The Family Room with a Question for You

Today I got my camera out to take a few pictures of Mazi. She got a fresh new hair cut yesterday and she looks like she lost 50% of her weight.
Too bad that didn’t work for me on my last hair cut.

While I had the camera out I tried my new tripod for the camera. For some reason I had two tripods come in the move but both had missing pieces. Gah!

I took a few pics of the family room to try it out.

I have been waiting to share our family room because we have a great big TV sitting here on the fireplace hearth until we get the gumption to hang it above the mantel. Nobody has that kind of motivation at the moment and honestly it’s pretty comfortable watching it from there (and I love my horse taking center stage).

There are books to organize too but stacks of books around looks and feels like people really live here. I have a Pinterest board called We Live Here Style. There are two photos in it and both have stacks and stacks of books in them.

We all love this room. It’s open, big and full of natural light all day long.

We don’t really need window coverings for privacy and I am loving the simple look of the open, airy windows. We are surrounded by trees so the view is pretty. The trim is nice and thick around the windows too and I don’t want to cover that up.

So I am wondering…

Since I hung bold curtains in the dining room – can I get away with not dressing up the windows in the family room?

(Mazi has her questioning look on.)

The rooms open to each other and the color schemes are the same. If you have an opinion let me know in the comments.

I told you in my last post that I would possibly share our bedroom next but guess what the hold up is?

Window coverings!

I don’t think I ever minded hanging window panels in the past but now I just dread climbing a ladder and reaching my drill over my head.

Truth be told, Marc hung the ones in the dining room. He’s more steady, strong and precise with his leveling. Since he has more opinions for this house I let him help out here and there.

The wall color is still Eider White by SW in this room. It sort of works now that our stuff is here. It’s fresh but still not my favorite.

We are getting more and more comfortable as time goes on living in this new place. At first it felt strange but I told my family “We just need to make some memories here”.

Mazi’s the Queen of Comfort. In this picture you can’t tell very well but she is nearly upside down on that pillow. Her bum is up and her head is down. She sleeps awkward like I do.

Before I go – I actually painted a few pieces this week. I shared on Instagram but here is another peek at this cute bench.


I am loving this green called Green Fields by Ben Moore. I darkened the green with Dark Walnut Stain using THIS technique.

So happy it’s a weekend! I love being home with the boys and especially watching Marc tinker around his own house and yard again.

Let me know your thoughts on the window coverings and thanks for coming by today.

Have a super week!