Monday, November 26, 2012
Good Morning! :):)
Dagan and Leah wanted to have our Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday night. They are far from unpacked--LOL! But I got to see the house and it's been quite a while since we've had time together. They are still moving some final smaller things from the old place and have to clean it so they can turn in their keys at the end of the month.
Okay! Here's looking down the entrance hallway toward the red front door. There's something on the floor holding the basement door open because the cat box is downstairs. BTW--Sammy and Annie adjusted almost immediately to the new house and seem totally relaxed and at home. :)
I moved farther back into the living room to get a shot of the nook where they plan to have a kind of cubed bookcase/ display case.
Here's the living room. The TV and such are still pulled away from the wall until they get everything hooked up. They had the area rug made by the carpet company.
Dagan at the kitchen island. The dining room is filled with boxes of kitchen stuff. They have found enough to be able to make meals--LOL! We had a roast, carrots, and baked spicy potatoes. I pass on the roast these days, of course, but the veggies were delicious! Leah even sent me home some more potatoes that I ate for dinner on Sunday!
Leah kept hiding, so I never got a picture of her. (She and I both hate having our pictures taken.) The kitchen is awesome!! She even has this super deep drawer where she can keep the big pots and pans so she doesn't have to dig and shift through them anymore--whoohoo!
I didn't get a picture of the little bathroom right inside the archway there because it has no lights inside. The company thought they wanted an overheard recessed light and they wanted a light over the sink--so right now they have none at all. The company has to come back and fix a few different things yet.
But here's the pantry behind that archway!
Wow! I just love this!! Organizer's kitchen heaven!
I didn't take any pictures of the unfinished basement or the garage because they are just filled with boxes and stuff. But this is going up to the second floor.
The big landing area is going to be a reading spot with bookcases and a couple chairs.
The master bedroom (Sammy on the bed)...
...has a walk-thru closet...
...to the master bath. Without flash...
...with flash. The accent wall is actually a kind of golden mustard yellow.
This is closer to the real color there on the far right in the shot of the tub/shower and linen closet.
Next to the master there's another (empty) room on this side.
Then heading to the other side of the upstairs...
...there's another empty room straight ahead. I forgot to ask them which one will be the office and which one will be the spare bedroom for company, but I would guess this would be the company bedroom on the other side from their bedroom with the bathroom across the hall.
The bathroom in the hallway...
...and behind this closed door...
...is the laundry room. I love the terra cotta orange in there on these two walls!
The room at the end of the hallway is now the gaming room--and where their old dining room table and her mom's old chairs are. They plan to buy a new dining room set. There's another area rug that matches the one downstairs in this room, too.
And no--I haven't seen the empty house tour video yet. As you and I can see they they are very busy and I think it is going to be quite a bit after the fact before it ever gets posted (if I can even figure out how to move it to my blog in the first place). If that ever happens, you'll know--LOL! But at least you have an idea of what the new place looks like. They love it!! Even without curtains and with boxes everywhere...it is sooo nice! They will be very happy here. They already are. :) :)
What else did I do this weekend? Well, I had these clipart snowflakes (that I found someplace online a long time ago and have no idea where) that I copied and then re-drew with a white gel pen on dark blue paper. Yes, more cheating, I know. Not my own designs.
But they are so pretty as Christmas card possibilities.
We could pick one...
...frame the blue paper with a black paper edge...
...and mount it on white cardstock. I thought these simple cards might print up well.
Another option is the zendala that reminded me of the Christmas bulbs.
Next I am going to make an attempt to paint something. Painting. Never confident painting. But I want to try an idea or two this week. This week is it...time's up!! Have to have something picked out by next Monday.
She still has not tired of her green air mattress--LOL!
I am surprised there is still air in it. :)
She's so happy to have her blue bed where she wants it. And notice the new cat grass behind her ear there in the background? Life is good for Miss Karma.
Noise in the hallway!
Droopy to perky in half a second--LOL!
And so the week begins. I can now picture where Dagan and Leah are and what they're talking about when it comes to the new house. After they turn in their keys to the old place they can relax. And after this week is over and we have some card fronts to pick from I can relax, too--LOL! ;)
I just love the holiday season!!
Have a sparkly week!
"The grateful heart sits at a continuous feast."