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Wedding update


I got my dress, can’t try it on with out another set of hands and sent out a 911 on Friday to all my friends. Nothing yet.

We got a 10 x 30 wedding tent and a white tarp so we will have a space of 10 x 60 if it rains. If not we will b even better.

Wanted a reception and had people suggest a pot luck so we are working on that. I have my bouquet started. We still need to get more chairs, need to go back to augusta and get copy of my divorce papers so we can get the license, david hasn’t started on his stuff at all, alter, clothes, stumps. We are going fancy rustic. Birch wood log alter, like a bunch of stuff to match.

Going with just royal blue and white decor, making it all myself. Still need the cake.

Two days short of a month left!!!

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Fuzzy wuzzy


Not poisoning but can cause rash if u get stung by them,

This very fuzzy yellow, thing, with black thorns was making his way across my dining room today. We picked him up and put him outside. I got curious later and looked him up.

Kinda wish I hadnt. It will turn into one of those big huge ugly brownish grey moths.

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Update


On the house!!! Lol. It’s almost to the stage of decorating, still have boxes to unpack and haven’t found all the China cabinet stuff from the boys yet but, it’s coming along nice. Of course there is wedding stuff everywere!!!

David found this chair for me, it’s just like the one I lost in the fire 2 weeks before Jacobs first birthday. (19 now) I loved rocking him in it. It fits in perfectly with the house.

We found a pot rack to put up in the kitchen, can’t wait to get to painting in here but, and don’t mind the fish hook lol, it was a, just put it there, kind of thing!!!

Decided on were to put the China cabinet and the mirror over it. I still haven’t been able to get it the way I want with the knick knacks and things till I find them all. All the things the boys have made me over the years go in first. Then I will decide on unused space.

Found this for 10.! It’s on wheels and solid. Needs some love and new pulls but it’s going to be perfect for the extra bed sheets and things. For now this is the laundry room, but someday it’s going to b the new bathroom.

And, finally this huge wicker set of loveseat, 2 chair, rocking chair, 2 end tables and plant stand to match a stool a shelf and a hanging plant holder that we had already. I love it! Felt like we stole it at 70.! Cushions are moldy so have to fix that but still!!!

Going to b a great sunporch! Neeeeds paint!!! Not much for the peachy color it is now. Lol

So, that’s what’s up here!!!

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Pre-med!!


Never will I be ready to watch you leave. The day you arrived was the day my life truly began. Never could I have imagined my boy would grow to such a wonderful young man, never because I doubted you but in doubt of myself. I am so proud of my son. At 19 he has the next 12 years planned out. God willing they will go as such, I loved having him home with us for the 4th and as usual breaks my heart when he leaves. My son, pre-med. 

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Kitchen floor


Finally after tearing up two layers of linoleum and sub flooring, then sanding, sanding and sanding, and sanding off two stains that I didn’t like, here it is!!! This is my new kitchen floor!!!! I love it!!!! It’s a grey wash. Not a white wash but grey wash!!! Paint was mixed half paint and half water, water based paint, and my David painted it on, then we wiped it off. As much as I wanted the mix of grey paint and the wood grain to show was not easy but after  a few tries we got it just the way I wanted!! Some poly and this is the finish product!!

Now u can’t see it in the pic but there r two diff kinds of wood were an extension was added on years after the original floor was put down. That was a nightmare!!!!!!!! I wanted the old aged look floor. I did the vinegar and steel wool method and the original flooring was so beautiful, but that other stuff just looked dirty. I put the black tea on the one side with the difficult wood and tried the vin again. Nope. Ugh, Then we got the mineral classic grey stain and did that, nope!!!! The wood sucked it up like a sponge but then it disappeared. It was a spotted mess of brown shades and grey and looked awful!!!!! The old side was great but that other wood just didn’t work. AGAIN!!!!

There wasn’t much left to do to get the look I wanted. The floor changed right in front of the stove so I had to get both sides to match!!!

Then my hubby came through again for me with the grey wash! 

So, three floors, three totally different methods. Living room, we layed the boards, did the vin and wool and after a second coat it was perfect for poly. The dining room, we redid the original floor, stained it, did make the mistake of not popping it and had to do it all again but then we got it perfect and ready for poly. The kitchen, well, it’s done!!!!!

Next


If you look back in my post you can see what this floor looked like before we sanded. I love the original wood!!!!!

The one above is the dining room and then we found under two layers of linoleum and base flooring wood a beautiful kitchen floor!!!

Vinager stained floor


I haven’t been on much lately with the house remodeling but will share our new living room floor!!!!

David put down pine plank boards and I made a vinegar and steel wool stain. We sanded, stained,did a second coat of stain and then poly sealed it. What do you think????