"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays Everyone!~

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Christmas and New Years!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Took Some Pics of the House Inside!!~

I finally went in today and took some pics of the house inside.. I have been running around like a crazy woman all weekend! My body is aching from my head to my toes and it's only going to get worse, BUT it's all worth the pain. I have a list ten miles long of things I want to do in the house already! My friend April pointed out that I may want to wait until Spring to paint though.. That way I can open all the windows and let the house air out so the smell doesn't make everyone sick! I think that's a good idea, and I can wait that long... There's plenty to do until then :) Kevin and April came up and helped me put blinds up on all the windos on Sunday.. Kayla helped me get a start on the packing.. I am just scratching the surface right now, and I have until the end of this week to get it all done. Oh, and I also have to work my regular schedule this week. Anyway, here's the pics!!!!!~

Here's the livingroom.. I love the fireplace and the built-ins.

THIS is the bane of my existence at this point. I despise a ceiling fan in the livingroom.. Plus this one doesnt even have a light.. Must replace it ASAP..

This arch is between the livingroom and diningroom..

The ugly chandelier in my diningroom..It will be gone soon too lol..

This is the huge mirror I bought about a month ago. It looks great on the diningroom wall. It's the first thing you see when you walk into the house.

Here is the kitchen.. It needs quite a bit of work. But I will come up with something cool :)

Here's the ugly brass light in the breakfast nook of the kitchen.. The glass globes are pretty but that brass has to go!~

And here's the breakfast nook itself. I LOVE the arch!~

Here's a really cool architectural detail in the bedroom..

Here's the second fireplace in what will soon be my craft room!~

And last, but not least, is the bathroom. The bathroom itself is really quite big and has lots of storage. It just needs a new light and some trim around that mirror. With a few tweaks it could be great.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I've Found the PERFECT House For Me!!!!!~

Friday morning while my friend Kay and I were headed to another rental property (we were doing a drive by lol), we spotted a beautiful rock house with a For Rent sign in front of it.. We missed the number so we turned around and went back to get it. We had already been to one place that looked really nice on the outside but was horrendous on the inside. It smelled so bad that the scent lingered even after we had gone! We decided to get out and look in the windows while Kay gave the number a call. Turns out the landlord was inside!!

We went inside and as soon as I walked in I KNEW that this was the house for me. It has hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, built-ins, a formal dining area, a small breakfast nook, a front and back porch, arches, a sizeable bathroom that is in good condition,a laundry room, and good sized bedrooms! The closets were small (as they are in most older homes), but had built-in shelves on the sides that would be perfect for shoes.. I was in love.. The only thing I didnt like was the ceiling fan in the livingroom and the paint color in the livingroom and hallway.

I started thinking that the house couldnt be in my price range... but it was!!! Another score! AND no neighbors on either side.. Another score since I sleep during the day.. The neighborhood is also perfect.. BUT there were a lot of other interested people.. I put my application in anyway and talked to the landlord as much as possible.. And it worked!!!! He picked me. I got the house!!!!!!!! AND he is going to let me paint over the ugly color :)

Here is the only picture I have for now.. More to come when I get moved in!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Gifting This Year...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE giving presents :) (and getting them lol hey, who doesn't?) so this year I thought I would make a lot more of them. My friends and family seem to like getting handmade gifts and I love making them.. So I have been going through all kinds of things trying to figure out the perfect gifts for people, and so far I've come up with some good ones thanks to a few great blogs on here.. Now all that's left is rounding up all the parts and making the gifts... It seems that rounding up the parts is the hardest part!! But after all that is done I will get the fun of making them and the joy of giving them. My favorite part of giving a gift is seeing a person's face when they open it or see it for the first time... So I can't wait for it this year.. I will post pics!!!