I updated Jules’ room before we left Montana and she was very sad to leave it behind. See Jules’ Room in the Montana House Tour. Now that we are getting settled into the Prairie Victorian I have been pulling together some images of what I would like to do for her room here.
The most striking item is the giant wall clock. It remains to be seen as to whether Jules would actually say yes to it – but it a super cool feature in this proposal. also that super cute furry bone bunny is just such an out of the ordinary piece…I had to add it in. Our family loves Halloween, its just a slight nod. I might also switch out the pink for a teal.
Sometimes I think to myself – my poor family, they have to put up with constant changes in the house, me always asking if they are ok with how their rooms look…secretly crossing my fingers that there is something that they want to change. And if they don’t want to change anything, me thinking up a reason to surprise them with something new. Does that make me a lunatic? Probably. I am surprised Dave hasn’t lost it, especially when he comes home from a work trip and opens a drawer in the kitchen to find hand towels instead of our silverware or has to search for the plates for the umpteenth time in our marriage.
They must really love me. 🙂
The lake cabin has been closed for the season and we have moved down from the lake to the prairie. Our new digs is an old (+100 years) house in Dave’s home town. you know the one…..there is only 30 people here.
It definitely needs some love and attention. Here is a little peak at what we walked into…..
All of the carpet needed to be pulled up and this back entryway got some new linoleum to take that yucky stuffs place.
Even though there are still a TON of boxes in the living room and dining room, I was able to organize enough of the kitchen to have a clear work space. Thank goodness! Cooking at home is one of my favorite past times and not being able to do that was brutal.
Here is another shot as I was getting dinner ready.
Jules is digging the banister.
Behind Jules is a gorgeous leaded glass window – I will have to take some window pics to showcase them. Below is another pic of some leaded windows. This room is supposed to be the dining room, but for now it is functioning as my library. Hello! I need those books out and available for my reading pleasure.
The downstairs bathroom has been cleaned and painted. I will have to address the floor – unless any of you have some kind of linoleum floor cleaning secret. I have not been able to clean it any better than this ……
If cleaning is your super power….share your knowledge!
Last item – did you notice a tiny kennel in the dining room/library pic? well……..
Fall is a beautiful time of year in North Dakota…especially in the Turtle Mountains. Sigh. so pretty.
There has been a mass exodus of boats and pontoons from the water and it is so quiet up here now. During the summer months the lake is a hive of activity. Boats buzzing across the lake all the time. And then Fall comes and it winds down slowly until that week before the first frost…..the rustle of the leaves is the only sound.
Cool mornings and warm days. Love it!
Even on an overcast evening like this – I have this view. ↓
I hope you are all enjoying the Fall Season. Get your Pumpkin Spice while you can! hahahahaha
We always knew that we would end up here. Both Dave and I thought it would be closer to retirement, but we always kept an eye on the job openings…..and here we are 🙂 A large factor in our decision, is the proximity to the lake. Dave and I are lake people. He has had a dream of having a cabin on water since he was a kid. I added that to my bucket list the first year he took me to Lake Metigoshe when I was 23.
I have posted about the lake before:
Our stay on the Canadian side
4th of July
So pretty and fun. The girls are looking forward to waking up next to the water during the summer months.
Pics of us getting settled into the cabin for the season.
Jules made sure we had flowers for the table.
Evening on the lake
And now I am off to prep for an extended Fourth of July Holiday. Follow along on Instagram....