The House Reveal; Living Room & Master Bedroom.

I am posting TWICE in one week.

Do you feel loved? You should.

Last post I made an exciting announcement and that was.. *Drum Roll*

THE HOUSE IS FINNSHED.

PRAISE HANDS.

We had been going on it since Nov. of last year. I know. That’s a shamefully long time.

In our rather weak defense, we had christmas, an over-seas trip, a baby announcement, a few other weekends away and dog thrown in. So we were busy, just maybe a little slow in the house department.

Anywhoo, here we are.

New carpet and all.

We had extra motivation cause my parents were coming over, and I’m not sure they would have slept on a concrete floor with no bed frame, closet or clean bathroom.
So, that gave us a little kick up the toosh.

I don’t have many (Or any?!) photos of the old rooms to show you *Rookie Error*

But i’ll show you some pictures of the new ones anyway, cause I want too.

Here is our Living Room;

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Nice new carpet! YAY. And I LOVE the green/blue of the wall.
I dunno what to do with all those cords in the corner.
Ideas anyone?

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And our little table. I know. I have a lot of teal-y colour in my house;)

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Alfie wanted in a photo;) 

We are still de cluttering, un packing from the carpet installment and our little vacay and all the things, so it’s a little C R A Z Y and most the house it still a pit.  That’s my excuse anyway, and I’m keeping it. So Ha.

And our Master; 

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Fairy lights though. ❤
And after ALL the 27 color swatches we tested, we both LOVE the grey.
Just as well;)

We need a new curtain color, WAY to much grey going on up in there girlfriend. Any suggestions? I was thinking a blue/green/teal.. incase I havent got enough already. Haha.

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Some people are crazy cat ladies, I am a crazy scarf lady. They even have there own basket. I may need an intervention soon.

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This week I’m working on the Nursery and Guest Room, so stay tuned for that;)

I have decided to paint this huge dresser and re vamp it for the baby. We have tons of paint left after all, and now I have the DIY bug.
Altho mine must have glitches, cause my DIYs rarely turn out. WHATEVZ. I going for it. I’ll update you, and you can all watch me fail. Lucky its going in the closet;)

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If it works out half well, I’m going to tackle some other wooden piece that are kinda knock about and need a little TLC. I know. I’m channeling my inner Joanna Gaines;)

And then last week my lovely hubby announced that maybe we should move houses and buy a fixer upper.

Give me strength. 

Love,

New Little *THE-HOUSE-IS-FINALLY-DONE* Wife

I did something my mumma told me not too….

OK. So I got a little… Ahhhh.. Inspirated.. The other day..

I don’t know if it was the new hair, or the worship music I have been listening too, or even just a desire to be reminded daily..

But I drew on my walls.

In my bedroom.

In black marker.

I forgot to call my husband before it too.

Welcome to my Worship Wall..

 

Its a work in progress, and I know I’m not the best artist.. But I just LOVE it. I LOVE IT.

Its so nice to see it all the time.. And for God’s words to be there, right in front of me, when I wake up, or clean the room, or get ready for the day.

It reminds me daily of Who I am, and What I am meant to be doing.

And it’s such a good therapy! When Im feeling a bit overloaded or stressed. Sad or upset. Happy or joyful. I just grab the pen, put on some worship music or the bible and take it to God…

Just write and pray it out.

Its the way I refocus, reconnect and relight that little light.

The way this Martha stops and sits at the Feet of Her King.

And by the way, Seth came home and said he thought the wall looked too bare anyway;)

Love,

New Little *Wall-Writting* Wife

 

ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD QUOTES I SHOULD ADD?

 

 

House Updates; Is it stupid that these things excite me?!

So. We haven’t don’t TONS to the house.. Like I mentioned earlier we are trying to work slowly on the house this year..

We will see how well we ACTUALLY do on that.

Seriously.

All these goals and things and I have done terribly.

And its only January 19th. Ha.

Anyway, So. Since we had most our stuff packed up so we could spray roaches.
Sorry. Side tracking AGAIN.

NOT A SINGLE ONE LEFT. NOT ONE.

I’m starting a dance party over this fact. You have NO idea how happy this makes me.

Very. Very. Happy.

Well, anyway, I thought that it would be the perfect time to redo my pantry. So. I hunted around the house for some things to use and make it better.. And this is what I ended up with..

Before:

After;

It has been added to since then.. And gotten a little more.. messy;)

But I JUST LOVE IT. It SO easy to find things. And so neat. And so SIMPLE. Plus. I had ALL the things in my house already. LOVE FREE MAKEOVERS!

It made me WAY to happy doing this.. Is that crazy?! Oh well. We all knew I was anyway.. 😉

The other thing I was WAY to excited about was these pretty things from Amazon. I got them for like $3 each.. I know right.

And our old ones were.. ah.. second hand and.. “well loved”…

So I livened up the lounge room with these pretty ones..

*Some of them still need pillows.. Haha. Im not THAT onto it..;)*

Kinda cute huh!? I got the Proverbs 31 one for my reading nook:)

Next up: Curtains & my word wall.. Keep an eye out. Its about to get fun!!

