Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas and a Big Present For Me!!

Hello, Dear Ones! Are you all ready for Christmas??We are ready and have a big present waiting for us.

As you probably know we are leasing a house until we find one to buy. We signed our lease for a year but uh oh...we found a house. We will close on December 28th. We want to have it painted and some other things done before we move in so having the lease house is a good thing.

I'm excited! This will be the first one story house we've lived in in over 35 years! With my bum knee, I think I will enjoy it. The house has 2,550 square feet. It's not huge but not small either. It's only three bedrooms - the master, the 2nd bedroom will be for Mr. Precious' office and the last bedroom for my sewing/craft room. It does have a little den where we will use a sleeper sofa if someone comes to spend the night or if they are very special we'll just give them our bed! :)

I'll shut up and let you see it. These snaps are from the MLS listing.

 This is the living room. We are going to get a handy man over to enclose that hole by the fireplace where TVs used to go. There is also an opening right above the hole that looks into the den. I want to wall that up and have shelves put in to match the other side. No one lives here and we were told they used it as a vacation home so it's really pretty clean.
The bow window at the back of the living room is where my piano with go. We want to take that fan down. Wouldn't a little chandelier look cute up there? The floors are so pretty and the ceilings are high.
 The dining room is a nice size  Someday I would like to change out the chandy.
 Here is the little den behind the living room. The fireplace is a see through on both sides. That is a funky high window up there so I'll have to decide how to dress it. I don't know why they didn't put blinds on the middle window. I guess they couldn't. Hmmm...
 Here's the kitchen. I know it's dated with those orange oak cabinets and backsplash. The granite is nice though. I want to change the pendant globes as they are really an amber color and make the lighting look dingy. We will have the cabinets painted white as you know I love white kitchens. Not sure what to do about the backsplash if we'll replace it or paint it. Have you seen backsplashes that were painted?
But...look at that wall of cabinets! I love this! I'm sure some photo editing went on with these pictures as the paint is really a light coffee color. Yuk! Gonna change that.
 See the columns above those cabinets? This area separates the kitchen from the living room. I guess you would call this an open floor plan, which I don't care for, but since the pony wall is pretty high it hides the kitchen from the living room. I like that. I would like to have shelves put in between the columns so I can poke stuff on them.
 Here's the little breakfast room that leads to the back deck and garage. There are lots of windows with nice light in here - so many windows that there really isn't a wall for my little kitchen hutch. I've decided to put up a white shirred curtain on the window at the right and just put my hutch in front of it. There may be a little window showing at the top but I think it will be fine. Gotta have a place for my stuff! :)
 This is the master. Their furniture is huge and those side tables come up to my waist/ It's a very nice big room. I had rather have wood floors in here too but for now the carpet is nice. See the nice vaulted ceiling? There are all kinds of angled ceilings in these rooms.



Here's the master bath. We plan on maybe getting some new vanities. The shower is to the right.
 This will be Mr. Precious' office. His window faces the front of the house.
 This will be my sewing/craft room and the window also faces the front of the house. It's not quite as big as what I had in New York but I think I can make it cute.
 The guest bath needs a little bit of spiffing. I love to spiff, don't you?
 Laundry needs a little spiffing too.
Do you like it? Can you see me living here?

All in all, it's a pretty little house and we are excited! Who knew a year ago we would be back here in Texas buying a house. I was thinking back on my adventures since I've been blogging (10 years) and this will make five houses (including our little condo in Galveston) we've lived in! Are we nomads or what!?! :)
I found these cute little battery operated lanterns and poked them on the porch. Oh, those are not slugs you see but leaves! Thought you should know that. :)

Dear Ones, I want to wish you all a blessed Christmas with your family and friends.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~



Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay

From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

~ sung by Judy Garland