Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Because Why Not Start There...

I've been away from the blog again....for a very good reason.  We have been trying to get things completed for our upcoming closing and for our move this weekend!  YAY!!

We are excited about the house and I am definitely looking forward to adding personal touches to this house.  I've already picked out new pendant lighting, chandeliers, rugs, wall colors, etc.  I know the hubster is super excited about all the work I've got lined up for him over the next year! :-)  It will take a while to make all the changes....it's a long list!!   But it is all part of moving into a new home...and all part of living in a home you've been in for a while.  We are women....we like decorating changes in our home as trends come and go and even if we are not trendy in our decorating choices, we just like to shake things up sometimes.

Over the next few posts I will be sharing "before" pics of the house.  Let's start with the kitchen...because....why not start there?


The photos I'm sharing are the realtor photos so the lighting isn't the best.

I love the cabinets.  We will be adding hardware and soft-close hinges to the kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  We had soft-close hinges at our house in Tennessee...what a difference they make!

For the pendant lights...they will eventually be replaced with one of these....


I haven't quite decided which one, but the fact that the light at World Market is out-of-stock indefinitely, may cause me to choose the Wayfair light.  I will show the chandy choices I like for the breakfast area another time!  I know I should show you now, but there has to be some mystery in our relationship, right?? ;-)

One more view of the kitchen before I scoot out...


....because right now, I'm running Henny Penny and Willy Nilly trying to get ready to move! :-)


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  1. Love the kitchen. So excited for you. Can't wait to see all the house. Good luck on the move this weekend.

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    1. Thanks so much! We hope we make it to closing...already hitting some bumps...UGH! Love and hugs!!

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  2. Oh Benita that kitchen is killer. I know you will have it decorated beautifully. Love the lights. Good luck with your move.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much Kris. I do hope we make it to closing..this is the 3rd house we've picked and we are hoping we get there! :-) Love and hugs!!

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  3. the "bumps" surely won't be as bad as the last closing house bumps. at least i hope not! that just might have done me on buying houses!
    but it's truly a beautiful spacious kitchen! now bottle some of your energy and send some to me!!! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much! The kitchen was the selling point for me on this house. One would think that mortgage companies would have this down and make the process easy for the customer. I think they create complications to keep people from buying homes frequently….LOL Personally, I’m beginning to think that renting is the way to go…a lot less headache and would probably suit our lifestyle much better! :-) I was going to ask you to do the same thing! :-) Love and hugs to you sweet lady!

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  4. Congratulations on your new home! I love the kitchen. Can I have your lights you're getting rid of, lol? Just kidding. We are in the midst of planning kitchen updates, along with a master bath redo. I may be missing as much or more than you from the blog in the coming weeks. Can't wait till it's all done. I know you probably can't either. Do you feel like a gypsy yet, given all your life changes in the past few years?! Be strong, and see ya on the flip side!

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    1. Thank you so much! We are hoping to make it to closing...the builder wanted a fast close, so we will see. Remodels and moving require a lot of time and effort and don't leave too much time for keeping up a blog...great material, just no time to write and post! Yes, looking forward to it all being completed and YES, definitely feel like a gypsy! Good look with the reno work, can't wait to see it all finished!! Love and hugs!

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  5. Nice kitchen! Dying to see the rest of the house!

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    1. Thank you...I will be sharing other photos if we are able to make it to closing. If not, we will be looking again! LOL This seems to be a never-ending process...LOL Hope you are doing well! Love and hugs!!

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  6. Oh, I'm so happy for you, Benita! And that kitchen is already a stunner. I can't wait to see it with your personal touches! And I think I'm going to have my hubby read your wise words on how we women like to shake things up with the home decor. Maybe it would give me some credibility, haha. Happy Moving!! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie! We loved the kitchen in this house, it was a big selling point for us. LOL....men like things to stay the same way all the time...we have to keep them on their toes! Love and hugs sweet friend!

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  7. This is exciting! Congratulations! Oooh, the kitchen is a stunner...you know we are all waiting to see what you do to make it your own...we're not rushing you or anything...ha! Good luck with the move. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! And believe me, if we make it to closing and the move, I will be starting right away. I try to be patient with these things, but you know, once you get started, you can’t wait to see how it turns out! :-) Love and hugs!

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  8. Wow, look at all that counter space! And a fireplace to enjoy while you're cooking, very nice!

