Friday, April 16, 2010

Twitter House Partay WOOT!



Ok, so all of you voted and said that you'd most like to see a photo tour of my house, well I've been dragging my feet on cleaning things so I have slacked on getting you some pictures. Luckily some ladies on Twitter have decided to host a Twitter House Party and so I am cleaning and I offer you the following photos of mi casa....

Welcome to beautiful Colorado ya'll.... come on in let me show you around....

Here's the foyer and the front stairs, go up to the bedrooms, go down to the bar and theater and game room and some other things. It's got lots of twirly ornate things because I won the vote of girly vs masculine with the hubbs, you wouldn't believe how long it was before we found some perfect wall hangings to enhance the staircase

Here's where we get her done! Good old cookin in the kitchen! Nothing much else to say except ahem do you SEE how clean it is... yea!!

One of the many toilets to clean UGH! This is a powder bath and the toilet has one of those cool handles that actually sits on the top of the bowl and you pull it straight up to flush. Makes you feel like you're in France or something ha!

The pretty office, because lord knows if you're actually working it sure as hell doesn't look like THIS ha! The "real" office is downstairs.

The theater! See that purdy ceiling? That's the hubbs handy work, actually he built the whole place, but this is his "fancy" work. I have spent many nights curled up asleep down here because I have a bad habit of not being able to make it through the whole movie. The carpet is my fave :)

Here's the pool, well in the winter... still snow on the ground and definitely NOT time to swim yet... but I think we've got a pic of it in the summer...


Yep here it is! Pretty sparkly water that is kept so warm it's like a bath. Lots of fun has been had out here dualing to water basketball and chicken games.


So what do ya think?!!! Ok ok... I have something to admit.... this isn't technically MY house... although I've spend a LOT of time over here. It's actually my in-laws house! The benefits of being in a family full of custom home contractors. But I had to do it, I didn't get to play an April Fools this year :) ::::blushes::::: You all got the brunt of my joke, I made a funny :)

So you want to see MY house... allllright.... here's my real house... at least for now until we build our own purdy masterpiece!



Here's the entry way... I have a thing for wall vignettes (collages) so this is one of them. I have a lot of Divinci art on this wall... Oh yea and I have a thing for clocks, there are TONS of them in the house, and NONE of them actualy work, they're purely decorative ha, silly I know!

More entryway...


Onto the living room, my little helper is happily bouncing away!


Living room moving into the dining room.... I guess you could call our style somewhat "old worldish" because we really like maps, antiques, and classic art work like the Divinci's but I guess it's a little bit more modern than that??



And the dining room....



Dining room moving into the kitchen...




The kitchen

Yes, do you see how clean my kitchen is... take it in... this is a RARE occurence!


This is where hubbs and I sleep... or how shall I say... where the "magic" happens ha!



More master bedroom

And this is where Mr. HL sleeps currently until he gets the boot in a couple of weeks..


Onto the powder bathroom which I graciously cleaned for ya'lls viewing pleasure.



And then onto HL's real room....





I have lots of vintage things in his room like the old gumball machine which is filled with Matchbox Cars, then we've got a Curious George clock, John Deer lunchbox, good old sock monkey, vintage planes and cars, a Radio Flyer... all the boy stuff. Oh yea and Daddy's lacrosse sticks...




I hang up his slings and carriers on the back of the door. Here we have his great grandfather's Abacus from WWII in China, and a bunch of legos in an apothecary jar...


This folks, is what I like to call the black hole, it is one of the "offices" and as you can see it is the MESSIEST dang room in the house. Which I guess is a good thing, it means that lots of work takes place here... between two companies I'm lucky to get anything done ha, but I dread this room, I hate going in here, and this is as good of a pic as you'll get of it.


Then we move downstairs to the fun stuff... I present to you the Maven Bar and game room... You'll see I have tons of old games hung all over the walls, and lots of vintage signs. We play darts down here and watch sports on the tele, occassionally break out the Jagger tap and have a good time with friends.



This is where the REAL magic happens... yummm beer... we also collect tap handles which are everywhere...


More bar and games


Right now my little plants are enjoying the game room...


Now we move onto what I like to call Twitter "Cribs" you know when they show you the inside of the fridge on MTV Cribs... well this is what you really want to see isn't it... Notice how empty it is, it looks a little full because I scooted everything to the front but it's bare because I haven't been able to eat normal food in forever thanks to my wisdom teeth nightmare...



Here's the good stuff... I told you I was just a "slight" fan of Beefaroni... yes I eat like a toddler at times... as you can see we're ALWAYS stocked with some Chef Boyardi, D-lish!


