Day to Day Adventures

New House

Built in Window Seat & Shelves

HomemakingKim BrushComment

My husband is a very talented guy.  He likes to work with wood and make something from nothing.  He replaced the cracked & splitting stairs at our old house.  See the gray step in the picture?  Gross.  Afterward it was so pretty I almost didn't want to move.

On unfortunate thing about our new place when we moved in there was only one window on the south side of our house.  The cats, kids, dogs & were always fighting for that sunny spot on winter afternoons.  Especially my sweet Abby.  She was a sunshine hog.

So we knocked out the old window which was water damaged & put in a double window for more sunshine!  When changed the window we replaced the door on to our deck as it was letting lots of cold air in as well.  That's the next project around here.  We need to finish putting up the trim boards.  And replace the screen because my dogs have destroyed what is there.  Probably need a screen guard too.

Needs Trim boards

I've always wanted a window seat and this seemed to be the perfect spot to build one.  And shelves.  Who ever has enough shelves?  Not me.  Together, Steve & I, looked at plans from several sources to build our shelves and seat.  Pinterest was a BIG help. 

I'm so excited about the final product!  It is really close to being complete.  Just a couple more coats of varnish. 

Builtin Window Seat & Shelves


I keep hoping that it will get done before the weather turns totally beautiful and we start working on things outside.  The grass is turning green & my tulips are peeking through the mulch!

Glimpses of the New House


We have been adjusting to our new home.   No time for much extra besides school, meals, memorizing for Bible Quizzing and taking care of family.  I’ve been gone LOTS of weekends lately so that hasn’t given us any extra down time.  Last week we were home 4 whole days!  Only our regular Tuesday errand day was spent in town.  It was awesome to have a calm normal week.  I’m so thankful for our new place and the time we get to spend here.  God has really blessed us with a special place that brings peace to my soul.


A new season has snuck up on me while I’m still trying to hold on to summer.   We finally got our pool put to bed for the winter this weekend.  Next year we will definitely know more about what we are supposed to do.

One project I’ve completed in stolen minutes & hours is to paint the kitchen.  I have a hard time in the winter with clouds and no sunshine.  So the prospect of living with this dark red color(while beautiful) was giving me the willies.  (Please ignore all dogs & teenagers and focus on the red.  Really the teens & dogs are just accessories in the picture.)


So I primed it and painted it a lovely blue.  The color of the sky.  The color of a summer day.  My favorite color. I can do this.


So there are still boxes around but mostly we’ve unpacked the most needed stuff and we are working on the odds and ends that do not have homes.

Here are some pictures stolen from Elizabeth’s Facebook page and they show some of the outside views that we get to enjoy.  .


Falls glorious colors take my breath away


And here are a few of my own.


(Again ignore the dog)


I hope that as life slows down I can get back to scrapbooking, blogging, sharing recipes, projects and crafts.  Be back soon . . . .

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A BIG move here!

Kim1 Comment

We did it.  We moved.

There are really no words for how much we LOVE our new place.


So I’ll just give you some pictures!


Kitchen & eat in nook




Garden bounty!  I’ve canned 7 gallons of tomatoes & there is much more to come!


More POOL time!


Kids bath!


Back of the house in the pasture with the dogs


This was the beginning of filling this room with boxes.  Its full & well I’m working my way through unpacking


Movie night on Labor Day in the new place!

I will share more as we unpack & do some of the fun things we have planned for the new place.  In the mean time PRAY that our previous home is LOVED by a new family soon!