And it's a nice pot at that- especially since Matt changed the toilet lid so it doesn't slide from side to side when you sit down. I HATE that! Everyone who has gone into the bathroom has commented on how much larger it is than they expected. Now the tub is super short, but other than that it is just a normal bathroom and you could find one just like it in any normal house. Check it out.
Let's see what I need to tell you about the bathroom. It took a lot of time to figure out how to store toiletries for five in such a small space. The wire basket beside the toilet serves as a hamper. It is only big enough to hold one load of clothes. Since the laundry has to be done daily that is not a problem. The basket contents alternate between towels and clothes depending on which is in the washer.
The shelves are made from old wood from Matt's dad's farm. I love that! It is one of my favorite parts of the house. Let's take a closer look.
On the top shelf we have stored Carys's bows in the jar with the wooden lid (it is from Hobby Lobby). I am not really sure why we still have the bows since Carys won't wear them anymore. They do, however, add a nice pop of color in a somewhat dull room. The next jar i picked up from Ross and it contains cotton pads for make up removal. It is my favorite jar because the lid works so well. It is the small things, people. Then you see the TP. I try to stack it artistically. Matt doesn't. No one sees it, so I am working on letting it go. But still sometimes after he unloads a new pack, I go in there and take them all down and restack them. Shhhhh...
OH! I almost forgot the copper container. That is plain ole feminine products, y'all. Callan said they couldn't be in a clear jar and I sort of agreed.
On the bottom shelf, you will find bandaids and ointments that are easily accessible to the kids, q- tips, and that crazy looking silver container holds all the toothbrushes and toothpaste (except for mine). It is vented! No worries!
Here is another view of the bathroom.
Now let's talk about the medicine cabinet. It was very necessary to make sure we had room for everything. Keep in mind that I get ready in my room so none of my make up or hair fixing tools stay in the bathroom. Now let's get ready. Put your hands over your eyes. Crack your fingers so you can peek through. Now look at the inside of the cabinet.
And there you go. Not gonna lie. I cleaned it before the photo session today.
Now what is coming next is even worse. And there are pictures of feminine products. You see, I used to buy them in bulk. So we had lots. And I just couldn't see myself loading up ten boxes of tampons and delivering them to the local charity. They are necessities. And they are expensive. So we sacrificed storage space for a few months. Here is under the sink.
Since we have moved into the house, I have bought the smallest package of everything except one. That bottle of PooPourri between the tampax and the toilet bowl cleaner is the largest one they sell. And if you want to get in trouble in the house, forget to use it. See how that goes for you.
I don't think it made any of the pictures, but underneath the sink we have a scale. It is broken so I should really get rid of it. It keeps displaying the incorrect digit in the tens place. Maybe it just needs some new batteries though. Meh.
Onto the shower and tub. Super exciting stuff here, friends.
And 3, 2, 1...
And there you have it. The bathroom in all its glory. It is actually quite functional. School started this week. I know there are some of you who want me to say how hard it was, and that we were late four out of five days, and that we were in such a hurry the kids left the house with nonmatching shoes and mixed up backpacks. But it hasn't been like that at all. I get up around five. I take a shower and I am ready at six. Then everyone else gets up and gets ready. We have had more time and been less rushed than we ever have. Matt thinks it is because we can see the kids at all times and are able to better monitor what they are doing. I think it is because I am getting up when my alarm goes off and not snoozing seven times. But I won't share that with him. I am all like, yes honey, I am sure that is it. Wink. Wink.
All that being said, we have made it through one week of school. We are on top of our game. In a month, we may all be falling apart. You know I will let you know either way!
And because it isn't worthy of its own post, here is the laundry room. It shakes the entire house and it takes two hours to finish one load which can consist of no more than three towels or five articles of clothing. It's awesome. (insert eye roll)
Have a great weekend!
I am Chamie, wife to Matt; mom to Callan (14), Cooper (11), and