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Where did this come from!? I love when we get pretty flowers that we didn’t plant!!


Right after I posted this, I went out front and found that my husband had chopped it down when he did the hedges. So much for my pretty flower.


New Furniture!!!

Ever since we moved in to our house, I’ve felt like we’ve needed another dresser for our bedroom. The model home had one, so I really needed one too.  Since we already had a whole bedroom suit, it’s been kind of hard to find one that matches.  Finally, we decided we’d just try to come close because our clothes were taking over the house.  We went to a few furniture shops in Austin and finally found something that wasn’t overly pricey and looked good.  Gage Furniture had all kinds of specials running and we even got to get a discount for paying cash.  While we were there, we found a bench for the end of our bed.  I’ve really always wanted a bench for the end of my bed, so we went ahead and bought that too!  The bench even has two extra drawers!!! YEA!  It all showed up today!! I can’t wait to start organizing the overflowing clothes.  

New dresser

Bench at the end of the bed

Another Lilly has bloomed

We bought these Lillies a year or two ago and they are finally blooming. We didn’t know for sure what color they were, so it’s a surprise when they bloom. Here is our second beautiful Lilly!



We bought this Lilly last year and this is the first flower I’ve gotten from it!  We didn’t even know what it was going to look like.  It’s really pretty. Looks like there are more to come!! I can’t wait!


New Floors!!!


Floors before we arranged our furniture

Ever since we built our house I’ve regretted not getting hard woods in our family room. I’m not even sure why we didn’t get them to begin with.  Carpets get so nasty with all the build up, especially with dogs. Even when my carpet cleaner was being used every week, the carpet would start getting grimy looking.

We finally took the plunge and replaced the carpet with wood floors.  We chose bamboo flooring because we heard it’s really strong and that’s good for people with dogs.  We decided we wanted to do this about 3 months ago, but I had trouble deciding what to get. We got the flooring at Floor and Decor after going from place to place, looking at options, colors, pricing, etc.

The floor guy came in and did the whole thing in one day. They did such a great job.  I’m so excited about how they look!  If you need someone to come do your floors, I recommend Scott Feller at 512-801-8966.  His crew was excellent!  He also does roofing. Now, I’m mad that I didn’t go ahead and replace the carpet in my bedroom. I think that may be next!!


If you are looking for the perfect accessory for your back yard, I have two words for you:  FIRE PIT!!!  This year my husband got me a Fire Pit for Christmas.  It is one of the best gifts I have ever gotten.  I love it.  We have spent hours of endless fun seeing how big we can get the fire, roasting marshmallows, making s’mores, and just plain standing around it. This summer the goal is going to be to build a nice patio and the fire pit will be the centerpiece of it all!  Can’t wait!!


We’ve lived in our house for about 3 years now. You would think in all that time, we would have thought to paint. But, no. Well, I take that back. We’ve thought about it. We just never acted on it. I really like color on the walls. It makes a house feel more like a home. So it happened. We finally started painting! We have a lot to go, but at least we have one room painted!

Suround Sound

We now have suround sound in our house and on our patio. If I could only figure out how to use it, I could be watching a movie, t.v. or listening to music in suround sound.

Furniture needed!

I need the following pieces of furniture in order to have things the way I want them: coffee table, kitchen table and sofa table. I went to a couple of stores today and didn’t find anything. Where are the good discount furniture places? I want nice furniture for a good deal.


I didn’t realize how much STUFF we had. This house doesn’t have the same amount of storage space or places to put knick knack things. I can’t even have a garage sale to get rid of all the extra things until the neighborhood decides to have one. We only get two a year and everyone has to do their garage sales on the same weekend. We can’t even get into our garage and our house is already full.

A couple of things got ruined in the storage place. I’m going to have to get a new coffee table and a couple of other things. I think it was time to get a new coffee table anyway. My husband said it looks like a new house with old furniture. It really isn’t that bad, but our stuff doesn’t fit the way it did in Dallas. We’ll work it out though.

I was very lucky that my in-laws and husband’s cousin came to help. I didn’t have to rewash any dishes or glasses. That was a good thing because I didn’t realize how many of those we had. My mother-in-law was getting on to my husband because some of the glasses still had price tags on them. I think that those were the ones that were left to me by my mom when she moved out of our old house! lol! I don’t think I’ve ever actually bought any glasses. 🙂

I can now see why moving is one of the top stressers. I’ve never been one to freak out, worry much, or have panic attacks, but I can see that happening! I’m trying to keep everything into perspective. It’s all going to be fine!

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