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Friday, February 22, 2013

RANDOMNESS around the house....

Hi, Everybody.
LONG POST coming up....

With our son owning a moving company, we are sooo lucky.
When we get so many boxes packed that we can't move around,
he sends a crew over and, WALLA....
in no time at all, they wipe out all those boxes
and a few pieces of furniture.
(I just wish I could "wiggle my nose" now and get everything UNpacked.)

TODAY was our 2nd moving day....
 The moving truck pulled up at 9:00 a.m., on the nose....



It will take forever to get all the boxes unpacked....

but it will be a lot more fun, placing my things around in a new house
than it was PACKING everything...

won't it....?????




I can't wait to start adding
PLANTS.....

 This big dining area is flooded with light...

I think there's 4 large windows on each side.....


and these 2 sets of French doors with that AWESOME pool, right outside the doors.


It should be a fabulous place for some beautiful plants....
and I am thinking as I sit here looking at this photo that
this rooster cabinet that will go with me to my grave
because I LUV IT....
ANYway...I am thinking it will be an awesome
DRINK STATION.....
hmmmm..... 


We have moved only a few pieces of furniture....

leaving enuf in the house to have that
"lived in" feeling
for staging the olden house
FOR SALE.

I have only a few of my pretties at the new place so you can see I just kept moving them around for pictures for
YOU. :))
I am about to have a hissy fit to move the dining table, which will sit right smack dab
in the middle of this spacious, wonderful room, on an awesome
Ballard Design Indoor/Outdoor rug.....
NO WORRIES when wet grands come in for
a milkshake...
or  a  Cherry Vanilla coke with some homemade cookies...
or
a Chicken Salad sandwiches and Sweet Potato Fries.






We're excited to have a large
tv in the kitchen area...
a FIRST for us.

This is such a nice home that David and Kathy have so generously shared with us.

We can hardly wait to get
ALL MOVED IN....
"...just belly up to the bar, kids...."

I will get photos of the kitchen next.
This island is beautiful and the "working" side of it is loaded with storage...


...just a glimpse of the bath...
it's very small...shower only...no tub
but we are showering olden people so we are FINE with no tub to have to keep clean..
....getting so lazy in my old age....
OOO, and something MR. SWEET loves...a urinal.
OH DEAR.....
remember, this is not only a guest house but a pool house so I guess
the fella that built it was thinking of the MEN who would be swimming.
Mr. Sweet says "thank ya, sir".
:>)

We are sooo excited and gearing up to have our house listed for sale 
the week of  MARCH 4TH.

I just can't quit looking at David's awesome beautiful pool...

Ya'll get your pretty selves into that swim suit and come
play in the pool with me....
when you finish playing, you can come thru those doors right there for a cool treat.
OH HONEY

XOXO bj

Got this comment I just HAD to add...
 Linda @ A La Carte has left a new comment on your post "RANDOMNESS around the house....":

"BJ I can't wait til you get all moved in! Yes it is more fun to unpack and play with putting all your pretties away in your new home! I can't tell you how happy I am for you and Mr Sweet!
 A pool and a urinal, wow! "
Big hugs, Linda
hahhaa...gotta love that Linda

linking with
weekly top shot (the pool shot has got to be a TOP SHOT :)

57 comments:

Sarah said...

Exciting times, BJ. Can't wait to see it all put together with your special touch. That pool looks refreshing even though it is cold here this morning. '-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

BJ I can't wait til you get all moved in! Yes it is more fun to unpack and play with putting all your pretties away in your new home! I can't tell you how happy I am for you and Mr Sweet! A pool and a urinal, wow! Big hugs, Linda

Stacey said...

BJ, you are going to have so much fun living there! I know you love every second with your family and they will be right there with you.


Are you sad about leaving your old house?

Rian said...

Gosh, BJ, you and hubby are going to love it there. How wonderful for all of you! Thanks for sharing with us.

Linda said...

The first of May work for you? A pool party and more!!
While this all looks like so much FUN - I know it is also a LOT of hard work! Pace yourself!

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness, I'm so happy for you! How marvelous you son has the moving company - love the name too! Can't wait to see how you put it together and so happy you'll have family right there! :)
You don't want to see me in a bathing suit! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol said...

It's so fabulous, BJ! I would be so excited to have my kids so close to me. The summer of 2013 is going to be so much fun!

