Today I'd like to showcase a couple of my favorite parts of our new home. These were John's ideas, and they are practical and beautiful, just like he is!
First we have a water fountain. John bought this on Ebay at a discount, had it shipped to his sister up north, then upon returning to Mexico, she brought it down with her. Here's why this is an ingenious idea: When the kids are thirsty, they won't have to get out a glass or use paper cups. Not that we ever did use paper cups, but even when you train kids to leave their cups on the counter for later use, it still looks cluttered, and during fly season, you can count on the fact that little grimy legs have climbed all over the rim of your cup! EEUUWW! I can see much less dishwashing in my future and that's a good thing!
...and if one water fountain is good, two is better!
The one on the left is for adults and the one on the right is just the right height for kids and our buddies who use wheelchairs. I swear my husband is a genius!
Next we have the new brick facing on our woodburning stove.
You are actually viewing this stove through an open arch I designed to be cut out of the wall between the living room and the kitchen. The arch alone looked great, but when John had the brick facing added while I was out of town, I was ecstatic to return and find it exactly as I had envisioned! And he hadn't even asked me what I wanted there. He can read my mind, did you know that? With this stove between the two rooms, not only can the stove be enjoyed by those who are in the living room, it can cozy-fy the people in the kitchen, too! This stove is about 5 feet away from the dining table, so I am seeing lots of cozy soup and homemade bread dinners by the fire this winter!
Isn't my husband the best!
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