31 August 2008

I've Been Tagged

I have been tagged by Haley. I am to come up with 6 random things about myself. Well here goes...

1. Haley said that she is basically shy. Well I am, too. Used to be incredibly shy, but have overcome the 'incredible' part. I put up a good front most of the time, but it is still a struggle.

2. I love to entertain---got it from my parents. They were always having people over for food and talk and games. Right now, I am not able to have people over because we are renovating and adding on to our house. It is such a mess! But when all this is over, I intend to get back into the entertaining full-force!

3. My hair started turning gray when I was just 16 years of age! I used to want to dye it, but my mother would not let me. Then when I got married, Allen did not want me to--he liked it! Now, I just cannot be bothered with dyeing it! I guess you could say that I am just used to it this way. My sisters both dye their hair and think I should, but not gonna do it!

4. I love photography. I have never had any lessons or taken any classes on it, but people think that I have a good eye for it. I know that I have lots of fun with it and would like to do more of it. And who knows, maybe one day I will do that photography book on Prattville like my dear friend Nancy says that I should.

5. Black is my absolutely favorite color. I love to decorate and I use lots of black in my decorating. I even spray paint lots of things black. It is amazing to me how much better a lot of things look when they are black. And I have influenced quite a few friends to spray paint some of their things black. It is also my favorite color for clothes, too.

6. I have lived in several places overseas. I have lived in Turkey--yes, Turkey! I have also lived in Germany two times. I have lived in several places in the states, too. All of the places had their own special qualities. I especially loved Germany and being able to travel to other countries while we lived there. But my favorite place of all to live is here in Prattville. In fact, I have lived here longer than I have lived anywhere else my entire life! It is definitly HOME.

Ok--so now I am supposed to tag 6 other people. Some of these have been tagged in the past, but I figure they can come up with 6 more random things about themselves. I tag the following:

1. Nancy

2. Jenny

3. Stephanie

4. Hannah

5. Julie

6. Jennifer

18 August 2008


If anyone had told me just how messy, dirty and chaotic this would all be, I am not so sure that I would have begun all these renovations!! I keep telling myself that it is going to be worth it all when everything is done. But in the meantime...

11 August 2008

Our House

For a long time now, I have wanted us to add a sunroom onto our house. We got with a builder and starting discussing what I wanted. And at some point during our discussions, I told him that I wanted a large storage room so that I could have a place to store my FULLY DECORATED Christmas trees!!!! (I have several large ones that I put up each year and it is so time consuming to decorate them and then un-decorate them!) I have wanted a room like this for years!! And then we decided to add a small alcove off of the sunroom. And then I decided that I wanted a small front porch. And then I had to get a new front door. And then I decided to re-do the foyer! So this project has just grown and grown and grown! It is a fun time--but a stressful time, too! I know it will all be worth it in the end, but oh the mess, the 'strange' men wandering around, the noise, etc. etc. etc...

I thought I would post pics from time to time of the on-going process.

Next post: The framing begins...