Tuesday, September 30, 2008

24 Handbags in 24 Hours Sweepstakes! Sign up and Win!

Enter once before October 15th and you could win!, There are also other ways to get more entries such as refering friends, like my girlfriend did for me! So, if you are a purse addict, this is a contest for you!.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Check out my FOR SALE list on my side bar for Craigs List

I also will be posting more things as I go. We have A LOT of things to get rid of so we can make room in the new house. Everything is negotiable, so be sure to email me at CUsmile@comcast.net if you have questions. Here are some pictures of some of the things for sale.....Be sure to click the items on the side bar under "Craigs List"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mason's ASU Profile

Click above to see the profile they posted on Mason at ASU.

Pretty cool!
He also was in the local newspaper again now that they are starting the Cross Country season.
Have not heard from him in a while. Ok..few days! It is hard not to know what he is doing daily and to poke our nose into everything he is doing and what time! Hard to let go for both of us. Though it is nice to have the house and cars all to ourselves, and much less laundry to do, dishes to clean, meals to make and tons more groceries to buy! We miss him very much, just like we do Sarah and Michael. The distance is what is so hard. You can't just drive even a few hours to see them.

Sarah and Michael won a beautiful diamond heart necklace worth 900 dollars this past week! Needless to say, I have been sending Michael lots of contests to enter. I remember my first big win was a diamond heart necklace, but, it was only worth a couple hundred. But, it took years of entering to win just that! Hopefully Michael will have better luck, that is if he catches the bug and enters the contests regularly.

I still have to plan our trip to see them with the Amtrak win I got. It is a long trip,but, will be so cool if we pick the best scenic routes. I received the picnic basket and blanket already, they are too cool! Not cheap at all! Dishes, cups and silverware for two and enough room for LOTS of food and the blanket. Click on the pictures to view larger images

I am recovering a little bit from all the work we have been doing with the house. I guess it catches up with you sooner or later, and I would rather recover then keep taking drugs to keep going. Plus I want to be spending time with Papa while he is home, then being burnt out on the couch!

Hopefully we will get the rest of the stuff out of storage and get some fall planting and preperations done. We have much to much stuff and need to really have a sale very soon. For all my good friends I will list some things here or tell you when I list stuff for sale.

We are going to have a washer and dryer set, very nice set, then a very nice laundry center that is a rolling cart with 3 seperate bags and a pole you could raise or lower to hang clothes. Here is a picture. I love it, but, have no where to keep it anymore. Besides, I don't have half the laundry I have to do anymore!

Sleeper Sofa, Chairs, Blue Willow Dishes and a lot of decor. I will start taking pictures here very soon. We have no room for it all! Plus, I just don't want a whole lot of clutter. You just have to clean it!
I want to send out a special thanks to my good Friend Kathy and her Mom. More for Kathy though since she does all the work. She has been clearing her moms land and bringing us perfectly sized wood for our fireplace and she even picked me up a huge bag of pine cones. Not only do I use them in crafts, but, they are perfect fire starters. If you have never tried them, you should. They work perfectly! Thank you so much, Kathy. You have done so much more also I want to thank you for. I know I am now 4 miles more away from you, but, I hope we can still get together the rare times we are able too!
Well, time for more rest and something to eat. I will post again soon!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oh, so sore! But,oh,so happy!

Boy, moving has taken its toll and I cannot stress enough how happy we are to have bought this home instead of the one we were living in. The pain and agony was worth knowing that we ended up with a much better home, at a significant savings (almost 30K)

And also include having instant equity since we got it for a steal and even got them to reside the whole house at no cost to us. Even added more to the homes value.

Even when you see the pictures of both homes, knowing that the older home was being sold to us for 235K and the other at 200K, and them being only 4.5 miles apart, we got the better end of the deal.

The only thing was moving. Moving 3 times in as many years has really taken a toll. I am so happy to know that we have finally been able to get the financing done, and not be in another lease option with some not so honest or truthful folks I am VERY certain my happiness will aid in my quick recovery.
I look forward to doing up a landscaping plan and finding the deer resistant plants to put in the gardens so they grow and look fabulous without worry of the deer coming in and destroying them. We have deer EVERYWHERE here.

The pictures of the inside of the house show all the stuff we still have in boxes. I will take more when we get it all put away and cleaned up. I was able to find the sheer curtains at a Garage sale for 4 dollars! But, Papa and I want to come up with some plans on how we want to remodel and decorate. Gone are the days of buying to make due! Now we would like to have it how we both want it to look and feel. I can't wait to make my own curtains and decorating.

The first pictures are of the house we originally tried to purchase, The second set is of the new house I found by chance, on a site I never look at, and was able to get the sellers to accept even though they had 2 other deals on the table. Talk about the Lord always being there at the right time. I think that is why we had to go through what we went through the last 4 years..if we hadn't gone through what we did, we would never have been able to purchase the best home I have every lived in..ON ONE FLOOR!
Someone is always looking out for us and you will see how we really lucked out this time. We went through a LOT to get here. We are not going anywhere for a very long time.

We will be looking through a lot of decorating magizines to try and find how we want to decorate the rooms. First we have to save, get the fence and a few other priorities done. But, If anyone has any magazines with decorated rooms in them to look at, send them our way!