Friday, May 11, 2012

It's a marathon

I've been cleaning my house today, which always gets my mind going 90 miles an hour. As I go from room to room I keep compiling lists of things I need to get and projects I need to accomplish. My ideas are endless. Then somewhere in the madhouse of my mind, a still quiet voice speaks... "it's a marathon, Leslie, not a sprint."
I needed to hear that. I get so caught up in what's next that I have forget to enjoy what I have now. We went 9 months living with my parents and not having a space of our own, I have a lot of pent of decorating to get out. But I also have to remember to just enjoy my new house.
I need to take a lesson from my kids. They are so grateful to be back in our own home. They have no problem relaxing. Yesterday, my 8 year old called me on it by saying, "You are too worried about hanging your pictures to help me," oh out of the mouths of babes. So I am going to try and be more present. I am going to enjoy the journey of this house and not just obsess about the final outcome. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, try to sit back and just enjoy it for a few minutes.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Long Awaited Return

I have been gone for way too long. I miss writing...I miss painting...I miss being creative! But now I am back with a vengeance! Long story short: We took a leap of faith and moved from Mississippi to Oklahoma. We lived with my parents for nine months (yes, everyone survived). And we finally bought a new house a month ago! I wanted to blog and paint and create while we were "homeless", but it just didn't happen. Now though, I have HUGE plans! I have so many plans I can't even keep them all straight in my head.
This blog may change a bit. I still plan on sharing my furniture makeovers and other little projects, but I am also going to chronicle the transformation that is happening in our house. And I will probably throw in a few stories about the kiddos here and there because our family is missing them terribly. I hope you stick around. It is going to be an exciting ride!
Now, on to the reason most of you are here: pictures of the new house. We bought a ranch style house built in 1983. It has everything I wanted: four bedrooms, two living areas, and at least 2500 square feet. It also has a pool, which the kids love! And it was built by an architect, which is perfect! We have lots of light switches, lots of outlets, and LOTS of storage!!! We are about 15 minutes from my mom and dad. Perfect! We are absolutely loving having them in the same town. OK, enough chit's the house!

That's it! Pretty self explanatory! These pictures are from when the former owners lived here! I will try to get some with all of our stuff moved in. The only room not pictured is one of the kids bedrooms! Let me know what you think! I LOVE feedback!