Thursday, April 26, 2012

Theme for the girls' new rooms when we move to the house

The girls couldn't decide if they wanted to have a garden with butterflies themed room, or princess theme for their rooms. So, I said, "Why don't you have a 'Princess Butterfly Garden' theme? Oh, they were all over that! Combine all the favorite stuff. :) Rachel will be in her own room, and Michaela and Alyssa will share a room. Michaela and Alyssa's room is currently blue with Nascar trim around the top of the wall, so we'll be repainting their room first with a light peach color after taking down the Nascar trim. Rachel's room is currently decorated for a girl with yellow paint and a purple butterfly border at the top of the wall, with some kind of butterfly and princess wall stickers. So, since she kind of likes the way it is already, we won't be in a rush to change her room. But, we do want to eventually change it and make it our own. Rachel wants a light lavender color for the walls, and the wallpaper trim and stickers will come off. Plus the current yellow paint that is there is all marked up in places or scratched. Need something fresh and new eventually! Then, decorate with garden/butterfly/princess motif and decor.

I also want to paint over the red walls in the dining room with the gobi desert color I used in our home in Raleigh. LOVE that color, and we always get compliments on it. I love red in moderation, but red is just a little too busy and loud for me to be on a wall. Plus, it's a smaller dining room than I'm used to. Needs to be a lighter color. I'm all about light or neutral wall colors.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Buying a new house!

We have decided to go ahead and buy a house for us to live in instead of continuing to live in the apartment while we wait for something to happen with our house in Raleigh. We got a smaller, inexpensive house that will work and that we LOVE. Our mortgage on this house with taxes and insurance included will cost us less than rent on the apartment. :) It's at the end of a cul-de-sac, with only one neighbor because there is a creek that goes to the side making it impossible to make the land beside us into a usable lot for another home. The master bedroom is on the second floor, which was a requirement this time around. The dining room and breakfast nook are smaller than we're used to, and we'll have to figure out how to make them work with our tables, but it'll work ok. We just won't be able to use all the leaves in the dining room table. And, the breakfast nook table will probably work if we put one end against the wall, and just won't be able to sit someone at that end. Has four bedrooms. Rachel will get her own room, and Michaela and Alyssa will share. The fourth room will be Brandon's office so he can work from home sometimes and have all the equipment he needs at home all set up. The family room is nice and is a good size. It also is laid out well for placing furniture, unlike our last home in Raleigh. Also downstairs is another small room that will be an area for our pantry overflow since the pantry is kind of small, and also a room to do our school work for homeschooling.