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post #21 of 40
gorgeous,so crisp and clean.
I love the dresser in your bedroom,where did you find it??
post #22 of 40
Me likey! You have a similar style to what I like and the colors are wonderful. Here's the thing I always wonder about...what do you do when you want to get "busy" w/dh? We've had kids walk in on us a couple of times and I can't imagine getting it on with them a foot away.
post #23 of 40
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gorgeous,so crisp and clean.
I love the dresser in your bedroom,where did you find it??
Thank you! The dresser was a baby shower gift and I can't remember what company makes it-- some children's furniture company.

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Me likey! You have a similar style to what I like and the colors are wonderful.
Thanks!

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Here's the thing I always wonder about...what do you do when you want to get "busy" w/dh? We've had kids walk in on us a couple of times and I can't imagine getting it on with them a foot away.
We have never dtd in this bedroom. If it's during the day we usually wait until DS2 is napping (or when he is still asleep in the morning) and we have to make use of the TV babysitter for DS1. Then we sneak off to the bathroom. Or at night after the boys are both sleeping we dtd in the living room or kitchen. We are pretty creative. :

We utilize a fan in the bedroom for white noise and we use a heavier-weight curtain on the bedroom doorway to block some noise so we can watch TV or do other things . . . . We had the door of the bedroom left off because it takes up too much room inside the bedroom when the door is open.

We do have to be a little bit quiet when the boys are sleeping but we're used to it by now. The white noise helps a lot in blocking out other sounds that could wake them.
post #24 of 40
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we have never dtd in this bedroom. If it's during the day we usually wait until DS2 is napping (or when he is still asleep in the morning) and we have to make use of the TV babysitter for DS1. Then we sneak off to the bathroom. Or at night after the boys are both sleeping we dtd in the living room or kitchen. We are pretty creative. :

We utilize a fan in the bedroom for white noise and we use a heavier-weight curtain on the bedroom doorway to block some noise so we can watch TV or do other things . . . . We had the door of the bedroom left off because it takes up too much room inside the bedroom when the door is open.

We do have to be a little bit quiet when the boys are sleeping but we're used to it by now. The white noise helps a lot in blocking out other sounds that could wake them.

That's hysterical...thanks for the candor
post #25 of 40
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We have never dtd in this bedroom. If it's during the day we usually wait until DS2 is napping (or when he is still asleep in the morning) and we have to make use of the TV babysitter for DS1. Then we sneak off to the bathroom. Or at night after the boys are both sleeping we dtd in the living room or kitchen. We are pretty creative. :

We utilize a fan in the bedroom for white noise and we use a heavier-weight curtain on the bedroom doorway to block some noise so we can watch TV or do other things . . . . We had the door of the bedroom left off because it takes up too much room inside the bedroom when the door is open.

We do have to be a little bit quiet when the boys are sleeping but we're used to it by now. The white noise helps a lot in blocking out other sounds that could wake them.
Ohhhh thats funny! Love it!:
We co-sleep with our son so I know all about the bathroom, living and dining areas..:
post #26 of 40
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We have never dtd in this bedroom. If it's during the day we usually wait until DS2 is napping (or when he is still asleep in the morning) and we have to make use of the TV babysitter for DS1. Then we sneak off to the bathroom. .
We use to be a noTV family for years until my mother gave us a tv (yuck) and some videos (even more yuck!) and so we let the kids watch one and discovered... hey, the kiddums are content and occupied and that movie lasts over an hour (someone told me that saturday morning cartoons were made just for this purpose)... and now we are completely addicted. I always scratch my head when people say tv is fine for kids as long as you aren't using it as a babysitter because that's the only thing I think it's good for!
post #27 of 40
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I always scratch my head when people say tv is fine for kids as long as you aren't using it as a babysitter because that's the only thing I think it's good for!
post #28 of 40
A tiny but OT but...

I think it is absolutely hilarious that sometimes I go into people's houses and think..."you know? they have kids. I know they have probably dtd in every room of their hosue...here? here? Ugh, woah...ok gotta stand up "

Then I laugh to my self and think of how many times we have had a party and how many times people have thought the same thing about us and our house...

Or, gods, am I the only one who thinks like this?:
post #29 of 40
Very cute!!!!!
why did you guys have to downsize out of curiosity?
post #30 of 40
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A tiny but OT but...

I think it is absolutely hilarious that sometimes I go into people's houses and think..."you know? they have kids. I know they have probably dtd in every room of their hosue...here? here? Ugh, woah...ok gotta stand up "

Then I laugh to my self and think of how many times we have had a party and how many times people have thought the same thing about us and our house...

