Monday, May 29, 2017
Forgot to post these pictures here on my blog. I'm in love with this awesome idea of the art prompt cards, I found the idea on Pinterest. I can't wait to challenge myself with them. I think these would make great gifts for my artsy friends, maybe I' ll create more once I can get to my art supplies.
That won't be for a while now, we'll be here in temporary housing for 5 months still.
I think I'm going to give myself a couple more weeks and then start actually looking for our forever home, where we're planning to retire in. We have been driving around getting familiar with our new town and we love it here. It's a small country town with just one of everything, beautiful surroundings, no traffic and nicest southern folks you can imagine. We feel so blessed and so sure that we did the right move for our family, once again God's timing is perfect. But that doesn't mean that I don't miss my sisters and the kiddos back in Miami. I'm so happy our mom is here with us for a few months, she loves it here too and she's having a blast with my sister China. These two just click and I love to see them together, specially in the kitchen, lol.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
This cute garden belongs to Laura and Bill Slavins. I loved this garden, the style is best described as casual and informal. This garden owner loves to recycle and incorporate found objects in her garden, I loved the supper cute toy dump truck planter. The first thing you notice when approaching this garden is the adorable potting shed that's a replica of the house. She also had a children's and a garden honoring breast cancer survivors. It was such a treat to stroll through this beautiful garden.
what a cute idea for a garden bulletin board, love it.
Monday, May 22, 2017
My planner has saved me from so many mistakes. To say that I've been busy this past month is an understatement. We prepped, listed and closed on our home so fast, wow. My hubby worked through the very end, actually he only took one week of vacation for the actual move. He was able to transfer, it was actually seamless, for sure that was God helping us all the way!.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
What a way to welcome in our new community. God's timing is always perfect, it turns out that we got here just in time for the 2017 Spring Homer Garden Tour. This annual event is put together by the local botanical gardens, of course my first place to check out for inspiration. We had the most amazing day. I'm not sure what was prettier getting lost on beautiful winding country side roads or discovering one of a kind garden gems and little private secret gardens hiding behind old reclaimed farm houses.
The first home on the tour was Jodie & Bill Durden's, she graciously greeted and welcomed us, you know gardeners, when we get talking about plants..... The Durden gardens are blessed with lots of sun and shade loving plants. The front courtyard welcomes visitors with a tropical feel and the most beautiful blooms. In every corner there was something beautiful to discover, I loved the water features. This home owner loves color and she combined them well. My favorite pop of color was her bright and happy yellow garage side door. It was ankered by two black topiary planters, oh so beautiful. Enjoy the tour!
Friday, May 12, 2017
Our Pearly is all packed and shrink wrapped, ready to go and explore our new country life. Oh yes, we finally did what we've been wanting to do for a while now. We've been getting our home prepped but, had no idea it would sell in just one weekend, WOW.
We're leaving our urban city life in Miami for the slow pace of a small country town in LA, that would be lower Alabama. lol. Not sure if we're going to want to buy our new home in town or on the outskirts of it, like my sister did. For now we're in temporary housing, let our new life adventure begin.
We're so happy and full of excitement in anticipation for what awaits us. God put this in my heart a while back and we just ran with it. He made it all possible for us. I will miss the other half of my family that's in Miami that's for sure, but we're only a state away and our mom is coming with us for a few months. My mom is a trooper and with more energy than a three year old, she's happy and exited too. You never know what the future awaits, but what I do know for sure is that it's all part of God's big plan and he's awesome.