Prompt for December 29: Home. How did you make your house a home in 2011? Did you move? Repaint? Redecorate? How do you want to change your home in 2012?

Dan and I spend a lot of time at home. He works for home. I work from home. We spend approximately 20 hours a day at home. That’s probably quadruple the amount of time other people spend at home.

We’re home a lot.

So we get bored of how our house looks and feels. And with a toddler, we’re constantly moving stuff around. Stuff we did not know to be hazardous turned out to be Super Dangerous in the hands of an 18 month old.

Along with moving around shelves and pictures and the like, we like to take on big home improvment projects together. We are at our best when we are both working together to tackle a household project that gives us a sense of accomplishment.

In fact, we are working a big project right now. For the past couple days, we’ve been repainting our family room, hallway, eating area, and kitchen. And not just a white wash everywhere. Color. And two accent walls.

It’s pretty dramatic.

In January, I will post before and after pictures, some of our painting tips and tricks, and how we came up with the color scheme. Prepare to be amazed!


Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.