Friday, May 27, 2016

Aaron's Sorta New House

I just realized I never showed you photos of  my middle child, Aaron's new house.  He just turned 27 on the 23rd of this month, I'm a very proud Mama!  He served his country in the Air Force for 4 years as a crew chief on fighter jets, one of the top jobs you can get when you enlist. All new recruits have to take an aptitude test when they enter and the top scorers get to pick their job assignments.  He did very well and was able to get his dream job.  Since he's been out, he's met the sweet girl of his dreams, has one more year of tech school left of a 2 year program to get his certificate to continue working on airplanes, is at the top of his class and has bought his first home.  We looked for quite a while to find what he wanted because most things he could afford needed a whole lot of work.  If homes are at all decent here, they have offers almost the same day they go on the market and a lot of times, more then one.  After being beat out on a couple of homes he'd made offers on, we found one that was beautiful, not what was the norm for his price range and had just come on the market.  We were on our way to meet his agent to see it when he called and told us it had 2 offers already.  We almost said forget it but our agent was already there so we went ahead.  It was gorgeous and on almost and acre, totally updated, everything you could want and more in a first home.  Of course we all loved it and he decided to go ahead and give it a shot.  He offered the most he was qualified for and we hoped for the best.  His agent presented his offer, told the owner's agent all about him, that he was a vet, going to school etc.  A few hours later, he got the good news that they accepted his offer!  He'll have been in his house a year as of June.  The photos I'm going to show are the MLS photos with the owners furniture and décor.

The house sits on a beautifully landscaped acre lot

This is the back of the house showing the breeze way  to the kitchen door, door to the patio and the carport which is beautiful and would be fabulous screened in and large storage room .

This gives you a better look at the carport on the far left

The gorgeous front door and a peek into the dining room.  The hardwood oak floors
look pretty orange but in reality are a beautiful medium brown color

The living room. Throughout the house they used all Restoration Hardware
paint colors which were perfect

View from the living room facing the dining room

The kitchen is small but practical with beautiful granite, perfect for him

The pass thru to the dining room ( you can see the door into the laundry room on the right)

The dining room

The large master bedroom with a wonderful bay window

The master bath with a sky light and 2 walk in closets

The second bedroom (his older brother Chris moved in with him and this is his room) gorgeous ceiling along with a beautiful green paint color and walk in closet

The 3rd bedroom, the boys are using it as a den with a second TV so they if they happen to need some "space" they have some where to go
As you can see, the previous owners had it decorated beautifully.  It has been perfect for both the boys and they are enjoying living there. Eventually, my plan is to show you photographs of what it looks like now that the boys are in.  I did most of the decorating with things I have found at the flea, yard sales, Good Will, Hobby Lobby sales, etc.  Been hoarding, whoops I mean storing things just waiting for one of them to get their own place.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out and they seem to be also.  Chris doesn't have to worry, even though I've furnished most of Aaron's home, I still have PLENTY of stuff left for him when he gets his own place!

Aaron on the left with his sister, Kate and his older brother, Chris who
is also a Marine vet, at her wedding.  Very proud of all of them!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Till next time.......

Will be at these parties
Cozy Little House
Savvy Southern Style
A Stroll Thru Life
Stone Gable


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bedroom Fantasies

 You are thinking what I'm thinking, right?   Gorgeous bedrooms!   The kind that make you want to curl up and stay in bed all day and never leave! The kind with beautiful bedding, wonderful architectural features, and a warm, cozy, comfy feeling!  That's what you were thinking, right?

Here are some of my favorites from Pinterest.




Till next time.......

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Old Mixed With New

I was just looking at my friend's face book page and saw this,  I loved it so much I had to post it!  Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars is one of my favorite songs. I was turned on to it by my then 2 year old grand daughter, Kailyn, who is  now a big girl of 3.  It and  All about That Bass by Megan Trainor which by the way, is one of the cutest videos ever, are her favorites! We have on demand on our TV and can watch popular music videos when ever we want.  When the songs were over, she would demand, again and again and.......!  She'd dance fast  and furious  till she would
fall to the floor in a dizzy heap!  Watching her trying to shake her
booty and  do the splits like they do in Megan's video, it's a hoot!

My "sassy" little dancer!

  I thought I hadn't seen anything better then her dancing, but this video comes pretty close!  Someone  had the genius idea of  mixing some of the greatest dancers from Hollywood's golden age to the song, Uptown Funk.  If you're a tad bit older like me,   I'm sure you'll recognize a lot of them.  For those of you "young things" out there who may not have had the privilege of seeing them in  some of these fabulous movies, here are some of their names :
Shirley Temple
Fed Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Judy Garland
James Cagney
Gene Kelly and the " mouse"
Mickey Rooney
Debbie Reynolds
Danny Kaye
Abbot and Costello

Just click on the links and they will take you to the videos,
make sure you have your volume turned on!

Fred and Ginger
I have loved Fred for as long as I can remember, think he's the greatest dancer
of all times and watch his movies every chance I get!

I'm also posting links to the original Uptown Funk and All About That Bass
because they are Kailyn's and my favorites!
(she also loves to dance to Taylor Swift's Shake It Up video but
that's another story)!

Bruno Mars,
Now let's be honest, did you listen to this song without moving
or did it get you rocking in your seat?
PS.  It just won a Grammy for song of the year!

Here's Megan Trainor's  All About The Bass


 PS. Megan just won a Grammy
 for New Artist of the Year
I hope you had as much fun with this as I did ! 
Till next time.......
This week I will be partying with:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Red 3

It's that time again, Valentines day is right around the corner and since
I'm soooo not a hearts and flowers kind of girl, I'd much rather celebrate
some of my favorite things in my favorite color,

 My picks for 2016

My red kitchen stool and red scale

A vintage red truck. I'd drive it every day

Red tartan hand bag
So love this!

Red canoes
Perfect for lazy days on the lake!

Vintage red  tool box
I have one like this but bigger

Red linens
Red Christmas stockings
My little wooden shoes with red soles
Vintage red clocks
Old red barns
My coffee always tastes better in a red mug
Red thermoses - perfect for coffee to go

Red kitchen cabinets
A vintage red bike

Red snow boots
I sure could have used these when we got our 4inches of snow!

Last but not least, here is one of the few heart things I  own and do
pull out to celebrate the month of February.  This is my vintage
 heart planter that  I got from one of the venders in our
 old store.  I love the patina and the gold arrow.
Happy February!
Till next time........