I am so so sorry its been so quiet on the personal part of this blog. We lost Dale's grandma, and in a whirlwind of emotions, celebrated her life and spent a lot of time with the family in her weeks on earth.
Alot of the family managed to share a bug in the process. Thank goodness for oils! We are on our feet and back to normal life again.
Check out these amazing photos that were part of the memorial service slideshow:
We are teaching oil classes every weekend, next ones coming up in Kansas city and Dallas. Even Dale taught a real men love oils mens panel class, they had so much fun! :) I can never get photos once class starts, cause I am the teacher, haha, but here are some pics of our set up!
We had a massive moving/garage sale and got rid of 150 boxes worth of house hold items that had been in storage for 2 1/2 years, feels good to officially get it GONE!
The rest got donated to charity yesterday! :)
The girls worked super hard for several days, preparing a bake sale. They made Brown Sugar Pumpkin cookies and Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies. Mmmmm!!!!
We have 3 major projects to work on yet, and so many tiny annoying detail projects, before we leave for the winter. We want to get further on the porch, get stair railing put in, and put the pellet stove in our living room, with back splash and mantel. Right now, all those bigger things require a professional to come in and help, so we are playing the waiting game for parts and our turn.
Take a look around! :)
The big photo travel wall by the blue USA will have to wait, it sure adds up when you want to order 50 canvas prints at a time! ;)
Waiting for railing:
Light are up in bathroom, outlet in the phone box, this is where the cell phones park at night, and cannot be checked out by a certain 14 year old, until all her school is DONE!
Future spot for pellet stove. After MONTHS of looking, we found WHITE! And at a wonderful price.
Yay! I thought black would be too "cabin" for our retro theme. And we love that there is no big pipe going out the ceiling or having to put the stove practically in the middle of the room to get enough clearance, like the wood burning stoves we looked at.
We love the wood heat so much, but are willing to give pellet a go for the space saving and for the little we plan to winter here. We plan to heat the whole home this way!
I am anxious for Dale to get these silver backsplash tiles up, and build me a mantel! White of course.
In the meantime, we are baking up a storm and enjoying our new place! I spend a lot of time hunting my family down in this GIANT (to us) space! Hahaha :)
We really love this place, and our forest around us has been a joy to relax in, in the evenings.
That's it from here! Hope you all are doing well....tomorrow I have an invite going out for you that I hope you'll consider! :)