I like to window shop online. I like it because I can see the deals that different stores have. When I find a good deal I then look for online coupons to get even a better deal.
I shop at Target, Walmart and other supercenters for decorating ideas. I have been looking at patio benches. We don’t have trees in the back yet but that is something we are looking to get here soon.
The builder put 2 oak trees in the front that I am sure will be nice and big once they get older and maybe I’ll buy a swing to hang from one of the trees so the kids can play on.
Like I promised here are 2 pictures of the 1st wall. Not all that but I am proud of my first attempt to paint (free hand) Genesis room. I think I did pretty good for a first timer. I have decided that I will leave it as is but add more green and bigger flowers to it.
I think that may make a difference.
I am so happy with the house that we bought. D.R Horton Homes are the best. You get quality homes and good incentives. I remember being at the apartment, and even though it was nice it was not my HOME.
Even El Monte did not feel like home once we decided we were moving to Texas. I remember looking for Moving Companies and being so exited because I knew I was going to move to my new home very soon.
Happy because we moved when we did.
I am so satisfied with our house, the neighborhood and our City. Things could not be better!
I am thinking of joining a DVD Club. I have been getting advertisement in the mail about different ones. I found the William Shatner DVD Club. The William Shatner DVD-of-the-Month Club selects a great underground sci-fi movie each month. They have the following movies which is the reason why I want to join them:
- Immortal : The year is 2095 and the ancient Egyptian gods have returned to Earth to cast judgment on the falcon-headed god Horus in this epic fantasy from comic-book creator Enki Bilal. Given only one week by the gods to preserve his immortality, Horus must search New York City and find both a human host whose body he will inhabit and a willing mate to continue his legacy. As the enormous pyramid of the gods looms ominously over Manhattan, a beautiful and mysterious young woman named Jill wanders the streets in search of her true identity.
My Dad is pretty good about keeping the lawn nice and cut. Dan and he struggled at first about how much they should cut the lawn. Dan finally found on the INTERNET that he should cut it 2 inches above to that it would retain the moisture of the water.
Now, the lawn looks pretty good. He is out there right now doing the sides with that little machine that cuts the edges.
Dan has also been putting extra water on the lawn, since it gets pretty hot here sometimes. The lawn will need extra water here and there.
One thing I know for sure when it comes to decorating, My kitchen is going to have an Italian style. I already have grape vines on top of the counters and wine bottles along the top as well. But I know I need more things to add to it to make it into what I want: Italian Style Kitchen.
In my research for pictures and ideas I found a website that specializes in getting people from the food and wine industry to post their events on the Wine and Food events calendar, worldwide by city.
I guess they are very big and have been around for 6 years providing retailers, restaurants, vineyards, wholesalers, or anyone else involved in the food and wine industry to post information about upcoming events at NO CHARGE with a link back to their own website for more information.
I think this is really nice since it’s FREE for those businesses. I found a few in the Austin Area. They have a really good reputation according to NY Times, Wall St. Journal and US News and World Report.
I have a friend that has Laminate Floors in the Lobby of his church. He is a Pastor, a friend of ours in California. To my surprise, it looked really good. I could not tell it was laminate at first. The look was that of stone. In doing research for The Masters House, I came across this website that sells it. This is definitely a more inexpensive way to get the look you want for your floors.
This will be something to consider when the kids get older and we want to redo our floors.
I am still looking up ideas on what to plant in my vegetable garden. I still don’t know what exactly it will look like. I wish I had more time and money to start all my projects and finish them now.
I get anxious when I think about it. I sometimes need to calm myself and tell myself that this should be a fun and enjoyable thing to do.
I need to keep that in mind and not stress about it.
Our house did not come with a Sprinkler System. We bought a, what you call : speck home;- A house that is all ready fabricated and you can not choose a lot of things to add. One of those things we wanted to add and could not was a sprinkler system.
This is why we have to water the lawn every day. My Dad usually takes on this task but I really don’t like to see the hose across the lawn on a daily basis which is what is happening. The reason why is because it is such a hassle to put it away and bring it out again in the evening.
I want Dan to buy one of this Hose Reel.
I think this will eliminate the problem with the hose sitting on the lawn all day long. Either of these will work for us I think. The best of them three may be the one you mount on the outside wall. This will prevent the kids from climbing on it like I know Genesis would love to do.
This will be used even after we do our Sprinkler System since I want to water the vegetable garden by hand.
Mikey loves NASCAR. Since he was younger, he enjoyed playing with cars. When the movie CARS came out, my husband and I took him to see it and he loved it. That is the reason that his room will be NASCAR themed.
We are planning to have his fan painted like checkers and his bed like a race car. I am still debating if we are going to buy him a bed or make one for him custom made. I already have 4 NASCAR FLAGS to decorate the walls with.
His room now is very plain and has a light color wood toddler bed and a black TV stand. Oh, yes the TV stand. That will get painted with checkers also. At least that’s my plan right now.
We are also going to either paint or use stickers for a race track around the room with NASCAR cars on it. I think that it will look wonderful and Mikey will be so happy so have his NASCAR in his room. I could just see him saying “cars!” over and over again like he does.
JUST ANOTHER PROJECT ON MY TO DO LIST!