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Top 10 List: My House

There has been lots of talk around the Webb home lately about possibly purchasing and doing some massive renovating of the house. It’s all up in the air right now, but if it is meant to be, then I bring on the Ikea kitchen!

In thinking about all of the possibilities, I realized how much I like this house already. Sure it’s falling apart (literally at the seams sometimes), but we’ve made it our home. The reality is, we have a roof over our head with air conditioning and heat, clean running water, comfy furniture, a yard to play in and food in the fridge. We live in abundance and have beyond what we could ever need. I am incredibly grateful for that.

With that said, I wanted to share with you the top 10 things about my house that I like. There are plenty of things to complain about, but what’s the point in that? I want to stay positive and thankful.

10. Spare bedroom: the fact that we even have a spare bedroom is incredible. It’s a hot mess, but we are slowwwllly working on it. Thankfully it has come in handy for the times my family and friends have come up to stay. It wasn’t a visual delight, but it served it’s purpose.

9. Makeshift Music Studio/Den: The previous owners of the house closed in the garage and it kind of ended up as a junk room. Last year, Daniel turned it into a room where he could be an audio geek, and we even recorded a Christmas album in it. The egg crates are for sound.

8. The corner by the front door: This small part of our house is unassuming, but it makes me smile. I’m a purse junky (not to be confused to an expensive purse junky) and I enjoy looking at them everyday, along with these cute canvases I got on clearance at Urban Outfitters a long time ago.

7. The space above the coffee bar: it’s just sweet to look at. I found these old pancake flower bags at Webb’s Antique Mall and had to do something with them. They go well with our Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer. Also, the wall/brick is heavenly compared to what it used to be. Imagine mint green painted walls with red and black brick….

6. The wooden shelving that separates the living room/dining room: It makes for some great memories.

5. The rose bushes growing against the old fence in our front yard: I didn’t even know they were there until a few weeks ago when Daniel’s mom came over and revived them. Now they are growing so fast!

4. The hall bathroom wallpaper: it’s still growing on me.

3. Our teal room (which I realize looks blue in this picture): I really enjoy the color of our room. The dark teal walls blend so well with our antique cream-colored furniture and our vintage ivory window curtains.

2. Abram’s room: I mean, look at it. The kid lives in Neverland.

1. The small hole in the eroding wooden fence at the front of the house: This is the most simplest of treasures. It is perfect the perfect size for Titan’s cute face. I never want to get rid of this.

May The Fourth Be With You!

I just want to start off by apologizing for my lack of content this week. As you saw in Tuesday’s post, I started watching another 1 year old, and although fun, requiring some adjustments. I now have to play an even bigger puzzle, finding the right place and time in the day for blogging and other responsibilities. It has also been a very trying five days, because Abram has been teething HARDCORE. The poor little guy seems to constantly be in pain, and being 1 doesn’t help. He can’t communicate fully with me on how he feels, and it just makes for very difficult days. This morning he woke up with fluid in his chest and a higher fever than yesterday. Luckily all of the fluid and mucus he’s coughing up and rocket shooting out of his nose is clear. How gross was that? You’re welcome. Today will be a day of breathing treatments, baby tylenol and keeping him as happy as possible.

Thank God Daniel decided to stay home from work today and lend me a helping hand with the little tike. Having him home, regardless of what is happening, always makes for a better day. When I’ve had enough, he can take over. And Abram always seems to listen better when both of us are home.

Anyways, Jude and the Walrus has some pretty neat stuff coming up soon. I’m gonna be featuring some other wonderful writers, putting up some more items on Etsy and hopefully starting a sponsorship program soon. I’m also excited to write about the trip to Guatemala Daniel and I will be taking in November and how you can be a part of that mission!

Well friends, have a great weekend and don’t party too hard for Cinco De Mayo!

1 Year Olds!!

I am surprisingly excited that I get to play with not just one babe, but TWO today! And all of Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of May. My friend Melissa, who watches her own 3 year old and a couple of other kids from church, is about to pop out another little boy this weekend. I get to watch one of the kids that she had under her care while she has the baby and enjoys some time off. Little Miss Maggie is a pleasure! She is a few months older than Abram, and they hit it off so quick this morning! Abe and Maggie have played before, but only in the babe room at church. They’ve never had some good quality 1 year old time together. Her parents are fantastic and really laid back, so I figured it would be an easy day. Here are some pictures from their play time outside this morning!