Monday, December 9, 2013

~*New Home Sweet Home*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Yes, after nearly four months... I am writing again.  I do hope to keep up with it... but we are still adjusting to all the recent changes.  Honestly, I have missed you all so very much!!!  I have missed crafting so very much!!!  I have missed junking and browsing and all the fun that goes with it too!!!

The process of buying, selling, moving, and just adjusting to all the changes has been a struggle.  Things didn't go 'badly'... they were just very stressful for me (and those around me, I'm sure!).  I'm glad most of it is done now.  We are enjoying our new home and the new town.  The small town of Eskridge, Kansas is full of charming, friendly people.  We have truly enjoyed everyone we have had the pleasure of meeting.  We are still working on unpacking... and Trinity is still working on adjusting to his new school.  He has many friends already, but is having a bit of a tough time with studies.  Hopefully we can help him get to where he needs to be very soon.

We are all moved from our old home to our new home.  We have been for several weeks now.  Oh, don't think that means everything is put away or that everything is calm... it is NOT!  We still have a long way to go.  We did host the family Thanksgiving a few weeks back... oh, by the way Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  I hope all was warm & well with all of you... and that you enjoyed lots of great company, food, and love!  We had about 40 here to visit for the day.  During that time, there weren't any boxes cluttering the house.  We made it 'appear' as if everything was put away.  I'm not sure if anyone peeked into the garage or store room in the basement... but if they didn't, then they probably thought we had it all together!  Ha!!!

Well, this past weekend we began putting up our Christmas decorations... and at the same time, I moved some of our unpacked boxes into the house (because it is way too cold in the garage!)... and cluttered everything up again.  And, of course, now is when I decided I couldn't wait any longer to share our new home with you!  So... look past the clutter of cardboard boxes... and the fact that I didn't vacuum the carpet before the photo shoot... and know that we have a lot of decorating and 'home making' yet to do.


Our nearest human neighbors are about a mile down the road either way.  Our other neighbors are buffalo and long-horn cattle... that weren't out today during the time I was with the camera.  They are beautiful to see & I promise to show you when I can.
Brownie is really enjoying it here.  Of course, with the cold he hasn't been outside much.  He, along with our outdoor kitties... spend nights in the garage near the heat lamp.
The view from our back deck... our frozen pond.
From the kitchen sink... I love to see so much beauty out the window!  There was a doe in the backyard a few weeks ago... just beautiful!
The living room... with our tree.  Trinity was our ornament hanger.  That is his 'job' each year.  See the hat on the table?  He wears it all the while the decorations are going up.  Cute!
The wood stove keeps us nice & warm inside.
Sarah is enjoying the new home too.  Some of you may know, she had some serious surgery a few months back.  She had bladder stones.  Poor thing... but she is all better know & even seems to like playing with Lucy.
Lucy is normally a ball of energy.  I caught her resting... on the back of the chair, of course.
Our bedroom... nice & bright like the whole house...
Our last home only had one bathroom.  Let me tell ya... it is so nice to now have three!  We have one of our own from our bedroom.
Trinity has told me over and over that he LOVES his new room!  It is kind of cram-packed with the drum set there... but that is how he wanted it.
The previous owners left this cabinet in the garage.  Trinity hangs out here a lot of the time... it is his 'go to spot' to loaf!  (and play video games)
Trinity's bird, Midas, likes the bright home... at least he SOUNDS like he does... with all the chirping & singing he does now!
Predator is Trinity's frog... also in his room...
The hall bath...
Our new kitchen... We spoiled ourselves with new appliances.  We didn't really 'need' them... but we splurged.  I was wanting stainless *smile* ...

See that can of paint? (on skinny Santa's left)  Well, I do HOPE to get back to crafting, stitching, re-purposing, and all VERY SOON!  I have a small side table that needs to be painted... today, maybe?  It will be RED... my favorite color & just in time for Christmas!
Our dining room...
My studio space... Tony has one part of the basement & I have the other.  This is my part...

Lots of room to work & organize me 'stuff'...
We have a third bedroom too... and a few other rooms (laundry & pantry).  I have probably over-loaded you with pictures already.  Plus, not everything is as it will be, of course.  I'll share more soon.

Hopefully though... my next post will be CRAFTY!!!!

Did I mention that the family will be here again in a few weeks for Christmas?  Oh boy... I  better get busy!!!

Until next time... warm smiles from me to ALL of you...



  1. Oh Betty! So glad to have you back! I've missed you! Congratulations on your new home ~ it is absolutely lovely!
    Blessings, Patti

  2. Best wishes for your family in your new home. What a beautiful setting. And animal neighbors- the best kind!

  3. Your new place looks wonderful! Lot's of nice, bright space. We have been in the process of moving, too. We moved to a smaller home, though. We traded the indoor space for 13 wooded acres with a pond. We love the peace and quiet and the beauty of nature. Looking forward to seeing more of your new home and your crafting. Merry Christmas!

  4. Nice to see you back in blogland Betty! I've enjoyed the pics while taking a coffee break from cleaning and decorating and laundry while Rylee is napping. Love that studio space!

  5. I'm so happy for you sweetie! The place looks great, loads of room to wander. Don't ya love that! Have a very blessed Christmas and fun settling in.

  6. Everything looks so very nice and cozy! Glad you are getting back into the swing of things and crafting is right around the corner for you :) Trinity did a great job on the tree!!!!

  7. Betty what post full of joy! your new home looks wonderful...wishing you the Merriest of Christmas and New Year...Hugs a million...

  8. Your new home looks wonderful and I can you have made it a home with all of your wonderful decorations.


  9. Congrats to you! It sounds like everything is coming together.
    Hugs :)

  10. Glad you're settling into your new home! It looks great, and what wonderful views you have!

  11. Beautiful views from your new home! Looks like you and the critters are settling in well....

  12. Oh Betty! It's simply perfect! Wishing you all many happy and healthy years there! :-)

  13. What a beautiful home inside and the scenery is gorgeous. Plus your own studio space awesome!!!! Looks like winter has hit in Kansas. I wish for you and yours blessed times of great joy in your new home honey.

  14. so glad you're all moved in, betty! thanks for posting the photos of your new home; looks great and the view from the house is wonderful :)

  15. We've all missed you Betty and so happy you opened your home to us~~~ it all looks very nice.... Welcome back!

  16. Best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity in your new home. It looks great. Cannot wait to see your new creations from your new studio.

    Big hug...Sandy

  17. It all looks simply lovely and you sound very happy! It is stressful enough to sell a house, buy a new one AND move - but doing it around the holidays! Well, I applaud you! Enjoy your first Christmas in your new spot!

  18. Betty,
    So nice to see you blogging again. Congrats on your new home. Thank you for sharing pictures even if you didn't have everything put away yet. It was fun to see your new abode. May you have many wonderful memories in your new home. Hugs, Lori


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