Friday, September 18, 2009

Making some changes!

So we just moved into our house in June, and we bought it at auction, so as you might imagine, we have had our work cut out for us. I am not complaining, it is OURS!!! So far we have made a few big, drastic changes - the walls went from a dingy white to a tan (Dakota plains) in the majority of the house, the girls room is pink, the kitchen is cinnamon-apple, and the main bathroom is a light yellow; we pulled out the blue wavy carpet and got a beautiful light color (with a 10 year stain protection guarantee), and then we have made other, smaller improvements.
One thing that we are working on now is figuring out the lighting. We pulled out the fixtures that were in the girls room and the spare room and were going to put fans in...we have a fan in the girls room, but are changing it to a white fan soon. We are still trying to figure out the rest. We have looked many places - Home Depot, Lowe's, Wal-mart, and more - but just haven't found something that we fall in love with for a price that we are willing to pay. BUT, I think I found it!!! Check out these wall sconces from I am EXCITED - I am thinking that a few of these in the dining room would be wonderful! And you can't beat the price, especially since they ship free!
The other improvements that we are working on right now are all outside. My hubby is bringing a Skid Steer and Dump Truck home from work tonight and we are going to level out the back yard and get the area ready for a retaining wall along the fence. Then I want to pour concrete for a bigger patio, and get some solar lights to go around it and in the front along the walk-way to the door.
Let me know what you think about the selections!!!

CSN stores is providing me a product to review for checking out their stores and sharing them with you. The product that I am going to be reviewing is a JA Henckels Knife Block/Knife Set so come back soon to check it out!!!!


  1. Great lights! Congrats on your house----I am not so lucky---and I am MUCH older than you!!

    Just visiting over from SITS----giving you some comment love!!

  2. Oh, I desperately need new knives. I will look forward to your review.

  3. HI Katrina! Thats fabulous re: review! I also looked at the solar lights those are beautiful, esp. for the price (they look more expensive!)

    On another note, so glad you are joining in the 5 homemade gifts. I am not too good at crafts but I will try LOL Hope you like whatever I make!

    Take care and be blessed!

    Ms. Latina
    twitter: @MsLatina

  4. Hi Katrina...returning the favor from SITS. :) I really like the wall scones you picked out. How fun to be able to decorate your house!

  5. Changes are good :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantabulous day!

  6. I hate it when I'm logged into an old account. Sorry bout that.


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