Monday, September 27, 2010


NaBloPoMo: Day 27 (Just.3.More.Days!)

Have you ever been curious about what each of our homes look like? What does Meri's new house look like? Hell, is she even unpacked yet? Where does Heidi blog from? Where is Joanne curling up to catch this season's Amazing Race?

I am curious, I bet you are too.

So, today, for a lack of much to say due to my compressed and ischemic creative brain cells slowly necrotizing from the mucous influx and extreme "eyeball-popping" pressure after a pitiful attempt to do "Plough" during Yoga X, I am going to show you around our home.

The Maher's New (to us) Home

The Mudroom (10' by 18' of pure awesomeness)

There is so much space in this puppy that I decided to add a kid's craft/science center.

WTF? Seriously look at the nasty water.

Ah, yeah a jawbone from a cow? moose? We don't know. Any thoughts?

Joe made a snow globe out of a baby jar, and scrumpled up tin foil....hmmm.

The Kitchen

Grand Central

Grand Central with Joe's Log...the orange highlighter is HIGHS/blue is LOWS.

Our Family Contract...Note: the "no whacking with a shovel" - Joe's idea.

Laminated Allowance Expectations

Where all the "Blogging Magic" happens. AND where "Pancake Ass" takes place from the long blogging hours I have put in this month.

Dining Room

Cute Broom Closet

Let's open it and see what is inside...

Oh look, it's a sharps container! What home is complete without one?

Oh and in pantry #2 we have more "d" supplies!

My favorite painting. Bridget thinks the blond girl looks possessed.

My favorite family photo...

The T.V. Room

The Screened-In Porch

More treasures... remember all of the boxes of rocks I moved?

Saw this guy as I was taking pix...couldn't resist. Funny how Lego people cannot look violent even with a machine gun in their hand. Why is that anyway?

More of Joe's creations.

Home Theater (in the basement)

More "d" supplies

And a few more....

A day-in-the-life of the Maher's (pronounced "Mars") at home. Thanks for dropping by!


Nicole said...

I LOVE your house you have a beautiful home and I need to work on a Grand Central.

That was such a nice post, I feel like I just stop by your home for a little visit :)


Denise said...

Love it! Can we move in? Looks like there are plenty of D supplies to go around! Love the craft area...and my boys would love the croc in the water.

Renata said...

Absolutely loved Joe's addition to the house rules. I can understand how he came up with that and would assume that every house needs a similar rule.

Cindy said...

You have such a beautiful house, Reyna! Love it! I think I'd stay away from drinking the water though....

Heather said...

Yep, pretty sure I won't be posting pictures of my home anytime soon! It pales in comparison to su casa! You have a beautiful home! Just a little jealous of the mud room.... :)

Sarah said...

Ahhh...that mud room is every mothers dream! Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world with us.

FeltFinland said...

No house is complete without the little lego people lurking where you least expect them!

Unknown said...

I'll be right over....and don't worry, I'll just make myself at home. I feel like I could lounge on the porch with a cup of tea and a good book for an entire afteroon!

BEAUTIFUL!!! I loved this :) Maybe I'll follow suit...maybe...

Joanne said...

Love the house... it's soooooo CLEAN! I don't think there is one inch of my house that I could photograph and put up on my blog without being mortally embarrased.

Unknown said...

@ Renata - I knew you would love that...I mean good hell, none of us should be whacking each other with shovels FTLOG!

To the rest...thanks for the kind words. Joanne - I multi-tasked, had to clean to get the I got a "two-fer" out of this post.

Funny how, in the mix of it all..."d" is there.

Stephanie said...

That is one big-ass sharps container!! :)

Love your home! Maybe the next time my cleaning fairies visit, I'll take some pix.

AjsMommy82 said...

Awww thanks for having me over!!! :)
Love your house, so beautiful and yes so so CLEAN!!!

Hallie Addington said...

THanks for inviting me over!!! I LOVE this! I will always think of you in Grand Central and at your computer! I think we should do a meme and ALL do this!!!

Lora said...

I totally butchered your last name :( I am glad you straightened that out for me.

Your house is beautiful... we could ALL totally bunk there :)

Nikki said...

Great photos. I love it. I teared up when I saw your fav family photo.. Must be because I love you all so much. xoxo

Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful, crafty home! I love all the rules and chore lists! I have a chore chart's empty and no one cares...ha! Now if everyone follows suit I'll definitely have to figure out how to get pic's on my blog!? So we'll just see if this little idea takes off! (Incentive? or threat? dare ya everyone!) Loves!

LaLa said...

Wow! Beautiful home! I can't wait to come over for some tomato soup and a chat! :)

My house is such a mess I am pretty sure I would die of embarrassment!

LaLa said...

BTW - totally happy I now know how to say your last name properly!

Meri said...

Your home is so freakin beautiful Reyna! You are so moved in! I'm in desperate need of accesorizing! My pics will be boring, but I'll try to get some up sometime. Actually, we put things up the walls for the first time today! It is starting to come together!

Thanks for the delux tour!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

I have comments galore tonight! First, this post was a lot of fun. Your house is lovely.

I blog from my home office. I'll show you a pic some day.

Your house makes me homesick for the Colonials of the northeast. I grew up in a neighborhood called Colonial Acres and all the houses looked like yours. Can you tell I miss the northeast?

Your mud room is incredible. Lucky you! The rest of my family would go ga-ga over the home theater.

Love the family rules and allowance expectations. I think I need to print ours and post them like that on our family bulletin board. Good idea!

I wondered if your name sounded like "Mar" or "Mayer." Glad I know now.

Love the family photo!

Heidi =) said...

Thanks for having me over to your beautiful home! I love the house rules, esp the shovel one =)

Cdejulius said...

What a lovely home . . .well organized for sure! Or did you just do that for the photo session?? :) Thanks for opening your door . . .

Shannon@ The New Normal Life said...

Your home is stunning!! Thank you for sharing!! I am in love with all of it.... the closet space, the colors the open floor plan!! HEck sign me up!! THANKS for letting us visit your home today!!