Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Energy Efficient

Last month we were able to go without using air a few days.  Also, we signed up for the energy savings program.  All in all we saved almost $100.  At least $50 of it was due to the energy savings program.  I am super excited for the coming winter months.  These bills are much better than what we had in our previous home which was a ranch.  Now we are cooling/heating 3 levels and still manage to have a smaller bill.

We don't really have any hiccups to report.  Other than our garage outlets don't work.  I also noticed a punctured spot in the garage door from the inside.  I am not sure if it is from pre-move or post.  It's more of a cosmetic thing but it does bother me.

Our development is moving quickly.  Our street is almost complete.  Which is really exciting.  My car is always covered in dirt.  One other thing I noticed.  Our home faces away from the sun so it is much harder to keep plants alive. HA! My poor mums are struggling.  I love the fall and all the decorations.

Hope you all are enjoying your new home.  If your building I hope your process is going smoothly.

Until next time....have a great week!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Homes need yummy smells...

Just wanted to share with all of my new home owner friends.  I am a consultant with Gold Canyon Candles.  As my new neighbors have been moving in.  I have been giving them a mini candle or tealights.  We have a scent called "Warm Welcome."  Which fits the situation perfectly.  But I have also been giving Pumpkin Patch.  Which is the scent of the month for October.  You receive 10% off anything Pumpkin Patch.  Large, Medium, Small, Mini Candles, Tealights, and scent pods for your warmer.

Large Candle 200 hours of burn time 19.57
Medium Candle 140 hours of burn life 15.08
Small Candle 65 hours of burn life 11.48
Mini Candle 30 hrs of burn life 7.88
Tealights (these are large tealights) 20 hours of burn time each 8.08
Scent Pod (warmers) 20 hours of burn life 5.38

Burn life means the life of the scent and the wax.  It burns ALL of the wax and the scent lasts until the wax is burned out.  

Perfect gifts for new Neighbors :)
IF you need extra cash or just love candles shoot me a message and ask me how to join in this exciting adventure.  And earn a FREE all paid vacation.

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Coyotes and yard...

Good Morning All-

The last couple of nights I have been awoken by howling and barking/yapping.  It does not sound like a house pet either.  At one point I heard a horrible screech.  I am thinking we have coyotes since we back up to a field.  Last night was the worst.  Our "Doodle" had her head in the window growling.  I really hope once they they build up behind us.  It pushes them back.  We have a small shitzhu as well.  I worry for her being outside at night if those are roaming around.

As for the yard fiasco.  I am not sure if I touched base on it too much.  I advise everyone to make sure your land is correctly graded and fully utilized.  After we moved in we noticed that our yard seem smaller than what we were thinking.  We had some taller grass and water setting areas behind our house.  My husband went back and walked through that tall area and seen our property line markers.  Which were not included in the grading and seeded areas.  There was about 5 extra feet missing.  Being that we have two pets and want to install an invisible fence. We would like to utilize this space.  I pointed this out at our 30 day.  And they said when the homes under construction next to us get graded they would do ours.  After about 30 more days the homes were finally at that stage.  Well guess what............they graded ours but left it a dirt pile?!?! Really?  I even asked if that would be seeded since it should have been from the beginning.  I emailed the PM this weekend about it.  The neighbors already have grass peeking through.  He says they will take care of it this week.  I sure hope so because my dogs and kids are really wanting their fence and play set.  I don't want to install something that could be ripped up.

After that is finished we are golden until our 10 month!  Here is to hoping for no more hiccups =)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

More Pictures...

Here are a few photos in panorama view from my iphone.  So some of the rooms make look squeezed together :)

First things though....we have had some crazy spiders around us!  I think due to the dirt and construction.  I found one in my basement last night!  I am thinking because the last week I have had the windows open enjoying the cool weather.  They may have snuck in.  We will be spraying today and the windows will be closed. ICK

Basement-- as you can see I still have a lot to do :)  Our TV is mounted on the wall though.  It is not in view.  Behind me, in the unfinished portion, is the laundry room.

This is the front room when you come in the main entry.  We made this a study/sitting area.  In the main floor plan they have it as a dining room.

This view is standing in the morning room/dining into the kitchen.  The accent wall is called "Peppery"  I can't take credit for my color combos.  I took them from a sherwin williams magazine.

Another from the morning room. 

This is standing in our main living area towards the kitchen.

Our main floor living room

Our main level living.  Our dogs even have their own sitting space ;)

This is looking at the stairwell to the front door.  The stairwell/ front room wall is also a grey accent wall.

Our Master Bedroom Still working on it!

Another view of the master

The hallway upstairs--I am standing in my daughters bedroom to take this picture.  So in total we have 4 bedrooms upstairs.  You can see my goldendoodle too :)

So there it is! Still working and have many things to complete and decorate.  I haven't even started on our guest bedroom. All I know is I am in big trouble when the new HOMEGOODS opens :)