Smiles,
Carp;

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I think it's gonna be a great place.

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

Yes it is much more fun to unpack than pack....your new home is going to be wonderful. Sending you wonderful wishes that you sell your current home fast.

~Pam~ said...

Hi BJ! How exciting, I bet you can't wait till you are all moved in. :) I am so happy for you and your hubby!
HUGS

Kathleen Grace said...

I am so amazed at how gorgeous your thigs look in this house! Not that they weren't gorgeous in the old one, but I thought this house looked so different from the current home. The rooster cabinet looks beautiful in it's new place! You are getting things done so quickly. How exciting to see it all come together:>)

Vee said...

This is such an exciting time for all of you and all of us! Love seeing that moving truck.

Beth said...

I am so happy for you BJ. What fun to be moving into a new home!

Susy said...

BJ ~ your posts are like getting a nice long letter from home, with pictures tucked in. You're going to have so much fun unpacking and decorating, it won't even feel like work. I'm already praying for the perfect buyer for your old house and that it sells QUICK!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

WHEEEEEEE.... The moving van!!! Oh how exciting!!!!

YOu have all of us excited, to be able to go on this super-exciting move, with you. Hooray for taking us along... Via lots and lots of photos.

Pics rock!!!!!!!!

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

But don't go an wear yourself out, with trying to do too much too fast. With unpacking and placing and all.

Take your time. You have plenty of time. Take it.

Hugs, hugs, hugs,
"Auntie"

Jo May said...

BJ I'm so excited we are blessed to be able to share this moving adventure with you.
Hope yall sell very quickly.

Love the new digs!..yall are going to be so very happy.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
WoW!!!
Things are "Movin'Right Along" with you already decorating with your accessories and some furnture!!!
YOU are amazing!!!
. . .and just for you...I'd put on my bathing suit! Yes I would...right AFTER I hid YOUR camera!!! ha!
Fondly,
Pat

Theresa said...

I love it when a plan comes together and puts a smile on sweet faces of sweet friends:) Blessings and happy smiles coming your way dear friend! You are gonna be SOOOOOO happy in your new home! HUGS!

Madeline's Album said...

You sound so excited that I am excited for you. The new place looks like it is going to be beautiful after you are get it all decorated up like you want it. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Designs By Pinky said...

I wish I could come swim in your beautiful new pool!!! You are SO lucky that you can move a little at a time! Unpacking is much better than packing for sure. I am so happy for you. XO, Pinky

Crunchy Diva said...

I am loving that pool! And your sense of style is so wonderful - comfortable with just the right amount of elegance! We're heading for a BIG snowstorm here in New England - I'll be dreaming of your pool! Found you thru 504 Main.

NanaDiana said...

I am so happy for you I could just pee- but can I use the regular potty? I can't wait to see what you do with everything? Where are you putting that AWESOME knock-off black and white shelf you and the MR put together? xo Diana

Sharing Shadymont said...

Such a pretty place! Can't wait til you're all settled in and have all your pretties around you. Enjoy!

everythingsewing said...

Oh BJ, You are unpacking and placing things and taking pictures and geting me so inspired to fluff my stuff. Do you find unpacking is a bit like Christmas? wondering what could be in the box?

Great move, wonderful new home.

Nonie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow... BJ I am so happy for you and everything looks grand. I am sure with staging your home it will sell very quickly.
Love love love your rooster chest it's beautiful. So lucky to have a son that has a moving van company.
Mary

Audrey said...

Looking so good bj and being just where you and Mr. Sweet need to be in this stage of your life. So lucky to be able to live near your son and have such a beautiful home. You will have fun decorating. Blessings,
Audrey Z.@ Timeless Treasures

middle child said...

A pool and a urinal. Let's just hope Mr. Sweet doesn't get them mixed up!
Looks like a wonderful place to live.

middle child said...

I re-read part of your post. Good thing I did too! I was going to come over and swim but then I noticed I'd have to wear a swim suit. What....no Skinny Dipping? (or in my case, Chunky Dunking)

Jeanne said...

Hi bj, Your new home looks just beautiful. Your son owning the moving company is about the most awesome thing. Moving is soooo expensive. Your photos so far just makes me want to see more. A pool??? How terrific is that? In all that hot Texas weather you can just jump in any old time. I am so happy for you.
Happy days are ahead and no looking back. Best wishes for much happiness in your new digs!

love you bunches,
Jeanne

doodles n daydreams said...

