Friday, October 21, 2016

The Little Bedroom in the Apartment

Welcome back to Creative Country Mom's!
Thanks so much for your nice notes this week about our little rental.
Yes, it is cozy... aka very small, but it is starting to feel more like home.
 Grandma Gertie's lamp made the trip just fine...
I had it in the car behind my seat and it chimed all the way down to Alabama.
 The piepan safe is doing double duty as storage and a tv stand.
I had my antiques wrapped tight for the six hour haul.
 The mannequin has been a good place to keep my purse in the small space.
 Most everything is on the floor.
I tried command hooks and most of them would not stick to the walls.
So anything heavy is just propped here and there.
The wash stand is a good side table with more storage.
 I have to have chairs in my bedrooms.... don't you?
It is only 11 by 13, but it has a nice door to the screen porch.
 And we have all of our internet and cables going now....
I have been catching up on all the new shows.
 We just got this little bed before we moved.
I will get a cute headboard and bedding once it goes into my 14 yr olds room in the next house.
She wants a tufted grey headboard.
The floor lamp has become my main lighting in the evening.
 I love a little bit of bling....
 I miss having the big clock on the wall, but it is safe for now.
 We basically have two masters, the bathroom is right across the hall.
 We gave our girls the larger bedroom with the big bath and closet.
They had not shared a room since they were 4 and 6.
It is only part of the time, we are going back and forth in the two homes.
 But we are making do....
My youngest and I (and her dog) are still traveling back and forth to Indiana.
Praying our house sells quickly.
My 17 yr old is in school full time in Alabama.
That makes it hard on Mom.
I don't want to miss anything!

We had an open house last weekend, and another this Sunday.
Hoping someone falls in love with it soon....

xxx....Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tidbits of Fall Decor and the Pups~~~

Just a few more pics of the Alabama rental for you today....
And some puppy cuteness....
I have quite a bit going on in this corner.
I am missing all of my room in the big house to decorate!
But hopefully this won't be for long.
 The doors are off my wardrobe from shipping....
So I am propping them up like windows.
The girls are still getting use to people outside and not barking.
 The weather has been beautiful this week, but very warm.
We take a big walk around the lake in the mornings and another at almost dark.
 I only have a tiny bit of fall out.
 I have so many ideas for next year....
When everything hopefully is not all boxed up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today....Brooke


Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Tiny Little Apartment Kitchen in Alabama

 Hello there, welcome back to Creative Country Moms!
Last week I gave you a little peek at the apartment we have until our home sells.
  Today I am sharing the tiny little kitchen.
First off, I want to share my new canisters from "At Home"
Aren't they cute?  I am adding lots of copper this fall.
 Love the warm colors and bits of vintage in the otherwise neutral space.
 The little ledge is fun to decorate and keeps the counters clear.
When you have almost no space... every inch is precious!
 But it has a nice pantry and the washer and dryer are behind the folding doors.
 But with a space so tiny, everything has to be put in its place.
Yes, I will want a big kitchen again, but for now I am enjoying the little apartment.
Its pretty easy to keep clean... and we are doing things while we are here.

We had an open house last weekend and another this weekend on our Indiana home.
No offers yet, keep your fingers crossed.

xxx....Brooke

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Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden.
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Cute Little Screen Porch At The Lake in Alabama

  Welcome to the little house in Alabama....
 We are renting here until our home sells in Indiana.
 One of the things that sold me on this unit was this darling screen porch.
I only brought a few things down from my Indiana porch.
There are four more pieces to my furnature and my table.
Until then... it will be sparse.
But it is a great place to have a cup of coffee or make a few calls.
The dogs love it here too, we people watch...
And hunt for squirrels.
It has a nice storage closet as well.
I love the green color on the siding and doors.
 It has a door, but we do not use it.
It opens to my living room and a bedroom.
A cotton wreath is appropriate.
They are picking cotton in Alabama right now.
As an Indiana farm girls, this fascinates me!
Many of the neighborhood we are looking at houses in are surrounded by cotton fields.
Okay, here are more pics of our rental from the site.
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This is where I get on the trail every morning that goes around the lake.
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Our unit looks exactly like this except ours is green.
 
Our unit is on the edge of the water like these, but we face out towards the parking.
The weather has just been fantastic.
I have enjoyed walking around the lake with my dogs.
It is small, but it is very nice in this complex.
If you have to rent, this is the way to go.
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Thanks for stopping by.....Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden.
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Friday, October 14, 2016

The Details in Small Spaces....

I am back two days in a row!
I hate to blog from my tablet, so I am happy to be back at my desk for a bit.
Welcome back to Creative Country Mom's!
Yesterday I share my first post about the Alabama rental.
Incase you missed it you can click here.
I only took a small amount of my home decor items to the rental.
And a little goes a long way in a small space.
Many of the pictures I had planned on hanging.
I purchased command hooks, but the walls are a bit textured and almost slick.
The hooks held for about 24 hours and.... boom... down came two things in a few hours.
 So.... things are leaning and propped on the floor.
But that is okay, it is just for a few months we hope!
 I really like the combinations together of my vintage with a bit of modern industrial.
I hope to add more industrial shelving and a big distressed farmhouse table in the next house.
As a reader asked me yesterday... no, I did not bring a table and chairs.
I have space for my antique desk on the blank wall you can see here.
I should have moved it, but I wanted a workplace in Indiana.
But when this house sells, I hope soon... I will get it down there in hubbys truck.
I was very worried that everything would fit, it does... but just barely.
But it still feels like home.
I am happy all my antiques in the bedrooms made it safely.
We had them wrapped and blanketed.
But still it was a big job... and I am still wore out.

We have an Open House here on Sunday.
I have got to get off here and back at it.
I will post more pics tomorrow...
I have about 3-4 new shares on the spaces.

Wish me luck and energy to finish up!
xxx....Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures into her home and garden.
I am linking to the parties found on my main page.
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