Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Move...

Well it's finally happened! We've officially moved! Thank goodness it's only temporary. Hopefully it won't take more than a year to build our new home in the country. In the mean time...I've managed to squeeze belongings from a 3,000 sq. ft. home into a 1,000 sq. ft. home! You try and do that!! I think I'll be unpacking boxes for months! I know your thinking...why in the world would you unpack if your going to move again. Well, if it was only going to be a couple of months...I would agree with you but for a year...It has to feel like home! I'm going to try and finish up the "living space" today. Spare bedroom will have to wait until I have company coming. For now I can just pull the door shut!
I have to share with you my "office" space! I'm loving it and I want to spend all my time here because it's organized and not a single box in sight!

I've been reading posts on design "inspirations". Following is a picture of my "inspiration" for my office area and then a picture of what I did. Please look past the paneled walls! I wanted to paint them but since we're only going to be here a year or so...I figured that was a little much. I may end up painting them who knows!

(Click on the above picture to read all about her office nook!)

Below is my attempt to duplicate the "office nook"! I'm sure I'll put a few more touches on it. (Like cover the blue chair!) I'm thinking leopard print??

Gotta love the $.79 Rooster...can't pass up a good deal can you?

Well, I've been dying to get back into the kitchen. I know for those of you who hate to think I'm crazy! Being in the kitchen is relaxing to me and I just love it! You will see my hubby and me eating out a lot but that is because of lack of time. Eating lunch out has always been our time. Since the kids were little that was our little "get away" for the moment and it was just us. Time for us to communicate. We ate at Mel's the other day and had a piece of MaryAnn's Coconut Cream Pie. TO DIE FOR!! Her meringue is the absolute best! Well, I gave her a call and she gladly shared her recipe with me. I made Mike 2 pies for Valentines day. The Meringue turned out so pretty I had to take some pics. I've NEVER had meringue turn out like that!! It was so yummy too!! One was Coconut Cream and the other was Butterscotch! Wish I had some left over to share with you!!

Last but not the newest member of our family! I think that lack of sleep has gotten the best of my husband! He called and said...let's go to the farm...I have something to show you!

When we got there she was making those Donkey noises and we both just laughed!! It was so funny!!! We've yet to come up with a name for her so if you have any great suggestions...just post it in the comments!!
Well, this was a long post but that's what I get for waiting so long to update! I better get off the computer and back to unpacking boxes! Wish me luck!


  1. I am glad you got this blog posted. I know it has been eating at you to get it written (lol). Love the pictures (donkey). I think you should call him eeyore. I am glad this phase of getting your new house is complete. Now the hard part of unpacking and deciding how much to unpack etc. I'm sure you will get it all figured out. Let me know if you need any help I would be glad to at least come keep you company. Love ya, Misti

  2. I just got caught up on your blog!! I'm so jealous you got to hear Kate Gosslin speak . . . that is my fav show! Was she any good to listen too?? Your office nook looked great! I have such dreams for an office nook for me and a craft space for my kids . . . I have it all dreamed up in my head, just need the space!!!!

  3. Your pie looks SO yummy! Wish I could have a piece! Love your office space, it looks great! Hope your house is beginning to feel like home and that the unpacking is nearing the end. I'm so tired of unpacking and figuring out where to put everything. I just wish it would all magically get put away! We're loving it here and are so thankful to you guys for the way it all worked out.

  4. I am just reading through your posts. OH MY GOSH! I am SO jealous---GREEN with envy, seriously! I want a DONKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My parents have a cabin here on our farm and my Dad is putting his foot down and totally is against a donkey. I WANT ONE!! haha I love them! They are the FUNNIEST animals and I love LOVE their sounds. bwahahha Makes me laugh thinking about them.

    I'm going to keep reading. I am loving your posts and DUDE, you TOTALLY pulled off Rhoda's office. I love it! I am about to redo my sewing room so that it is MORE functional---SOON! And I may do my "office" spot similar! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting a comment! I look forward to reading more!