House Meme

I saw this over at Meg's at Get In, Hang On and thought that it looked like fun. Plus I needed something quick to post today before I head to bed (still trying to catch up on my sleep!)

When you walk in your front door, which room do you enter? A small foyer with a brick wall on your right, the stairs going up on your left and the dining room straight in front of you. If you turn right before you hit the dining room you head towards the boys media room (for lack of a better word) and if you go left you head towards the kitchen and family room.

The original house was built in the 1940s and they added onto it a few years before we bought it. The brick in the foyer is actually the outside of the original house. Adds a lot of character.

Do you have a dishwasher? Yes.

Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floors? Actually we have a family room (living room was the "formal room" in my house growing up) and it is ceramic tile with an area rug. One of the things I love about this house is that the foyer, dining room, kitchen and family room is all tile (with radiant floor heat so our feet stay toasty).

Do you keep your kitchen knives on the counter or in a drawer? On the counter.

House, apartment, duplex or trailer? House.

How many bedrooms is it? Four. Three are upstairs, the master bedroom is downstairs. It is one of the few things that I dislike about the house.

Gas stove or electric? Gas thank goodness. I hate electric.

Do you have a yard? Yup. It was one of the big selling points of the house. We have 1.3 acres, over 16 mature trees and are still "inside the beltway".

What size TV is in the living room? 36 inch widescreen HD TV. Hubby would like to get a bigger one but it would not fit in the entertainment center.

Are your plates in the same cupboard as your cups? No.

Is there a coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter? Yes, on a side counter. but we rarely drink coffee at home. What room is your computer in? Hmmm…which computer? I usually use my laptop while sitting on the family room couch or back on my bed. Hubby uses his laptop while sitting on the couch (and yes, we do sometimes email each other while we are both on the couch!) Kyle has a small laptop which travels with him and Jason refuses to give up the desktop in the media room. (It is a good thing that Jeff has his own IT company…makes it easier to get the computer hand-me-downs)

Are there pictures hanging in your living room? Yes. One wall has photographs of houses that I have taken throughout the years. One has a really nice painting of townhouses that I got at a craft fair and the third wall is our family gallery with pictures of the boys at different ages. Most of our artwork is photography…either mine or ones that I pick up at craft shows.

Are there any themes found in your home? Sunflowers in the powder room. Fruit in the dining room. Houses in the family room.

What kind of laundry detergent do you use? Ecover Laundry Wash

Do you use dryer sheets? No. We had dryer balls for a couple of weeks but they split open.

Do you have any curtains in your home? Valences in the kitchen, dining room and media room. Curtains in the family room. Curtains and roman shades in the master bedroom, blinds in the master bath. Valence in Kyle's room (who does not like the dark), roller shades in Jason's room (who needs darkness to fall asleep), blinds and valence in guest/craft room. I personally do not like closed blinds/curtains if I can help it.

What color is your fridge? White.

Is your house clean? Clean yes (we have a green cleaning service every two weeks) but our biggest problem is with clutter. We have way too much stuff.

What room is the most neglected? The basement or the garage.

Are the dishes in your sink/dishwasher clean or dirty? Dirty.

How long have you lived in your home? Will be 9 years in March.

Where did you live before?

  • Owned a townhouse with Jeff in Annandale, VA (7 years).
  • Rented a townhouse with Jeff in Annandale, VA (1 year).
  • Rented an apartment with Jeff in Fair Lakes, VA (1 year).
  • Rented an apartment in Blacksburg, VA (3rd-5th year).
  • East Ambler Johnson Dorm in Blacksburg, VA (1st-2nd year).
  • Home with my family in Severna Park, MD (9th grade to 12th).
  • Home with my family in Rome, NY (birth to 9th grade)

Do you have one of those fluffy toilet lid covers on your toilet? Most definitely NOT!

Do you have a scale anywhere in your house? Two in the master bath (a normal basic one for me and a complicated one that I don't know how to use for Jeff).

How many mirrors are in your house? 7

Look up. What do you see? Upstairs railing, ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling.

Do you have a garage? Yes, a two car garage. But we can not currently fit any cars in it.

Anyone else want to play?