This weekend the spring cleaning bug has bit our household. We also decided to try and tackle the furniture arrangement. We've been unhappy at how our entire first floor has become over run with toddler paraphernalia so we attempted to rearrange our great room. After a lot of moving the sofas, tables, and the rug several times we ended up with...everything back in the same place.
My husband is a little annoyed, because he had to do most of the moving. I have to see things moved into place and can't picture how a new layout would look in my mind. So this meant he moved things a lot. Good thing he's got a soft spot for me☺
What I'd really like is for ER to have a spot tucked behind our love seat by the window so we can coral her baby strollers, rocking moose - yes I said moose, and toy box there. Then maybe the first thing you see when you enter our home wouldn't be pink and plastic. But there was no way to do this and still be able to see the TV. And we can't have that! What we really need is an extra room in the house so we can have a playroom as our secondary bedrooms are too small to put the overflow in them.
When we bought our home, it was with the condition we'd finish the basement but it'll be two years in September that we've been here and absolutely no progress has been made on that front. Well except for that now my husband has a new collection of largely unused tools. I'm sure he'd tell you otherwise!
It's frustrating, but we just couldn't come up with an arrangement that would hid some of the toys. We're limited by so many factors; now my husband is looking into moving our cable connection, but that entails coming up through the basement and punching a hole in the wall of the entryway closet. For now, I have to just deal with it.
We did make some headway in reorganizing our closets at least. We'd been keeping the two bookcases in the picture in our kitchen. Evidently, that was driving my husband nuts. So we moved them into our entryway closet. While he was the one who really wanted a solution to that, I am glad we did it. It's nice to not have to look at all that, and since she can open doors now, she can still get to everything. I even have more space to put some of our learning activities.
My next project is to sort through all her things and maybe move some more toys and books into storage for the next kiddo. It's hard because she remembers everything and will ask for it. Plus she doesn't want me to put away her baby toys ever.
The other big event was the grand opening of our back deck. Our car said it was 77 degrees today, and we couldn't wait to get out there and enjoy it, especially since more rain is expected tomorrow.
Brad was also hard at work this morning, cleaning up and wiping down things so that ER could get back out there and play with her play house, sand table, and Barbie bike. She had a blast outside even if she was being a little stinker and kept pouring sand out onto the deck on purpose!
Since I've got decorating on the brain, I really enjoyed taking this little quiz on Sproost. You look at all these pictures of different rooms and click on how much you like it. My style is a combination of mainly Frech Eclectic and Classic with some Nantucket.
Go over and take the quiz. It's fun and quick. Let me know what your decorating style is, if you do! Thank you to Tracy at Loving Pretty Things for telling me about it.
This post has been added to Tackle it Tuesday at Five Minutes for Mom.