The Odd and Fabulous

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

White Rock Lake Artist Studio Tour 2013

On Saturday, October 12th, my good friends Rita, A Tad Off Center, Cindy, Art Haus Gardens, and I went on the FREE, self-paced, White Rock Lake Artist Studio Tour.  Every year in the fall the participating artists in neighborhoods near White Rock Lake open their studios to the public.  Their mission is to open connections and understanding about art and artists who work in our community. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

House Stalking - 11

"Crackle paint is perfect for giving old items new life or creating a brand new project". I think they did it wrong.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kitchen Remodel

Hubs and I remodeled our kitchen back in 2009 (I think) before we had the twins.  I was VERY proud of it.  We did it ourselves and saved a few pennies.  You can read about it HERE and see before and after pictures.  You can see the MLS pictures of our kitchen HERE.

Today I found this picture (below) of a listing in a neighborhood close to our house. 

It's nearly EXACTLY our kitchen layout... but the house is listed at 3xs the listing price of our house!  I like their kitchen better, but I'm sure it came with a price tag and we only spent around $600.00.  Please tell me I did good.  And then tell me I'm pretty.

Monday, October 14, 2013

House Stalking - 10

Here are highlights from this week!  If you want to see more, pop over to my Facebook page:

Dude, you have a whole HOUSE in which to talk on that phone. MOVE.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Makeover: Delapidated Detached Garage to Man Cave

My good friend, Rita over at A Tad Off Center, shared her detached garage makeover with me.  The new MAN CAVE was created to house her husband's three bikes.  No, I don't know if "BIKE" is the correct term and, it should go without saying, that I have no idea what kind of "bikes" they are.  Regardless of my ignorance I was so blown away with the new garage that I NEEDED to feature it here.  (And YES Rita, it belongs in your portfolio)

The garage was old and had been neglected by the previous owners. It had no foundation and the interior needed some major TLC.  Oddly, the roof was new. Priorities.

Here is a shot of the work in progress

And here is the finished product

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Camp Jackson Hole

Luxurious Jackson Hole Estate for sale

Yes, it's 15.9 MILLION dollars.  However, this is what I think might be my dream vacation home.  I don't suppose I could live here because, blizzards.  It's in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and I hear it gets cold.  However, if I were the last person on Earth and I had to go somewhere, it might be here.  Yes, I'll freeze, or starve, or go mad, or whatever, but it's my fantasy.

It's a 17,538 SF, custom built (duh) log home that abuts the Grand Teton National Park.  The views are OMG-MAZING. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

House Stalking - 9

This week we are in the option period of selling the house and looked at lots of rentals in Rockwall!  I also found these on the MLS :-)

explains so much