Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall things

Decorating at LittlePond!
Just a small glimpse of the overall picture, which is still taking shape.
My fall decs will be years in the making.

 This is our right bookshelf. Nothing fancy, just serviceable. The lantern is from Tractor Supply. It has LED lights inside (and only $20). Best deal I've found on one this size. The pumpkins are from Bealls, local to Ga and Fl.
This little critter makes me smile every time I see him! I found this at Cracker Barrel for $10.

Our quirky sense of humor, lol. Sign from Etsy. Pumpkin from our local women's shelter resale shop.

There's more, and more to come, so stay tuned. As fall unrolls, the decs will get bigger and better!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Piece by Piece

This house is becoming home.

It's been a busy and productive 4-day for Dh and I. Here's a few things that have come together
in the past few days. Enjoy!

 My mama's etagere is up and filled. The birds are from Dh's grandfather, the white tea set is all that remains (bar a few plates and saucers) of my Granny's German china set, the blue teapot was a gift from a beloved Aunt, and the couple is from my MIL, many years ago. All treasures to us.
Lots of blogging, or attempting to. Pics are giving me a fit, and several posts haven't loaded that should be here. Still working on that.

Cooler-living is over! Got to get this beauty back to our niece, because...

Behold, Leopold! Finally, FINALLY, Sears delivered our refrigerator. The manufacturer delayed shipment last week, but now we're in business, folks! Well, except that the water line to the ice maker isn't bringing water. Huh. Might be related to the faucet in the laundry room that won't run cold water, and the faucet outside on that side that won't run at all.  Got to see about that.

There's more, but that's enough for now. Soon, there'll be a birthday celebrated here, and friends and family will gather and our home will be filled with laughter and joy. I can't wait!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Down Little Pond Lane...

It's where we live, YEAH!

We have permanently moved it, and it feels SO good. So, so good, y'all.
The light, I cannot say enough about it. It cheers me every day. I don't want to leave.

But I've had to. Back and forth from the old place to this, moving stuff. One load at a time,
but I'm done. We closed yesterday, and no longer own the soggy bottom singlewide. It's someone
else's problem now.

Dh got new steps for the front porch today, and we're putting them in this weekend. Also on the
agenda: ceiling fans (b/c coolness), shop foundation, curtain rods, picture hanging, mantel staining, and bed assembling (and mattress buying, for the boy). Thank goodness Dh is off the next four days!

It feels so, so good to focus on Little Pond now, and not be split b/t the new and old.
Sorry I've been missing, there was no internet or wifi out here until today. Expect better updating now.

Tv Buddies

in the new place. They both love it!

No more jungle

Bush hogging, it's all the rage!
Seriously, there's a pond back there (to the left a bit), you just can't tell.
Come to find out, there was also a mound of dirt under those dang vines, so now it's to have that graded out. Oh well, always a project!

Updated pond pics to come tomorrow, if I can find the time!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Let there be light

All the feels for this lamp, and its twin. Keep an eye out for them in future pics.

Friday, September 2, 2016

From the cheap seats

Okay, so they weren't really cheap, but a good price nonetheless!
Here, I'm sitting on the end of the couch, looking straight ahead to the kitchen.

Because we don't yet have lamps at the new house, we used the kitchen pendants. They worked nicely for lighting in real life, but for picture purposes, not so much. Please excuse the glare!

Look closely and you can see the vignette I created atop my built in bookcase. Fall themed, of course, because I cannot wait for it to be here!

Tonight, we are in our old house, sigh, but in the morning I will continue to move things to the new place. We plan to start staying there Sunday night, and living out of a cooler and with disposable plates and cups. We are just so DONE with this house here.

Stay tuned, I'll try to get pics of the front window, door/wreath, and a better view of my fall vignette.

First night in 2

Here, you can see my view of the family room. The cabinet is in place, and now, so is the treadmill and the Bowflex (although not yet put together). There is a quilt ladder leaning in the corner (Target, around $39) awaiting my fall throws, and I have my plants scattered about for warmth and greenery.

See that cute cat pillow? I got that through LTD commodities, and the boy loves it. Speaking of, you can see his arm making shadow puppets in the pic. He didn't want me to stop!

We watched movies and played games our first night in, and can't wait to do it again.

First night in

So, we spent our first night in our new home. We were facing a Cat 1 hurricane (Hermine) coming into Ga right across our county, and wanted to be safer than in our old, worn out home.

That idea worked quite well. We were dry and snug, and you couldn't hear a thing unless you were right near a window or in the laundry room. The storm, thankfully, proved to be less than expected in our area.

There were a few limbs down/messy yards, and a few power outages, but we were spared the latter. The former, well, we had one 5 foot pine limb break and fall into our driveway, but I pulled it aside on my own, so no biggie.

We are very grateful for God's mercy here, and are praying for those less fortunate, both then and in days to come as Hermine wears itself out along the US coast. Stay dry, folks!

As you can see, we have no curtains yet, tools still adorn the dining room, but it is HOME. I didn't want to leave this morning to come back to our old place.

Our first supper in our new home consisted of ham sandwiches, white cheddar cheese puffs, and craisins (me only). Our niece lent us her Yeti cooler so we were good to go with ice and cold foods.

The boy slept with us as he has no blinds or curtains, and didn't want to face a storm alone, and in a new/strange house to boot. I woke several times, but the rain was minimal, as was the wind, so far as I could tell.

It was a good night!