Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rearranging and what we learned...


So we seriously rearranged our living room today. We bought a great sideboard and mirror yesterday that I love and works so great in this house, but what we learned is that any time we spend money on this house, it only reveals further where we need to spend MORE money. The room looks better and much different as you will see below, but we desparetly need to paint and add different pieces. As Larry always says "we have 30 years babe", I hope he's referring to the mortgage payments left, and not the amount of time he's giving our marriage. :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's Been Awhile

I am sorry to say that is has almost been a month since my last photo, and even more sorry to say very little has been done since then.  It's been a busy month and will probably continue until the year's end at this point.  I did go thru and take a some photos though of pretty much the whole house, very few secret spots are left after this post.  Just keep in mind these are all "before pics", it's only been 60 days since closing.

our guest bed with our wedding quilt on it. 
don't get attached to the bathroom above, we for sure are not.  It will be gutted to studs by the end of January.   In the mean time we will be using the one below ( and possibly the secret bathroom yet to be shown)

the "blk and white" bathroom as we call it is currently pretty much just Larry's domain.

 This is our room for now....

this is the extra room, it is attached to the blk and white bathroom, making it a possibly option for a master some day, but we are still deciding.  For now it is just a large expanse, best for my yoga room, see below.

the empty family room as seen earlier in the blog, now has a few more peices of furniture, but not many.

the beginnings of larry's office

more pics of our living room, not much has changed lately on the front

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The hippies have moved in....

 Notice anything missing?  Palm trees maybe?  Yep, they have relocated to the back yard.  The whole front got a face lift, in fact it is different today than it was 6 days ago when we took this photo.  New to follow soon enough.  I'll just be happier when this all starts to grow in and not looked so sad


So this is why I am saying the hippies have moved in, we cut up bamboo today (given to us by our neighbor) and made a compost bin.   Next to it you can see where one of the palms is temporarily located.

this was today's junk find, free set from the dumpster.  I am excited to fix these up and get them in the Florida room

Our glider...
Just trying to get some photos in for the"before set". This is the door off of our florida room, the foundation is now purple vs. brick red, our one small improvement.
So, you see the hippies have really arrived,... 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

House Sitters

So, we left our home and dog in the care of my parents for the weekend while we visited family in the Northeast. See below for what we came home to. Pretty drastic changes without consulting the home owners, but we were estatic non-the-less.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


     So this time last year I clearly remember thinking daily how much I need a space to work in, I needed somewhere to do crafts and mess with things, I just kept picturing an open space that had easy access to the outdoors and electricity. Well, in April when we looked at this house for the first time I found it. The very last room of the house is technically a MIL suite equipt with an old farm sink and cupboard, a rando bathroom off of it, and it's own entry. I FELL IN LOVE. This is what I needed!  Well, 2 weeks into living here I am already starting to use it. Nothing major, I just sanded down 2 chairs that I would like to paint next week. Still it was wonderful to have the space to do it. Ok - this got long.

Sorry it's been a few days since the last post. I'll get better !!


the room is huge- I have a gigantic picnic table and a large work bench (not photographed) in it right now and still plenty of room.

Friday, September 28, 2012

early phases

so this is the current state of the living room, truly sparse and awful, but it feels like home for me for now


hopefully this will be the last day of the bistro table in the breakfast nook, I have another temp table that should be set up soon if LB can get to it

here is the view from the living room looking into the kitchen and then into the (empty) family room.   The door way you see on the left open up in the short flight of steps down to the eventual master bedroom.  Someday I'll get a floor plan on here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Some crazy photos....

mega amount of books that need dispersed-- and please ignore how high the picture is- we are not adding holes to the walls until we are sure were we want everything

family room-- currently empty--- living room pic to follow tomorrow

probably the last photo of the kitchen until we get it reworked a little bit

Sunday, September 23, 2012

work and play

Day at Egmont Key for my Mum's 50th!


It's amazing how gorgeous FL can be.   The house is official,  more pic to follow but there was no way any of my moving day photos could trump this.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Closing Day


Are these two images exactly the same? Pretty much except for weather factors, I think?  Well one was taken in May during ,and one was taken today after closing. Hopefully the next one that I am sure to post in a few short weeks will be quite different.

Monday, September 17, 2012

In case you were wondering...

So in case you were wondering, we close on our home 9-18-12. AKA tomorrow. So a sick part of my brain feels like I have to journal such an exciting (exhausting) addition to our lives. So I will be doing a photo journal. I can't make promises on any witty remarks below the photos, but I am going to attempt to give a quick snapshot each day of what's going on in the Bales abode. So in case you are wondering ... you're more than welcome to keep up; however, out of respect for those who don't want to know, I won't be adding most of this to FB or pinterest. Can't wait...