white walls and no structural issues we will be able to dream big and do everything we could ever have wanted!
And it gives me a great excuse to indulge in my pinterest addiction.