Love,

New Little *House-Updates* Wife

DO HOUSE MAKEOVERS MAKE YOU HAPPY? Or am I the only one.. Haha?!

Dollar Deals.

The other night, after a lovely Thai dinner date, Seth & I went to the Dollar tree, which was just a few stores down from the Thai place. And I discovered something…

WE LOVE DOLLAR STORES.

We went a little… crazy. Ha. Everything is ACTUALLY a dollar. And they have some of the most random stuff, which makes it super fun. We always see what the craziest thing we can find it. Anyway, we had fun. And got a fair few things;)

I did discover that dollar stores are really good for a few things though. And I totally didn’t expect it!! Next time your near a Dollar Tree, check it out for these things:

Wall Decal/ Decorations: We picked up these sticky wall decal things for only $1 each! And they are AWESOME! They add a little bit of something to the bare walls we have, without being to much or to big. And if we don’t like them, they way they look or want to move them, we can just simply pull them off. None of the paint comes off either! Yay!! Winning.

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They also have a TON of bible verse ones that are really pretty! We now have about 10 round our house. Heehee. I might even go back for more.
I also got some Fall decorations from there too!! So nice to add some colour around, and get a little seasonal, without breaking the budget.

Notebooks/Planners: I got a super cute, nice little bound journal for my Thankful Thoughts Journal. And another one for my bible study for only a dollar. They are really nice, such a good size and super cute, which is, you know, super important;)
Sometimes journals can be really expensive, and hard to find! So I was so happy when I found these ones! Now I know were to look:)

PuzzlesWe got this super cute little 500 piece puzzle of a little french town. Its super cute, little, and SO relaxing to do.
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We have been enjoying just sitting down after dinner and working on it together for half an hour, chatting away and having some tea. So nice to spend some quite relaxing time together. And even better when the puzzles are only $1! Its our new date night thing to do!

I think I’m addicted to dollar stores now. Oops. Ha.

What is your favourite thing from the Dollar Store?

Love,

New Little *Dollar-Store-Addict* Wife

Gardening: The Report.

So. I told you I would update you on the garden. And I am going to do that. Right now.

I killed them.

All.

In my defence, it has been stupidly hot & dry here is SoCal. And we are in drought, so there is not a lot of water around. But, that being said, even if there was, I would still have to remember to water them more than twice.. a month. Oops.

I will try again! Im not giving up! My herbs are still going strong. Some stronger than other. Although who new chives flowered?! Not me! *Some one who’s a green thumb please tell me if that good or not!*
I am hoping my thumb is just slower getting it’s “green” spirit. And that my memory gets a tad better.

I would post a picture, but I am utterly ashamed. And truth be told, there is naught but a small withered vine left.

Maybe next time I will pick something a little more.. Hardy. Any ideas? Carrots maybe?

Love,

New Little *Garden-Killing* Wife

Gardening: The newest additions!

Well, I did get around to going to the thrift store the other day and I got some bucket type things to hold my little veggies! The other week I announced I wanted to do a little veggie garden on my patio, and I am! Im very excited.. Anyway. Im pretty sure some on the buckets were like laundry basket type things, It looks a little funny really.. But whatever. It does the job! Haha. Im not really one for style anyway.

Well, I got them, the trotted off to Home Depot (think Bunnings.. on steroids!) which is like literally at the end of our street, {that in itself is a dangerous things because Im always coming up with new DIY projects for our house, mainly inspired by pinterest! Haha. Be real though, you all know what I’m talking about;)}

Anyway, point being, I got some soil and some kind of super grow tablets for the veggies. A few sundays ago I got around to planting them, with some help from my Brother in Law and cousin! The first two I have done are the tomatoes and cucumber. I have a little ladder for the cucumber to climd up, apparently its a vine! Who knew hey. Not me. So here they are.. In all there glory! photo-19 copy 7

Next up is carrots and lettuce! Im hoping to get a few little veggies before the summers out!! Ill let you all know if I do! Anyone got any good veggie garden tips for me?

Im not super 100% sure on what I’m doing.. Ha!

Love,

New Little *Veggie-Garden* Wife

Veggies: I wanna grow them.

Its been a busy week here. We have both been working tons, had a few family & friends over and a nasty cold thats been hanging around. Also, for those of you who are into the weather {mainly my Dad;)} Its ben raining! Which is SO rare, and SO nice. Thanking God of such blessings. Since its been raining, and I have been out in my little herb garden, which is going well! I have been thinking about planting some veggies in my little space. I read somewhere {prob. pintrest!} that you can plant little veggie patches in bug tubs, washing baskets and boxes! Which was super cool!! Im all for having some fresh, organic veggies from my little yard! Im thinking I’m going to plant lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes first, since * Apparently* they are easy! Since I haven’t completely killed the herbs, I figure ill give it a shot!

So, today, I wanna ask for advice! Has anyone ever done gardening like this, on a tiny scale?

And what tips can you give!!??

Ill update you all on how it goes!

Love,

New Little *Veggie-Growing* Wife