Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. We spent ours attempting to sort through a fraction of the massive amounts of boxes living in our new garage. We’re so not settled right now! Getting my family of five ready to go is almost comical. We are all running in circles trying to find what we need to get out the door. Everyone is looking to me – “Mom – where is my other pink shoe?” “Mom – where are my notebooks?” “Mom – where is the hair spray?” I of course have no idea. I bought a pork tenderloin to throw in the crockpot for an easy dinner and I can’t find my crockpot. I’ve been in the same pair of jeans for six days now because my box of jeans is also MIA. It’s all in the garage somewhere. I just have to find and unpack everything. One box at a time. Rome wasn’t built in a day. A phrase I hear myself mumbling over and over lately. :)
In the meantime I’ll show you some pics of our family room that I took the day before we moved in.
I shared this picture of my family room light fixture and several of you asked me where I got it. It’s from Jeremiah Lighting by Craftmade and you can find it on-line here.
I fell in love with this fixture the second I saw it. In the catalog it looks totally grey/silver. I thought that would be perfect with all of my grey paint and chrome hardware in the kitchen. But when it came it was actually more of a goldish/silver. At first I was bummed, but then my electricians hung it and I decided I love it like this even more. It’s hard to tell in my pictures, but it has grey tones in it so it works really well in the space. I was debating going with more of a light tan couch so the unexpected goldish color of the fixture made my couch decision for me. Meant to be I guess. :)
I was a little worried about the fireplace jutting out from the wall, but I’m going to put some benches or console tables or something along the sides of it to make it work. Fun future decisions!
It’s a fun space. We just got the new couch (I’ll share pics of it soon) and that’s it for now! A nice blank slate to play with as soon as I’m done unpacking boxes.