Our Tiny House Experience or How I Flooded the House {Part Two}


Its been nearly 2 months since we had our lovely bathtub flooding mistake. The renovations and repairs are complete but a home that feels like home is still in the making. As I look at the picture below I am thankful the crazy sleeping arrangements are behind us. We’ve all returned to our beds and are sleeping much more peacefully. Even Devin seems to get the idea that sleeping through the night is a good idea.



Although we have lots more to do to get to a place where I am happy with our home. {Wait a minute I think I felt that way before everything happened} I am so pleased with the improvements that came as a result of the water damage!

For starters, check out these beautiful floors! They are in Marshall’s office and the foyer. I hope one of these days to have this flooring in the living room as well. floors


Insurance companies are interesting entities. As a result of the bathtub overflowing, we were approved to make a lot of repairs but other than drying out the cabinets in the bathroom, there were no other repairs approved IN the bathroom. Ironic, right?! We did, however get to touch up the paint , replace carpet padding and clean carpets in the kids rooms, completely paint the hallway, our foyer, and Marshall’s office in addition to replacing the flooring in the foyer/office area. I’ll take it!

Below is the color palette we chose.

color choices

Marshall’s office was already that pretty green but painting the foyer walls blue was a bold step for me. Anyone who knows me well knows that I love blue but I was still nervous about putting this color up. And…I love it!
new colors

Here’s the kid’s rooms paint touched up. And the carpets freshly cleaned.

This is Dom’s room (I totally flaked on taking pictures with my camera so all I have are phone pics)
boy room

Here’s Charlotte’s room. girl room

Last night we finally started putting pictures up on the walls. Here’s a few in Marshall’s office.
mars office

Here’s some decor we put up in the foyer area.


My thoughts right now:

The process of getting the house in order sure is taking longer than I could have expected. There are pockets of our home that still feel in huge disarray. It is not all because of the flooding but that definitely compounded things. We still have so much stuff. How do we have so much? Kids is the short answer. The amount of stuff they require and accumulate is insane.

Although it is taking a long time to get back to where I’d like to be, I am so thankful for the places of beauty we do have.

And I am even more thankful for my family. This process brought us closer together (both literally and figuratively). I’m still not laughing about it but many of the memories made, as a result, were great blessings that we’d never have experienced otherwise.

Life is Beautiful!


Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

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