The BIG move!!

So I haven’t told you readers, but we bought a house. 2 months ago! You could say my excitement has been somewhat delayed because we did a “rent-back” to the previous homeowners, as their new home was in the construction process. But as of today, we will be able to walk inside the house. We are not actually moving in YET because we are having some work take place over the course of this next week, so our big move  will actually be next weekend. If you are a regular reader, you know, I was feeling discouraged for a long time , mostly in part to this crazy Dallas housing market, but, also due to a bad attitude. You see, I suffer from a “want now” mentality when it comes to houses. I “wanted” everything to be already done, or looking exactly how I always envisioned my future house to look, within a couple of weeks. However, I had a “self” attitude adjustment, and thank God alone, got myself out of the “discontent spirit” that had taken hold of me. A house is what you make it, and not everything is going to be the way I want it, right away. Projects take money, and when you first buy a house, its not going to look like that “dream house” you found one night on HGTV. Everyone has different incomes in life, different backgrounds, and stories, and one of the things that I am personally addressing is to be just thankful with what God has blessed me with RIGHT now.  I might not have that “perfect” kitchen right away, or beautiful bed, or amazing backyard like the ones I see in my Southern Living magazine ALL the time…But, I have to remember I have other things that God has blessed me with instead. Like my health, and family.  I am working on not comparing my life (stage) to others, or sinking into the “I need-Must have” pit of despair, but focusing on being patient and appreciative of life and the little moments. I am excited that you get to share in this next big step with me reader, and hope that you too, realize all the things you have to be thankful for.

Ciao!  Till next week!!

me

Guest Post: A DIY Reading Corner Created by Mrs. Huffstickler for Her Daughter

My three-year-old, Eden, has always loved to read. Since she was only a few months old, a book could hold her attention in a special way. So I recently got the idea to create a reading corner in her room … Continue reading

Update a mirror for $.99

I’ve had this old wrought iron mirror since college, it was a gift and to tell the truth it was never my favorite piece, so lately it has been sitting in the back of a closet, but a fresh coat of $.99 spray paint gave it a shabby chic update.

Before.

5 Things You Need to Buy at the Dollar Store & 5 Things You Shouldn’t Ever

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I’ll admit it. I shop at dollar stores. Dollar Tree mainly. And while my trips aren’t frequent, there are a handful of things I won’t buy anywhere else. I thought I’d share these with you in hopes of saving you … Continue reading

No More Mrs. Nice Homeowner: Tips for Protecting Your Home from Burglaries

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A break-in is putting it mildly. The burglar who chose our house two weeks ago KICKED-IN, breaking our door in half. We had our alarm on when the criminal came in. And while the police were there within a few … Continue reading

Pinterest Pass or Fail? Vanilla Household Odor Eliminator

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The moment I saw this pin, I couldn’t wait to get home and try it. I didn’t have any nasty odors to cover up or eliminate, but having the scent of vanilla greet my nostrils when I return home everyday … Continue reading

Our House a.k.a. Presley’s Clubhouse

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My scrumptious baby boy Presley turned TWO on February 12th! My oh my how the time flies. He is turning into the sweetest, most tender hearted little boy. He has a heart of gold and never meets a stranger. He … Continue reading

Discouraged, but not giving up!

Its not as easy as it looks on HGTV! House buying, that is. Last week you did not hear from me, reader. I was a little melancholy for a couple of days, AND it takes ALOT to get me down. Typically … Continue reading

We Have a Bun In The Oven!

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I’m excited to announce that baby #2 is COOKING! I am so, so ,so SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Our son Presley will be 2 1/2 and I know he is going to LOVE having a little playmate 🙂 I think it’s the … Continue reading