1. Fitness/Guest Room
It started out something like this:
And ended up like this:
It's all set for me to work out. I can read, go on my laptop, watch movies, or listen to music while I'm on the treadmill. I also have some old workout DVDs and can do workouts online. The bed we got from IKEA can be pulled out to fit two twin mattresses so we're all set for guests to visit, or it can be used to sit on like a couch. I like to call it my "Chick Cave" but really anyone can go in there.
2. Food storage closet
I wish I had taken a true "before" picture with everything stuffed in our under-the-stairs closet, but I only thought to take a picture after emptying it and taking the carpet out. Here are a few photos taken along the way.
This is for long-term food storage--food to have on hand in case of emergency or challenging financial circumstances. We mostly have grains, beans, and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables from Thrive Life. I also threw in some other emergency supplies and will add more a little bit at a time.
3. And last but certainly not least, we got a puppy! Meet Radar, our 14-week-old Miniature Schnauzer:
He's pretty good so far, and loves being held. He has discovered the awesomeness of shoes which we are trying to discourage and he's a little bit clumsy. I clean up a lot of accidents in the house! Ironically, I don't think my floors have ever been so clean.
I've been listening to a lot of audio books while working on the house projects, but since we got Radar most of my time is spent house training him and enjoying his cuteness. I'm hoping to get back into the reviewing routine next week. I've read/listened to some amazing books.