Saturday, June 12, 2010

Phase II

Happy, Sad, Excited, Scared.....that pretty much sums up how I'm feeling this week as we begin Phase II of The Great Move of 2010. Mr. Amazing spent a restful week in Canada fishing and is recharged and ready to get the "show on the road." This means I'll be off line for a week at least while we get ourselves situated in our temporary quarters. If all goes as planned, Friday at noon, we will no longer own our home and a new family will get to make memories, be they good or bad, at that address. Over the 21 years we've lived in our home, many neighbors became friends and so the sad part is leaving them behind. I know, I know....Christmas cards will be sent but it's not the same as being able to run across the street and borrow a cup of sugar! I'm guessing I won't get to the excited part until a big yellow digger drives to our lot and starts making a hole in the ground for our foundation! So, please stay tuned!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Found It!

OK, OK, OK.......since so many of you (thanks David and Mara) are itching to see what I'm hoping our little cottage in the woods will look it is! I found this photo at (I know there's a way to insert the link but...well, it's back to the "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" post). If you haven't visited this should, as it's filled with incredible photos of everything and anything to do with houses! The thousands of photos are amazing eye candy and help get those creative juices flowing. Though our home will be smaller, the footprint is the same. When I saw the photo, I knew it was the look I was going for--clean lines with just the right amount of character. This home was redesigned by Thomas Saxby Architect in Walnut Grove, California. It was originally covered in stucco which has been replaced with....yes....wood shingles to bring a classic traditional style to the entire house. I know we won't be using wood shingles but I'm hoping to create a similar look with vinyl shingles on, at least, the front of the house. Cross your fingers please and stay tuned!

Photo by Thomas Saxby at

Thursday, June 3, 2010

What a Relief!

.......I KNOW WHAT THE OUTSIDE OF OUR little cottage in the woods will look like! Found a picture on Houzz and IT'S PERFECT! PERFECT I TELL YOU!.......all six of you my dear, faithful blog friends! Stay tuned!