Saturday, March 27, 2010

Patience.....

Well....when it comes to patience...I have some....I am patient with my children (most of the time), patient with my hubby (most of the time), but when it comes to projects, and the selling of our house, ugh...I find myself not very patient.....I know I need to just relax, it has only been 3 weeks...but I want to know what the next step will be, where we will end up....Ideas run through my head of what I will do in our next home....I know God has a plan and I need to trust that things will happen when the time is right....We looked at some potential houses this weekend to purchase once our home sells/ if it sells....ha,ha....We saw some rough looking houses but I was having fun visualizing what could be done to them...had to laugh at how some of them were not staged at all...lets just say a pile of  80's adult videos strewn around and a penis cake form pan....right next to them....Now hows that for appeal....We got a good laugh....  I just need to remember Patience....Patience....Patience..... Chandra

Sunday, March 21, 2010

An Add Campaign for Diet Pepsi.....

Found this old photo of Trenton today and thought this should have been used for some add campaign to sell Diet Pepsi....ha,ha...although I don't think their target audience is an 18 month old.....don't worry folks it was empty and I was the one who drank it....he just loved cans and I made sure he only held it for a few minutes so he didn't cut himself, all in the name of getting some good photos........Chandra 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Board and Batten


Board and Batten in our Master Bedroom..........A Redo to cover up wallpaper stuck to the sheetrock....After hours of scraping wallpaper in our Master Bathroom.....I suggested to my hubby that I had an Idea for cover up the one wall in our Master Bedroom that had wallpaper.....Since he did most of the scraping of the wallpaper he was very agree-able and let me do my thing.....I did it completely myself and absolutely love the results, character, and charm it has added to our Master Bedroom!  There is some before pictures of the 80's wallpaper wall for your enjoyment.....ha,ha.....Chandra.....I am linking up to 
Funky Junk's Workshop Series

How quickly they change and grow....

It is amazing to me as I look at my beautiful kiddos how quickly they have grown..... I can't believe that I have a Kindergartener who will be in 1st grade sooner rather than later and a little boy who is now 4 and has almost completed is first year of preschool....I was warned prior to having children to cherish each moment because it goes by too quickly....this is so true......I am trying to remember to live in the moment and enjoy each new stage for when it has passed I know I will wish I could have it back......What blessings they are!  Chandra

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Soft Pinks and white.........


My home seems a little bare right now, since I have it staged to sell....These are some photos of before...Lots of white and soft pink....I took out all of my soft pinks to appeal to a wider variety of buyers....and went with my black toile, blck accents, and a soft more neutral blue.........Everything looks crisp and clean and not cluttered....But I do miss all my little goodies.......On a side note....In the bottom picture you see that I have nothing to fear in my home, Transformer boy is here to protect me...found him watching the movie Bolt and wearing this....Just thought it was cute....Chandra

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dreamin' of Summer........

Just dreaming of this summer....here are some a couple of photos of my booth this summer out at Molly Mo's sale.....I love the soft colors....................Chandra

Friday, March 12, 2010

My silly little boy.......

Tonight as I was sitting on the couch blog-surfing....the house was quiet....the kiddos in bed...asleep...I thought.......Then all of a sudden a plastic arrow flew past my head...... and landed across the room.  Don't worry it has a suction cup on the end....My little boy who does not normally nap took one today and apparently was having a hard time sleeping....He quietly snuck out of his room and shot one across the living room, he said he was trying to hit the sliding glass door so it would stick.....We both started to giggle and laugh, I told him he almost hit me in the head:)........He cracks me up, now he is back in bed....snug as a bug in a rug:)  Chandra

What a week................