    Have you been in a countdown? "5 more nights to sleep here, 4 more nights to sleep here" And soon you'll be sleeping in your new house, congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much!! The kitchen is always a biggie for me and I really liked the layout. The fireplace is in an odd spot in the living area, but it works for me since it is so open to the kitchen...I will definitely like having a nice fire while I'm cooking...wait, that doesn't sound right does it??!! LOL I've been trying not to count down, but it's almost like Christmas...LOL Love and hugs to you sweet friend!

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  9. Love this kitchen! It's spacious and bright. You are going to have fun adding your personal touches. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m definitely looking forward to it and to making a few changes…the hubster doesn’t understand getting a new house and wanting to make changes…LOL So glad my blogger friends understand! :-) Love and hugs to you!

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  10. I didn't know you found another house! I've missed a LOT!

    Beautiful kitchen Benita! Lots of counter space and it's so bright and spacious :). This is gonna be fun!!

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    1. Thank you so much! We moved quickly after the last one fell through…and this one may not be a go either! We are supposed to close tomorrow…so we’ll see if we make it. If this one falls apart, I’m ready to find a place to rent and be done with it! :-) May move up north to cooler temps…LOL Love and hugs to you…hope you are having fun and staying off that ankle!!

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  11. I love it!!! It's the perfect size and I think light fixtures are a huge feature so an update will be great. Wow, can't get over how big!!

    Good luck and have fun! :-D


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    1. Thank you so much! I think light fixtures make a huge difference also. The kitchen was a big selling point for us. Not crazy about some of the other things in the house, but I can live with them because I like the kitchen so much! LOL Love and hugs to you!

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  12. Benita,
    The comment I wrote never made it into internet space. Here's try #2. Your new kitchen is beautiful. Is that a corner pantry? It looks huge! Where is your new house? Near me?

    Judith

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    1. Judith, I have those same problems as well…don’t know why some of the take and some don’t. Thank you so much. Yes ma’am, it is a corner pantry, but it isn’t very big. Bigger than what we had in TN though, so I’m good with it. We are still in the Midlothian area. Hope you are doing well! Love and hugs to you!!

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  13. I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU, BENITA!!!!! Sorry I'm shouting, but I know how hard it is finding a good home and that one looks gorgeous! Wow, what a kitchen - you are going to be able to whip up some crazy good meals in there! And I love the fireplace in the kitchen, how awesome is that??? :)

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    1. LOL...thank you so much! It is very hard to find a good home, especially in the Dallas area market. The prices are crazy!! We didn't close on Friday, as anticipated and it has been a crazy weekend. More of those details in my next post! Thank you again so much! Love and hugs to you!!

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  14. I'm so glad you get to have a home again! I'll be watching to see what you do.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda! We are looking forward to getting settled again. Unfortunately, we didn't close...a few details on the next blog! I've got to get over to your blog and catch up on your bathroom update! Love and hugs!!

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  15. I am so happy for you! It is going to be a fabulous and beautiful nest for you and your hubby. I am loving the colors too!
    XO
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks so much Jemma! We are happy that we found something but we are still waiting to close. Closing on a home seems to be worse than finding a home! Hopefully it won't be too much longer! Love and hugs!!

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  16. I have a plaque in my kitchen that says "the only reason I have a kitchen is because it came with the house". So naturally I don't see anything familiar in these pictures except a big nod to yesteryear when there were big fireplaces in kitchens not stoves - I love it!

    I decided your house warming gift is gonna be a big witches cauldron to brew a wicked potion and to place a "Time Stand Still" spell so you never have to move again!

    "First close your eyes and imagine a clock and focus on that clocks ticking and then say the spell: Time stand still- I order you. No minutes pass until Im through doing what I have to do. Time stand still- I order you"

    And they all lived happily ever after in their new home!

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    1. LOL…you are hilarious!! And yes, that is a fabulous idea…a spell!! I’ve told the hubster that once we get settled in this house I’m not moving…I will be planting my feet firmly IN the floor, not on it!! Love and hugs to you sweet friend! Hope you are doing well!!

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  17. Hello,
    So very happy for you. Best of luck as you run Henny Penny and Willy Dilly around my friend.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you so much! We still haven't closed but that hasn't stopped the frantic running around....except now I feel like the Little Red Hen...LOL. Love and hugs to you!!

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  18. I love the kitchen and I am not a cooker but I think I would enjoy cooking in there! Love esp the arch opening. Wow....nice.

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    1. Yeah, the kitchen was the big attraction for this house. But, you can see it didn't work out and we found something much, much better! :-) Have a great one!

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