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7/30/14 12:26 A

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@ 4EVER21B - The color scheme for your bedroom sounds beautiful!! Have you started on it yet??

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7/27/14 11:22 A

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Check on Amazon for a couple more decor items. I will order them, if my last 2 places don't pan out.



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7/26/14 10:26 A

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emoticon I finally had the gas and electrical lines installed! Now, I just have to finish off the decorating and landscaping of the backyard. Bought my first plants yesterday. Bought multiple decor items and pots. Still need 2 more decor items to complete my theme. Hard to find now, because most of the summer things are gone. But when I do find them, on sale!



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7/23/14 1:48 P

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sometimes I think I'd like to just move to another house and start all over with the decorating. I would if I had unlimited funds, but not the case, so will do what I can, while I can, with what I have, and give God the thanks for our house and land is the place that our grown kids still love "coming home" to!!

"Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I know God goes with me each step of the way. With Him, nothing is impossible."


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7/31/13 8:14 P

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How exciting! We have a "re-do" in the future....once the roof price tag shock dies down a little...lol.

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7/31/13 4:08 P

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I am almost ready to jump into my redo. I had to place everything on hold while tending to Mom.



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7/1/13 6:31 P

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Congratulations!



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6/29/13 11:48 P

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Roof is on! Took less than a week. I was pleased with the contractor and the team. They cleaned everything up very nicely and were respectful of my flowerbeds. We even had a little mother wren that sat on eggs in a hanging basket under the eaves while all the banging was going on. She soldiered on through and is now feeding her little babies!

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6/29/13 6:54 P

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I just moved in to a 4 bedroom house with 2 acre of land , so I have a lot of work to do. I need to plant grass this fall , paint, shampoo the carpet and etc... emoticon

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6/27/13 6:18 P

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Side yard planted!!!!



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6/27/13 12:16 A

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I am so close to finishing my outside projects... but there is always something that gets in the way. emoticon



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4/29/13 4:14 P

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Good luck with your roof. A nice light color sounds great. Very neutral for painting.



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4/13/13 1:51 P

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Sounds really pretty.

We are very close to getting a new roof. Several contractors have come out....when we get the bids we'll decide who to go with. I'm wanting a nice light color. It will be the enamelled metal.

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4/9/13 3:55 P

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I Think I have decided on a color scheme for my bedroom. Green, blue and gray. Saw a picture of a living room in those colors. Looked restful.



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3/24/13 6:06 P

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emoticon I think I found someone to complete my backyard project!



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3/15/13 10:32 P

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we do want to hold on to our "stuff" don't we? I'm so guilty of this. A little is good....I don't want to have a totally empty home....but there is a fine line there when we start holding onto things we don't have a use for and probably never will. I've worked with people who just want to throw everything away, and that doesn't sit well with me. I love the multiple charitable organizations here where these things can be donated and find a new life!

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3/14/13 4:06 P

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You are so right -- it is easier said than done. emoticon



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3/11/13 7:17 P

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That's what my real-estate friend says the first thing she recommends for people who are putting their home on the market to do -- Clear out as much as possible. The house will show much better with the minimum of furniture and have a much better chance to sell. So.....why not do it for yourself even if you're not planning to sell? LOL....easier said than done.
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3/10/13 12:27 A

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I have decided that clearing stuff out makes you appreciate space.



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3/5/13 3:18 P

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My mom is resistent to any help with her organization. I have decided to focus on me first. I then will tackle her home to make it safer for her to live there alone. I will need reinforcements - my cousins.



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3/3/13 5:53 P

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Same here as far as being a pack rat...I was raised by a mom who lived during the great depression and taught me never to throw anything away that had a future life as a craft or part for something else. I think some of that is good.....but can be carried to extremes. We are using the opportunity of MIL's upcoming estate sale to take a lot of our "stuff" we don't need to sell. Hopefully my kids won't have such a tough job someday when it's their time to sort through everything here. My mom is still alive, and I am dreading the day I'm in charge of trying to go through all that she has packed into her place and outbuildings.

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3/3/13 5:46 P

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oh, Jackie it sounds like we are kindred spirits. Good luck with the renos and all the positive steps you are taking!

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3/3/13 4:56 P

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I am getting ready for all the remodeling I anticipate occurring this year and I have "discovered" I am a pack rat. Too much of everything. That is what happens when you can't pass up a bargain AND you have a place to stash it.

Hmmm...not shopping, perhaps a way to save more money? emoticon emoticon And more time to exercise, too!



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my house is way too big for me on my own and is crumbling around me but it is mine---bought and paid for!---and it would take a lot to make it ready to sell, so here I am.
I have re-decorated my living room in the last few years and I am pleased with that. My bedroom is also very different than when my ex and I were together. I am seeking a calm, relaxing atmosphere and the more I de-clutter the closer I will get to that, but I'm a collector who loves "stuff" so my two halves are in conflict. Ah, well .....progress not perfection, like I say about my weight!

