Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One Sassy Sister

Okay so it's been a little while since I have posted. I am really trying to make at least one to two posts a week obviously I have not been very good at that. But for now please enjoy this great video of my niece entertaining the family. I think she has a bright future in the entertainment business or maybe just the entertaining the family business but either one makes us smile and laugh! Enjoy!

I apologize for it being sideways. Could not figure out how to change it! Hope it doesn't ruin how great this is!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One Project Down... A ton to go!

One of the things that I am trying to achieve with our new house is finding really awesome deals to make our new house really special to us. So, naturally this is going to mean several projects to come. Here is the very first one that we did but sadly enough it all happened so fast that I never took any before pictures. You will just be seeing the final product (which we are very happy with). When I was a senior in college I was given two club chairs and two matching ottomans by a family in our home church. They were a woven pattern material that consisted of various natural colors. There were a few pulls here and there from pets the family had but other than that the chairs were in great condition. They were okay with our colors but not the best so I found some really awesome fabric at this wonderful store in Brookhaven, MS called the Cotton Patch where you can get ANY fabric for $5 a yard! AWESOME and maybe a favorite place of mine! So we got the chairs recovered in this fabric for a relatively good price and they look amazing. So with no further adieu...... drum roll please...........

Here they are!!! 

Excuse the surroundings...these were taken in my parents attic.

The stripes in the fabric are a brownish gray color, blue, green, and gold.

So here is the start of many projects! Here is to being extremely productive and creative but for a good price! 


House Up to Date

Okay, so I know that I said I was going to try to be good about updating the blog especially with the house progress but I have not been as good as I had originally intended. My bad :). Just to let you know where we are currently in the process I will show you with pictures!

Well, since the last post we now have walls and they put up the vapor barrier. Also, you can clearly see where windows and doors will be as well!

This is the back of the house.

And the garage side of the house.     

That was the progress as of March 2nd. And now for more recent photo updates: 

Closer view of the front of the house. What you are really looking at is our little front porch! A part of the house that I am very excited about! We hope to find some rocking chairs or bench to sit and enjoy our morning cups of coffee!

Yep! You know what this means....electricity has been run through the house!

And AC too!

This is our roof with shingles!

The next few are just a few shots that I took in the little park looking at our house.

All these pictures were taken on May 11th

Well, that's all I have for now but there will be more to come I assure you! Also, as far as we know we are still on track for our closing date that is May 31st. We are going to continue with our positive thinking skills and lots of prayer and hope that our closing date remains the same if not earlier! As I mentioned in an earlier post I have several projects that I have been working on and I will show you the progress of those. I am most excited about before and after pictures with the house without furniture and decorations and the with them. 

Hope you enjoy!