Friday, August 24, 2012

positively good news :)
My computer is having trouble uploading my "finished home work" pictures but it has been cooperative enough for me to post another uplifting story to inspire. Carpe Diem and God  bless.

Monday, August 20, 2012

positive news :)

Here's a link to a positive new story for a change. :) If you read my bio you know that I am inspired by people who deal with their seemingly impossible hardships in positive ways. I am sure this one will put a smile on your face and a tear in your eye. I'll try to post one every once in a while. Just to keep it real. :)

My Favorite Angle (said by Belle Villa da Sogno)

The star on the dormer is a nod to the fact that, because of a surveyers oopsie way back in the early 1900's, this place was in the Lone Star state of Texas for 8 years. :)
So this is our little house on the prairie. er... cotton fields
Icky before picture. :(

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Our New Name

So...after 4 1/2 years I have finally found a name for our place. You know, like they name their homes in France? Or Italy?
This one happens to be Italian. Belle Villa da Sogna-Beautiful home of dreams. :)
I am by nature a lazy person. ;) But necessity dictates that I work like a dog at times. To have the home of my dreams I must do the work myself. As my dear hubby is out making the moola so I can have the home of my dreams. Jus kiddin. ;) By the grace of God we own free and clear! That will be whole nother post. Soon. :D
Anyway, back to the point I am trying to make. You know, the one about being lazy? Well, it will explain why I will only post before and after pics of my work. Maybe an occassional comment with. Seeing as how most of the work was done a couple of years ago. During a year and a half of almost nonstop work, with 2 homes (50 minutes apart). Trying to fix one up and keeping the other one sellable looking, I put most of it out of my mind and choose to enjoy the finished product. I did however take many pics. 99.9% of which I am not in for the simple reason there was nobody here to take it. lol to follow. Soon. Well, here's one to give a little clue as to the BEFORE. What's inside that cabinet is one of the scariest/disgusting things I've ever seen. You'll see.
The mirror to the left is hiding one of our 31 windows! And carpet should NEVER be in a bathroom. Especially one a man uses. ugg I can say that the after looks NOTHING like this. :D