Monday, August 20, 2012

Show & Tell Monday; Home edition & Erin Condren Giveaway

1. If you were searching for a home now, tell me what would be on your "MUST" list.

  1. Fence. I learned this the hard way the first time around. Next time? I will know better. You know how hard it is to chase a toddler while pregnant up and down the driveway as she continually insists on throwing balls down it? Yup. It would be nice to have a large backyard and a cozy chair to watch the kids play.
  2. A pool. Andrew and I have already discussed this, but our next home must have a pool. I had one growing up, and I think it would be great for the kiddos. Of course, I would have to have all the protective gear out there for this paranoid mama.
  3. 4 bedrooms+ 2 Offices. This is kind of key. Especially if we end up having 3 kids. We have the 4 bedroom part now, and have turned one of those into the office. But I would love to have separate office for both Andrew and myself. His would be more of a man room and mine would be my own personal space. I have crazy ideas in my head for it too.
  4. Large master closet. That is something we sacrificed this time around. We loved our house so much, that shockingly, I told the husband that closet space didn't matter to me. Oh no. I was wrong. Next time around? I'm going big. Grand. 
  5. Basement. We have a crawl space. We need a basement. Especially when the kids become teenagers. Did I really just say teenagers?
I'll leave the list at five. Because in reality... it's endless. But those are the "musts."

2. Show me your favorite room in a home {either your home, or any home, i.e. kitchen}.

Source: via Philip on Pinterest

3. If you could have any room redone, tell me which one would it be and what would you like done?

Our master bathroom. For sure. The thing about it... we are working on it right now. But due to budget reasons and because we don't want to overdo for the house, we aren't exactly doing everything that I would like and dream of doing. If someone else were to pay? Go for it! I would gut the whole thing, rip out our shower, put completely put in a tiled shower with two shower heads. New vanity. New mirror. New everything.

And if I had the space? It would definitely look like this below.

4.Tell me where your favorite stores are to shop for home decor.

My only store that I like to shop for home decor is Home Goods/TjMaxx. Honestly, I never go out to buy stuff anywhere else. Now, if I am out and see something at Target or the mall? Sure, I will pick it up. But otherwise if I have a project? I'm at home goods.

Now, online is a different story. I buy a lot of furniture pieces, pillows, and other random stuff online. Varying from amazon, to overstock, to ebay.

5.Show me your dream home {it can be your home as well}
I have a thing for white homes. And that entrance? Grande.... Clearly I know I won't live in one of these one day, but a girl sure can dream right?

Next Week: Wedding Bells Ringing

  1.  Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding?
  2.  Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love.
  3.  How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
  4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
  5.  Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last   
*Grab a button and link up below!

*Also, if you participated in the link up, you can enter the $50.00 gift certificate to Erin Condren Below for your chance to win a life planner of your own... or whatever else your heart desires!

*Giveaway winner will be announced on next weeks link up! 
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  1. Thanks so much for hosting this!!!! We've been home obsessed around our house as of late so this was perfect:) I totally hear you on the large master would be so nice to have more closet space!!! And Home that place - I can spend hours there!!

    Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!!

  2. So beautiful! Thank you so much for hosting this - it's a great idea. :) Hubs and I are planning on purchasing a home within a year so this helped get the ball rolling for both of us. :)

  3. You must be in my head. That kitchen, that bathroom, that house...too beautiful!

  4. I have a basement on my must have list as well. More so for me if bad weather comes to MO I'll have a place to go :)

  5. I LOVE this new link-up! I'm already looking forward to next week.

    And that kitchen picture you posted? To die for!

  6. Thank you for hosting such a great link up! Love the idea and I can't wait to keep participating :)


  7. our must have lists are similar :) a pool is super important!! they are always so relaxing and refreshing :) and a huge closet for sure!!! gotta have that. love the idea of two separate offices for hubs and yourself, i think i may have to add that to my list :)

  8. I am SO bummed I forgot about this link up!!! :( I will be linking up next time! All of your next home musts are mine as well! I really want a big closet and a big backyard!

    Love this link up idea and I think I told you already but I love your new design and layout! SO cute!


  9. I am a new followr and so glad Annabelle linked up with you. This is such a great link up cant wait to joing it

  10. I totally agree with your "musts" list. I REALLY want a pool or to live on a lake...I need one or the other in my life!

  11. love the pics!

  12. hehe, I love that your #1 must have is a fence. And I'm in love with that kitchen. Like deeply in love ;)

  13. Loved this link up! And I love Erin Condren - great giveaway!

    By the way, that kitchen above = wonderful! :)


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