I know...it's Thursday and I haven't blogged all week. I'm sorry.
Not that there are tens of thousands of people reading this each day. (Maybe just fives) But I always feel bad when I don't blog, and then I feel bad when I don't really have much to say....but then I wonder? Do you really care??? =)
Thank you to my new blogging friend Ginger for this really sweet award:
"These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find friends and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut,even more friendships will be propagated.Please give more attention to these writers.Deliver this award to eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of the award."
And I want to pass this award onto every one that follows this blog! Because you have touched my life in a very real and special way through every comment, e-mail or entry! I love you all!!
So there's a lot of buzzing going around this little bity house of ours! We are staying put in this house since our value has dropped. Thank you Mr.Economy. But we are choosing to use some of our tax returns to get this house to what it needs to be to suit our family of five. Since this is the first year we are not having to use our returns for re-enrollment at the girls school, (I will most likely be homeschooling........UNLESS someone feels the sudden need to pass on some money you have hidden in your mattress!) I'm really excited, but still don't have a huge budget for all that we need to do!
When we first bought this house as our "flip" and before it turned into a "flop", I was always thinking about Flip This house theme: "Get in, Get done and get out". Therefore my house looks just like that a getin in, getin done and getin out. But now we must stay. And I need to make this place a home!
Now....this is going to take LOT'S of creativity.
First, I've been on Craigslist what seems like 24/7 lately. For those not familiar with craigslist, it's a great and FREE way to buy and sell furniture, household items and like everything else in the world. I'm way over ebay with all their fees! I've already sold most of our big stuff and it's pending pick-up this weekend. And that stuff goes FAST. Whew!
I have whatever I sell our stuff for as a budget for new stuff (furniture wise). I won't be buying very expensive things because let's just face it.... When you live in a 1400 sq foot, ancient old house with three girly's....nothing stays beautiful long. SO.....simple.....yet still beautiful practical pieces are much needed.
I've got a "vision" and let's see if I can do it! The fun starts this weekend! Aren't you so excited to be along for the ride??
So.....step one is deciding what the heck we are going to do with the space we have. Seating in our living room has become a huge problem with our hormonal crew. Apparently it's just not cool to lay on the floor with the sissy's watching movies with our bellies hanging out anymore.
But, I have some very exciting news I must share with the bloggy world.
Did you KNOW that Walmart.com sells furniture now??!! And ya'll....I'm not talking about furniture that can be folded and stored in a bag! It's good stuff! Check out what I've bee eyeing so far
I L-O-V-E this blue sofa!! Oh my word. I could literally eat it up. It's just so soothing don't you think? However, I am envisioning spilled sippy cups, vomit from stomach bugs, suckers, gum and goldfish smooshed all over and I just don't think it will be as tasteful.
With option number one, that will be it. UNO, one piece of furniture to sit their girly girl behinds on. And yes......there would be enough room for us all to sit oh so cozy on.....but do I really want them that close to me? =)
Ok bloggy friends.......what's your vote? Do I dare to do blue and invest in some good and incredible scotch guard.......or do I go safe with the wipe me down sectional? Both pieces I love I really do! And both pieces will "work". My heart is just leaning towards one direction........all the while knowing it's not so practical or simple!
Speak a word friends!