Hey yall! Soooooo we SOLD the lakehouse! We went back and forth a couple of time with our buyers and the deal was good enough to settle. They are a cash buyer—a young family ready to make some fun updates to the house and make it their own. We hope to close this month so I will be going down there to gather the rest of our things. It is bitter sweet…but I would say more sweet than bitter. We are thrilled that another family will start to enjoy this house and the lake—while we start to concentrate a bit more on making the beach house fit our family better. All good things:)
January is normally clean up month—the hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us and we all feel like simplifying. I was asked to participate in a “get clean” blog hop. Lots of fabulous ideas will be shared (please click through on some of the great ideas below my post)….cleaning, diy, storage, organizing….all of it aimed to help you get your clean on! :)
I wanted to share with you an easy way to shed a bit more favorable lighting. I really do think it can make or break the start to your day—begin with a positive—and hopefully that will be the direction for your entire day.
I fell hard for these fabulous pendant lights that we put in our new home. They were so elegant and I loved the light reflection on the wall—what I did not think about was that they made terrible task lighting in the bathroom.
Hi guys! Are you ready to get back into the swing of the routine? It always seems like Monday start so abruptly after New Years. Part of me really enjoys getting back into the daily routine of things and part of me really misses waking up without an alarm clock and having the kids hang out with me. We had such a good family time over the past couple of weeks… not as many places to be… lots of vegging out and watching movies… taking walks ….making cocoa. I hope that you had a nice extended holiday with your families. I was so excited last night too watch Downton Abbey! I still can’t believe that it is the last season for the series. I’m going to miss these characters so much!
I have used the cheapo cedar fence parts before….long time ago when I made a art piece for my friend Patti. They are really affordable…possibilities are endless for small craft projects or large ones like this! I will show you the rest of the porch on Wednesday….but before I get to editing all those pics I wanted to share with you this very large Christmas sign that cost just under $10! An easy afternoon project too…would be such a nice gift to give too. I painted mine in candy cane stripes….but obviously you are only limited by your imagination. GO crazy I say! Here is how I put mine together and finished it to look a bit aged…
My love for this old wooden fence part has grown deeper my friends….I made this with it…and this…and now this Christmas sign! I only I had three pieces of my picket fence left over.Three projects for this little $6 fence part:)! I shared on Instagram last weekend when I was in the process in the garage. I absolutely adore how this sign came out….and look…it’s snowing in my family room:) Love picmonkey:)