Friday, April 24, 2015

We’re Staying, Now What?

I announced last week. We’re staying. We won’t be moving anytime soon. 

Now what? 


We didn’t PLAN or plant a garden this year.  In fact, the bed boxes in the front have been removed all but two of them.  I have a suspicion with the rain we’ve had—this would have been a great year for some of the vine vegetables, squash, tomatoes , etc.  We may still have time for some plants.  I don’t feel like I have time for seedlings.  I think we’ll visit the feed store in the morning and see what’s there, that we can plant in the last two boxes.

We DID order a new weed eater.

A Worx® it came today—and Honey and I tried it out a bit before the storms hit this evening.

worx trial run

We didn’t purchase new chickens. No meat chickens or layers. 

I’m ready to finish painting the outside (finishing up what I started LONG AGO) I still have the paint; but need to purchase about 2 more gallons—should do that while the weather is mild—except for all the rain!
Before we refinanced—we were on the fast track (like a herd of turtles) for getting our house ready to sell.  We’re going ahead with some of those projects.  They need to be done.
  • Painting each and every room—it needs it.
  • We have plans to re-do the ceiling in the kitchen with beadboard panel and trim- resembling a cove ceiling. We’ll see how that plays out for sure. This is just a country farm house.  Not sure ‘coved’ is the way to go in this setting. The ceiling definitely needs work; panel, paint and trim.
  • Freshen up the livingroom—I’m almost finished with roll up shades (from drop cloths). Just one left to complete.  Then I’ll add curtains; something floral maybe, and touch up some of the furniture, with paint, in that space; along with new paint on the walls. I may be eliminating some things,too.  It sounds like a lot, I know.
It’s time for a fresh look I think.
    Green and Blue living room spread

    I whipped up a few inspirations pages in my HOME Projects Journal--

    Green and Blue living room spread 2

    I know there are computer programs that do this—but I didn’t take the time to learn any new programs. I find it eases my mind to snip and glue with real scissors and paper and glue—rather than a mouse and monitor.  I’ve had this book for a long time; and enjoy adding to it over the years—its easy to cut and glue the old fashioned way.  

    leather chair

    Our most recent acquisition- the blue leather chair?  It is my muse and inspiration for change.  The CELERY green rug beneath it… my STINKY FREE CYCLE RUG ---is a nice complement to this NAVY blue chair.

    I personally think sewing the roll-up shades was easy compared to the slip cover I need to make for my MAUVE RECLINER…(not pictured). I’m going to give it a shot. 

    That’s the short list. More than enough to keep us busy the next few months, wouldn’t you say? Now, I just need to decide where to start? Decisions, decisions.

    Til next time,
    Be a blessing, Bless the LORD, bless your home and all who enter.

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~colossians 3 23-24

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    Art and Sand said...

    Well, your news came as a surprise. I haven't been on the computer a lot because it hurt my hand, but today things are going well and I am catching up.

    Congrats on staying and finishing up your projects. I can understand you comment on my latest post. My hand was the issue in not finishing projects, but I have told myself that I don't need to beat myself up. I will finish in my own good time.

    Stone Cottage Adventures said...

    'Can't wait to see photos of all your completed projects! I am sure you will ROCK all of them! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

    Well now you will get to enjoy all the projects you have been working on...and it inspires you to finish the rest for yourself. I love your idea book...sometimes it's really nice to have a hands-on inspiration source! Our gardens can't go in for nearly another month here...

    Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

    It's good to have a plan. Looks like you have lots of projects to keep you busy. I agree at this point, seedling are the way to go. I didn't do any seeds this year - since we're renting I'm just growing things in pots!

    A Daughter of the King said...

    I'm drooling over your fantastic journal!

    Michelle H said...

    Guess maybe God knew you just needed a little push to get those other projects going, haha! Just look at how beautiful everything is, though! You have a beautiful kitchen floor, which is huge to me! I will admit I'm a little envious of that gorgeous blue chair (actually, have I said that before?), here all the not-brown-or-black leather tends to be just grody orange-y or really bad 80's stuff. Not that I have room for any more chairs. I hadn't found you yet when you got the rug, it is so perfect with the blue. I thought I'd gone back and read everything, guess I know what I'll be doing Monday when hubby goes to work, heehee. Slipcovering a chair is pretty easy peasy, you'll do great!

    Kris said...

    Say what!! You are staying now!!!
    I am way behind on blogging!
    xo Kris

    NanaDiana said...

    Well, the biggest and best thing is that you are staying. Everything else is just the icing on that cake. We always finish things up when we are ready to move, too. lol Sad, huh? xo Diana

    My Repurposed Life said...

    I love your home projects journal! I'm so visual, so that's something that would really help me. :) I just showed it to Jamie, and she agrees that she saves torn out pics, but then loses them. Thanks for the inspiration, and good luck!