Welcome To Our Front Porch
I know, I know, we have been here for 3 months (as of tomorrow) and I still have not showed you guys my entire house. As I told my MIL, I had all the boxed unpacked and the house pretty set in the first couple of weeks, but I ALWAYS tweak it for weeks/months to come.
This is what our front porch looked like as we were moving in:
And this is what it looked like up until 2 days ago. I have now moved the bench inside (I have plans for it) and am looking for a cute little bistro table to put on the front porch (better than a bench for sitting and chatting with friends and family). I also have a couple of more plants out front. For all my Texas & CAV peeps, notice the Texas flag and CAV flag? They will both always be in my heart and on my front porch!
Ganesha made the trip back to Korea with us too....Ganesha has logged more miles in his passport than many people I know. Thailand ---> Korea ---> Texas --->Korea. I wonder where he will go next?
Happy Wednesday! :)
Girl's Room - Before and After
I was so excited my friends at the fabric market did such a great job with altering our curtains that went back and used her to make curtains for Girl's room. For some reason Girl thinks she needs redo her room EVERY time we move. I can't blame her though, she is growing up (against my will), and I must admit it is fun redecorating her room every couple of years. (Hubby may not agree, but she is his little girl and she tends to get her way.) Girl has her own unique style when it comes to life, clothes and her room. I love that she is so independent and doesn't feel that she need to do what others are doing and even though sometimes I don't agree with her choices 100% I typically let her do her own thing as long as it doesn't harm anyone (and she is so kind she wouldn't hurt a flea...seriously, a flea) . When she told me her vision of what she wanted in her room I wasn't in total agreement. In fact I tried to get her to change her mind. I gave her ideas and looked up cute rooms on the internet with her. She was insistent - she wanted bright green walls and zebra stripes! I had to think about it and come to grips with it before I dove right in and went online shopping with her to see what we could find! (I mean seriously if I can't stand it we WILL move again in 2 years.) The other thing Girl wanted was for me to paint a forest on her walls. I'm good, but not that good - no artist am I. (If you are an artist and are willing to do this leave a note in the comments section :) Finally I dove in and this is the color she picked for her walls:
This is what we started with, a SUPER tiny room - as you can see there isn’t even room for a bed!
This is what we ended up with.
We still need to add a few things to the walls, a small papasan chair and a carpet, but I absolutely LOVE her room!
(I think there is a lesson in here for all of us moms! )
We love the little hide-away under the loft! Under her bed she has her desk, a chair and a book shelf - along with lots of fun lighting!
A tween sanctuary!
Our Back Porch
For those of you that know me, you know how much I love my porches (I know that sounds very 'TEXAN', but I really do love MY porches). I love to have that homy feel when sitting on the porch hanging with Hubby and friends while watching the kids play. In fact I set my porches before I set up anything else in the house. I'm sad to say that I did not take any before pictures of either the back or the front porch. But just to create a picture for your mind....when we moved in the grass was...well, none. What was there was brown. Housing blamed it on the drought, I beg to differ. I lived in Texas during the hottest summer on record and I still had green grass. Beat 80+ straight days of temps over 100 and I *might* excuse brown grass. Anyway after much negotiation housing put sod in for us. They didn't think we could keep it alive. HA! They must have forgotten what my yard looked like the last time I lived here. This is only the beginning. Next year I hope I remember to post pictures of what is happening in our back yard when I actually have time to plant things. For now, this is what I have done:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you
did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
Hi, I'm Trish, the writer, creator and photographer of this blog. I started this blog for 2 reasons, 1 - When I found out we were moving to Korea back in 2008 I was a little freaked out and started scouring the internet for information on Korea. At that time there wasn't much out there so I am doing my part in helping families across the world not be so freaked out when it comes time to move to Korea. The 2nd reason I started this blog was to help stay connected to family members back in the states. Today it is so much more that.
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