This is my family room.
You might have met before.
I love every nook and cranny of this room. I love the tufted ottoman and the two love seats and the pom pom pillows and the bookcases that we built in when we remodeled the room and the window seat and the light that dances across the almost 100 year old pine floors.
I love it all.
Except for the one thing I’ve never showed you before. I am literally biting my lip and wrinkling my forehead with a look of apprehension on my face as I type this.
It is the bane of my existence.
It’s these windows.
The two windows staring at us over the window seat.
Oh, they look all cute and everything now with the sunlight streaming through.
But don’t let them fool you.
Here’s a close-up.
And don’t forget the fact that I’m trying to distract you with blinds and fancy pillows with birds and branches on them.
But when you pull up the blinds and take a closer look.
I’m not even sure if I’m ready to show you. Hold on. Let me take a deep breath.
Wait. One more sip of coffee.
Ready? (she says peeking out from between her fingers)
See what I mean?
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
And the random stuff that’s kind of looks like marshmallows that have partied a little too hard?
I don’t even know what you call it.
But it’s not pretty.
And the best part about this glorious scene?
The windows don’t even match.
They try to come together. They do. They really try.
But all that trying forms this really weird window angle that we just painted over to try and fix it.
There’s a two inch gap between the storm windows and guess what that means?
Those random bugs that pretend they are lady bugs party like there’s no tomorrow in that space.
And every year, I take off the outside storm windows and vacuum and sigh and ponder my existence…..
…..and wonder what to do about my window situation.
And then I shrug my shoulders and go all Cleopatra with denial and pull down the shades and ignore the cracks and the bugs and the random stuff that looks like marshmallows.
And the room looks like this with the embarrassing windows hidden by sunlight.
But this year?
It’s going to be different.
I’m partnering with Window World for a window makeover.
And the best part?
I’m bringing you along with me. I’m going to be sharing my journey over the next few months. It’s almost like a window soap opera with some amazing staring characters. I’m going to walk through every step of the window replacement process and learn about the company’s windows. I want to make sure I honor the integrity of our house, so we’ll figure which windows work best for each space. We’ll learn why you should choose a particular type of window versus another and how to properly measure the space for the best fit. And together, we’ll discover everything we ever wanted to know and more about how to replace windows in our homes.
And I’m really, really, really excited (can you tell)?
I know it’s only windows. But for me? To solve a dilemma I’ve been fretting over for years? It’s going to be amazing.
I can’t wait to take down the blinds, show off my new windows….
….and let the sunshine in.
PS If you have ever replaced windows in your home and you have any advice for a new window replacer I would really appreciate it.
Total disclosure: This campaign is being sponsored by Window World who holds a special place in my heart.
All opinions and photographs and cracks and marshmallow look-alike stuffing pictures are completely my own.