Sunday, July 31, 2016

Chicken Scratch~ Settling In

We have been in our new home for about 3 weeks now. We had to wait a week to even unpack the truck due to storms, so technically we have been unpacking for the last two weeks. I have also been doing a lot of deep cleaning and painting to freshen up the tired little house. 
Our new home is from 1900. There is still some original charm as well as additions which took place between the 70's and 80's. The kitchen is dated and the paint is long 
over due to be freshened up and brightened. 

The first thing I had to change was the kitchen. I painted all the cabinets and walls...Took off a couple cabinets to open things up, hence the small space....Boy what a difference paint makes. It brightened up the tiny kitchen instantly. We had moved our own fridge in to replace the old dated beige fridge...and will have to replace the stove/oven with a new one. The old stove is burned up inside and pretty much worthless to cook or bake in. A new stove will brighten up the kitchen even more, so can't wait to get it in.

I freshened up the kitchen wall and added my farmhouse touches to it...It screams happy! We also spent a long two days painting the darker wood bead board and dingy yellow walls...Spruced them up with bright white and retro teal. It doesn't even look like the same space..It looks huge and so bright! Hoping to get better pictures soon and perhaps give y'all a tour of the whole house when we're done with it. For now I just snapped quick pictures with my phone. Sorry!!!

We are slowly getting the living room cozy and livable as well. Hanging pictures and finishing touches still left. We are loving it...The family room is huge!!! Plenty of space for gatherings!

Come on back ya hear!!! Will share more as we go...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Road Trip Day 4~ Iowa, Illinois & Indiana

Day 4 of our trip: the last leg was a longggg doozy. Thank God however, our trip was uneventful. Just long and tiring. Missy loved the hotels, they gave us so many pillows...She was in luxury! This ole' girl did awesome in the car traveling so long. 

My favorite part about the trip was the amount of barns and farms we passed by.
 I loved every minute of it! I must admit I like me a good farm view over the beach. LOL....

It was so good to finally get home...
Our new state, our new home and our new church family. There were people waiting outside our new home to welcome us in and took us out for a good meal. We had so much help with painting, unloading and getting settled in. We feel so very loved here.... I knew it from the first time we visited Indiana a few months ago that this was truly the place we were meant to be...
It just took a while to get here. All in the good Lord's timing!

Road Trip~ Day 3 ~ Nebraska & Iowa