More House Tour

 

Gooooodddd morning! another work week is close to being over. You can make it! Speaking of working, I have some more house photos to share with you all. I still have to do photos of our extra bedrooms and a couple other places that still aren’t clean or unpacked, but this should hold you over for now!

This is where I blog and work from! My desk is in the bonus room which we made huge on purpose. I love that I decided to face my desk this way. I can see the TV and look out the windows! Yes, I have two computers. Is it necessary? No. But I like it. Ignore the mess. Paperwork attacks me most days, and I try to keep it as minimal as possible.

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I think I need a new battery in my clock.

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Bobby’s side is not near as messy as mine. he broke the chair so he is sitting on a folding one for now.

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The other side of the room. my desk is in the bottom left area of the room according to this picture, just to give you an idea.

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I can’t remember if I showed the upstairs guest bathroom…So here it is again! We wanted to put a door on the bonus room so it could be a “4th bedroom” for resale purposes, so we added in a 3rd bathroom as well since the only other bathroom upstairs is the master. This is right outside the bonus room door.

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This is standing in the bonus room doorway looking down the hall. Our bedroom is the door on the left. Stairs are at the end of the hall. overlook into living room is on the right past the windows.

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looking down into living room….and Bobby’s clean socks he forgot to take upstairs.

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I know I have posted the dining room before, but we added the leaf in the table so now it’s bigger!

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I spy Heather

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looking down the other hallway where the other 2 bedrooms, laundry room, guest bathroom, back door, and garage are.

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and looking back towards the front door. I guess I could have turned some lights on?

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at the end of the hall looking towards the backdoor. If you walk into that little area the guest bathroom is on the left. garage door is the solid door you see, laundry room is on the right.

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That’s all for now!

*Anyone notice the large amount of puppies in these pics?

 In case you missed my other house picture posts, here is a list for you!

Making a House a Home Part I

Making a House a Home Part II

The Moving Story Part I

The Moving Story Part II

Hoping to finally get a run in today! I hope everyone has a great one! Make it count, be joyful, and do something productive!

QOTD: Would you rather have it rain for a week straight or snow for a week straight?

Making a House a Home Part II

 

Hey everyone! We survived the crazy storms last night and today it’s beautiful out! I am going to have to get out for a run later. So I did level 2 of 6 weeks to 6 pack and I am so sore today! How am I supposed to do the DVD five times a week if I can barely move today?

Quick Disney update…Summer discounts are out for deluxe resorts and villas. between 25-30% off! If you are looking to go 4/22-8/13, contact me! heather AT travelwiththemagic DOT com for a free quote. Just a reminder, my services are FREE for you to use!

So as promised, I have more house pictures for you. Once again, everything is not how I want it, but it’s at least unpacked!

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one dog sleeps on the floor and one in the big bowl chair.

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This room is huge but we have all old crappy hand me down furniture except for our bed. One day I will have nice furniture!

I took some outside pictures on a beautiful day.

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I bleeped out my address….you don’t need that, unless you want to send me free products or money. In that case I will gladly give it to you!

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We are enjoying this beautiful spring weather and I have been hanging out outside a lot! Trying to soak in all the nice weather I can before it gets insanely hot and humid!

Off to do some work and then hopefully going for a run later!

QOTD: Are you going on vacation this summer? where? Let me help! Smile

Making a House a Home Part I

 

Catching up from the weekend? It was a great one! Saturday we spectated at a Triathlon, and yesterday my parents came for a visit!

It’s Monday AGAIN?!? it’s gloomy and windy here, it is supposed to rain later. I don’t mind the rain but hate the wind/tornados that always seem to come with it! I have been busy working on quotes for clients this morning from Disney to Sandals to cruises! Fun stuff! I am about to start LEVEL TWO of the 6 pack in 6 weeks video. No 6 pack yet…I am still hopeful!

As promised, I have some new house pictures for you. Basically, I took pictures of the only clean/rooms without boxes! Everything is still not how I want it…I haven’t been able to buy anything I want for the house (decorations, curtains, etc.) Maybe someday! But this is what I have “done” so far…

Downstairs guest bath

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I am also pretty much done with the laundry room. I still don’t have the sink area how I want it, but it’s getting there.

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we hang our keys on the black key hanger, and I keep my purse up there as well, so when I come home through the garage (to the right of laundry room) I can drop my stuff right there! The girls wanted to be in the picture, too.

This is part of the living room, the back corner that we weren’t sure what to do with!

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Bella says hi

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it was a beautiful day so I also took some outside pictures…but will save those for another day this week!

The wind is REALLY picking up here. Yikes! Ok I am off to do my workout and get that 6 pack! Have a great day everyone!

QOTD: What do you do to make your house/living space more “homey?”

Bittersweet

 

Gloomy hump day in south Louisiana! At least its warm. Sorry northerners, I don’t mean to gloat. Today is a bittersweet day for me, as it is my last full day with my parents before moving to my new house with my husband. I am one of those extremely sentimental people who thinks they are Peter Pan and will never grow up. I had a great childhood and even though I have done the leaving home thing once already, it feels like I am having to do it all over again. I never thought at age 25, married for four years, I would have such a great time living at home again I would be sad to go.

