February 3, 2012

Happy news!!

Sorry to have been a little absent here. I hope you all have enjoyed your start to the new year so far. 

Our new year has brought us a big change that is coming our way over this next month. If you had asked me 5 months ago if I would be making this change my answer probably would have been "no".  Little did I know that there was a change ahead. Life has a funny way of doing that you know, changing your plans. 

 Being a military family, our family has learned that changes can come at anytime.  The good thing...we all have learned to be flexible and adapt to anything that comes our way.  One of my husband's favorite joke's is "How do you make Heavenly Father laugh?"...tell him your plans.  This is so true...no matter how much we think we have it all figured out and know the plan...Heavenly Father knows what he has in store for us and things can change at any moment.

 This change is a blessing...a bigger blessing than we knew when we first realized we would have to make a decision.  It is very happy news for our family...

So, what is our happy news? 


We are yet again...


 However...not to another state this time, only about 10 minutes away.  We are all very excited and can't wait to be in our new home!  This house is somewhat a dream home for us.  It has so much more of what our big family needed and wanted in a house.  I love the peace that we have felt there when we have done our walk through's.  I just knew the moment we walked in the door it felt like home. 

 I truly believe after having to move so many times in my lifetime, home really is where you make it.  Yet, there have been different houses I have lived in that just feel more like "home" to me.  This house feels just like that.  Looking out my kitchen window makes me feel incredibly blessed for the beautiful view we will get to enjoy!  I might even like doing the dishes just so I can stand and look out my window...maybe. We have no neighbors in the back of us and our home sit's up on a ridge that looks down to the valley with the back drop of the beautiful mountains.  I know I will want to spend a lot of time sitting outside enjoying this beautiful view, along with my family.  

 Another exciting thing I get to share...lot's and lots of new home projects with you all!!  The ideas have already been on overload, we are motivated and ready to get to work!  The first project on our list...installing more hardwood floors, sanding existing floors and refinishing them.  It is going to be quite the challenge and already the money is adding up for all the supplies, but it is something that will be worth it and add value.  So as thrifty as I want to be, it has to be done right. :)  

I will be taking photos of our home over the weekend and I will share soon!

 Some of the other things I have been up too?  Finding beautiful fabrics to create with for our new home!  I have decided to only fill our home with mainly vintage french fabrics that I love.  In fact, I have already made my first purchase from France for some pillows.  It is a beautiful french vintage floral that dates to around the 1930's to 40's.  There are more that I have my eye on as well.  I am going to have to be patient and purchase as I go, being that vintage french fabrics can be a little pricier, but to me worth every penny!

 Here is some pictures I took of the beautiful fabric I just purchased and some sweet vintage monograms...it called to me when I saw the V!  This etsy shop, Petits Details and shop owner Shannon was wonderful to work with and I definitely will be back to buy lots more! Shannon also has a beautiful blog www.petitsdetails.com  that I have enjoyed visiting. She has quite the eye for colors, design and photography. Her blog is one of my new favorites! I think you all will love visiting her too!

Love these paper labels she sent tucked in my package...

Such beautiful floral fabric...love the reds, blues and soft gold tone background!

 Came wrapped in a pretty package and some sweet notions...

Vintage french V monogram, 6 of them...

Pretty vintage crocheted trim she sent along with it too...

Here is the paint colors I picked out for the main living room. 
 A hint of blue on the ceiling, warm creamy gold for the walls and a crisp white for the trim. 
I think this fabric looks great next to the colors for the room!

I can't wait to show you more and so excited to share this journey with you all.  

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!