As I was saying last week….my in-laws sold their full time home and were dispersing furnishings.

We were given their four poster bed to use in our guest room; I was ‘uber excited about this!

Here is my super de-duper FIL Bill taking it apart at their home last Saturday:

 Here it is the next day in our guest room. 
Do you remember when I redid the guest room…..wall paint and I painted all the furniture?
That was in March, and I knew then that this bed would be coming to live with us eventually.
I asked if I could paint it. My MIL said: Once it’s in your house, you can do whatever you like with it. 
Oh, and if you’re wondering where the bed went that was in here….well the obvious answer is we moved it to THE CRAFT/OFFICE/LAUNDRY ROOM!! 

I think it’s only for the Thanksgiving holiday; the girls will be shacking up in here.

But, really…how nice to nap in between loads of laundry; think of the convenience!
 Hell, if we add a toilet, I could live in here!
I’m not about the pine anymore…sorry you pine lovers.
I’ve had a hankering to try chalk paint forever….so I pulled the trigger! Don’t worry, I didn’t shoot anyone with paint. 
I’m so in love…..I might just take turns on what room to sleep in during the week!

If I don’t ‘talk’ to you this week, have a fabulous Thanksgiving. 

And remember, chew your food with your mouth closed on Thursday….don’t be ‘that’ person!
 I’m thankful for YOU!

The little things and a big thing or two.

Last Saturday the Coach and I made a quick jaunt to the East Coast….Coach’s Mom and step-dad have sold their home!
We are very happy for them, this brings them into the next chapter of life: Retirement! They’ve lived in this house for 40 years; this is where Coach lived for most of his childhood.
We ‘dated’ at this house. We’ve enjoyed countless birthday parties, celebrations and some sorrow here….mostly good stuff though. 
Anyhoo…they are dispersing a lot of furnishings; big and small.

Sometimes the small things have the most meaning. Right?
This MUG.

This mug has been around forever; a gift from the Coach to Sue & Bill back in the 80’s.
Whenever the Coach and I spend the night, we always want this for our hot cup of joe in the morning.
Sadly for me, he usually beats me to the hot cup of joe.
{I’m the night owl, not the morning owl}
Who doesn’t love The Far Side? This scene is hilarious…..if you don’t laugh, we can’t be friends.

I’m hiding this in our house, that way I can use it whenever I wake up. Don’t tell the Coach.

Coach’s sweet Mom saved this jacket for him. Surely she never thought he would grow out of it.

 And really…..he’s hardly grown since 1979!!!

Oh, I love that he put it on for me… about a super model.

We also acquired some big things and I know you’ll fall down from the excitement.
Lucky for you, you have a few more days before your fall-over happens.

Three of my people arrive tomorrow. (prayers for safe travels!)
Five of my people arrive on Wednesday. (prayers for them too!)

We have a full week of family fun. Or family. Or Fun. Ok, perhaps it will be both FAMILY and FUN.
This is the holiday for me to see my people. I love it! They exhaust me, but in a good way.