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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Hi! Welcome to This Homemade Life! So excited you're here and reading this! (You can tell how excited I am by the over use of exclamation points!!!) If you want to find out more about us, or why this blog came to be please head over to "About This Homemade Life."

And, If you would like to see any items I have made or that I sell in my etsy shop please stop by the New Millie page.

Okay, okay, enough of that, let's start this thing! (More exclamation points)

I thought I would begin by showing a few pictures of our previous little house in St. Louis:

 Cute right? Yeah, I got a little sentimental looking through the photos. This is the first house the Doc and I bought together. Both our kids came home from the hospital to this house. MANY projects were completed in this house. It had a lot of charm and about 85 years of character! While it was "neat" to have stained glass windows in the living and dining room, and beautiful refinished hardwood floors throughout, it also barely had any closet space and the bathroom was pink (no, no, not painted pink. It had pink tile, a pink bathtub, a pink sink and a pink TOLIET! it was upsetting.) There were leaks in the basement, it had virtually no insulation and if you set a ball at the beginning of the hallway it would roll all the way through the kitchen. Needless to say we were super excited when we moved to Pearland, Texas and had the opportunity to buy this:

A brand-new, never been used home! (Side note: please excuse the white interior door on the front and the trash can and no landscaping, this was before the house was finished.) However, now we have a new challenge (read: Steph has a new challenge) to make this builder beige house into something with charm and character. We have been here about 7 months, and while furniture is in and some things are hung up (granted not all frames have photos in them) it's still lacking some greatness, and every home NEEDS some greatness.

So, on a very tight budget I'm trying to make our house special. I started with crazy girl's room. I'll post those pictures and story soon. So get pumped and come on back to check it out!


  1. Can't wait to follow you, your family and your projects!! Love Aunt Cheri

  2. Yay! My first follower! Love you Auntie Cheri!

  3. yea sooo glad to have you back blogging!! miss and love you all!!!~brooke