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Friday, May 3, 2013

A walk down memory lane.... our digs in Osky

So I missed Throw Back Thursday that is becoming the thing on Facebook yesterday, so I am going to throw it back today, Friday.... I never have been the one to follow the "rules". 

I thought it would be fun to share photos of our first home in Oskaloosa.  This home has alot of great memories in it... ones filled with friends and family.  This is the first home that Shawn and I lived in together, one that has housed my brother and a wonderful friend.  When we moved out, I cried in the driveway...  If I could have moved this house to Pella, I totally would have!

I saw this house online and fell in love with it immediately.  I loved the front porch, the porch swing and the overall bungalow look of the house.  The potential for this house was unbelivable!  I was lucky enough to negotiate a great price on the home.  It did need some repairs, new flooring as the owners previous animals has taken liberties in using the carpets as wonderful pee pads.....   oh and the carpet colors were so wonderous... a beautiful country blue and a dusty rose... with matching colored walls. 
Many friends came over many nights to paint walls, drink some beers and to help me with moving in.  To this day I am so thankful for all their help and support in this new adventure. 
Onto the inside!
Living Room
Dining Room

The Kitchen

The first floor bathroom
Our Bedroom
Guest Bedroom

Our Basement Storage area -
basement also included a laundry area, a non conforming bedroom and a bathroom with a shower.
Laundry Area
Onto the 2nd floor!
The Office
And now... my absolute favorite room of the entire house.... my haven...  my retreat... whatever you would like to call it... it was wonderous!!!!
My scrapbooking room...

Shawn misses this garage more than anything,
 it was a great sized garage for all his toys and guy stuff...

Our patio and backyard
Final photo folks... the ole driveway... and final view of the house.
Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane with us!


  1. WOW what an amazing house and the scrap-booking room is my ultimate favorite for sure! Sincerely Melissa Hauf

  2. Thanks Melissa! We thought it was a great home too!