Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Bare Bones

Well we're still moving. Have most of the moving out part done. Just the guest house remains to be gone through. That will be my job because it's mostly my stuff. The main house is empty and it's kinda hard to walk through there. It echoes and its cold, not the little cottage that we once lived in. Stuff really does make a home. 
I thought I  would share some before photos of our new duplex. It's small and definitely cozy once all the stuff was in. 
Exterior views. Yep, I warned you it was tiny. These pictures of the front aren't the best. I was being bad and took them from my van. The garages set between the two units. 
 Tiny patio. Potted plants and a patio set will brighten this up right away.
The living room - nice big window with a big ledge. Decorating potential. 
Kitchen/Dining room - small but efficient (or so I tell myself)
Guest/craft/office room - another big window ledge - Miss Kitty will love this.
Our bedroom - with a grand view of the patio/garden area
Bathroom - 
And there you have it. The grand tour, all 871 square feet of it in all of it's plain vanilla potential. I know you're probably all wondering why we've moved. We had such a cute house. I've debated and debated about whether or not to put that on here, our reason for moving. But that's another post. This one is long enough. 
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. More to come.
Hugs, Amanda

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tomorrow is moving day. I'm looking forward to it and I'm not looking forward to it. Having to decide what stays and goes, where to put everything. Not looking forward to that.
I am looking forward to decorating it and having a much smaller place to take care of. We've rented a duplex. On a single level - so no more stairs. My knee is very happy about that. No more yard work. Though I've loved it in the past I'm just not able to do it anymore. It just kills my knee. :0( So new adventures await. Smaller payment that's for sure. Looking forward to that. 
I took lots of pictures of the empty place today. I'll be sharing soon. Wish us luck.
Hugs, Amanda

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's finally official. We're moving. Downsizing considerably. A new adventure awaits. Stay tuned for lots of pictures and other updates in the next several weeks.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Honestly I'm still alive. I've not been abducted by aliens or gnomes or anyone else. Work has been chaotic and hectic. Leaving me so tired when I get home that I have no energy or inclination to do any kind of project. Then I've had a horrible flair up of tendinitis in my right shoulder. I'm right handed and I can barely brush my hair or get dressed. I hate being incapacitated. And here I am whining. I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't forgotten the blog world. Actually I'm spending way too much time on Etsy and Pinterest.
Hugs, Amanda

Monday, September 12, 2011

Road Trip

So seems like all I do lately is work. No fun. We're really short handed so we all pitch in as we're able. So I haven't been getting any projects around the house done.
Enough whining. Recently my two best friends and I went up the road to Good Goods. I had read about it from another blogger, Secret Garden Cottage, who lives here in the valley also. Was the second trip in just a few months. Went for my birthday back in July. I'll share a "few" pictures of this gorgeous place. I could move right in and only have to bring my clothes. I don't think the gentleman who owns it thought I was serious. Go figure. Enjoy some great eye candy. 
Goofy daughter and niece pictures.
Yep, that's an indoor outhouse. 
These were taken with my cell phone, so they're not the best. I keep forgetting my big camera. I guess I'm so excited to be going that I just hop right into the car. 
Good Goods is this fabulous place on quite a few acres located in Farmersville, CA. Don't remember how many acres the gentleman told me he had, but he has brought several buildings to his property from the surrounding area. Its a little history lesson just being there. He has the barn, a school house (seen in the background in the 2nd picture), water tank house, a little cottage, and of course the house. Sigh... I could stay there all day. Also went to Hobby Lobby. Love this place and though a bit of a drive its closer than any other. Hope you enjoyed the trip to Good Goods. 
Hugs, Amanda