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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oh, Dear....

....this MOVING THING is so much work !! WOW 
and I didn't have a clue how SLOW we would be...just because we are OLDEN.
MERCY ME...we have to stop so often, just to catch our breath.

Sheer EXCITEMENT keeps us going, tho.

 Our new front door....
isn't it pretty !!











No large porch....

but....
 ...out the door, down the path, thru this awesome gate
and you have.......
 I can close my eyes and SEE all the fun activities going on out there
come SUMMERTIME...
with the blessing of so many GRANDGIRLS, they will have friends over,
music blaring...
water splashing...
laughter sounding...
OH...
I am so gonna love it...

and David tells me he has a brand new, 6 qt. ICE CREAM MAKER
that makes a freezer full in 20 MINUTES....
boy o boy
banana nut
chocolate
PEACH
vanilla
pecan praline...UMMMM

 SURE LOOKS LIKE
PURE F.U.N.
TO ME !!

Not a lot to show you on the INSIDE as yet....

ALL the guys love this pool table room...
HEY....I might even try to learn to shoot pool...
all the grandgirls love it so there MUST be something to it...:)

There IS talk of moving the table to the main house...
in that case, Mr. Sweet wants to turn it into his TROPHY ROOM....
bear rug, deer head mount, mountain lion rug, wild hog head mount....
there's no doors on here so it would be open to the media room...
altho I am not fond of this type decor, he would be sooo thrilled to have a room like this...
and I say "GO FOR IT".....

 I've nearly always had WHITE walls....
but choosing Natural Wicker sure makes the pretty crown molding and other wood trim
STAND OUT.
It's a warm light tan.....
 My vintage pine mantel is IN PLACE...
not dressed as yet but I can hardly wait to add

my WALL OF LOVE above the mantel.
Think that will look fantastic ??




This mantel will be across the room from the tall bookshelves...
I think if I hang my black and whites above the mantel, it will balance the room....ya think??

We didn't even have a COFFEE BREAK on this work day, soooooo






we stopped, on the way home at the
DAIRY QUEEN
for this luscious WAFFLE CONE full of vanilla ice cream...

OOO, I AM SO
INNNN  LOVE.


xoxo bj












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46 comments:

Mrs R said...

That door is gorgeous! And I love the book shelves. How exciting!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It is going to be just fabulous BJ! I am looking forward to seeing you move and get settled in. How wonderful to be so near the grands.

The French Hutch said...

Talk about being motivated to keep moving is that gorgeous new home you are moving into! I know you are going to love it, that pool will keep the grands close by for you to enjoy. Lovely wall color and yes I think the framed prints will balance the room. I can't wait for the grand tour!
Happy Valentine's Day bj...........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Stacey said...

Aren't you glad you can kind of work on it a bit at the time? I feel your pain...it's hard work!

Sarah said...

BJ, I know you are eager to get this move completed. I think you are doing this the right way, moving in stages. You new house looks wonderful. I agree that space outdoors is perfect for a sitting area. You are going to enjoy this new space.
Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

everythingsewing said...

Everything is coming together so perfectly. You have a beautiful new home.

Love the Moomba, we have a Supra

Nonie

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

BJ it all looks so beautiful Love the front door among everything else. I am so excited for you. It is a lot of work now but will be so worth it..Happy Valentine's Day. See if you weren't working so hard you couldn't justify that lucious ice cream cone..Judy

Phyllis @Around the House said...

It all sounds so exciting, not the work tho, just the opportunity to place your things in a new setting, the pool setting you will love day night it doesn't matter, it is always a great place to sit and a great place for bbq's

NanaDiana said...

Oh-bj - It is all going to be just beautiful! I LOVE it- and I know you do, too- xo Diana

Ginger Zuck said...

I feel your pain! Going through the same thing, but downsizing and that makes it worse. Love your front door, your new house is beautiful. Congratulations, it will be so great when you get all settled. I don't think I ever will! :/ Hang in there.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your new home looks so beautiful and you will enjoy putting your finishing touches all over.... How fun is that going to be. Take it easy and take lots of breaks.
Wishing you the very best!
Mary

Shelia said...

Hi Bjness! I know moving is hard work. Take more of those ice cream breaks. I'm loving seeing your new place and am so thrilled you're so happy about it! Everything you're planning sounds wonderful. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr. Sweet.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Moving is so hard but you are going to have the best time in your new place! Surrounded by love!
hugs,
Linda

Helen said...

Life is good, just enjoy every single second!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your new home is just beautiful, BJ! I hope you plan on inviting me down to take a dip in that gorgeous pool!

Take it slow and stop for lots of ice cream breaks! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, BJ, I am SOOOO darn happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did the same thing here: I told Joe to do downstairs however he wanted to. It is HIS SPACE!!!! He has his pooltable and is building a bar. Your pool and outdoor space will be SUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!! All your grands are gonna LOVE IT! The house is spectacular, and YES, I think the "wall of love" will be perfect over the mantle. XO, Pinky

Vee said...

