Friday, December 31, 2010

A new house?

After all the chaos this year has brought, we have been anxious to start 2011 on the right foot. We decided to sell our current home and purchase a brand new house! We put an offer in on a house we fell in love with and the builder accepted it (after quite a bit of negotiating)! The only issue is...our current house has to sell! It's been on the market for 3 weeks with absolutely no showings! We're blaming the holidays and my real estate agent thinks we'll start getting buyers after the first. So, here's hoping we're in the new house before the end of January!

I want to show you the pic of the new house, but since it's not technically ours, I'll do the pencil sketch thing that some of my bloggy friends have been doing.

Current house:

New house:

Keep your fingers crossed for me! It's such a beautiful house, not my "forever" house, but definitely one that I will be happy to live in for the next 5 or so years! What makes it even better, is the fact that my daughter loves it! She already has slumber parties planned! LOL!

Unlike most of blogland, I didn't want another fixer-upper. After breaking my leg, I'm not as mobile as I have been in the past. We've been remodling our current home for 3 years. A new house gives me the opportunity to relax for a while, only doing the projects I "want" to do, not projects I "have" to do. Now we just pray that our current house sells and we can move into the new one.

I hope everyone has a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Hugs!
Annette

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's been a while...

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! (or Hanakuh, or Kwanza, or Winter Solstice, or whatever holiday you celebrate) Ours was pretty good, but I just wish it would have lasted longer! I love the anticipation of Christmas more than the actual day.  How about you?

I have come to the conclusion that my "life" has gotten in the way of this blog! I am constantly amazed at how all my bloggy friends have the ability to deal with their daily lives and still post every day! I have nothing but love for you!

Tomorrow will be my 2 year anniversary of blogging! I should do something extra special for it, but I'm having surgery on my foot...again! So, I don't know if I'll get to post or not. (Depends on how groggy I am...lol!)

I did post a link to my new Etsy shop on "my pages" at the top of this blog. I will open it on January 1, 2011. I have been working really hard to get things ready for it. I'm really excited.  You can check it out here! I also linked to my Pampered Chef page! Go check it out!

Have a great day!
XOXO
A.Rose