From House to Home.

From House to Home.

The Living Room. Ok, maybe this isn't a HGTV special but I couldn't think of a better title for this post about the updates I've done around the house. Last week, it snowed a good bit for Louisiana which prevented me from going in to the office. Here in Louisiana, we don't get snow frequently which means we're not equipped with the necessities to handle that type of weather. So, the weather pretty much kept me inside with four children. To keep myself sane, I painted my living room. The previous color wasn't that bad -- a cornflower-y beige. But it was just toooooo yellow for me. So, with all the time that I had, I decided to go with a darker color. I'm in love with the color, which is also the same color of my bathroom. I'm not sure if I want to take this color all the way into the dining area, but I'm thinking about it and then ...

A Plan for February

A Plan for February

February is here and has proven to be a busy month in every aspect of my life. To be honest, I like the busyness. It keeps me focused and tests my determination to achieve all that I want to do. I've gotten back into the habit of writing things down. I went out and purchased another planner and I must admit, it really does help to write it down and return to it for reference and to get the feeling of completion. But besides my planner, I have a notebook as well. Those dreams that used to awaken and keep me up at night have become frequent again. Suggesting that I need to do more. So I write. I write about all the things I want to accomplish. I write about my dreams, my fears, my thoughts, my prayers. I write until I fall back to sleep. Whenever that is.. But mainly, I write about my plans to create a great ...

All Packed.

All Packed.

Things have been extremely quiet here at est, but all for good reason. While I was just perusing the web fantasizing about houses and pinning them to my pinterest board, I came across a property that looked decent, met with the leasor, and just like that, I signed a new lease for a townhome. As I'm writing this, I didn't realize things were happening as fast as they were and before I knew it, I had half of my apartment packed.   My kids and I have outgrown our 982 sq. ft apartment. My daughter has recently turned 8 and it's about time that she has her own space. I hadn't planned on moving so soon, but after seeing the place, a part of me felt as if the place was perfect for us. A yard, front and back, 1600 sq ft for us, and did I mention a yard? Yea. It even took a little convincing from a few people ...

From House to Home.

Posted by Rae on February 7, 2014 | 27 responses

The Living Room.

Ok, maybe this isn’t a HGTV special but I couldn’t think of a better title for this post about the updates I’ve done around the house. Last week, it snowed a good bit for Louisiana which prevented me from going in to the office. Here in Louisiana, we don’t get snow frequently which means we’re not equipped with the necessities to handle that type of weather. So, the weather pretty much kept me inside with four children. To keep myself sane, I painted my living room.

The previous color wasn’t that bad — a cornflower-y beige. But it was just toooooo yellow for me.

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So, with all the time that I had, I decided to go with a darker color.

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I’m in love with the color, which is also the same color of my bathroom. I’m not sure if I want to take this color all the way into the dining area, but I’m thinking about it and then painting the kitchen in a maroon/deep red color. Decisions.. decisions.

I also plan to switch out the rug for a patterned one, the valence for drapes, and get new throw pillows. Unfortunately, we don’t have an IKEA in Louisiana and they don’t shop here so I’m going to have to get creative and really shop around. The goal is to have the inside completely done before Spring time so I can devote that to the outside for plants. That’s the fun part.

This whole updating process has been a good bit of work, especially installing the wood blinds. But I can say that feels nice when you start to see everything come together.

This weekend will be spent making paper-mache landforms for my daughter’s project and reading for class next week. Have a great weekend guys!

A Plan for February

Posted by Rae on February 2, 2014 | 9 responses

February is here and has proven to be a busy month in every aspect of my life. To be honest, I like the busyness. It keeps me focused and tests my determination to achieve all that I want to do.

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I’ve gotten back into the habit of writing things down. I went out and purchased another planner and I must admit, it really does help to write it down and return to it for reference and to get the feeling of completion.

But besides my planner, I have a notebook as well. Those dreams that used to awaken and keep me up at night have become frequent again. Suggesting that I need to do more. So I write. I write about all the things I want to accomplish. I write about my dreams, my fears, my thoughts, my prayers. I write until I fall back to sleep. Whenever that is..

But mainly, I write about my plans to create a great and positive impact in my community. I write about my ideas to completely change the world. And I’m excited and scared but ready.

February will be my month of planning. My month of writing down every single thing that I want and need to accomplish. So here’s to February and may it be every thing I’m hoping for.

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