Friday, December 30, 2011

Home from Illinois

It was quite a week with the three dogs and house hunting. Our dogs were great! The two day car ride was hairy a few times but they did very well. Our oldest dog, Peanut surprised us by being very social in the hotel room. She has bad knees, heart and eyes so she keeps to herself. Little Sweet Pea cried alot on her first big trip but on the way back she finally slept. Poor thing was so nervious! Chloe is just a wonderful dog, perfect in every way! She loved the ride. All were very happy to get home!

I enjoy looking at houses and always have a hard time choosing...... I have to admit I climbed so many stairs that when I can home it took me three days to recover! I looked mainly at newer houses because Mr. Sweetladyelaine is not a fixer upper! He will paint, but that's it! He wanted a three car garage with the walls finished. Listen, as long as he gets a huge garage he really doesn't care what the inside of the house looks like! lol I would never let him pick out a would be a shack with a huge, huge garage!!!!! He is a man with a race car and that is important! He told me when we met "the man with the most toys when he dies, win"! I always ask, wins what??????? There is never a reply!

We did buy a house.. ........
but I didn't downsize like I thought we were! lol  I really tried.....I could not find a house I liked or the price was out of site!

It was a hard choice between two houses.
I think we made the right choice. It seems to have everything we wanted....
I am concerned about know being a dish collector I need storage! We will see what happens.

This is the reason I bought this house! I loved all the light. It seemed so happy when I walked in.
These are the pictures from the MLS book. I guess I didn't take this view.

I'm not sure what to do with the recessed walls or the wall above the fireplace. The realtor called it a plant something or other. I can't remember!

Here's another view..........

If you have any ideas, let me know.
 I have two Thomas Kincaid pictures I could put in place of the two you see.
I did think of a book shelf on the right side of the fireplace and maybe a cozy corner on the other.
 I think this room is so open that I am  going to need help.
I will put my formal living room furniture in here.
 I am going to have the couches redone when I have time. 
I guess this will be the biggest project in the new house.
Stay tuned to see what I do or don't do! lol
I seem to have alot of ideas but other things get in the way!

I am hoping to keep up with blogging through the move......
so if you don't hear from me, know I am thinking and praying for you all!
Thank you for stopping by....
check back every week to see what's new.

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Congratulations! It looks like a beautiful house. Big, but beautiful! I'm lost on ideas for those recessed areas, but I'm sure other bloggers will have great ideas for you. Can't wait to see what you do. When is the big day?

  2. Good luck, Elaine, and have a very happy New Year. The house looks lovely. All the best, xo

  3. I was just thinking about you and if you had found anything that you liked!
    It looks like a really cute house. I wouldn't know what to do with a room that big...the rooms here are typical of an old house...pretty small.
    May you have a very Happy New Year, Elaine!

  4. Beautiful home my friend and an excellent choice. Looking forward to when you move in and show us how you decorated it! Happy New Year, Diane

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message. I have friends in O'Fallon and usually visit them once or twice a year. You are so close to St Louis and so much to do. Be sure to go to the Fox Theater and the Muny, both are great.