Wednesday, September 21, 2011

House Tour- Family Room

Hello friends! I'm taking a brief break from reading, "The Help" to get this post up.
So if it's short and sweet..that's why :)
I have yet to see the movie and thought I'd start first with the book.
I am LOVING it so far!
I'll let you know my thoughts when I'm finished.
Have you read it? Watched the movie? Both?

I'm linking up today with Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop.
The topic for today is, "Family Room".

I thought it was quite appropriate since quite a few of you
have been wanting to see the home we just moved into!

I LOVE our family room!
It's Grand Central Station at our house.
We do everything in here.
One side of the family room is used for tv watching.
The other side houses the kids toys and my computer desk.

I'm excited to experience different seasons from inside our family room.
So far it's kept us cool through the scorching Texas heat...
I can't wait to see the changing leaves from our windows...
to maybe see some falling snow?!...
to cuddle in front of the fireplace...
to set our Christmas tree up...
I'm just plain old excited to build some new memories in this new family room!

One of the things that I want our family room to convey is the feeling of "coziness" and comfort.
I want it to always be a place where my husband can relax after a long day at work.
Where my babies feel comfortable and safe.
Some of the ways that I try to cozy up our family room is by making sure there are always clean quilts and soft pillows to snuggle up with.
I keep a large basket behind my big chair that is full of blankets/quilts.

So there it is.
It's not fancy or big.
But it's cozy :)
Alright...I'm off of here to get back to my reading!
Hope you're having a great week!

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!


  1. I love your picture wall! I am not quite so good at doing that :) A perfect place for reading a great book!

  2. I love your living room! It looks so cozy and your picture wall is perfect :). I read The Help and watched the movie and enjoyed both tremendously!!

  3. I think we have the same couch!! Is that from Ikea? Love the fireplace! So cozy in winter I bet! Coming from Gussy!

  4. cozy is better than big :)

    and i loved the Help. i'm excited to see the movie.

  5. love the fireplace and the photos!! I haven't read that book yet but I want to before I see the movie ;)

  6. I love it! It looks so cozy and pretty!! And DO share when you finish the book, I want to read it SO bad! :)

  7. That chair looks like the perfect place to read a book! I just finished The Help last week and I LOVED it!! I saw the movie last weekend and liked it too - I liked the book better though :)

  8. I love your living area. It looks so inviting! Someone needs to be sipping hot cocoa on that huge chair.

  9. You've had a huge upgrade in the blanket department...I used to curl up at your house with " the thread" ;)

  10. love it ... such a cozy living room ... and i'd love to curl up on that big comfy chair!

  11. i {HEART} your house!!!!! Where did you find a big enough basket for your quilts? I have been looking for one for everywhere that doesn't cost a million $$$$.

  12. i want to come right over! / move in. so cozy!