Every time I finish something in the house--cleaning, projects, laundry--- there is always something else that has to be done. I still don't feel like it's in a position for guests, but we have been here for a while now...it's probably time to have a dinner or something.
I have had such a fun time going to Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, and the Dollar Tree to find less expensive items to decorate with. I have also been able to incorporate much of my grandmother's things into our place. My current favorite place to shop: Midland Market in Indianapolis. They also have a location in Carmel, but I haven't been--yet.
For those have been wondering about how the house is coming along, here are some photos of what has been going on so far. Sorry for the lighting in some of these; many were taken at night with overhead lights that haven't been replaced.
Table in the entryway
Chalkboard in the hallway between the kitchen and laundry room. I can't wait to write on this baby! It's from an antique store for $15 and has a Raggedy Ann and Andy green chalkboard on the reverse side. My sister and I had one of those ad little girls
Hey, Dot Grace! This is in the hall between the stairs and living room. I'm standing next to the chalkboard
Now that it's all put together, we have had our first dinner guests--beyond pizza anyway--and I successfully cooked a roast with potatoes and carrots served with a salad.
With everything still to do, it makes me anxious for the summer to end and school to begin. But I know that I'll have trouble sleeping for the next week with too much excitement for school. It's one of the reasons that I knew teaching was a good fit for me; the night before the first day of school is about as exciting as Christmas Eve!
See you soon!
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