Monday, November 16, 2009

Pictures of the New House


I went through and took pictures of the new house.  Very exciting.  I will post pictures room by room as I am work on them otherwise I would end up clogging up this whole post with so many pictures. 
To start here are the pictures of the original Dining Room/Living Room.  We have accomplished a lot already.  All of the wallpaper has been removed and a subfloor was put down since the existing hardwood was in horrible shape and the carpet would not even lay well on it.  We are going to start priming and painting today.  The colors for the room are Vanilla Brandy with Weeping Willow accent walls.  I’m not going to tell you the actual will just have to wait and see ;).  Hopefully will be posting pictures of the completed area (minus carpet which is being installed on the 30th) within a few days. 
DSCN3009 Dining Room
DSCN3010 Living Room
DSCN3011 Fireplace that Unfortunately does not work.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A New to Us House


I’m really excited about a new project I am undertaking.  We have decided that we are going to move into a different house. We are renters..for it’s easy.  The house we live in right now is very nice..only about 4 or 5 years old.  Huge compared to what we came from..very nice neighborhood..very nice fact there was 4 other young families from our church around us. But..there are a couple of downfalls.  1. and the most influential..all of this comes with a larger price while not high is stretching us a little to far and keep us from being able to do anything and enjoy some fun things.  2. no back yard..well a landing strip of a back yard which is controlled by the association so no baby pool and not leaving the little slide out so summer fun was a bummer for us just because of the pain of pulling things out every time we wanted to go out many times for just a few minutes.

So..anyways..the house are moving into is OLD and needs a TON of work.  It’s a duplex house..which is a down fall..but the rent makes up for it..almost half of what we are paying now..YAY.  So..what’s the new and big house needs a lot of work and guess who is going to be doing some of it..or a lot of least doesn’t need a strong male or to be professionally done.  I have wall paper to remove, 8 rooms plus a stairway and hallway to paint, cabinetry to paint and a ton of cleaning. maybe not a TON of work for me..but did I mention that all this needs to be done with my 2 yr old in tow and as quickly as possible so that we are moving at the latest by mid December..add on top of that Christmas shopping, Thanksgiving, and my shop which I really hoping picks up very soon.  The really fun thing about all of this is..I get to pick out the paint colors, we get to do whatever we want to the house as long as it increases the value of the house.  Oh and the majority of everything in the house will be new..carpets, floors, windows, and the list goes on and on.  The one big downfall tiny kitchen and I love to cook.but even that is fixable with a couple extra pieces in there.

So, I am very excited about all of this..I will be taking pictures of the new place tomorrow and posting them soon and I really hope you will follow along with this project with me.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

45 Days to Christmas - Random Etsy Search – Red Apple


So, I thought it might be fun with the holiday season baring down on to post some Etsy finds.  Hopefully this will help to give you some ideas for your holiday shopping. I also started my search around page 20 for items that have been lost in the shuffle.

For this search I used the term “red apple”. I am planning on putting together a gift basket using some homemade canned apple pie filling, some crumble/crisp topping in a jar, and some random other apple items.

Here is a few items that I found – click on title to be brought the item listing or go to the shop using the shop link. 

Apple Jacket – Hand knit red -


Apple Jacket - Hand Knit Red

4 oz Apple Spice Soy Upcycled Jar


4oz  Apple Spice Soy Upcycled Jar Candle

Travel Lunch Set – Mini Bag, Petit Sandwich Bag with


Travel Lunch Set- Mini bag and Petit Sandwich bag with Napkin

Apple Birdhouse


Apple Birdhouse gourd

1/4 Pound Dried Red Apple


1/4 Pound Dried Red Apple Slices

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009



I thought I would post a couple Halloween pictures.  This was the first year we have taken DD trick or treating.  It was super cute.  She is very shy so it was hard getting her to say anything walking up to the doors until she figured out what was going on.  Then she would walk down the street saying treat..treat..treat..  When we would get up to the door there was a 50/50 chance that she would say anything, she would however reach right into the candy bowl, even when people were handing her the candy.  Luckily everyone people seemed to think she was cute enough, not to care.  It was a fun time while it lasted and she is excited for her “purse” of treats.

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