our second house – 2006

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If you missed the last post where I shared our very first house.  I’m sharing some photos from our houses over the years.  A look back at what they looked like before I knew what my style was.  Long before this blog and Pinterest were a thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our 2nd House – Bixby, OK 2006

Mike had just got out of the military and took a civilian job near his home town of Owasso, OK (outside of Tulsa).  I LOVED Tulsa.  It was such a change coming from the small town of Sumter, SC and it was about 2.5 hours from my family.  This home was our first single family house.  The last was a duplex with a small yard.  We were beyond excited about this place!

We finally bought some new furniture when we got to here.  Wooohoooo!!!  Out was Mike’s bachelor couch, his parent’s old green chair, and the coffee table that he bought off his friend in exchange for beer money.  GONE.  I did have to negotiated for this new couch though.  Which, is still the same couch we use to this day.  Mike agreed to be on board with a new couch if we used one of his rugs.  Deal!  This large red rug of his was the only one that fit the room, so red became the decorating color.  
The zebra chair was my first reupholstery project.  I made the drapes with help from my mom, and thought I was nailing it with the red ribbon down the sides ๐Ÿ™‚  
Another gallery wall using DIY floating shelves.

Our new kitchen was mind boggling after our last kitchen.  I still think this one had the most cabinet space out of all of our kitchens.  I was so thrilled to have a breakfast nook and finally use my parent’s old oak table.  This is the same one that we currently use, just now refinished with liming wax.

Bedding stayed the same from the last house with exception of the lumbar pillow, and I made some window shades out of sheets to look like ones I loved from a PB catalog.
I know I have more photos somewhere on the computer, but I can’t for the life of me find them.  We lived here for about 2 years before moving back to my hometown of Wichita, KS.  The move was well timed as I was pregnant with Izzy and looking forward being near my parents.  At the same time, this was a hard one.  I loved our home and loved Tulsa.   



  1. Jill Hayes Avatar

    Oh my gosh! We lived in Edmond, OK while my hubs was going to law school and rented a brand new house that looked exactly like yours! I mean exactly- same floor plan and everything! Brings back memories. Thanks for sharing! Jill / http://www.partyfettiblog.com

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      How wild! Yep, I absolutely loved this floor plan and was so bummed when we couldn't find something even slightly similar when we moved.

  2. Lisa @ Shine Your Light Avatar

    Shelley isn't it so interesting to see how your style evolved? Red was my color too – I pulled a little of it through all my rooms. Now I don't think there is one red thing in my whole house even as Christmastime! What happy memories this space has for you!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Yes, it's so weird to look back at things! I'm laughing about your Christmas comment because that's totally what I did ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Wait, I just realized I still have red, lol! Sam's room has a red rug ๐Ÿ˜€

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