Well.........Besides fixing up the house completely, putting it on the market, which costs money......Our little Nissan Sentra broke down....It is a car that we have had since college, paid off for years, and it still keeps going.....We decided paying the $900.00 to fix it was worth not having a car payment  for another two years....so we can save up to hopefully by a car outright.......Then we went to the vet..........Our little Sammy dog has been with us for 9 years....unfortunately, he has decided that our daughter's room is a nice place to sneak off to and relieve himself.........This is a behavior not because he has not been let out recently.......and we have tried basically everything to fix it........The carpets have all been freshly cleaned, but if the opportunity lends itself, he takes advantage.......So my husband has reached his breaking point and what do you do?  We thought we may have found an older lady who lost her dog a year ago, that was willing to take him on and then he gets this nasty eye infection.  I take him to the vet 
$ 130.00 later and a bunch of medications, they tell me has abscesses on both eyes and they have never seen a case this bad and they are not sure what caused it..........Then my kids both get the stomach flu and I take him in for a recheck today........they tell me we must now start steroids which increases urination (ugh....) and he must have drops in both eyes 4 times a day and another creme for both eyes because it now appears his eyes are not producing tears  another $55.00.  One eye is bad and it could rupture, which if it does I am to take him in immediately, if nothing happens I have re-check on Monday, if he is not producing tears, this is a long-term issue and I will have to by medication for him monthly for the rest of his life and he may need to go to a doggie opthamologist if it does not get better......My hubby is working today and I have not even called him with the news.  I am now thinking the older lady who was considering Sammy may not want to take this all on.........I love my puppy dog.......... but between the urinating and everything else.........It makes it very difficult!  So hard........Sorry this is a bummer of a post, just keeping it real I guess........Feeling a bit overwhelmed, but have been praying that God will help us find a solution and make the best decision.....  Chandra

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Sweet Nayelie.....




I am up early this AM with my sweet little girl who has the stomach flu.....poor girl!   
I am so thankful for my little sweetheart....She is such a kind, giving, loving girl....She plays with her brother for hours.....using lots of barbies, super hero's, and littlest pet shop character's in these elaborate play schemes....She loves Kindergarten, is reading books, loves writing, and loves, I mean loves to draw and create.....wonder where she gets that creative gene from?????  She is curious about all things, I love that she dresses herself and often chooses to wear layered skirts or dresses over jeans or leggings...., I love that she can wear her dress-up heals and hold a beetle, squirmy wormy, or frog in the other hand,  I love that she can ride her bike down hills and down the bike jumps with her brother but also loves to sing and dance to broadway musicals in the living room with her mama...(ha,ha), you know you would like to see that!.....
I LOVE THIS GIRL!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Some things sell with a quickness and some just stick around....

It is funny how some of my furniture that I think will sell....does not....and then others that I am not sure about fly out the door at the first sale they are shown at....Sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason, just the right buyer, looking for something sort of like what I have.....or that person that says,...."oh my goodness I don't really need it but have to have it"....I think that can be the fun of it....Sometimes those pieces that I added a little bit of "punch" to, that are not just white, seem to go quickly....but, then sometimes it is just the simple soft colors that are appealing to my buyers.....Just funny....Here are some shots of some pieces that "flew" out my garage door and some that have just been hanging around looking for the perfect home....  PIECE up above with the toile and pocka dots  SOLD FIRST SALE...........

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sorry it has been so long.....Here is what I have been busy with....






Well the reason I have not blogged recently is the crazy, busy, long-list of to-do's....BECAUSE....We have decided to put our house on the market....You know those things/projects that you have just not gotten around to... and well after fixing up 3 previous homes, bank repo, flip house, and our rental that used to be a 70's charmer with orange carpet and silver foil wallpaper in the last 5 years.... some rooms just could wait because I did not have the energy or the motivation/creative direction for those spaces yet....But in order to put your house on the market especially in this economy you have to make the house shine....So here is a slideshow.... it shows you some of the bathrooms, which, had wallpaper stripped of them (which took HOURS)...., new tile flooring, newly textured walls, paint, and my pride and joy the board and batten treament I added to the walls in our bedroom...after hours of scraping wall paper in the bathroom, we opted to cover up the rest and I just love how the wall turned out! We also have been adding bark-a-mulch to the yard, removing some blackberry bushes from the creek... which on 1.38 acres takes some/ a lot of time!....planting flowers, got a load of gravel for the driveway, ect.....We shall see if she sells if not, at least everything is done and I can enjoy it....but, I have to say, I am excited for the new adventure and whatever plan God has in store for us.... Thanks, Chandra..... OH....The last photos are some of the before pictures so you can appreciate the wall paper:) and cabinets...