Monday, January 12, 2015

House Tour [Betz Raines Plan]

Well guys, I can honestly say I've never been happier to say goodbye to a year. 
 
What I thought would be the most wonderful year of our lives building our home and making beautiful memories there...turned out to be the most difficult one yet.  I watched a lot of people I love hurt...which in turn broke my heart.  There's beauty in brokenness though.  Because that brokenness led to me seeking the Lord with everything that I have.  And he pulled me through all of it with a deeper appreciation for the simple things in life and a strong desire to focus all of my attention on loving Him. 
 
So yes, I love my home and I'm very thankful for it.  But it didn't mean anything when my world felt like it was falling apart.
 
Things are falling back into place now though and my heart is whole again.  And our home is now filled with joy and happiness, and lots of hope that comes straight from the Lord.
 
So I know after all that you're probably thinking, "Why the heck would she post a house tour now?"
 
Well, because I have some pretty awesome readers.  And a very sweet family is getting ready to build a home using the same plan we used and wanted to see some photos before they get started.
 
This one's for you Lindsay.  Many blessings to you and your family as you begin building your beautiful home. :)

Everyone please keep in mind that my house is nowhere near fully decorated.
And my baseboard length curtains are totally on purpose because I would rather commit house-decorating-suicide than have to pull those things off of the rods each week and wash them because my dogs are impossible to train.  It is what it is. :) 

 


One day we will have our closets professionally redone with nice shelving and things, but that was so not in the budget.  What we have is perfectly practical though.

 






That "A" will soon adorn a wall somewhere.  Just haven't figured out which one yet. ;)













 Note to self:  Never ever buy a white rug again.  Ever.  And don't judge the playroom.  A playroom is a playroom y'all.

 
There you have it.  Our partially decorated home. :)
 
I wouldn't change a thing about the plan.  Check back in about a year. That might change.