Sunday, January 15, 2012

      okay I couldn't stand it any longer! i put the kids to bed and dug out the photo book my mom gave me when i moved into my house! she has photos, samples, all kinda of neat things in this little book! i flipped it open and the first thing i seen was ' Kingwood Center, The legacy of Charles Kelley King '. I LOVE Kingwood Center. Growing up when my family and i visited Ohio, we went to Kingwood and i told my parents, THIS is where i want to get married some day! At the time they didn't do weddings, but since I've moved to Ohio, they have started doing weddings!!!! crazy right? maybe some day after all i will get married there. Anyway you can read about it here . my WONDERFUL aunt Cindy has written a little piece about it. Shes pretty wonderful herself!
      But, back to getting my book out! As you can see I'm one who is distracted by shiny things, and paint brushes lol after looking at the kingwood book, there were pictures of the house. I have to admit its not AS blue as i remembered it being! maybe it just struck me because it was blue at all? I was so accustomed to my 'cookie cutter' houses from California! but really it was mostly white? huh who knew? See!?

Circa 1998ish to my best estimate
      But do you see this blue?! and it even on the inside porch! Ah ha! I just keep coming across the pictures! the back porch which is also used as the main entrance to the house is...BLUE! It got a pretty face-lift when i moved it. I have to say i was thrilled when my dad say 'yellow siding'. all i could think was my old bedroom when i was a kid, it was yellow, my mom says highligher yellow, i say crayola yellow. so you can imagine my surprise when i seen the beautiful buttery yellow that it is.  Along with the siding came windows and a roof. i love how my front window is just two windows now, instead of all the little windows. i don't think they even opened at the time? But thanks to my wonderful mom and dad we had a face lift in which you see in my first post!
      well im off to take organize the pictures and see what all ive got in my nifty book from mom! and maybe sneak in some pintrest time! i have to limit myself there, you all should know why!!
TillyFixes :)

      This is my house. Yes it looks like eyes, a triangle nose and a very stern straight mouth. Well to me it does anyways.
      I couldn't begin to tell you when this was taken, just sometime around 2006 I'm sure. Before it became mine it was blue, yes BLUE. Actually my porch still has some of that blue on it. Ill have to take a picture so you can see just how blue it was. In fact I have a whole folder of pictures from when it was bought, handed down to my Grandma and decorated by her. Now onto me decorating.
     I can remember when my parents bought this house, there were windows covered up on one side by plaster and lathe, but you could see the curtains that STILL hung on then through the other side. Sounds crazy right? ill have to see if i can find a picture of that lol. Hanging wallpaper, oh what a disaster and a half! I'm almost sure my grandma has nightmares about that to this day. the walls are less than straight and even to say it nicely.  I didn't realize to what extent until i took the wallpaper down! But that's a story for another post!
     Ive decided that after living in this house for 6 years, raising two kids here, and starting over this past April, its time to make the house really feel like MINE!  So the first thing i did was rip down the lovely flowery wallpaper my Grandma spent so much time and money putting up. That was a long process but such a stress reliever for me since i was in the middle of splitting with my then boyfriend of 9ish years, so needless to say i probably took a little aggression out on that wallpaper lol
      So this is where im starting with this blog. I am hoping to be able to get some of the pics up of the befores I lived here, and before my Grandma lived here soon.  Here the the tears of joy, frustration and just tiredness that is sure to come with this redo!!!

-Tilly Fixes
PS excuse all the gramatical errors and the lack of capitilization and any other things that are not done correctly :)  its just me and the way i type er dont type, however you prefer to look at it.