Saturday, March 23, 2013


Color scheming...that is.

Hey everyone out there in RH Blog Land.  Hope every is doing well at whatever point you are in construction, move in, live in...etc. 

Not much going on in my journey...except I kinda, sorta, found a color scheme while walking through Tarjay this morning.  When I first moved in, I ventured over to value city and they had a grey couch with stripped grey/white side chairs in their showroom.  Something about the grey stood out to me, not sure what it was but I liked it.  Ever since then I've been looking at grey(s) and trying to figure out how I can work it into my home.  I picked up some paint cards at Lowe's last week and most of them were grey but one of them is this light blue...might be light greyish blue color that I think I could live it.  It's not loud that it over powers anything, it's just very subtle.  Today in Tarjay the blue, grey theme clicked. Then I saw a mustard yellow and I loved the combination with the grey.  I figure I can carry these colors upstairs to the two bedrooms and bathrooms...mix it around a little and it might just work. I think these colors will work with the cabinets, counter tops, and floor very well.

 It's kind of funny because I stopped in to see my SR yesterday (she's such a sweet lady...I think she got all of us new homeowners housewarming gifts) and I was telling her that I had no decorating skills...she offered to stop and give some tips/suggestions...anywho, in Target it seemed that part of that decorating know how kicked in.  So here's what I found in Target and the paint cards from Lowe's:

Without flash, the blue looks very subtle

With Flash...the blue is what I'd use for an accent wall down stairs in the dining area and living area

Maybe this pattern (or something similar for curtains...upstairs? It's busy, but I like it.

I just liked the blue-ish color here, can't remember if this was a curtain sample or drapes

Gray pillow...and noticed the two below...for couch or bedroom

I love the texture


Yellow, gray, white...and the teal-ish one above

Again, kinda busy, but I like the pattern

 In my mind, I would paint two accent walls downstairs, in my dining area and behind my couch, these would go well with the light bluish color

Love these

Grey, plain and simple.  Love it

Grey, mustardy yellow and a combo above...

IDK what color this is...but I like it

for the kitchen...bluish/grey I think

Table running for my table...whenever I find one I like

These are tablecloths...but I read on Pinterest how to DIY and make curtains from table cloths

Another table cloth...potential drapes and cheaper than the drapes themselves

don't know where I'd put these, I just thought they were cute

Saturday, February 16, 2013

First snow...

So excited....first snow in the new place and its pretty significant.  If you are from the South, live here now or ever lived here.. you know this is kind of a big deal.  :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Can you believe...

It's been 30 days since closing? I can't. I love my home and am still in awe that I'm a homeowner.  And I keep remembering what Uncle Ben told Peter Parker...with great power comes great responsibility...take out the word power and insert the word homeownersip (hmm, should that be one word or two) and that's how I'm feeling right now.  But is a good feeling.   I received an email from Ryan Homes to take a survey yesterday and I have a few things on my 30 day punch list but overall everything is all good.  I have not done any decorating yet.  I'm hesitant to put up pictures or even paint.   So it's bland bare walls for now.   At some point I would like to replace my living room furniture... but that's gonna be down the road a bit.  Well that's all for now.

Monday, January 28, 2013

I'm becoming Ms. Fixit...

Last day of my vacation and I decided I better do laundry. I'd been putting it off for the last today was the day.  Washer and dryer were hooked me...the day I moved.  I turned the washer on went downstairs and started lunch.  Went back upstairs and something told me to check to see if the machine was leaking.  Good thing I did.  The cold water fill hose was leaking.   I thought maybe I hadn't tightened it properly and proceeded to do so.  Turned the machine back on and the leak was still there. brother is 2 hrs away and I don't have a handy man here... never needed one.   Went to Lowe's to get replacement hoses and started looking at new washers and dryers...omg can you say pretty,  lol because that's what's important right?   I ended up talking to the but who helped us pick out my fridge and he suggested I try and replace the houses save money.   Good idea...came back home and replaced the hose and no leak...yes!  So happy that I don't have to take on any addt'l debt to replace anything just yet.  I've had my washer  and dryer since 2002 and have been through 7 moves. ..I'll be using them until they fall apart.  :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Late night, early mornings...

Guardian showed up this morning for their 8-12 8 am.  What company does that?  Not any other company I've ever worked with that set those 4 hr block appts.  So glad I'd gotten up early...dressed...or else it could have been kinda...awkward. But hopefully he'll be finished soon and my alarm will be set up and ready to go. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Move is done...

Now it's time to unpack.  I moved Saturday...movers arrived at 9:00 and were finished by 11:00.  Didn't cost nearly as much as I was expecting - which saved me a couple of dollars. yay!  My mom and brother came up and surprised me by helping purchase blinds and a fridge.  I ended up with a Samsung fridge.  My mom LOVEDEDED (lol) the Samsung french door fridge that could run apps and stuff.  I loved it as well...however, that price was waaaay out of my comfort zone.  I love the model I got (see below) and I put all my little knick knacks on it today.  Feels like home :)  Can I tell ya'll how much I love having a garage.  OMG...I love the fact that my car is out of the elements which means it's not as cold as it could be and I don't have to spend time de-icing in the morning. YAY!

Set my cookbooks up in a corner.  So ready to prepare a home cooked/my first home meal. :)

The other part of the kitchen.  My sorority sister got a shadow box poodle picture for me as a housewarming/christmas/sorry you had an accident (her words not mine, lol) and I plan to put it over the sink.  It goes along with everything.

But then the unpacking...omg...the thing I hate most about moving is packing stuff up and then unpacking.  I got a lot of stuff unpacked last night.  Because on Saturday I refused to even open a box.  I still have a bunch of books and CDs/DVDs to unpack and put up...but that can wait. 

So far the only part of the townhouse that is done is the kitchen. I have a couple of purchases that will happen over time.  But I just don't want to go in debt buying furniture and other accessories right now. So one room/accessory at a time.  First up will be a dining room table/chairs.  Don't need anything big but I did find this online at the Home Depot and I love the style of the table and chairs:

Then I need a rug for the dining and living spaces.  Hardwood is great but rugs will add some warmth. And finally I want to replace my living room furniture.  I've had this since I moved in my first apt...over 10 yrs ago.  It's been through 8 moves and 3 cities.  It's held up well, I must admit.

I didn't realize that the color of my couch/chair/ottoman would go so well with the floors, cabinet, and granite.  It's crazy but I didn't even think about coordination when I made my selections. 

I have yet to seal the counter...going to do that shortly and let it sit overnight.  Then I need to clean the hardwoods and apply the Bruce hardwood stuff (cleaner I guess).  So much to little time

And I am really trying to get used to the neighbors behind me who have no blinds on their windows...or curtains...downstairs.  I guess they are comfortable with having folks look into their home.  That would freak me out though...I would have had to improvise had my blinds not been purchased and installed Saturday.  Having nothing on the bueno.

My mom and brother loved everything.  Although I am not a baby anymore (though I am the baby of the two of us - me and my brother) it felt good to get their approval.  Though they wouldn't have been anything else but happy.

So...that's all for now.  ttyl :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Guess what...

Chicken  Sorry had to do it.  :)


God is so good!!!!  I worried and got frustrated but in the end it happened not in my time but his.

Thank you all for the support. ..and well wishes and just for reading my blog period.

Guess who's moving Saturday!?!?! Meeeeeee!!