Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Friday, May 23, 2014

We're Moved!

Well we have closed on the house and officially now reside in Tennessee.
I just don't know if I'll ever finish unpacking us.  My first plan was to only unpack the rooms that we would actually be using (remember the rental home is a third of the size)  but unfortunately the movers don't always pack the rooms in the order you think they should be packed in. We had awesome movers and they worked their butts off to get us moved a day earlier than scheduled so I'm really not complaining.  I had decluttered and squirrel away so much stuff that I really can't blame the movers for not packing it into the correct room boxes because for example family room decor was being stored in multiple chests and trunks in various rooms like guest bedrooms, basement, garage and sometimes in really strange places like hidden closets under the eaves.  I know it's not a race to get it all finished but my attitude improves greatly when I'm settled in somewhere so I really would like to get 'er done.  Clarice is having some anxiety since this move so we both need a peaceful, restful home to reassure us both.  Mark left on Tuesday for meetings in Germany/Switzerland and he'll be home Sunday night so I'd like to be done with at least the first floor.  I'm making good headway because I finally got the master bedroom/bath, living room and kitchen set up properly but I still need to finish the guestroom/bath and his office area.  This is a split level home so we're living on the first floor and using the finished basement and over sized garage as storage space.  We really wanted to store on site to avoid the chance of losing our stuff and also to avoid the huge expense of paying for monthly storage fees.

My sweet niece, Rachel graduated high school last weekend and I'm just so proud of her.  She has matured into a beautiful, smart, funny young woman and I'm so grateful that our family was blessed with her.  She's got a huge heart, musical laugh, quirky sense of humor, sweet soul and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for her.
Just look at that smile

Pretty little lady

Daddy's little girl

Rachel and her Bubba

Ok it's time to get my shoes on and continue getting this house in order.  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!


  1. Our second son graduates tomorrow. :)
    Your niece is a beauty. So glad she is beautiful inside too.
    Have fun getting in order. ;)

  2. Congrats. Show pics please when you get it all done. Hopefully Clarice will settle down soon.


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  4. Hi Donna, busy bee you are. I love decorating a new home, find it fun. Such a beautiful girl, lovely dress too. Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, give Clarise

  5. Pace yourself and don't overdue it!!! There is always tomorrow.
    Your niece is very pretty and WOW that dress is something else.
    4 day weekend woohoo!!!!
    enjoy yours....Earlene

  6. Congrats on the house sale. That has to be such a relief!
    Gorgeous niece.
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Hugs :)

  7. Congratulations! Look forward to seeing some photos when you're ready to share.

  8. Congrats! Before you know it you will have evthing in. Its new spot looking wonderul. Blessings.

  9. Welcome to Tennessee officially! Your niece is beautiful and so is her dress. Hope you get everything just like you want it.

  10. Hi Donna,
    Glad you got moved - now I pray you find your forever home!
    What a beautiful niece! Lovely gown.

  11. That is such wonderful news! Congratulations on the move and to Rachel for graduating from high school. She's definitely growing up into a fine lady. Of course, a move always have their bumps and grinds, but I'm sure you'll all be able to settle in nicely to your new abode. I hope you make many wonderful new memories there! Cheers!

    Allan Sutherland @ General Store All


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