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5 wonderful ways to cosy up your home this autumn


With the temperature plummeting, and the colder mornings beginning to set upon us, it’s certainly the best time to start thinking about cosying up …

5 wonderful ways to cosy up your home this autumn
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My house will never be complete!


Haven’t actually written a post for a bit with my head all over the place!

The house,

The therapist for my son and my step son thinks it would be too much on them, to do the house this year. Wait, what!!! Does it make me horrible to think they can handle going with out the internet and bedrooms for at most a month?? This currently is no different than summer, they don’t do anything different so why is the virus and stress with step sons crazy mom different now than what it would be normally? David agrees and I’m out voted I guess. Now the plan is to do the garage first so then the boys can stay in the rooms above the garage while the house is being done and still have their coping tool.

We are doing a 3 bay so there is one for our wood shop. We are using Cheyenne for the most part, just the third door will be a smaller size.

We had a friend lend us his box truck to put the house stuff in but now we are putting the stuff from the garage in it and will put the house stuff in the garage when time comes. David tried to say we could get both done this year if we had time but I know that won’t happen. It sucks that we can’t do any part of the house until we do the whole thing. The second floor is being taken off and rebuilt, the stairs are moving and we are putting an addition on. It all goes together.

I am a style and decorate person and currently there is not one room in my house done! None! It drives me crazy that I can’t decorate or put up pictures or anything.

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Final Plans


Since we are not working on the sun porch or changing windows downstairs, they did not add them to the plans, I actually do have windows!!!!
What it comes down to is, taking the whole second floor off and building a new one, adding a full bathroom upstairs, moving the second story stairs and putting on a small addition to square it off . Then we change the downstairs bathroom , laundry room and added kitchen space where the addition is. The house is 30 x32 finished.

This is the side that faces the fields and will be the new view for our new master bedroom and bath!
Love this new back to my house!!!
We may put the deck from end to end so we can have a covered section.
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Kitchen


Bottom cabinets are done! Finally.
Took me awhile to decide on paint color and technique
Love the difference in the just painted to final finished door!
Going to go with the shades of grey for the top cabinets.

Couldn’t decide on handles and pulls for the longest time but have chosen a leaf design, it doesn’t come in the oiled bronze but my husband knows a place that can change them for us.

Can’t wait to have it all finished, although I am very nervous about my blue being more, in your face then I wanted it to be. I am hoping with the house renovations opening up the kitchen more and adding the double glass doors, all the natural sunshine will dull that effect and it will turn out ok. Designing and decorating my own house is not very hard but nerve racking at the same time, you never know how your designs will actually turn out! It doesn’t have one style, it’s not just rustic farmhouse or country farmhouse, I guess you could say it is a country cottage rustic farmhouse? Lol I guess with all the renovations it’s not going to be a 1940 built house anymore but we are keeping the hardwood floors and nice wood wainscoting in the dining room. I guess that is the only room that will still be from the original house!, course they put 3 additions on themselves so really, what even was the original house!???

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Help the kids with postcards!!


My beautiful little niece lives in Avon Connecticut and her class is doing a project to see if they can collect postcards from around the world!! Anyone willing to send a postcard from home would be majorly appreciated and shared on my page. Used ones can just be written on or new is good as well. Apparently this has been a month going and they have only a few from other states so I’m calling for help!!!

Send the to Tracey Bernier

165 River rd Benton Maine 04901

And I will forward them to my niece!!!

One small thing will help a child and classmates accomplish a great project!!!!

Thank you 🙏

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Step one Done!


We bought our house March 2017 and since then we have redone all the floors, took out a wall separating the living room and dining room, put an 6 foot bay window in, reinsulated most of the outside walls with new windows all well, made the porch into a sun porch, tore out the whole kitchen and started it over. We had to cut out ceilings in the stairways for my 6 foot son to not hit his head, lol, and bunch of other things. The main problem besides the plaster is the ceiling upstairs starts at 4 feet on one wall and gets to 7 at the other, both sides of the house, very bad for my back!!! , so we said we had to fix it.

We finally started the process,

We drew up the first set of plans yesterday and decided besides tearing off the whole roof we are also putting in a small addition to make it a completed straight four walls.

The finished house will be 30 x 32 and it will all be usable space!!!

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