Saturday, June 18, 2011

Closing Day...countdown!

A big thanks to you girls who left ideas and suggestions for the welsh cupboard. Y'all have the best ideas and were so helpful! I can't thank you enough. I'll share the finished product at a later date.

It's been a fun but busy week in our new home town, Temple Texas. There are so many things I like about this special place. Though it's population is a big 66,000, it's small town atmosphere is warm and endearing. Never have I felt more welcomed!

Last Tuesday, I visited the Farmers Market for the first time. Located downtown under an open air pavilion, I was thrilled to find such a colorful selection of fresh fruits and vegetables.

With closing day quickly approaching, I took advantage of this last week at the farm to paint these hand me down rattan chairs. I'm always amazed at the difference a coat of paint makes.

Speaking of furniture. Cassi Dunnam and Katie Galusha ( Wildcat wives) and I drove to Round Rock to do a little 'window shopping' at Ikea. What a unique concept. You really feel like your in another country! We got a lot of ideas and agreed to go back next month when we know what we need.

I dropped by our soon to be house and met Sally Myers and Julia Symmonds on Bell County Estate Sales, who were preparing to sell. They were so kind and thoughtful and gave me the opportunity to come inside and ponder paint colors, measure spaces and plot furniture arrangements. I was so happy! Thanks Sally and Julia for being my newest friends! I look forward to seeing you often.

I can hardly wait until Tuesday, when this lovely house becomes our next home. From the curb to the creek it has 'big time' charm! Lot's of wow!

The flower gardens, designed by the seller and popular Texas State of House of Representative Dianne White Delisi, are dazzling! It will honor to care for her blooming creation. I've got my work cut out for me but I know I can do it.

As if the house, gardens, yard and deck are not enough there is an amazing greenhouse in the backyard. Seriously. It is awesome.

What a great house. It will be the perfect place to live out the next chapter of our life.

I'm ready.


Whitney said...

I can't wait to see what amazing things you do in your new house! Please update with pictures often! :)

Stacey said...

Wow. I spy beautiful gardens, a great deck, plantation shutters, and a green house. You lucky dog you!! ;)

I passed through Temple today on my way home from San Antonio. Thank goodness that heat let up just a little.

Katie said...

It's YOURS, it's YOURS!! YAYY!! I will be stopping by soon :) Love you!

Rochelle said...

Wow Roxanne! From just the few pictures you've shown of your new home, it is gorgeous and I can't wait to see more! I know that you will do amazing things with your new abode and I am so happy for you. All the best on the future to you and your husband and the next chapter!
xo Rochelle