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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I now realize

I don't like change but I love trying new things, can't get enough. Does that even make sense?? I have been painting a lot as an outlet from all the change. It's exciting and mind melting all at the same time. I feel like my world has not stopped spinning for the last year. As soon as I start to feel settled things change. That's life, I know, I'm just trying to get used to it.




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I think you know

I think you know but I have been painting a lot..... The new house is'nt settled yet but I've carved out a temporary place at the kitchen table where I can work.



I decided to start an art project this year. I wanted to see what happens when I give stuff away at random all year. Sometimes i get requests from friends or family and sometimes I sit for a minute and think..... a name always pops into my head.
So far its be really fun. I have only done a few but the excited thanks have been worth it!





















I still think it's the most fun thing to get mail from a friend. So I have been spending extra time preparing the things I send in special packages. Have you done anything like this? My husband thinks I am crazy!




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Lodge


Looking at my last post, that was when we bought our new house. If you follow me on instagram at all, you know that we have been renovating the house ALL summer. 
So, we bought in the spring and the owners rented back from us till June. Then as soon as we got the keys we set up camp and I left the family for a two week trip to Europe. What??? I know. The trip was planned a year in advance. I had THE best time. My husband really missed me and I didn't take a camera, I was lucky to have clothes at that point really. 
Now it's turning into fall and we are still about a month out on the reno. As far as I can tell without actually living in the thing, I love the house. 

Here's a peek at what we have done. 

Roof
Before



So far

Bathroom
Before 




 So far





  
It's so hard for me to put up pictures of the unfinished product but whatever, everyone loves pictures. 
TIP** I do kind of kick myself for not hiring a designer from the beginning. Do that. 
Soooo, what do you think?? 





Thursday, March 6, 2014

 
 
Here we are over a week later. I have been in my head more than anywhere else this last week. We got rid of our dog and that was sad and hard. We are going through the process of selling our house, by owner, which is intense when you carry on with your normal life! ha! Life, family, scouts, birthdays, baptisms, home work, house work taking calls from interested buyers, Realtors who "just want fifteen minutes" leads to.... Wooooah slow down. Let's move some dates, let's not take every phone call (that is what voice mail is for right?!) and let's watch some cartoons with mini cuteness sitting here next to me. OK. That being said I am so excited with the thought of making this new house my own. I might change my tune in 6 months but for now I am excited. My pinterest board is filling up and I am dreaming of summer pool parties! Cross your fingers for me!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Change is hard!


We have the opportunity to move. It's crazy though how you think you're not attached to a place but as soon as the reality of leaving hits then suddenly all your neighbors seem nicer, your kids suddenly have friends they can't live without and the mantle over the fireplace that has always bothered you now seems like no problem at all. Moving from a place that you know, is hard, even if you don't always like it at least you know it. In a new place you don't know the quirks of your neighbors or what teachers you like in the school or how the sun shines through your windows in the morning. It's all turning out to be harder than I expected.  I am excited though. It's a new adventure and and I fully understand that people move all the time so I am probably, totally actually, over thinking this all. I just need to focus on the future. It is a cool house with views for miles and loads of potential. It's going to look awesome when I am done with it AND it has a pool! Have you ever struggled with this? Are there tricks that I don't know about to make letting go easier??