Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A quick before and after

When we bought our new house we knew there were a lot of changes we wanted to make.  Some big, some small.

There are many rooms left to tackle and I really wanted to share this whole process with y'all so here's the first quick before and after!

Isn't it amazing what a little pant can do? And a new door and ceiling work! Oh, and an excellent contractor!

(I'll take this time to apologize for the poor before picture.  I realized we hadn't taken any before pictures halfway through the remodel and was able to hop on the web site and get some from the realtors listing.)

We found out all of the windows in the house needed replaced so we seized the opportunity and decided to install french doors instead of windows along this wall.  It really opened up the view to the golf course and let a lot of light into the room.

The biggest design issue I've had with the house is the lack of character.  I really wanted to add a coffered ceiling to this space but the addition of the door meant there wasn't enough ceiling height.  We went with a low profile and I think it turned out great.

What do y'all think? Should we paint the boxes or leave them white?

Monday, August 18, 2014

But First a Farewell


This little blog has been neglected lately because packing up a whole house is hard y'all! And if you've done it before I know you feel me on that.

I'm a mix of emotions right now.

Excited about the future and our new house and living in the same town as my sister.

Yet sad to leave our old house behind.

And all of the memories it held.

Christmas time..

and the 10' live Christmas tree W cussed me every year for insisting upon.

My first Mother's Day..

Carsyn's nursery..

and her big girl room..

Bringing Hank home..

Hank's nursery..

Playing with the babes in the pool..

 And having poolside picnics..

Our playroom which we spent 90% of our time..

The front porch where we watched thunderstorms and posed for our Sunday morning pic..

Bye little house!! We are going to miss you!  And by we I mean I -the kids haven't looked back and W is stoked about being on a golf course!