Home Tour

A quick note - I'm sure you noticed I changed my blog name from Walter & Toby's Mom to Messy & Joyful Blog. I feel like this new name encompasses what my blog is about more than the old name. It's all the messy and joyful parts of life. Thanks!

I bought my house almost two years ago. While I completely adore my home, I very much hate my neighborhood (which is a story for another day). I am actively trying to save up money to move, but that’s obviously going to take a few years. So, I’m going to try to enjoy my home while I am still here. I thought I’d give y’all a little home tour today. I have a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house. It’s small, but it’s perfect for me and the boys.

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My living room is right inside the front door and the side door (that leads to the carport). It’s pretty open and leads into the dining room as well. I am clearly obsessed with my dogs, if you couldn’t tell by the decor. Can you tell yet that my dogs are my life? And, that they are spoiled?

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Off to the right of the dining room is the kitchen. The washer and dryer are in the kitchen because my house doesn’t have a basement. I actually like not having a basement because it’s one less thing for me to have to worry about cleaning and maintaining.

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The door at the back of the dining room leads out to my backyard. This is probably the dog’s favorite place, next to my bed and/or the couch. I have been working on getting my backyard into a place that I enjoy spending time. It’s actually one of my favorite places to sit on chilly, Fall mornings.

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I have a small guest room. It’s basically enough for a bed and a side table. I like that I have a place that people can stay if they need to. My sister, sister-in-law, and best friend have all put the room to good use  after a girls night.

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One of my favorite rooms in the house is my library/office. This used to be just my office, but I redecorated earlier this year and made it into a comfy space that I can read. I can’t wait until it’s colder outside and I can snuggle up with a blanket in my chair with a good book.

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My bedroom is probably where my dogs love the most! Kidding! Sort of. They are spoiled and sleep in my bed, so they do quite enjoy the bedroom - even though they clearly have their own bed in my office/library.

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Last, but not least, is my tiny bathroom. Which, again, works for me since it’s just me and the dogs.

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Hope you enjoyed this little tour of my home! By the way, I’ve had to make some fairly new social media accounts, so if we’re not already, let’s get connected: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.