Our Previous Homes #4

I'm back this week sharing another one of our previous homes.  How much do you trust your husband, best friend along with a realtor to pick out your home?  Well ya'll I trusted them alot!  Meet house #4 located in Guyton, Georgia just outside of Savannah.  I do realize that this house sure is pretty in these photos...gorgeous even.  But the first time I drove down the drive way I sat in the car and thought to myself what has my husband done.  It was truly a fixer upper.  The spindles on the porch were all rotten, the shrubs were 3 times taller than they are in these pics, the yard was so over grown, the lights on the end of the garage were broken.....and I won't even talk about the inside except to say....more blooming wallpaper....everywhere!!!

I drove all the way from Ardmore, Oklahoma to house shop for a few days and came up with zilch. zip, nada!!!   So that is where Honey, Bestie S and realtor turned friend come in.  It took a while for the house to sell in Oklahoma which was probably a good thing considering we they had a heck of a time finding a home.

Every room had a different color carpet along with a crazy paint color.  Our master shown in this pic was bird egg blue with pink carpet and a border....more blue and pink.  The shot below is the after, forgive the distortion in colors as these were pics I had to scan and the colors are all wonky!

This was the family room.  We LOVED this room and spent lots of time here.

The ceiling pictured here was the formal living room that was enormous.  The ceiling was gorgeous, looked like a gazebo and was not painted when we moved in.  The painters that were there with us for 3 WEEKS painting the entire home, suggested that we spray paint the ceiling fan(it was brass).  I said sure give it a go.  It worked and functioned just fine after so, yes indeed you can spray paint a ceiling fan!  Note the built ins the living room.  This house had them everywhere.  I didn't have enough stuff to put on them!

This photo is half of the formal foyer.  Ya'll this was my fav part about the house....that and the fact it was back in Georgia.  Note the built ins and the french doors.  This house had 6 sets of french doors inside.

The back yard was spacious, the house sat on an acre lot.  The little Cap Code building you see was a detached garage.  The builder of this home was also the owner, they lived inside this garage while building the big house as they called it.

The square footage of this garage was almost as large as our very first home...it was 1,500 square feet.  It boasts a bathroom and an apartment that was heated and cooled.  Note the cement pad to the side that is fenced....along with Honey's boat that we had to sell when we moved to Auburn, insert  a sad face for Honey.

I wish that I still had the photos of the before of this home, ya'll when I said the painters were there for 3 weeks I'm so not kidding....I was sick of them by the time they left.  Maybe I can scratch up some interior photos so I can share those too.  This house was really hard to leave and I still lay awake at night redecorating it!

Our Previous Homes House #3

Through the life of this little blog I've mentioned here and there about the other homes we've owned.  Many of you have even asked to see photos of those homes. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing those. The home I'm sharing today is home #3 located in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  I'd have to say that this is the  most stately home we've owned.

It is situated on a corner lot that provided panoramic views.  When we first moved in there was a Texas Long Horn bull in the pasture you see.

This home was custom built by a realtor in town.  It had many bells and whistles as Honey would say.  Most notable was the master closet.  Ya'll that closet was something only closet dreams are made of!  Often times when someone would ask where we lived and we answered Southern Hills they would immediately follow up with "oh you have the house with the closet!"

The landscaping was minimal at best so we put in some time taking it up a notch.

The side porch, or what is actually called a coach porch was a ideal spot for our cats....and the numerous skunks that would pop over for a bite of cat food.

Maybe another time I can share more of the inside of the home....I can tell you there was TONS of wallpaper!

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Happy Birthday Andrew

I can hardly believe that today Andrew turns 22!  I really have sat around thinking how on this earth did these years just fly by.  The first moment I laid eyes on him I thought he was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen(sorry John) and still do!

Andrew is such an incredible young man.  He has just applied to nursing school and we wait with baited breath!  He is compassionate, brave, friendly, looks to help others.  He also loves SEC football & basketball, coffee and is an early riser(thank God for this)!

There is no doubt that Andrew along with his brother are the greatest gifts I've ever been blessed with.

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Honor Society and College Visits

We've been pretty busy the last few weeks with school activities with John, I've enjoyed all of them!

First there was the induction into the National Technical Honor Society.  Auburn High School inducted around 150 students which happened to be the largest number in our state.  Requirements were to maintain a gpa of at least 3.75, have completed 3 classes that are in the realm of technical, John had taken several business classes with plans for more next year, along with community service/volunteer hours.  Many students have taken classes in engineering, culinary arts, along with ROTC, I'm sure there are more I just don't know what they are.

In addition to the National Technical Honor Society John was also inducted into the National Honor Society.  The requirements were pretty much the same.  I know these photos are terrible but I was far away and the lighting wasn't great.

I'm so pleased to say that there were 236 students that were inducted that night!  John has around 625 students in just his junior class.

I snapped a few pics with some of his friends.

Then last week on our cold and positively dreadful spring break we went on John's first college visit.  Stop...Wait... how did that happen?!

I'm oh so glad that we have plenty of time before we have to make this decision!!!

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Spring Styling A Bar Cart

Today is just the best day!  If you have made your way to the blog today through our Share Your Spring Thyme Recipes and Style Blog Hop,  I'm so glad you are here!  Confetti Style has long been one of my fav bloggers, she always has the most informative and creative posts!
Remember when I mention that I had challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone  and be bold with colors?  Well ya'll how is this for bold colors?!

The first time I saw a beautifully styled bar cart I knew I'd need  to get one!  Last Christmas I styled my tea cart as a bar cart and was hooked on bar carts, you can see that post here.  When I finally decided it was time to finally get one I knew exactly which bar cart I wanted.  We had had one at Pier 1 where I work(to support my antique habit)that would work just fine.  My luck it had gone clearance!

After I asked a few friends to pop over for coffee one morning I decided I'd "fru fru" the new bar cart with a few sweets!

 I'm delighted to say this beauty is sitting in the dining would be an understatement.  I'm already planning other ways to use it.

Now Ya'll be sure and hop on over to Totally Tailgates where I know that my friend, Heather is dishing up something incredible!

These amazing bloggers just happen to be some of my dearest friends.  Make sure to visit them and see what inspiration they have for us today!

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