Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Settle down Barb


O.K, I may have gone a bit extreme when I came across this while looking for house roofs for a project. "That's a cute small house I thought". See more at doghouse

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Big reason to leave this house. 1).Never ending leaf raking


This is week number one. 1 bin and 25 bags later. As you will see none of our trees have lost their leaves. There is some physics wind tunnel that whips leaves down the street and plops them on our yard. My bet is that we get to 100 bags by the end.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dream purge

Saw this tudor over the weekend. It was so nice we actually told the realtor to make an offer. We found out this morning that there were multiple offers. The bank accepted the one that was $20,000 over the asking price. Sigh. I did looooove the fireplace.


I looked at this months ago. Charming schoolhouse. O.k, so it didn't have any water or electric or anything...but look at that door.....look at that door.



I have banned myself from the MLS listing service for a few weeks to sit back to appreciate my own house that has working electricity, capped sewer pipes, and lots of room to wander through.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness



This counts for church today...amen.

clippings of dream house

Found these clippings in a file cabinet I am tossing this weekend:

For some reason these both look nice to me. The respectable castle, and the thought of living under the stars.




There are actual companies that make these for a COMMUNITY of people.
Who are these other people? What an interesting community that would make...you would certainly know your neighbors!




My daughter will often refer to this photo. What a great place to hang with your kids and talk about life and if they have taken out the garbage yet.




This was a photo from an actual house on the mls listings. Does anyone have an empty room with just a hammock in it looking out at nature?



This is my idea of landscaping. No real maintenance, a place to relax and totally Feng shui. Ben you promised me a copper Swoosh hot tub when we were engaged...this will cover your obligations.



Every house should have a porch.



Sigh.
I wouldn't care if there was a Target within 3 hours.



Maybe it is just a cabin that interests me.
Disclaimer: If there is no wifi in these woods, then I am not interested.



My sister from Finland sent me this as a gift a few years ago. I haven't found a place for it and it is the one thing I want hanging up. This is called "Kevatjuhla" 2008. It is by Miina Akkijyrkka. It speaks to those who seek the rush of new pursuits. Maybe I should just house swap with my sister in Finland. I'll trade you a cul-de-sac for your beautiful tin roof house or your cabin by the rushing river. I love this print.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Things to do to sell the house

A few weeks ago I had a realtor go through my house. She took me around and told me the many things to do to make it ready to sell. It was overwhelming and over six pages long. The following are suggestions that she made and the results that followed.

If you paint your garage white it will make your house look less blue.

Before:



After:



Change your front door color from purple to white. ( I meant to do that 10 years ago).

Before:


Take down the orange wallpaper in the bathroom and paint it a neutral color. After we tore down all the wallpaper my daughter commented on her complexion was finally a natural tone without a orange glow.

Before:

After:




Inspiration home of the day: