One of the things that impedes me from getting blog posts is photos. I don't always take them on the same device and I have to consolidate them and then upload and often edit them before posting. I need to work on a better system, if I can find time for that.
The other reason is I often succumb to the excuse that I need to make something look perfect before I document it. And thus it occurred to me yesterday I don't think I have shown you a picture of my living room. I took a photo yesterday morning specifically to share with you. I purposefully didn't pinterest-perfect stage it, so it's an authentic look into my house. It does get messier than this, but it also gets a bit neater, so it's pretty normal. It looks like this at least several times in a week. If I'd allowed myself to perfect it'd, I'd have snatched the stuff off the dining and coffee tables and the couch at least and put the dining chair and arm chair in the "right" positions.
See my awesome backed moodas? Those are the cane chairs and are my dining chairs. I love them!! I have a tiny like bitstro table, which here is covered in books and boxes. So the space to the right is my dining space, which is why Dreamer's yellow high chair is there. And see my Christmas tree peeking out there? (The placement is mainly due to the availability of outlets lol.) The dining area is the most "me" zone in the house, in that the majority of our furniture is hand-me-downs from his parents (like the couches) but I picked out the table and chairs myself, as well as we got those rugs on our honeymoon in Manali and the tapestry is one that I brought in my suitcase when I moved here from the States.
Now my coffee table has a great textile art type table cloth on it. It's also got Dreamer's stacking ring toy and one of her clean diaper covers that I'd taken off the line (those doors lead to my balcony) only to realize the corner of it was still damp so I left it on the coffee table to finish drying and got another.
The bag on the floor to the left of the balcony doors is Ryan's work bag, which for once is in the correct place. He always puts it on the couch or a chair which to me looks more cluttered, I prefer the set it on the floor and leave the chairs free, also probably not quite as "flung" there as it looks here.
Of course you can see our couch is anything but, it's still very cluttered. I think there's a sweater of mine and of Dreamer's we'd shed as well as some paperwork holder that I think Ryan put there when he was searching for something. Additionally there's a small duffle bag that Ryan brought home last week with his company's logo on it that I have yet to find a home for, so it's just been sitting there. And of course, that's Vex the cat. Beyond him you can see we do have a cat tower (not all that large, it's sitting on an end table) in the window.
Then in foreground you can see our heater and then the arm chair, which is supposed to be aiming towards the coffee table and in the living room area more, but as you can see I tend to turn and aim it towards Dreamer's swing and the computer desk, which is to the right of where I was standing when I took this picture. As you can see I was able to take this picture during one of her naps and little Dreamer is dreaming here.
And so that's my little mini-tour of one half of our "hall room", the other half is our computer area, which is where we spend a great deal of our day because Ryan and I are both computer addicts plus we use it as our television.
Hope you liked peeking into my house!