Sunday, September 26, 2010

New beginnings

What happens when your Husband gives you a call from work and says "How would you feel about moving to Texas?" and before I have a chance to answer he says, " The company wants us there within the next few weeks!"  I will tell you what happens, your world gets turned upside down!

So this my friends is why you haven't heard from me in a while, I frantically got the house ready to put on the market, flew to Texas twice to look for a rental, moved to a town I had never heard of, and have been trying to start a new life here in the Gulf Coast!

We decided to leave our house staged in hopes that it would help it sell, and just brought necessities with us.  It has been so hard for me, not being able to decorate here, and not have all my pretty things, but anything to help in the sell of our home it worth the sacrifice!:)

So here I sit, in an empty house, in a far off land, a land that is more humid and hot than I have EVER experienced. The first few weeks were really hard.  I am a get ready kind of girl.  I love hair and makeup.  So after a few attempts to get all Sariahfied, I have almost given up.  The curls just fall out, and the makeup melts off!  ( I did just get my hair cut yesterday  I took in this picture)

I think the girl did a pretty good job.  I will post a picture whenever I get around to getting gussied up!:)

I have to admit that there is something special about the people in Texas.  They are the friendliest bunch of people I have ever met!  We have been so welcomed in our new little town!  This has made the move so much easier for me!  A girl has got to have girlfriends, and I have been totally embraced.

I have only known these ladies about a month, and I feel like we have been life long friends!!  I love them!!!

So what is a girl to do when she has no furniture (besides mattresses)?  She starts stalking Craigslist!  Our rental is bigger than our casa in The Land of Enchantment, so we have room to get some pieces to get us by.

First off, we of course had to bring the TV, so we needed a place to put it.  Here is the ugly 70's dresser before
And here she is after

I need to find some fun paper to line the back with.

So there you have it, our new TV Stand!  I have so many more projects to get started on, but it is so hot here, I can't be outside 5 minutes without melting away!

One last picture before I go.  So here in Texas, I guess it is totally acceptable to dig through your neighbors trash on trash day.  I hear people leave all kinds of treasures on their curbs.  Never thought I would actually do it, but when I saw this chandy in my neighbors trash I could not resist it.  The possibilities just started rushing through my mind, and I grabbed it!!!!

I can't wait to show you what I did with her!!!