Saturday, August 30, 2014

Quilty Kitty

Just thought I'd do a quick share of another quilt project I completed earlier this year.  These were a thank you to the neighbors across the street who were always so amazing and watched our kitties whenever Chris and I left town.  They never accepted money so I would always leave treats, but thought a big gift was in order after two years of this.

The neighbors have two little girls and last year they got two grey kittens named Cupcake and Westside.  I was thinking something fun and trendy that incorporated the kitties would be fun...here are the finished products!





So fun to make!  Unfortunately we lost our kitty sitters in June as they moved to Arizona...good thing we are heading back to Portland!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Fire Fountain

I've been so excited to share this one with you because it's so awesome.  My husband, the mad genius engineer, created this little beauty in our backyard last fall and he finally perfected it this summer.  Slight trial and error when you don't want to spend a fortune on a giant bowl for the water feature, but I think it turned out amazing.  Since the yard needs some sprucing currently I'm only showing you the new feature.  I've been so preoccupied indoors the last couple weeks the weeds have decided to have their fun EVERYWHERE.

Soon, I promise.

I'll probably post some more photos of it again later as they include another project that I'll be sharing soon.

In the meantime...here is a pic and a movie to wet (hehe) your appetite.






It is such a fun backyard bonus when we have people over to hang out.  Cornhole out, yard lights on, good friends...doesn't get much better!

Friday, August 1, 2014

We're Moving!

That's right!  It's official!  As of October we are free to head back to good ol' P-town.  To sweeten the situation, Chris' company is actually allowing him to stay on with them and work independently from Portland.  Isn't that amazing?!  We feel so fortunate that he works with such an awesome group of people and I feel fortunate that my husband is so amazing that the company doesn't dare let him go!  WIN!

So now all the fun logistics of moving get to begin.  Blah.  This week I started on the long process of clearing out the house and packing non essential for the next few month items.  It's so crazy how much we accumulate in so little time.  Starting early has been great as I found a yard sale site on Facebook for the town of Springville that has over 9,000 members on it.  I've been able to sell a lot of stuff we no longer need to make some cash to put into staging the house for when we put it on the market, and hopefully, some leftover for decorating the new home!

Another great thing about this yard sale site is the treasures I find!  Check out this beauty in need of a little TLC.  $35!  Cray cray.



That'll be a later project since the garage is now full of boxes and we'll be listing the house at the end of the month!  I can't wait to show that one off in the next house.

Speaking of next houses...everyone in Portland/Beaverton/Tigard keep your eyes peeling for a diamond in the rough for us.  We're hoping to find one with a big backyard and plenty of renovation work to keep us busy for years.  Everyone's dream, right? ;)

And as for this house.  She's been great and I'll make sure to show you some of the backyard updates we did before we take off.  In the meantime we can reflect on her front yard beauty as we begin our goodbyes...


(Ignore that uncut grass...that's tomorrow's project!)