TGIF people! T-G-I-F! I'm happy the weekend is here! Well, almost. Hubby is on his way home from a week long business trip and I am SO ready to "let him spend some quality time with his kids". Not to mention I kinda missed him too!
Before too much time passes I want you all to know that while we are homeless today, we have a home in the works! We sold our beautiful-yet-way-too-big-for-us home earlier this month and are spending the summer at my parents' lake house.
Um, yea. This.is.not.hard.
Now before you start feeling too sorry for me, I will tell you our "homeless lake adventure" will come to a screeching halt when school starts at the beginning of August. Hopefully our new home will be finished and I can feed my kids something other than pop tarts from the back of the mini-van on their first day of school!
As you can imagine, I have approximately 4,327 ideas swirling in my head on how I'm going to decorate the new place! I keep trying to talk to Jacki about my plans but she keeps droning on about the paying customers--how rude! Equally unfortunate...I am fresh out of storage space so I'm pinning ideas like crazy and saving my pennies. Of course I sold a bunch of stuff on craigslist so I've padded the home decor budget nicely. And, as soon as I unload the three storage units we have, I will sell some more stuff.
While I will be reusing a lot of my stuff, we will need some new goodies because we are moving from a house with 10-foot ceilings to a house with 9-foot ceilings. And as we said earlier, decorating for 10 foot ceilings is a horse of a different color than decorating for 8 or 9 foot ceilings.
We ended up making an offer when the window for making changes to finishes and options was just about to close. LUCKY ME! So, I did get to make a few changes. As the summer progresses, I'll go through room by room and dish the deets on what is already in place and my tentative plans for the spaces.
For now, here is the floorplan:
FIRST FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS:
- I'm very excited about that kitchen island. It is 8 feet long. I.love.it.
- The screened porch is my new BFF.
- And, I'm pretty stoked to have a dedicated space for a "mud room" (called the key drop below). I macgyver'd it in our last house.
- Although it says dining room, it will be an office SINCE I'M NEVER HAVING ANOTHER DINING ROOM AS LONG AS I LIVE.
SECOND FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS:
- I'm going to miss my first floor master dearly.
- The master bedroom is ALOT smaller than my last master so I'll be ditching ALL my old bedroom furniture for an upholstered headboard.
This space will be unfinished when we move in but we plan on finishing it soon so my hubby can have his office up there.
So there you have it. Stay tuned for all my diabolical decorating plans....MWAHAHA!!! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!
We're linking up with Liz Marie, Recreate & Decorate, What's Shakin and The Dedicated House today.