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Today is the last stop on our Fort Knox home tour! If you were a guest in our home (not likely, since Andy and I are anti-social, haha!) you would have most likely been familiar with these rooms. We spent the majority of time in them, and for the photos I didn’t do any major “staging”. Instead, you’ll get a glimpse of real life over here!
First thing you’d see when you walk through our front door is our adorable “welcome” sign. Okay, so it doesn’t exactly say “welcome”, but when every house on your block looks identical you need to make sure you’re visiting the right family! Behind that door is a small coat closet.
On the left wall (the same wall as the coat closet) was our entry table. It was a gift from our brother-in-law and his wife and I absolutely loved it! I would plop my purse down on it, Andy would set his patrol cap and keys down there, and I would put any ingoing/outgoing mail there as well.
This was the top of our bookshelf. (Somehow, I missed taking a photo of the bookshelf in its entirety!) On the very top is our wedding album and the Star Wars Legos I bought Andy for his birthday. The second shelf has a plaque of the NCO Creed that Andy received when he was promoted to E-5, a patriotic photo frame I bought from LifeWay, our wedding cake topper, our “war turtles” from our honeymoon in Jamaica, and a seashell from a childhood trip to Florida. The third shelf below that has a photo of President and Mrs. Bush, a Willow Tree figurine that was a wedding present, a music mobile from a friend’s study abroad trip in Germany, and my button collection. The books on that shelf we hand-selected as a combination of classic literature and military literature… you know, to make us look well read and all 😉 The bottom shelves (not pictured) were full of DVDs and board games.
This was Lily’s futon. We typically kept a white sheet on top of it (that I removed for the photo) so her dog fur wouldn’t get on the futon itself.
Lily also had her little station by the door with her collars and leashes. Whenever she wanted to go for a walk, she would tap her nose on the sign.
Our hand-me-down sofa, coffee table, and two end tables. A little cluttery, but that’s because this area of the house was well-loved!
Lily, standing next to Gracie’s cat hammock.
Up next, the kitchen/dining area.
Walking in, this is what you’d see. To the left is the refrigerator.
Across from the fridge (on the side of our cabinets) hangs our Star Wars aprons.
A view of the entire kitchen from the dining area.
Our weekly menu board. Since the last few weeks were nothing but eating the entire contents of our fridge/freezer, I didn’t really use the board.
A close up of the dining room table. The book was a gift from my Mamaw and the cookie jar is from Pioneer Woman for Walmart. Funny story about our table. We bought it off Bookoo and we arranged to pick it up at 6 pm. Well, apparently the wife did not tell the rest of the family we would be arriving at 6 pm, because when we showed up to pick it up they had just set the table for dinner. Half of the family ate on the floor while we took apart the table to take it with us. It was awkward!!!
Lily’s kennel and food bowl was to the left of the dining room area. We originally had it in the living room for a while, but ended up moving it to the corner of the dining area. It actually worked out pretty well!
As you can see, Gracie thought the kennel was hers.
This artwork was on the tiny wall next to the back door. I love filling my home with Scripture.
And our teeny-tiny backyard! It wasn’t ideal with a 50 pound dog that loves to play outside, but we made it work. Perks of a small backyard: it took 30 minutes to “mow” with the weed-eater. Andy made me the hammock stand for my double-person hammock and I loved it! We actually took apart the hammock for our move so we can put it up in our new backyard.
Well, folks, that’s the end of our Fort Knox home tour! Hopefully soon we will have a new home to decorate and call our own.