Decorating Our House

I keep promising pictures of the house, then I show you the same areas with holiday decorations (like this Halloween post and this Christmas one). I’m sorry. I promise my intentions are pure. This post has more pics for ya 😉

Just before the new year I started chatting with the good folks at Photo Wall. They’re a Swedish company that specializes in canvas art and wall murals. I had been dying for a big canvas print of K & me at our wedding and it appeared as though my +4 year long procrastination paid off this time.

This post was sponsored by Photo Wall but all opinions, pictures, & decorating expertise is my own!

So without further ado, here are some new pics of the house! On January 2nd K and I went to town (literally) and returned with curtains, shelving, artwork, vases, and more!

View from the front door.

New coat rack. That table is not staying. Those books are staying. No upstairs pics today.

Enzo will appear in almost every picture. Camera hog.

We moved some stuff around. Added some decor. Hung some art and shelves.

The “library” space looked cluttered and random so we divided the shelves up and framed the TV with them.

We hung my favorite van Gogh and turned the former library area into a sitting/reading corner.

The next few photos show a house that’s 100% lived in. Just remember that…

The sitting area leads into the dining room which is connected to the kitchen.

Tiny laundry room off the kitchen. But a clothes chute!

When we moved in we knew we’d need a fence for the canines. Now our backyard damn near resembles a dog park. Lol. We plan to do a lot to it in the spring/summer.

The treeline behind the back fence follows a creek.

Now back inside where it’s warm… (Oops, I lied! You do get a pic of the upstairs…)

When I placed my order for a canvas from Photo Wall I did not expect to see it show up a mere 3 days later. But it did.

I also didn’t expect to see it show up like this:

*scissors & dog not included, lol

Stick with me, though. I fully intended to have K whip this thing together for me, but then we decided I should give it a try since I’d be the one blogging about it.

Guys. It took me 15 minutes to put the canvas together. Easy peasey (and the satisfaction I felt in the end was even better!). I made Kyle tighten the screws down & hang the picture as soon as I was done!

*hanging hardware included- I just forgot to photograph it
Our bedroom wall, directly across from the bed!

I was so pleased with the outcome! And honestly- probably the best part- Photo Wall gives back to the environment through Vi Agroforestry. I love celebrating companies that give back 😊

They wanted to give back to you guys, too. Use the code AudieLouCampaign2018 to get 20% off your order with them for the next 30 DAYS! Go treat yourself with some pretty artwork or get a jump start on a personal Valentine’s Day gift 💕

Thanks for being so patient on the home tour front, friends! Hopefully this satisfied your house-pics hunger for now!

P.S. After this post was done we got our new coffee table and the curtains for the living room (a.k.a. last night). K spent 2 hours putting the table together and insisted that I share a picture of it. Ha.


What I’ll Miss…

Guys. It’s done. Last week we signed the papers & sold our house. (That sigh of relief you heard was me- there’s no one in your house or office. It was just that loud.) I am so happy!

Thank you, Jesus. Seriously. I’ve been praying hard for months.

While I know the new inhabitants will love it, there were aspects of our old house (that’s weird to say) that didn’t work for us. At times we didn’t jive with our neighbors on either side, the yard was tiny for two dogs (+ future kids), the street was a little busy, and our three cars didn’t fit well in the one-car garage. Also, if I never hear the term “flood insurance” again it’ll be too soon. But to be honest, I sure did love our house.

These are the things I’ll miss most about her…

The fireplace
Our new home doesn’t have a fireplace and I’m not really ok with that *sigh*. I will miss my mantle so much, especially around Christmas time! (This pic is post-packing… that’s why it’s so bare!)

The walk-up attic
Our attic was the length of the house and fully accessible. I’m going to miss all that storage. It was such a cool feature. During home tours I’d always show off the attic.

The proximity
We live in a fairly small town and we’re staying in this town, but we’re going from two blocks off the town square to a smaller neighborhood east of “downtown.” I won’t miss the noise or the lights, but it was sort of nice to be in the heart of it all.

I promise to share pictures and details once we’re settled in, but for now you need to know this:


Also, there’s a laundry chute.

Guys! My very own creek! And it’s a part of the creek I played in as a kid! We’re moving to the neighborhood I grew up in. The field our house is built on was where I played capture-the-flag at my 13th birthday party. Be still, my nostalgic heart.

I wanted to take & post a picture but it’s been raining and dreary all weekend/week.

I’m still sore and exhausted and we’re currently living among boxes, but it’s almost over 😉

So who wants to come play in my new creek next summer? And what do y’all know about putting in a fireplace…? Lol