We’ve been in our new house since last Friday night! We still have to pick up the last big items on Saturday when we can have some extra muscle to help with the heaviest of our furniture … but I am enjoying living here with what we have!!
Remember my pillow inspirations (above)? My pillows have been coming in this week. The mail lady must think we’re going to get a package from Kohl’s every day because that’s how it has been as things have come in incrementally … to include 2 pillows for our porch swing, that I got practically “for free” using my earned Kohl’s cash!!
By the way, I ordered the stripey pillows – but they did not match at all (although I agree, they look like they SHOULD in the above pic) – they have already been returned to Kohl’s.
The lighting isn’t the best or quite true to color – but I think I like the “cilantro” green pillow with my new, brighter pillows: (it matches better than this looks)
As an added bonus, I got this foot-rest “pouf” for about $12 on-line (just saw them in store at Kohl’s for $24!):
And I’ve decided our current rug matches everything just fine … I shampoo’d it and it is working for me. No new rug needed!
So, this big empty room is filling up quite nicely, I think:
I will get to work on decorating the mantle once all our furniture is here (we are missing our TV armoire in the living room yet) … but here is the first glimpse of my gift from Rebecca (my Mary and Martha consultant friend – such lovely faith-based decor!!):
the “Blessed by the Grace of God” wrought-iron wall decor and 2 pillar candles with wonderful Bible verses on them:
Small details are coming together too: the former home owner left her gray Greek-key motiv shower curtains (2) here … and I am using them to hide my laundry room which has no door (while I am thankful for a laundry ROOM, it is only about 5 1/2′ x 8′)
There’s a lot more going on too … but I’ll save that for another day.
Meanwhile, the big kids are at camp with our church, and it is very calm around here with just one child!
(BELOW: that’s Annie-Belle and Drew – at the left table, last person – participating in a Bible Quiz Team)
MiMi and I are just kind of puttering around … we’ve been at the “old house” a few times to work on cleaning things up. By the way, for the record: Goo-Gone does dissolve silly putty in carpets!
That’s the update for now … time to GET BUSY today!