Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Updates and Pictures...

After leaving messages and finally being able to submit tickets online.  Someone called to schedule our appointment and get things taken care of.  At least I HOPE!

A few issues I listed-

Our laminate floors in the kitchen-- some areas are bulging or stick up.  Which means when we step on them they squish.  I am not a fan of this.  Only because that means the wear on the floor will not be pretty.

Our Pantry- Is always freezing! Thanks to the blogger who shared they have a vent in their florence.  I am going to be figuring out why we do not have one.

Missing Brick-  We are randomly missing a brick on the top back side of our house.  Which is exposing the wrap and I am assuming letting water in.

Microwave-  The frost/ice issue we had.  Thanks to the blogger who shared that the vents recently changed.

All in all these are things that can be fixes so I am happy about that.  Since we have moved in we have arranged and rearranged rooms.  My poor husband can't catch a break.   I will have these bright ideas to relocate rooms of furniture at 10 pm.

Recently, we moved our sectional from upstairs to the basement and moved the basement furniture upstairs. We went to IKEA and made so great inexpensive purchases for the upstairs living room.  A new TV stand and lights.  As for the basement we moved our dining room set we originally had upstair to the basement and purchased a new dining room set and buffet server.  I just hope we don't have to relocate any more furniture. Lastly, we finally utilized our mud room.  Pictures are posted below.  I can thank pinterest and pier one for my findings :)

My son's wall color and my goodwill/hobby lobby finds.  The bins were actually supposed to hang on the wall but it didn't work as I had planned.  So they are now for storage/decor.
My daughter's room.  She has the wall paper accent wall.

I searched high and low for these letters.  I love them--pinterest inspired for sure.

Our Christmas gift to ourselves.  A new dining room set.  It actually fills the space in the morning room.  Our other table is now in the basement as a game/food table.

Our upstairs living room off of the kitchen.  (Don't judge me for watching the housewives.)  We have hung more stuff but I need to take more pictures :)

Our recent mud room to do.  We bought the hanger and large basket for shoes at pier one.  Everything in this picture was less than $200 :)

Accent wall in the front of the house towards the back living room.

We still need to purchase an over-sized chair for our basement and hang some more pictures.  But it finally is coming together.  I will post more pictures soon.

PS We just got a Water Softener.  AHMAZING!!!! I highly recommend you get one.  And do not spend $1500 on one.  You can buy them for around $300 and install it yourself.  We did not have the rough in either.  


  1. Go Bucks! I am originally from a suburb of Dayton OH! We just started our Florence outside of Phiily and I adore how you have decorated! Kudos to you!!

  2. Your house is amazing! I also have a Florence and I am looking for decorating ideas. Do you mind if I ask where you got your art work in the morning room?

    1. The Christmas Tree shoppe! I probably paid $40 total for all 3 :)

  3. I love how you've decorated!! Where did you get the rug in your morning room?

    1. Thank you!! I got it at Kohls. It is an 8x10 I had a 30% off coupon and paid 216 and received $40 Kohls cash :)

    2. Thank you!! I got it at Kohls. It is an 8x10 I had a 30% off coupon and paid 216 and received $40 Kohls cash :)