Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Small little surprises

We found a new home!!!!

And while I love the dry stacked stone front, and the FANTABULOUS new sewing room space (more on those to come), I'm most excited about a special little space that no one will see but the wee ones who are short enough to enter without bonking their heads!...
But Shhhh... It's a surprise for the girls!

Now, to most people this looks like a foyer closet with some wonky extra space behind it.

But to me... well, don't you just think that this looks like the BEST secret room?!?!?!?

There's this short little space hidden under the stairs and behind the foyer door that's just the right size...

I'm thinking girly floor cushions, a sparkly chandelier, shelves of books, and maybe some pink pearl glazed walls!!! All hidden behind some super deceiving curtains!

... and one of these to lead the way....

It's a fairy door!!!!! Isn't it just the cutest little thing?!?!?!?

I can just see the girls whispering and giggling and sneaking behind the curtains...

And while I'm nearly ready to be back up and blogging, I'm also going to figure out the whole tag thing so that my posts will be a bit more organized. :-) Because I want you to tell everyone about my exploits in new home decorating!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Little House

That Could...

We've sold our house!

That's why I'm calling it the little house that could... not that it's little, mind you, but that it's a gem of a home that's saved two families from broken contracts. We lost our contract 10 days before close and moved in 12 days later... It had been listed for all of 15 minutes when we signed a contract to buy it. And now, due to some unforseen problems with a predicated offer two degrees away from them, that's the home that they wanted had to break contract because the people buying the home that they were buying lost a contract... Confusing enough for you? I think I just confused myself!!!

Anyway, I don't care, because the couple signed a contract to buy our home less than 12 hours after we signed our listing agreement! What housing crisis?

Yep, it's the little house that could.

We'll be off to Texas on Thursday night to see if things really are bigger over there ;-) Wish us luck!!!

Here's the girls take on our new house...

When I asked Abby what we should look for in a new house, she said a pink room and that it should be close to a mall...LOLOL

When I asked Jillian... (get ready to say awe...) She said that it should be a comfortable house with a room for her friend Sara to come stay in when she visits... and that it should have fluffy pillows.

All together now.... "Aaaaawwwwweeee"

Isn't she cute!!!!! Yep, I think so too. She's even got her paint chips ready to see if they "work with the light in the room"..... She's 4 1/2 people!!!!!! What are they going to be like when they are 14????!!!!!!!!

Now to convince dear ole mom to NOT allow them to watch any more HGTV while she's taking care of them for us!!!!! These girls are going to be the death of our bank account yet!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

More Madness

Of the not-so-sexy kind...
My sincere apology for the total run-on-looking sentence...
I don't know WHY I can't get the line breaks to show up between the darn sections!!!!!
We're moving {sigh}...
My dear husband has a "Too good to pass up" job offer in Houston
-So now you see the reason of my bloggy absense
and total lack of crafty time this summer-
So we're moving {double sigh}...
From the home that saved us from a canceled contract and
showed us that God truly works in mysterious ways.
From the home we bought just 1 month prior to "The Storm"...
(That's Katrina for any of you who don't know that I live in
Mandeville, Louisiana across the lake from New Orleans)
From the home where my girls have grown by leaps and bounds...
Here is a picture of them on Halloween night 2005...
Our first day back from evacuation

Here's a shot of them from their 1st day back at pre-school

And here's a shot of them before we left for dinner to celebrate Abby's 7th Birthday

My, don't they grow up too fast...

I guess because the girls are still young, they might actually become Texas girls...


We'll always be good Southern Louisiana girls, but with a bit more twang!!! ;-)

So here's to sad good-byes and new beginnings...

:-) So, does anyone want to buy a house? :-)

Monday, August 4, 2008


Take a look at these two "Tall drinks of water" and TELL me that you aren't instantly awake... I've become hooked on AMCs series Mad Men... It's funny, shocking, and best of all... chock full of eye-candy men wearing business suits! I've had sort of a mini-marathon catching up on Season 1 On Demand... It's sooo worth checking out!