So many reasons to be excited! Oh I hope that you have a table and an umbrella AND a swing or even a hammock. It's going to be a great summer! Keep your energy up now and pace yourself.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, this is all so exciting!

Barbara F. said...

I am so happy for you, BJ. It looks huge! And that pool, wow, that is a real perk. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr. Sweet xo

Beth said...

Your new home is beautiful!

I know what it is to pack up and move. It really wears a person out.

Terra said...

Your new home looks splendiferous, you know what I mean. Fun for grandkids, the pool table, the pool, and maybe a man cave.

Irene said...

Looks like you wil be having lots of fun. Have a great weekend and enjoy those grand kids.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Just think how amazing it will be when you are all moved in! I know moving is a lot of work and last time we moved we swore we would never move again!

Entertaining Women said...

Congratulations on your new home! It looks like you're gong to have a great time with family and friends. Cherry Kay

sweetzjaantje said...

WAUW, your house looks beautiful! I LOVE the swimming pool, woehoe it is fantastic! Enjoy it.

Greetings from Sweet Zjaantje, -XXX-

Pondside said...

You two are really something! That new house is going to be gorgeous - and what fun to decorate with a fresh canvas!

Suzan Sweatman said...

That back yard? I can't completely absorb it all yet - just gorgeous!
Can't wait to see ALL of this amazing house - what an adventure!
Hugs,
Suzan

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I am so loving this moving adventure we are all sharing with you, dear Beeeej! Keep the pics coming.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
A lovely new home, indeed!!!
Having family close and constant activity will be a true blessing for you and "Mr. Sweet"!!!
Pace yourself. . .it takes time for a "new place" to evolve!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Kathleen Grace said...

Love the front door, and the wicker color on the walls, and the pool and the whole shebang. You're going to love it! What a pretty home, and I know decorating it will keep you happily busy for a
l-o-o-o-o-ong time:>)

Audrey said...

Oh, bj ... I am so happy for you and Mr. Sweet. Being near the kids and still in your own home is just the ideal place to be as you grow older. Looking so good for a happy life. Wishing you and Mr.Sweet the best of everything.
Love the natural wicker paint you chose. What brand is it? I may want that for my dining room.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

sissie said...

How exciting for you and your family BJ. I love your new home.

It's all worth it.

hugs
Sissie

Beverly said...

Girl, I am bust in' my buttons being so happy for you. Everything is gorgeous.

Theresa said...

New house looks great, although it is lot of work, know you are enjoying this new adventure in life. I can just visualize the pool settings, know you will make it pretty with your great decorating skills. Thanks for sharing with us, can't wait to see how you decorate the new house. Being near family will bring so much joy in your life.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh my gosh! Under where you click to comment here, is an add for a BANK in our home town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But! It's not the bank, that one of our sons works for. -giggggles-

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh pics! Hooray! Thank you for taking the time, to take some pics and post them for us.

You know it's gonna' take me a long time, to get your new house plan, down-pat in my head.

Yes, I'm so glad you KNOW that even though I love home floor plans, I do not burgle, and I am harmless!!!! ,-)))))

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

And new blog look!!!!!!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

When we moved to our doublewide, I truly thought I would die. It was so much work...I told my husband NEVER again...unless of course, I get someone to knock on the door, say they are giving me a gorgeous home, tax free, and they will pay for packers, movers, and unpackers...hey, I might be old, but I can still dream!!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh my goodness...what a beautiful new home you are moving to! The pool...oh, that pool!! Media room, pool table room...how fun to fill up all these spaces! Well, the mounted hog head sort of made me cringe, but keeping your husband happy is more important! Is it a brand new house? It certainly looks it! I am so excited for you and yes, it is so much work!!

Madeline's Album said...

Your new home soon to be is beautiful. I will be looking forward to seeing how you decorate each room. Have a blessed day and please get some rest. Madeline

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your joy and excitement are showing and I am right there with you just a jumpin' up and down, bj!! This is all so wonderful.
I LOVE your front door and that pool...just beautiful. Would you believe we had a pool here and PH broke it up and dumped it IN ON ITSELF because they didn't use it as much when the children grew up!

Your pool is fantastic. You are going to have a dream home! Wonderful!!!
Hugs!
Mona
cannot wait to see it when your patio table etc. is all in place for the summer!

Jackie said...

You are so going to love living in your new place.

God bless.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

How exciting!! Love that door!!
Can't wait to see all your special touches!

the cape on the corner said...

congratulations! what a great new space!

Sherry said...

It all looks fantastic BJ! you will be settled soon! What a great house! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

Congratulations! What an amazing house - cannot wait to see what you do with it. ENJOY!