This the view straight out my front door!
Wow! A little different than California!
Well, it finally starting melting. Before this it was over 30" high in the center of the deck
Here it snowed (again!) before I got to take the pic of the wonderful, almost melted snow.
But, the snow wasn't/isn't my only situation:
This is how the lower level looks right now...I thought I had cleared out, decluttered, threw away and donated a ton of stuff! Seems I brought a lot of it with me!! 8-(
This is another corner with old dining room table, patio chairs and table...
and more "STUFF!"
Just a little bit more...LOL
But don't be dismayed, here are a few "snippets" of some of the
corners and spaces I have been working on...
A corner fireplace which certainly bosses me around when it comes to furniture arrangement!
You may remember this cabinet from the kitchen in my other house...
Now it is in the dining area of the great room
And this painted (remember? It was orange Knotty Pine from a consignment shop)
hutch which is also in the great room...
This is a great, already distressed, wall cabinet I found here at a marvelous
"HomeGoods/T. J. Maxx." store. Haven't finished this yet...can't find some of my
Stop laughing out there. I know, I know!)
This is in my office/den. You can see how "undone" things are...can't close the doors cause the cords are going out the front instead of the back! LOL
This is a corner of my kitchen. When I do a "real" house tour you will see this house is arranged almost like my last house.
Love this little framed picture: It says:
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE CHOCOLATE
Amen, to that...be right back...NEED some...
These are the windows at the side of my eating area. (Sorry it is so dark, but you get the idea) The walls in this home were stark white when I moved in; not my style so I had the entire place painted. The color is Valspar "Bamboo Reed" and it looks "cloudy" in these pics...it is really a little more intense. I am using white accessories in the kitchen...as you can see in the next shot
This is a little built-in desk (honestly, sometimes a dumping ground) in the kitchen.
I had the shelves built by my new "Handyman" Mike. Not finished with this area either...lamp laying down, bulletin board not hung...it will happen...
But you need to know WHY I came back to my original "HOME"...
This is my Beautiful Family (minus one, my only Grandson is a Senior in college and could not make it home that weekend!) One granddaughter suggested we needed to "photoshop" him in... HUH, what the heck is she talking about...if you want to know about computers, just ask your grandkids! HA!
I have never had so much fun (or worked so hard getting settled) since I have been here. This move should have been many years earlier, but "it is what it is" and we have been trying to make up for lost time. The whole family has helped me so much, even spending days here helping me unpack, moving furniture and flattening boxes and putting things away...
at least so I can get through the rooms that are sort of "un-done"...ahem...you know what I mean!
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