It’s almost October and one of my favorite times of the year. We’re getting ready at #thetackybrownhouse for our first Fall gathering. We homeschooled our youngest and she is ready for her first gathering of college and church friends. We’ll gather families, have an Irish band and a beautiful young lass singing and enjoy chili and s’mores and fellowship. It all sounds fun and wonderful and we cannot wait…
and then there is the doing it.
Saturday started with the joy of bringing home mums and pumpkins to the house. I love going to our local farmer’s market and choosing vegetables our garden didn’t provide and then knowing our mums and pumpkins came from local gardens.
I am playing with white pumpkins in the house this year at #thetackybrownhouse. We’re in the midst of the master bedroom build out and that means sawdust is everywhere on a daily basis. I just love seeing it all come together from our rough penciled in sketches a year ago to the actuality of a room, flooring and processes of walls. This week we’re seeing drywall and shelving built for the two 48 inch closets. We’ve chosen to not do the 3rd built in section to leave more breathing room. We have been looking at doors and covers for six weeks and Craigslist delivered yesterday. The original doors were to be $106 apiece x 4 and we found all four for $60 nicely used and very new condition! Hooray! We plan to update the look with mirrors and fun shadowing. We shall see if I can execute them.
The new Cragistlist found $60 Bassett loveseat has settled in nicely and our Ikea loveseat is going to a new home in Tennessee if all goes as planned. I’ve loved that Ikea loveseat, it was a purchase I would do time and time again. It is simply a small 1955 home, and we need a more minature sized loveseat for the end of the bed. I’ve decided I’ll splurge in time to get the more feminine smaller loveseat I’ve seen for the end of the bed. I want this room to be so me it squeals Sweetie when you enter it. Feller simply wants me happy with it…”as long as it has my pillow and me in it” he’s happy he says. Lucky me.
Sweetieland is our concept of a place where we can find home, where visitors can find tranquility and peace and most of all be loved for who they are, as they are. We chose this route to start freeing ourselves to do more of the things we love with less funds put into a home. The inheritance of my father’s home in Arkansas, an antebellum home, is a financial responsibility we want to do well, and that means our home in Alabama needed to be more manageable. We paid cash for #TheTackyBrownHouse, we’ve paid cash for every improvement and we’re thankful to be building our “forever if God intends it” home together. We are having some of the most meaningful joys of our marrried lives doing this (not to mention some of the more explosive conversations on the bad days…nope we’re not all honey and cream) It has been quite the change from our larger, more modern homes to come to live in an originally 1300 sft home, but there is a true warmth here, a beckoning on this small 3 acres to come home to oneself…and we love it.