Normally our house is so overtaken by toys that I don't like people to just stop by.
However, this past weekend I hosted a brunch for new moms to twins, and after a solid twelve hours of cleaning (you know, the type of cleaning where you scrub floors by hand and clean light switches and window panes) I decided to take a few pictures. I was positively giddy to have such a clean house, just for a day. I even hid a good number of toys in closets (and outside!), and I felt like I had a grown up house for a short time.
I love our house. Paul and I designed the floor plan ourselves.
It's small but feels so homey :-)
We also did some of the work ourselves - Paul built the countertops and we did all the painting and staining.
A view of the loft -
This is Pierce's room - and no, it's not normally this clean. And I'm not sure his bed has ever been made before...
The twins' room -
A view inside the loft.
I'm a big reader!
Master bedroom -
We also have a guest room but I didn't think to take a picture of it.
Someone brought me this calla lily to the brunch.
Isn't it beautiful?
If I plant this outside is it one of those things that will come back next year? Anyone know?
Well, by the time this post publishes, there will be piles of dog fur on the carpet and raisins smushed into the hardwoods again. But it was so nice, just for a day, to feel a sparkling house.