Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Real Things

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  The road of life we are walking right now is taking a new turn and there are promises of twist along the way.  I am not at liberty to be open right now but if you think of me would you lift my family up in prayer.  Thank you.

And now for some luscious pics of the guest bedroom that goes along with the bathroom I showed you below.

Oops, scanned it twice.  I started to take it out but somethings just need to be said twice.  This one is a pretty easy on the eyes.  I guess twice won't hurt.

And now for keeping it real.  

Water leak.  eek! ! !

This bedroom turned out so pretty I call is the mother's room because this is where our parents stay when they come to visit.  Sorry Mom, the water damage is on your side.  

No worries though, I have a John  B.  he can fix anything to do with a wood floor.  

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pretty Little Addition to the Guest Bath

THis is my favorite bathroom in the house.  I left this one spot bare during construction.  By the time I realized it, it felt to late to do anything about.  Besides, I was tired and just want to get through with contractors.  No slam against contractors, they are some of my favorite people but I was at the point where I just wanted to be done with it, move on you know.  So I rationalized, "this is a guest bath it doesn't need the cabinet in this spot, I can put shelves or a picture or something.  
Lonely little potty.
But ooh, didn't I do good here!  This is the shower tile.

I found these girls the other day and thought they would be perfect in my little blank spot.

I'm lovin these frames.

It could use a few more things to dress up this nook, they'll come.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Morning

Matthew 5: 13-16

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

Let your light shine in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

"When the Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it. It is then that the world is made to listen to her message, though it may hate it at first" (D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

High Center but still Keeping it Real

I have been home from working a walk weekend for 10 days now and I just can't seem to get off high center.  Seems like I can't get my energy level back.  So today, I looked at the sad state my blog page is in and felt sorry for it.  So instead of waiting for the projects to be finished, I decided that I would show you the "in progress" pictures.  You know keeping it real.  There is a wealth of "keeping it real" things to show you around here.  This ought to keep me posting for some time.

Meet Donny and his son Blaze.

Actually you have met them before but what the heck we'll just start from here.
Oh yea, by the way, Blaze is single, extremely talented and hard working and pretty eyes with looonng eye lashes that I think are extremely unfair on a boy.  I'm just sayin'!

This is the product that we went to school for earlier this summer.  Starts with cement, not just any kind of cement, this is special cement.

Blaze has figured out the high tech equipment to make the work more efficient.  Looks like some kind of scoop out of the feed store to me.

Anyhoo, you can start to get the picture here.

That's the back porch . . .

here is some pictures from the front.  This shows the color of the finished product.  Pretty huh.
 Not flagstone ... flagstone look alike with red brick.
Our brand.


Nice house in the background, if I do say so myself.  I designed it.  With some help but still out of my head.  I used inspiration pictures to show the architect, designer and the builder what I wanted.  I learned one thing during the building project; know what you want!  Don't give options, tell them exactly what you want, find pictures to show to them.  It helps with communication.   

And now for the Keeping It Real part:

Ta Da ...
um-hum, that's right.  
This courtyard is gonna be the death of me yet.  This will be the year of landscaping the courtyard! 
It. will. be. pretty! !!

*sigh*  I feel better somehow.

And finally, this little guy.

Handsome, yes?  We have a little girl coming.  I have been waiting for three years to see him go up.  Patience + perseverance =  . . . something, I don't know what, he's finally up though.

And now for the front door.  Two things here - first the wreath is too small but that is new knowledge for me.  Thanks to the Nester I now know what I should be looking for when choosing a wreath for my front door.  Thank you to all the talented decorators here in blogland, I frequently stalk your sites.  I appreciate all that you teach.  Next time the wreath will be proportionate to the door.  AND # 2 the lack of the door bell - seriously, did you get a look at this house?  You would think we would have little things like that finished but NOOOOOO!

Funny little picture.

Thank you all for your patience with me while I get myself off high center.  

See ya tomorrow for some more great picture posting of "Keeping it Real"
(could there be a tune to that?) 

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