5 things you would learn about me if you walked through my house

I’m playing along with a fun blog carnival from MomDot.com. Here are five quick things you would learn about me if you walked through my house… besides the fact that the house is a mess!

Number One: My daughter likes to start crafts and projects then leave them all over the living room and coffee table. This is seriously still on the floor from this morning…. unfinished. She used half a roll of masking tape to tape it together.

crafts everywhere

Number Two: I have books EVERYWHERE. This is the wall to floor bookcase in our bedroom, it is cram-packed full of books. Hubby has started putting his archery stuff in front of my bookcase. I’m not sure if he thinks I will stop adding books if I can’t get to the case or what? The second shelf is packed full of my Dad’s old science fiction books — you can’t see them, they’re in a row behind the ones you see. You don’t want to see my nightstand!

books all over

Number Three: I LOVE Tea and coffee. I have a cupboard dedicated to my tea collecting habit, it’s much deeper than it looks and I must have 20 different varieties in there! Peppermint and Chai are my favorites. Our counter holds two coffeepots and there is a tea kettle on my stove!

tea lover

Number Four: We like old stuff. This old hutch in our bedroom has a messy assortment of “things”. There is my Grandpa’s old beer stein, Chris’s dad’s police badge, some old matchbox cars, a giant Urkle pin (doesn’t everyone have one of those?), old buttons, an old pair of spectacles that Chris found in a customer’s wall while remodeling, old postcards, photographs and miscellaneous “stuff”.

hutch of stuff

Number Five: Lastly, you would find out that amidst all of these collections, an “Old Rooster and a (not-so) Young Chick Live Here”!

chickens everywhere

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Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, backyard chicken raising, dirt road living, pr friendly mom/gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter, a construction worker soulmate and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!


  1. 1

    I love your messy things hutch! That is a ton of fun!!

    trisha recently posted…5 Things you would learn about me if you walked through my houseMy Profile

  2. 2

    I love your “old stuff” collection!! I have an “old stuff” collection, but it’s in a box because I don’t have a curio cabinet to store that stuff in.
    Sara Phillips recently posted…5 things you would learn about me if you walked through my houseMy Profile

  3. 3

    Aww cute! Love all the collections!
    Beeb Ashcroft recently posted…Wenger 16320 RangerGrip 78 Knife Giveaway at OPAdventureTeam.comMy Profile

  4. 4

    I am a hoarder of stuff by nature, but have forced myself over the years to toss stuff out. I LOVE your china!
    Karen recently posted…5 Things You Would Learn About MeMy Profile

    • 5

      Thanks Karen! I love it too but I’m scared to use it because I don’t want to break it! Silly, right? I need to go on a major cleaning purge and clear out all this clutter one of these days!

  5. 6

    that’s a LOT of books!!
    Katie recently posted…Five things you’d learn about me by walking through my houseMy Profile

  6. 7

    We also got the 2 coffee pots and a kettle.
    Nolie recently posted…5 Things you would learn about me if you walked through my house.My Profile

  7. 8

    I love that hutch! All of that eclectic beauty in one place is a wonderful thing. And, I’m sort of jealous of the giant Urkel pin.
    Lindsay recently posted…5 Things you would learn about me if you walked through my houseMy Profile

  8. 10

    Okay… how did you get in my house and WHY are you posting photos of my bookshelf?! :P
    Kenda Smith recently posted…5 Secrets My House Will Tell YouMy Profile

  9. 11

    The big Urkel button is hilarious!
    Mandi recently posted…5 Things You Would Learn About Me If You Walked Through My HouseMy Profile

  10. 12

    I like your sign and think I’ll get one for me. I’m sure my husband will really appreciate it. :) I’m learning that we all love coffee. I enjoyed my visit and finding out about you.

  11. 13

    Love all the books, and are those a couple of guitar necks I see? And there is no hiding the fact that you are a Steelers fan as well! Woo!
    Andrew Kardon recently posted…5 Things You Would Learn About Me if You Walked Through My HouseMy Profile

    • 14

      We happen to have quite a few musical instruments in the house as well, hubby used to be a drummer, daughter plays flute and keyboard and there are probably 5 guitars around here, yet no one really “plays” them! And yep, Go Steelers!!

  12. 15

    I would LOVE to just explore your whole hutch- stuff like that fascinates me! &I have a stuffed bookcase too, although I’ve switched over to ebooks so it hasn’t been growing as fast BUT my fiancee still reads some “real” books so he still contributes some. &Kid books? Don’t get me started- they’re every.where.
    Shell Fruscione recently posted…5 Things My House Says About MeMy Profile

  13. 16

    I think we could be best friends :) we are quite the match on 1, 2, & 3 (I did show my nightstand….it was actually cleaned up a bit, yikes)

    what is it with the half finished craft projects? my daughter is a pro at that as well.
    deb recently posted…Free Rewards & Discounts From Scott {Gotta Love Free}My Profile

  14. 17

    My daughter has the same issue with art projects, clothes, food, and toys. You can see everything she’s done throughout the day in bits and pieces all over the house.
    Kelly recently posted…8 Creative Indoor Activities for Young ChildrenMy Profile

  15. 18

    My daughter really enjoys crafts, looks like you have A LOT of books!
    Colleen recently posted…What “She” Said Family Swap Your RideMy Profile

  16. 19

    I love old stuff, too. ;) What a fun collection of memorabilia.

    Is that a back scratcher in your your bookcase? Excellent!

    My daughter was the same way with her projects, and now my granddaughter, too. Perhaps they got it from me?! HA!
    Patti Winker recently posted…5 Things You Would Learn About Me If You Walked Through My HouseMy Profile

  17. 20

    I love love LOVE the Urkle pin!!!

    How neat! You don’t see one of those all the time!
    leah- diaries of a domestic goddess recently posted…5 Things you would Learn about Me if you Walked Through my House!My Profile

  18. 21

    I love the old glasses and the Urkle pin, those are awesome!
    Ashley – Embracing Beauty recently posted…Free BIC Disposable Razors at Target and Walmart!My Profile

  19. 22

    Seriously LOVE the Urkle pin! LOL
    Jessica recently posted…5 Tiny Windows to my WorldMy Profile

  20. 23

    Love, love, love the books!!
    Amy recently posted…Five Things You Would Learn About Me By Walking Through My HouseMy Profile

  21. 24

    I at least put my half done crafts away :)
    Melinda recently posted…5 Things You Would Learn About Me Just By Walking Through My HouseMy Profile

  22. 25

    This post made me smile–thank you for sharing, Henrietta!

  23. 26

    Love meeting another tea, coffee and book addict!
    Mary recently posted…Gardening With ChildrenMy Profile

  24. 27

    I love the Urkle button! I wish I had one :)
    Natasha recently posted…Week In Review and 5 Things You Will learn About Me If You Walked Through My HouseMy Profile

  25. 28

    Wow, I love the old book collection.
    Cat Davis recently posted…Four Days of Fun in the Sun at Marco Island Marriott Resort & SpaMy Profile

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