It's great to see everything coming together bj.
Good luck with the house viewings on March 4th.

blessings,
Diana

Maria Elena said...

BJ, you are going to be so happy in your new home! It is so pretty and I know it will be amazing when you are done decorating it. What exciting times for you guys!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I am so happy for you. A new home is next to a new baby in joy I think. Have fun and yes that pool looks awesome and the yard is so big. Love that!

Claudia said...

BJ, it looks wonderful! I'm probably a bit behind here, but are you moving in to the pool house that is on your son's property? That must be wonderful for you.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Beverly said...

You are working so hard, but I know you must be so excited. I am so excited for you.

The French Hutch said...

Your home is looking gorgeous, can't wait for you to add the finishing touches bj. Wow are you fortunate to have you son's help in moving. That is a hard job! I don't know who is more lucky, you or the grands. They will know grandma has great food after all the swimming and playing in the pool!
Don't work to hard dear bj.

~Emily
The French Hutch

AshTreeCottage said...

This is so exciting and I am so happy for you two! Your new pool looks so inviting. You are going to feel like you are on vacation all year!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tommie Jo said...

It's been a while since I've been able to visit your blog. Looks like I have a bit of catching up to do! Nice house, enjoy that pool!~TJ

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susan@avintagefarmwife said...

I don't know where my comment went, so I will try again!

Such a nice place! Love your number pillow too.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I'm so excited for you, BJ! I know there's so much to do right now, but try to envision a hot summer day lounging by the pool with not a care in the world :) I'm relaxed just thinking about it!

Marigene said...

How exciting...you will have fun decorating your new home, BJ.

Ralph said...

Lovely home - the details are what make it so, and that island counter looks as if a wheelchair might fit under. I like that feature :)

When we last moved in 1991 to our home, some boxes took a few years to be opened. Of course we packed the boxes ourselves and let the movers move them...

A dip in the pool and a treat after - nice!

Diane said...

How exciting! The new house looks great - cannot wait to see the rest of it. I always think that I would love to move (have not done so in a long time), but then I think about packing up all of the china and...well, you know the rest! This place looks just fine - lol!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Congratulations, Linda! This looks like a perfect house! Beautiful. I love the pool and have always wanted one! It's so big and blue!! Pool party time! You'll love having that big TV in the eating area. Love it! Can't wait to see all the magic you work! Don't over do it though. Take your time! It will eventually all be done!
Karen

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, the house seems to have so much potential! Good luck with the unpacking!

A Quiet Corner said...

That house is BEAUTIFUL and love what and how you're decorating...I'm a big plant nut and they will look gorgeous...as gorgeous as your pool!! Did I tell you I just new bathing suits for our vacation? Wonder if your place is on the way to Aruba???...:)JP

Ruth Kelly said...

That pool sure looks inviting especially since we are still covered in snow in Utah.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Congrats, the house is this gorgeous. And that pool .... amazing! Can''t wait to see it all done up!
Hugs,
Patti

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Great moving story, but I'm glad it's you, not me: Moving wears me out! :)

Shimmering Shadows & Haiku


robin. said...

that is a beautiful sunny spot...looking forward to more shadow shots from there!!!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Oh, I know you're so excited to move and it looks fabulous - but I have this :( about leaving your house, the one I saw when you first started blogging and all that. Feels like you're leaving an old friend behind. BUT I sure like your new digs! Wow! I bet you have it looking so awesome in no time at all. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Lord bless you in your move. Jenn (remember me????) ;)
Hugs!

kitty said...

It's going to be such a wonderfully HAPPY place, BJ!! I can't wait to see more!!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

What a lovely place to lie in ! I think you're so exited to place your things in a new way in you so nice sweet home. the swimming pool looks great. Here in PARIS it's snowing...
I'm so pleased to be your newest French Follower.
xoxo from FRANCE
Joƫlle

The Tablescaper said...

I think you're going to have a great time putting this place together. Have fun with it!

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry said...

What a great adventure BJ! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Carla said...

New house looks nice. OOh how I miss our pool. I may have to hitch a ride with Linda @ Linda's Life Journal and come swim. LOL

So lucky to have connections to a moving company. ;o)

Have fun