Or, gods, am I the only one who thinks like this?:
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Nope I am worried about this as people know we co-sleep.. I always think they are thinking "eww yuck gross.." But, I know we are not the only ones having "fun" out of the bed, so I think about it when I sit on our freinds couch as well...
post #31 of 40
Wow, this is really inspiring. I am so drawn to minimalism, yet I have a difficult time achieving it.
post #32 of 40
Your home is ADORABLE! I LOVE the clean, uncluttered look, and it's still warm and homey! VERY nice!!!

Thanks for sharing!

post #33 of 40
It's very pretty! You say you aren't staying there long, where are you moving to? It looks like such a nice place to leave. I also love the paint colors.
post #34 of 40
This is wonderful! Your home is so lovely and peaceful looking. This is what I aspire to - a home where my family and I can escape the clutter of modern life! Thanks for the inspiration!
post #35 of 40
Beautiful.
post #36 of 40
What a great apartment! It's inspirational!
post #37 of 40
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Very cute!!!!!
why did you guys have to downsize out of curiosity?
We first decided to move because we felt uncomfortable in our HUGE apartment. It was just too big and it was too hard for me, a SAHM of a baby and toddler, and my husband working lots of overtime at that point in time, to keep it clean-- and then, we found out DS1 was getting lead poisoning form that apartment, so we decided to move. We wanted to move to a slightly safer area of town, which would cost a little more in rent, but we couldn't afford any more in rent. So then we decided to kind of think outside the box when deciding how much space we needed. We started decluttering like crazy people. We closed down first one bedroom to see how it was living with only two. (No problem.) Then closed down two. Still no problem. So, we decided to try to find a one bedroom apartment with a larger kitchen and/or living room area than we had at the time. And we did! And it was great! We are saving about $100 a month on rent and utilities from what we were paying before (hard to say how much it is exactly because of utility differences) and we are in a better area too.
post #38 of 40
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It's very pretty! You say you aren't staying there long, where are you moving to? It looks like such a nice place to leave. I also love the paint colors.
Thank you so much, and thank you everyone.

I've been affected by SAD with the long winters here, so we are expecting to move as soon as a good opportunity pops up in dh's company (which we have reason to think wouldn't be too much longer.) We are strongly considering North Carolina, or possibly Florida. But I don't know, I still feel conflicted about moving-- it is a really great apartment, right next to two little parks with playgrounds (one with a community pool) and also within walking distance to a library-- oh and a new little HFS just opened up within walking distance too! Woohoo! Also we have lots of family in this area. It's GREAT here from late spring through early fall . . . but by November it gets really hard to take the boys out at all and I kinda get stuck inside and it's overcast a lot and crummy and I get cabin-fever-ish. : I like walking a lot, when the weather permits I walk every day. So I miss that in the winter (it's often either too cold to take the boys out or else the sidewalks are covered in snow.) We'll see how it goes this winter (I don't think we'll move before then ) and maybe it'll be better, now that DS2 will be a year old, but we'll see.
post #39 of 40
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Thank you so much, and thank you everyone.

I've been affected by SAD with the long winters here, so we are expecting to move as soon as a good opportunity pops up in dh's company (which we have reason to think wouldn't be too much longer.) We are strongly considering North Carolina, or possibly Florida. But I don't know, I still feel conflicted about moving-- it is a really great apartment, right next to two little parks with playgrounds (one with a community pool) and also within walking distance to a library-- oh and a new little HFS just opened up within walking distance too! Woohoo! Also we have lots of family in this area. It's GREAT here from late spring through early fall . . . but by November it gets really hard to take the boys out at all and I kinda get stuck inside and it's overcast a lot and crummy and I get cabin-fever-ish. : I like walking a lot, when the weather permits I walk every day. So I miss that in the winter (it's often either too cold to take the boys out or else the sidewalks are covered in snow.) We'll see how it goes this winter (I don't think we'll move before then ) and maybe it'll be better, now that DS2 will be a year old, but we'll see.

I know just what you mean. I am in Western New York where there is little sun from much of November until April. It is cold and dark most of the winter. My SIL an her grown sons all moved to NC 6 years ago and they LOVE it My BIL talks about how much more gardening weather he has and the boys couldn't be happier. I realize they all moved down together, but they still miss family here. Good luck wth your decision.
post #40 of 40
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Good luck wth your decision.
Thank you!
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