And that about wraps it up, what I didn't show was the guest room because it's pretty much Bella central right now and I was tired of cleaning. Likewise there are a couple more bathrooms and while I love you all dearly I don't love you enough to clean ALL of the bathrooms. And we've got the laundry room...


27 comments:

alena said...

You fooled me I was like "DANG she makes good money on her blog!!

Emily said...

OMG! I was like- this B*tch is BRAGGING. lol. Like- oh... just look at my little GIANT MANSION! But you got me. I like your real place better though! :)

nicci_a said...

Girl! No lie, I was totally about to de-friend you, LOL!!!!

But your REAL house is lovely! I love the bar and game room :)

Heidi-D said...

Ummmm... Wow! Jealous!

Heidi-D said...

I should have clarified... Of both houses! Yours is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Monkey's Mom said...

Ok, can I come live in your house? Or actually can I just move into your game room? I'll clean up after myself I promise! Your house is beautiful and I love all the cute touches in HL's room :)

lawmomma77 said...

I was thinking we couldn't be friends at all. I mean, your real house is gorgeous.... but that first one pissed me off. :)

harmskills said...

I thought that was your house!!! LOL! what a beautiful house your in laws have. love yours too. HLs room is so cute! and the man-cave love it

jennyford said...

ha! ha! this was cracking me up. One day the gorgeous first house will be yours! but until then your place is pretty darn cute too! and after i shower up this morning i will be headed over to take full advantage of those beer taps in the party room. please have fresh cupcakes ready, ya, thanks :)

Twenty Littel Toes said...

LoL, you're funny girl!!
I love your in laws house! If my in-laws had a house like that I'd be hanging there all day long
I like your real house too:)

Jenny said...

TEASE!

Seriously, though. I'm in love with your bar/game room. Most excellent.

mommamaven said...

Haa, I wish I was making money like that from blogging! Wouldn't that be
nice! :)

mommamaven said...

LOL! Gotcha! I figured people would do that, like what a beyotch haaa! One
day right... one day I'll have my little giant mansion hee :)

mommamaven said...

Hee, thank you :) I couldn't help myself lol but the one thing about the
in-laws is that we have MUCH different decorating taste ;)

mommamaven said...

Aww thanks! Really? Jealous of my wee abode too, that makes my day!! Thanks
for popping ovah :)

mommamaven said...

Thank you!! For sure come on over!! The guest room is just adjacent to the
game room so that would be perfect, no? Ha!

mommamaven said...

Haaha, I know I got some definite DEATH stares from everyone at first hee!
But thank you and pwease don't defwend me ::::bats eyelashes::::

mommamaven said...

Yea sometimes I close my eyes and dream it's mine... ahhh some day.... I
will be sure to tell them that another person thinks their house is amazing
and that makes me hate them even more haa! But thank you and you're totally
right about the man cave, hubbs is like a "pig in shit" down there, he loves
it!

mommamaven said...

LOL wasn't that too much fun?! Yes, one day.... *soon* (key word) it shall
be mine... I just keep on tellin myself that!! And yes as soon as you're
ready please bring the little dude over for a playdate complete with
cupcakes and beer... you know I even have a Guinness cupcake recipe! No lie!
;)

mommamaven said...

I know right, in secrecy I'd rather they go on a lot more vacations so that
we can go over and hang out in the theater and play in the pool haa! But
thank you, I will have to do with my 'real' house for now I guess...
shucks... ;)

mommamaven said...

Haa haa! I gotcha ;) I keed I keed... but thank you and you're more than
welcome to come hang in the bar anytime you happen to pop over to Colorado!

mommamaven said...

I know right, in secrecy I'd rather they go on a lot more vacations so that
we can go over and hang out in the theater and play in the pool haa! But
thank you, I will have to do with my 'real' house for now I guess...
shucks... ;)

Krystal said...

Dude, I love your house! The IL's isn't too shabby either... =0)
There is an award on my blog for you!

mommamaven said...

Awww thanks!!! I know, the in-laws is a tad bit white trashish but ya know
we deal with it when we go over there HA! And OMG thank you for the award :)
I feel so SPESHUL!!! woo hoo!!

Tasha said...

OK, so I was starting to really hate you. But now I don't. :) Cute REAL house, love the very boyish nursery.

mommamaven said...

HaHa! Well I'm glad I won ya over in the end ;) thank you!!

ElleJay said...

LOVE the bar! My husband has his own construction company also so he loooooves to build and we've been debating whether or not to invest in a bar in our basement in this house or just wait till the next. Jealous ;) I want one now! hah.

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