It has been nice getting to see my family everyday, but sad to only see my husband on the weekends. It’s been nice to not have to cook every night, but sad to not have my own kitchen or house. I get along great with my family and am so thankful they have allowed me to live here. I have had my moments where I couldn’t WAIT to get out, but when it comes down to it, I am really going to miss it. You would think I was 18 all over again going away to college! I try not to think about it because it just makes me more sad. I love my family and the house I grew up in.

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There are, however, a couple of things that are exciting and fun about this new change in my life. Things are about to be a LOT different. I am about to be in a new town where I know no one or where anything is, and I will have a new house to unpack and settle into.

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(they finally painted the railings white! I was starting to wonder…)

It will be fun, exciting, scary, overwhelming, and a big adventure. I never thought we would move, but then again I am not in charge. You know what happens when you try and make your own plans…God laughs. I am a pretty planned out person, so this shaking up of everything I know has been difficult, but I am excited for a new chapter of my life. I am trying to stay focused and not let any anxiety get to me….and eat lots of king cake.

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A huge part of health to me is mental health, so I am going to try to achieve a good balance so I don’t go crazy the next couple of weeks! A part of that will be a couple of guest posts coming up this weekend! (moving plus not knowing which day your internet will be hooked up has a role in this. Don’t worry I will be back, with tons of pictures!)

Ok, off to run, then pack. I really mean it this time, I HAVE to pack!!

QOTD: Are you sentimental like me? Do you get along with your family?

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***Please nominate me for this on Women’s Health!

Friday Favorites: Galaxy S Vibrant

 

GGGOOODDDD morning friends! I hope everyone is having a great day so far. I am super excited because I have a fun filled race weekend ahead of me! That’s right, Sunday Bobby and I are running the Mardi Gras Rock n Roll half marathon with some friends who are coming in town today! They are staying here tonight then tomorrow we will drive downtown for the expo and stay there for the night in a hotel, just like we did last year. If you are a new follower, go to my race recaps page and scroll down to last year’s race and catch up!

Ok, onto Friday favorites and house pictures! Before I begin, I want to be clear I was NOT given a new phone. We switched phones and providers because of my husband’s job, and it was a lot cheaper for us to do so. I will admit, when my husband first presented me with the idea, I was really upset. I was very attached to my cool iPhone, and thought life would cease to exist if I ever had to get another phone. Little did I know what I was missing out on! Here is a funny video to show you how I was, and how I think a LOT of iPhone users are. I am admitting I was one of these, just wanting it because it is an iPhone, not caring what it could or couldn’t do. This is the clean version of the video:

It’s only a couple minutes long but REALLY funny. Basically this customer comes in demanding the iPhone 4 not caring that there are phones way better, cheaper, and more technologically advanced. Granted, I didn’t ever really have problems with my iPhone, I just didn’t realize there was something BETTER until it was given to me.

NOW, I am the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S. This. phone. rocks.

Here are some of the reasons that I like it better than the iPhone…

– faster GPU
– bigger screen
– less reflective screen
– sharper, more colors and all around better screen in my opinion

– percentage of screen to phone size ratio is better than the iphone (meaning a larger majority of the phones dimensions are the screen and not wasted space for a bezel) so the Samsung dimensions are smaller vs. it’s screen size, 
– HDMI compatibility (with the saumsung adapter),
– removable battery **big plus here** 
– it’s running android!!, so better quality apps due to open market and no apple censorship,
– slightly bigger battery (1500mAh vs. 1420mAh),
– with the AMOLED screen, bigger battery, and with Froyo this phone’s battery will far outlast the Iphones battery.
– can video call over 3G to ANY video-call capable device !
– has true multi-tasking
– Ability to play most video files
– Bluetooth file transfer
– Flash support
– Swype is amazing! also love talk to text feautre. 
– Expandable memory
– Lighter than the iphone
– FM radio and adobe

I still think the iPhone is a good phone, don’t get me wrong, but the Galaxy is better for ME I am having a blast learning about it. (These are just SOME of the cool features by the way! There are many more!) Please don’t flame me saying the iPhone is better than sliced bread and I don’t know what I’m talking about. I am NOT saying the iPhone is bad, I am just a new convert and wanted to share. Before I knew about them, I simply was just uneducated about any other phone!

check it out for yourself: Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant website

Ok, on to more fun stuff! Bobby went by our house on his way back up to our old house yesterday, and he took some pictures for me! Walkthrough is MONDAY!

They still have to put on shutters, paint the rails white, build the back privacy fence and front picket fence, etc.

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carpet!

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you can see the railing on the stairs in the top left corner

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Downstairs guest bathroom

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Wwweee! Ok, must go get ready, Karen and Jason and Bobby will be here later!

QOTD: What kind of phone do you have? do you like it?