Sunday, November 24, 2013

Let the painting begin!!

As with any new house, you will always yearn for new things to put in it. Right?

Well I do ... I'm sure it's just another excuse to buy more things in my hubby's opinion, but for me it's a way to stretch my arms out and play with new things! Having said that, it's just not possible to go out and buy all new things to go into the new house ... but that doesn't mean I cant buy 'almost new' and freshen them up!

So with a plan in mind it was off to the local flea markets with my family in tow. When there we came across these great matching end tables and coffee table that I just had to had. They sang to me right away because of the unusual shape and structure to them. Plus, they weren't all swirly and fancy which just isn't my cup of tea. Upon seeing these tables I knew instantly what I could do with them taking inspiration from my Umbrellas shot taken in San Antonio.

Here's you can see what one looked like after a little bit of sanding.

Next it is full speed ahead with 3 different and BRIGHT shades of spray paint. The plan is to pain them all 3 different colors and then repaint in black. Once the black is all dry I will hit the edges lightly with some fine grit sand paper to gently expose the brighter color under the black. Keep your fingers crossed that this will look as good in person as it does in my head!

Here's 2 colors so far.

Yes, I know they are bright but that's the point!
Keep up with the fun! More to come for sure!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Let's talk WORKSHOPS!!!!!

Yes, I am talking WORKSHOPS again! It's been way too long since I have hosted a photography lighting workshop and I plan to fix that! LOL!

I love teaching these classes but I cant help but think that this also might be a great way to simply meet by new "neighbors" in Kansas City. The location will actually be an easy one for me to come up with so now the search will be on to find a MUA and a few willing and able models ....

... The search is on! LOL!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Drum Roll Please .....

Remember that house that I have been talking about? Well I submitted my application for it today  ...


...... * Can you see it?? ... That's me doing the Snoopy Dance!!! LOL* .....

With a little bit of luck and prudent preparations we will be going forward with the closing procedures and hope to have the deal done by the end of this week!

Everyday brings us closer to having our family back together under one roof! SOOO EXCITED!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Gotta try again!

I went to  the real estate office today to drop off my application for the house that we like and naturally I have to go back tomorrow.

Apparently they want everything all at one time and I was missing one piece of paper that I can't get until tonight  .. I was hoping that I could get Rob's part of the application started without mine but it would appear that even on paper we are joined at the hip! LOL! (And that my friends is always a good thing!)

So, tomorrow is yet another day to try again. Hopefully it wont be another sleepless night .. worrying about this house is just adding to my greys! LOL!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

To rent or to buy!?!?!?

That is the question!

It's a no-brainer that renting is just a waste of money. Having said that we'd also love to be able to take our time and look for a home to purchase. But ... since we only have 3-4 weeks left to find a home in a city that we don't know, I'm thinking rental is still the way to go ... at least for a little while longer.

Here's a sneak peak on the house that we are considering renting.

It's got one of the strangest floor plans that I have ever encountered but I think it just might work for our family. I will explain more if we get the house. Stay tuned!

Friday, November 1, 2013

House hunting .. Fun Fun

I will be the first to admit that I don't like house hunting but today was actually fun. For the first time in my life I had the pleasure to check out my potential new home with the help of my family. My MIL & BIL took me around town today to show me the sights and while on route my hubby back in Texas sent me a text of a new house on the market to check out. So with the new address in the navigator we were off.

We all genuinely liked the house and think it would be a great fit for our family but I  must confess, all the while I was imagining what it would be like to have the entire family there in those walls ... and what I envisioned was good! This new house just felt right ... especially with them there in it with me.

So, having said that and after a long phone conversation with my hubby we plan to start the paperwork tonight to try and see if we can get this house.

Keeping our fingers crossed ... and keep ya posted!!!

The colors of northern fall :)

So I've never spent a fall outside of Texas and now I realize what I've been missing all this time. Now don't get me wrong .. this gall is and always will be a Texan through and through, but man I surely can see the appeal of living in the northern states (at least for the fall! I'm not looking forward to the snow!)

I've been spending my time just trying to get settled into my new job and city so I haven't really had a chance to take my camera out of the bag too much (I think I'm getting close to having withdrawal symptoms because of that!) but look at what I have been able to see and shoot. Some of these images were even taken with just my phone!