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Saturday, May 26, 2012

If I could build a house.....

As I've stated before, I love where I live, but I really have the itch to build again.  I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for the latest home listings in our area, but nothing has had that wow factor for me, that would make me want to leave my home.  We know we'll most likely stay in this area until our kids graduate from high school, which will at least be another 12-13 years.  I was really close to saying goodbye to my blog, because I don't seem to give it justice, but this morning I decided I'm going to use it as a place to collect great home plans and building ideas. My excitement seems to be mounting, as I've found a great site showcasing the exact styles of homes I'm drawn to.  The sight is Connor Homes, and their logo is, "Building the New Old Home Since 1969".  That's exactly what I want.  The "new old" home.  I love the character of old homes, but having lived in one, and now living in a new home, I have to say I really do prefer the efficiency provided by our home. In my old house, the character was gorgeous.  Great wood floors, beautiful woodwork, pretty hardware......however I couldn't hang things on the walls, because you could hear the plaster falling behind them. And since it was from the late 1930's, it was cold and drafty in the winter, which led to outrageous utility bills.  We've tried to add character to our current home, and while it's cute, there are details I wish would have included when we built here.  So now I've decided to start saving my favorite ideas, in case that great piece of dream land would happen to pop up.
Today's feature that I'm completely in love with...................

The Charlotte Prindle House.....As stated in the description,  ".....A lovely Greek revival farmhouse....an adaptation of The Augustine Parker House...." found in their catalog.

 I could totally see this house decked out with patriotic buntings and flags in honor of this Memorial Day weekend.  Enjoy yours!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bowl Love

I'm SO tired tonight.  And what a great kind of tired it is.  Started my day with my mom at some local city wide garage sales, followed my a little shoe shopping, and ending at an awesome barn sale.  We both found lots of great treasures, but the thing I'm most in love with, is a bowl.
Isn't it pretty!!  A friend of mine, along with her mom, travel to various antique/thrift/flea market shows here in the Midwest, and she recently clued me in on their current sale with Little Prairie Girl.  My mom and I loved it.  Jenny and her Mom Becky have an awesome booth called Junk Revised, which is where I got my pretty robin's egg blue bowl.  I really adore it so much that I can't stop looking at it.  A little weird, but that's what floats my boat. :)  I was going to share pictures that I pulled from Junk Revised's facebook page, but my computer's acting up, so you'll have to check them out there for yourself.  And while you're on facebook, hit Little Prairie Girl's page.  She's got photos of all the great booths and vendors.  Since there was so much there to drool over, that I didn't feel like I totally was able to take in today, I'm going to head back there myself, and ooh and ahh some more!
Happy Saturday Night!! :)