Monday, June 13, 2011

Trying to settle in...

Well folks, it is official. I am moved in. It feels really weird to have my own place that I can do with whatever I please.  I have always been used to military housing where you can't do much. You can't paint, you can't take down walls. You can't choose the style of your house. You get what you get and deal with it. So, this home owner thing is really very new to me. As soon as we moved in we began to paint. I mean we had too. The choice of colors were not my own and we wanted to feel like it was "our" house. And plus, I didn't want to wait until the furniture came only to have to move things around.
 As I am putting things away and placing things on the newly painted walls I notice something; my decorating style. I never really noticed it before but it is a blend of modern and country with a splash of colonial. LOL. I really want to be more colonial/prim but the old man won't let me. He says I decorate like an old lady. Uggggh! Men. But I am hoping once this mess is cleaned up I can take some pictures of my progress. And hopefully I can find my sewing machine. It is MIA right now and it's driving me nuts. I want to get back to making some things I have swirling around in my head.  That reminds me. I am going to be having a giveaway of sorts to celebrate my new house and new beginning in life.  I was thinking more of a "swapaway". I just have no luck at winning at giveaways and I know how frustrating it can be. So, my idea was to have one special person win my hand made item for the giveaway plus there will be a swap with the people who sign up in my giveaway. I know it sounds confusing but it is really simple. When I post my giveaway I will put a deadline for the swap. Once I have everyone I will give out swap partners and from those listed in the swap one lucky person will win my giveaway prize. So, in the end everyone will go home with something. :)  And for the swap it will be one handmade item of your choice. So, what do you think? Good idea? Let me know. And as soon as I find my sewing machine I will get started on the Swapaway. Hehe...

Have a great Monday everyone!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Sounds like fun Gen - I hope you are enjoying setting up your home - I can't wait to get into our new one and paint and start making it our own.
I'll be looking forward to your "swapaway" Hugs

Raymond Homestead said...

Bet you are go glad to be settling in! Can't wait to see pictures!

Sheila said...

Congrats Jen! Sounds like you are having fun putting your new home together and I'm sure your head is full of ideas and projects you'd like to get at. It can be overwhelming but so fun making it all your own. Happy everything worked out. Your "swapayway" sounds fun! Take care and enjoy your new surroundings.

Screaming Sardine said...

Gen -

the swapaway/giveaway sounds like a GREAT idea! I love that everyone gets something. Very sweet and thoughtful of you.

Glad you've gotten everything painted. Can't wait to see pictures. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Gen,
Oh this is such an exciting time!!
I am soooo happy for you.
The excitement in your words are bringing a big smile to my face.
Cant wait to see your pictures.
"Old Lady" taste.
Well, if it is.... Me Likey! :)

PS. I would love to send you a little gift box of goodies for your new home. Drop me an email with your address when you get time.

Congratulations again, GF!
And it was so nice to hear from you, Ive missed ya!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gen,
So glad to hear that you are moved in and getting your new home all put together. I think the swap sounds like a wonderful idea.

Marilyn said...

A swapaway souonds like a great idea. I will keep coming back so I can sign up. I hear about you from Shelia at Seasons Of Thy Heart.

It is so nice to be all moved in and settled. Keep up the good work and you will get there. :)

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