I was looking at these photos that ran in FDLuxe almost two years ago.  My house was all white.

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Now–it's grey and shades of beige…


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Kind of yucky pictures taken by me.

The girls and I came very close to moving this past year.  We really wanted a larger home, but in the end, we decided to stay.  None of us could bear to leave.  As small as it is, we are very attached to this little house, and we all  have shared many wonderful memories here.  This is our home.  Storage will continue to be a constant challenge, and we have this leak we've been trying to find for about 3 years–I think we're getting close to getting the upper hand.  We also have an ongoing battle with the feisty tree lizards that claim they were here first.  In fact, we have interloper hibernating in the house this winter.  Every time we threw him out, he would look for an opportunity to run back in the front door.  Now he resides under the book shelf, only coming out to sun himself under the Christmas tree.   His name is Fido.  I'm happy we decided to stay–there is no place like home.    Maybe I  just need a little kitchen renovation this year.  ;)

I was so inspired by the kitchen in "It's Complicated."  Thanks to andKathleen for sending me these on Twitter.

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