About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Archive: ‘Our House’



    Changes….

    Monday, June 22nd, 2015

    I am not a interior design blogger.

    Just thought I would clear that up in case you forgot after looking at some bedrooms in our house…

    I go for the lived in look.

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    Old schoolroom before

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     Old schoolroom a couple months ago.

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    Old schoolroom now

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    Boys old room before

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    Boy’s old room now

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    Boy’s old room before

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    Boy’s old room now!

    Nick turned the bottom of the bookcases into dressers!

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    Boy’s new room before

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    Boy’s new room after!

    I really like the storage shelf above the windows!

    It really pays to have such a handy husband!

    We have four bedrooms in 1100sq ft!

    I think that is pretty cool.

    Happenings

    Monday, June 8th, 2015

    Nick had been so busy working on projects around the house for me!

    We are moving the boys to the room where we keep all of the legos and it needed a few modifications to make it work.

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    He put in an exterior steel door in place of the screen one.

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    He also added a top bunk to the existing bed/couch out there!

    I am so blessed to have a husband that can ask what I want and build it!

    We will hopefully get the boys moved in this week!

    So my 1150sq ft house has 4 bedrooms now, which I think is pretty awesome.

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    We had a little visitor to the garden.

    Since he is not venomous, I told him he could stay.

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    The crazy amount of rain we got made my peas go crazy!

    This is my first year trying them and they took over!

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    The boys were pretty excited about eating so many sugar snaps and snow peas.

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    We have had so many they are not even getting eaten!

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    Morning Glories are still trying to take over everything.

    When the summer heat tries to kill everything I am always thankful these guys are around so it looks like I can keep something alive.

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    I decided to plant some of the ones that popped up in my garden in my window box.

    That way when I forget to water them I did not waist my money…

    Anyone else forget to water their window boxes?

    I am the worst about it when it rains!

    Because I should not have to water things after it rained.

    I will rig a self watering system one of these days.

    Around our Homeschool room 2014

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

    I thought it was time to shared some updated pics of our homeschool room.

    I have shared pieces here and there but I thought this way you could see how we use the whole space.

    homeschoolroomI still love the table my husband built for me!

    We have chairs but the boys usually lose them due to tipping them.

    They seem to do better standing anyway.

    cabinetsMy craft area is to the right when you walk into the room.

    totesI really load those cabinets (something else my husband made) and totes with supplies.

    The totes hold things I do not need often like Math Manipulative’s for later lessons.

    kitsInside the cabinets are science kits, art supplies, and craft supplies.

    wirebasketI have way more craft supplies than I actually use but at least with so much on hand I can still do those crafts I think up at the last minute.

    craftareaThe bookcase under the cabinets holds all of my craft stuff, educational games, and the boys art supplies.

    scale boards game scrap boysarea basket fabric games prettyholders jars

    biblessideThe window seat is where I spend most of the school hours.

    I had always dreamed of having one so my husband built it for me as a gift!

    I keep some old encyclopedias, my dictionary collection(yes, I collect old dictionaries), and text books we have picked up in the bookcase on the left.

    oldbooksdictionaryIn the bookcase on the right is my husbands bible collection as well as a lot of our spiritual books.

    craftThat is also where my husband put my little craft nook!

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    On the left when you walk into the room is my keyboard and some posters that go with what we are studying.

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    I stuck our Magnetic board for All About Spelling on the back of the door with picture hanging command strips.

    For hanging the posters and sometimes artwork, I just used nails and picture hanging wire.

    wireI just put two small nails in the wall and twisted the wire around it!

    It has been almost two years and it is still holding up great!

    aigposter poster clipsI got the clips from Joann’s.

    doorsideThis bookcase holds our curriculum and books for the boys.

    narniaI put the books I would like them to read down where they can reach them.

    schoolbooksWe have used these magazine holders for a couple years now for our school books and I still really like them!

    I like how they keep it contained and organized.

    mathareaAll of our Math Manipulative’s that we are currently using stay in this little tub.

    classicslazysusanI do not think that a room is necessary to teach your children but I do enjoy using this space.

    I am so glad it has not become a storage closet again(AKA junk room!).