Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Hello sweet friends; Well we are getting settled in… I have taken a few days to recoup lol my old body is not what it used to be. Today I have done a few things nothing big, hung my curtains which by the way I don’t have enough we have a lot of windows now,,, yeah!!! so I have to go and get some more… I hung a few pretties on the walls.. Lot’s of laundry tons of laundry…..

Now these photos you are about to see, are not pretty, so if some of you don’t have a strong tummy then don’t look…………….  it is a messy sight to see.  we just brought things in and set it any where and every where….  OK  here we go.

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This is my new Sewing and Craft room,, and when we have a guest this is where they will sleep… It is a nice size room with a large walk in closet… Love that… I can’t wait to get started on painting it and making it my own. I have not found a color I like yet, this is going to be the last room I will decorate,,, I am going to start on our Bedroom first.

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This is the other side of my room… That is my Mom’s first sewing machine.. I remember when she bought it form Sears in the 60’s,,, it still works too,,, it just need some tender loving care.. I used to sew on it all the time, the feed dogs need work and some other things.. I want to get it running it is a great machine to sew with, it has some cams with different sewing styles love the cams.. and it make a mean button hole….

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I am standing in the dinning room so we are looking in the kitchen,,, it is not big but it is just right for me… Love the lay out of it…

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OH dear  dirty dishes… oh please don’t look… 

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This is my laundry room…. ooooooooooooohhhhhhh no look at all that laundry,,,, I warned you that it was not going to be pretty……  sorry…… are you all right. hope so….  I am going to paint this little room too and make it pretty…   Can you see my Ironing board??? in between the washer and dryer???????  that was my Mom’s too,, I have not idea how old it is,, but I remember when I was little watching her iron our clothes on it….. and that was so so so so so so many yrs ago….lol

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Looking into the dinning room and living room area’s oh look Isabella is looking at me as if to say,,,,, “ Mommy you are really not going to show every one this mess”  the room is much larger then it looks… love it… so much space…. yippy yippy…

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This door leads out to our balcony, love being able to be out side again… where we were we did not have a place to sit out side, unless we walked to the club house…..

New Apt 014  another part of the balcony.  it was just a beautiful day that day…

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Our view as we sit on our balcony…. can’t wait till the Magnolia's bloom and they plant gorgeous flowers again, and the trees get their leaves some are flowering ones…. so the view is not too bad… I so can’t wait to get started on fixing up my patio… I have so many ideas running around in my head.. I can just see where all our things are going to go when we bring back the rest of our things….. Well I hope you did not get scared too much with my messy photos….. I would feel so bad if any of you did….  I will keep you all up dated as I go.. I am thinking of a sage green for our bed room, I love that color… the trim is all ready painted a creamy white so I won’t have to paint that….. not sure about the master bath yet….. so many things to think about.. but I do love it…..  

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and pay me a visit.. and for you very sweet comments…. now I am off to see what you all have been up too… So until next time;  God Bless;




stefanie said...

I think its many possibilties!!! what is that...sunshine? can't wait to see what you do.

Kim's Treasures said...

That is a great apartment! Love it!

Jackie said...

It looks nice, cant wait to see what you do with it! I showed my house in one of my posts when I moved in. I've been here a year now, still everchanging things around. Congrats on your new home!

Mildred said...

I love your new space. The rooms are so open and I love all the windows/doors. That patio will be a great place to sit in the evenings and smell the sweet magnolia blooms and sip a lemonade! I am seeing a lot of teal and navy blue these days - would that be nice in the craft room?

Carrie said...

oh I can't wait to see your craft room when you are done!

Its a really nice place :D

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! I'm so happy for you! Your new place looks so nice and big! I love every room you've shown. Can't wait to see what you do to it. I"m excited for you having a sewing and craft room too! Now don't go overboard and do too much! Rest and have a cup of tea! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie said...

Lookin' good, chick!! I'd like a second floor - feels safer.

Mimi said...

I think it is perfect, it reminds me of an apartment my daughter who lives in Orlando had, love those cabinets!!! Mine are similar just not that color and I love that color!!!!The living area is large!!! The patio you will love!!!!
Don't stress out about the work needing done and laundry, it will get done when time allows!!!hahah

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Alaura....

Bless your heart! You have sooo much fun ahead! I know it's going to be lots of work, but I can't wait to see the finished product!


Jenna said...

We all love a blank slate... lots of elbow grease and love will turn it into your home!

Cant wait to see your ideas turn to realities!

Dawn said...

It looks like you are going to have fun with your new place. I so wish I didn't have to head down to my basement to do laundry. That's a great place for the ironing board. I keep mine in the small bathroom off of our bedroom!

I look forward to seeing what you do with the place.

take care,

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What a gorgeous place! Love the kitchen--those countertops are nice. Oh, and a craft room with lots of light. Good for you. Can't wait to see how you decorate and set everything up. ; )
P.S. Don't work too hard.

tales from an oc cottage said...

THAT is an apt????? With "rooms" as in more than 1??? AND a balcony? How amazing is that??!!! I can't wait to see what you do!!!! Oh, the potential this place has!!!! How fun!!!! We might have nice weather, but you'd have to be a Rockefeller to afford and apt like that in Cali!

m ^..^

Vicki said...

Oh, Alaura,
I did not realize you were moving, but I love your new apartment! Moving is such hard work, but sometimes I would like to move just so I could start all over and decorate again (sounds crazy doesn't it?). I am sure you will have it all decorated and looking so lovely very soon! Just take it one day at a time! Vicki p.s. I love that view from the balcony, too.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks wonderful! I am so happy for you that you are moved and now have a chance to settle in and make it your own.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Oh, it looks so wonderful - especially THE GRASS! You are SO lucky to see GRASS!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Alura, you are a brave girl! ha! I love all the light and the open space! I know you will make it so wonderful when you are done! DON'T FORGET PHOTOS! ha! You know how much we love those!

I've hesitated to show my space, because it does't really reflect me. I live in a rental, so I can't make the changes I would love to.


Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Oop! Sorry, Alaura, I lost the 2nd "a" in your name. My bad.


Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Alaura,
How fun for you, a new place for you to create in. I do love the high counter in the kitchen a great place for bar stools. Your view is wonderful! I bet it will be beautiful when the trees are green again. Keep us posted, I can't wait to see all you do.
You have that special touch to make your home a very special and beautiful place to be.
Big hugs,

Lettered Cottage said...

Alaura, I don't even see the "stuff"....all I see when I look at your photos is OPPORTUNITY!!!

You're going to have SO MUCH FUN decorating!

Layla :-)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Alaura,
What possibilities you have waiting for you! As tiresome as moving is, there is always an excitememnt in the air too. We've moved a lot over the years and it was always an adventure. I'm sure you will have fun putting your special touch in each room. Have a wonderful day.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I haven't moved in decades, and I'm sure I'd find it overwhelming! Your new home looks wonderful! I love the view from the terrace. Congratulations and best of luck in your new home :-)

Susie Q said...

I am so happy you are in now...and you can take your time settling in!
I FULLY understand how this feels...we moved 17 times in the Navy! It always seems like craziness atfirts but it all comes together little by little!
It is such a lovely place...I think you are going to be so happy!!

The Hot Dog Queen said...

It's absolutely beautiful and comfortable and lived in !!

Adrienne said...

I just came over from Shelia's Notesongs and I love your blog. First I want to say how nice your quilt is and what a sweet gift you gave. Loving seeing your new place as you make it your own. I'll be back again soon to visit and see what else you have to share.