We are coming to the end of 2010. For me it has been a year of adventure and detours. For years we talked about building a home on lakefront property that we own. And for years, there has always been a reason not to. So we started looking at already built houses. We looked for almost a year before we found the one that became "our" home.
Now let me say that we did not really expect to find this house. My hubby decided to have a new roof put on our old house, and we replaced the AC unit last December. New appliances replacing the aging ones and a floor remodel in our laundry room when the washer decided to spring a healthy leak.
When we walked into the new house for the first time, we all fell in love. BUT being the family accountant, I knew we couldn't buy it. I did not set me heart on it. However, it just kept coming back. The owners had put this house on the market a year ago with no offers. Took it off the market and then decided to try again. Here is where we entered in. When we made our first offer it was WAY lower then their list price. They countered, but it was still too high. So we countered again. Their realtor basically said, if you can't meet our price, don't bother to come back. Death of a vision.
Not having set my heart on this house made it easier to let it go. But it was still lingering in the back of my mind. We compared it with any other house we looked at. After a month went by, my hubby called our realtor and asked him what could we do about the house? Wise realtor that he was he said, make another offer! So we did. And they took it!!!!
So amid packing and moving, there was not much creating going on. After being in the new house for a month, I had another little detour. A fall resulting in a compression fracture of my spine.
So now what seems like months and months, I am finally getting back into the full swing of life.
There are always so many new and creative ideas floating around on the websites. I love to see how someone can take something ordinary and re-purpose it in some other way. Take Christmas decorations. There are so many things on sale this week. Hop over and take a look at
And this cutie pie traveled a very long way to my house. She was a Christmas in July prize from Barb's Creations. She is a seasoned traveler as she traveled half way around the world. But she mostly likes to sit and keep an eye on the presents under the tree.
Our table is set to welcome company. Little Snowmen finding a place to settle in for the winter.
It surely is the most wonderful time of the year. Check back tomorrow for a final look around :-)
See this cutie little girl? She is getting ready to mail a prize. She was such a big help to me when it came to drawing a name for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day prize. It's been wonderful reading all the comments and meeting new followers. I welcome each and every one of you and hope that you will be back.......... often :-)
And so my sweet little Domestic Sewing girl has picked the winner. The table runner goes to........
Thanks again to everyone that entered my giveaway. I tried to respond to your comments, but after a couple of days I couldn't keep up. So just know that you have been noticed, and I will be traveling around to visit your blogs. And pretty soon I will be hosting another giveaway. I promised when I reached 500 followers that we would have a giveaway :-) So be on the look out after Christmas.
You see we don't have 8 days left until Christmas. You actually have 373 days left until Christmas. Look at all of the time you have to make quilts, decorations, clothes, crafts......... I mean you've got LOTS of time. So there is no need to fret or be stressed out. With 373 days until Christmas you've got loads of time to create.
But you do only have until today to sign up for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. Be sure to leave a comment HERE, as it's the only place that counts :-)
For several years now, I have heard about Hobby Lobby. I visited it once while on a trip to Chicago three years ago. I loved their selection of crafts, decor and fabrics. Sadly we do not have a Hobby Lobby in our area.
At least not until now!
Woo-Hoo.............. Welcome Hobby Lobby :-)
Of course we had to check it out. I knew we were in trouble when we walked in the door.
Fun chicy stuff........... My daughter said she could hear me and my sister in love squealing all over the store.
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