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2/28/13 4:04 P

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You are so right. I am fortunate to have a house. Sometimes, I get so caught up in all the things that are wrong with it, I forget that.

And, small things do make a difference.



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One little thing can make such a difference:
the blooming primulas I got for Valentine's Day make me smile everytime I see them!

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2/28/13 8:36 A

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loved reading these posts- seems like many people are facing the same things that I am. I'm just so fortunate in this economy to even have a house that I try not to get down on myself if it's not just how I want it- something to work on and look forward too. I have boards on pinterest, will be checking Houzz!

Make it happen- just one step at a time!


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2/27/13 11:42 A

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Jackie: just checked out the site you recommended
www.houzz.com/

thanks for the tip -- I've saved it to my favorites to go back to--looks to have tons of good ideas. Our first home improvement will definitely be a new roof.

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2/26/13 5:11 P

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House repair bad karma today

2 broken window panes - dining room window

House repair good karma today

Called the handyman my Dad's friend uses. He was efficient, pleasant and affordable! And he can do the minor tile project for just $50 bucks. I just have to find the tile.



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2/25/13 11:32 P

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Had to call a plumber to fix clog shower. He thought I was some home repair novice because he brought the wrong type of snake to fix the shower, Actually, suggested he might need to go through the wall instead of the drain!

It took just a minute for him to get a reality check. He went somewhere and brought another snake to fixed the drain. I almost did not let him end, but he apologized so profusely for his dumb statement, that I let him fix it. with me standing right there.

Why oh why, do some males think women are dumb? Yikes?! And yes, I made sure my receipt had the warranty info on it,



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2/24/13 8:52 P

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Check out website called Houzz. Tons of pictures and articles. It lets you create your own idea books. I am not a member of Pininterest, but I have not heard anything but good things about it.



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2/22/13 7:37 P

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Me too! I'm not a member, but have come across it online when doing a search for various things. What a great idea!

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2/22/13 12:18 P

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OOOOOO, looooove Pinterest!

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I thought I posted here already, I must have forgotten to click "post message"!

One of the bedrooms in this house is sooo old, It's the first project. Will involve some wall paper removal I believe ....




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2/21/13 5:18 P

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Definitely! I'm in the stage now of looking at kitchens online (pinterest has some very neat compilations) and trying to visualize what I want different about mine. I'm trying to jot down thoughts and keep them in a notebook...One thing I really want are glass fronted shelves up high where I can display some of the beautiful china and other items I don't use a whole lot -- seems a shame not to enjoy it in some way. I know a lot of people would say to get rid of it if you don't use it--but a few things like that (inherited --family heirlooms etc) I like just having even if only used once a year.

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2/21/13 3:09 P

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Finally dawned on me, with my remodeling projects, I now have another incentive to be organized.



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2/19/13 10:06 P

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It is so tempting just to move instead of remodeling. Honestly, I can't afford higher mortage payments. Where I want to move is higher rent area. So....here goes...fingers crossed. emoticon



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My poor old house needs remodelling/updating but first I need to get some space cleared. Today I just want to get started on the bedroom to prepare it for the visit of a friend. I'm thinking of switching beds between the bsmt bedroom and the upstairs guest room as the room upstairs is smaller but has a bigger bed at the moment.

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2/15/13 7:14 P

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Great idea for a topic thread.

Although we've lived in our house for almost 30 years, I'm also now considering some major renovations. I got on a kick several years back and did a few things with hubby like ripping out carpet in the bedroom and together installing laminate flooring (hubby says "never again...lol") and having a new door put to the backporch from the living room and I painted several rooms.

Hubby has been super involved with the care of both parents for years now. Now they have both passed away--His mom just passed recently--and when the estate has been settled that will free my husband up to concentrate on renovations and remodeling.

My big thing I want to do is to enlarge the den and remodel the kitchen at the same time. The kitchen and den are really the same big room now so it's logical to do them together. I'm excited that we will be able to do this now.



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So, last year my focus was the backyard which is almost completed.

Now, I am on a year long project to upgrade each and every room of my home. Some of the upgrades are simply comestic and very simple - like new knobs for the cabinets and organizing the cabinets. Others will involve a contractor.

This weekend I am doing an assessment to see what I really want. (And, decluttering, of course.)



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2/15/13 3:57 P

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Probably one of the biggest organizational challenges occurs when you decide to remodel, redo or redecorate your home. No matter what the project (kitchen re-do, floors, painting), it has an impact on your environment.

This topic is for those challenges and rewards associate with remodeling and redecorating. Post here your frustrations. Brag about your accomplishments. Big or Small.

We are here for each other.

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And special thanks to Happy_Habits who suggested this topic.

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