Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My ME Day.....

Hey Blog Fam!!!  Hope everyone is having a good week thus far.  For many, myself included, I know that the past few weeks have been pretty busy getting kids ready for the start of a new school year.  I've hardly had a chance to sit down and blog.  I've got so many new blogs that I'm excited about reading since joining The BLM Group and I've been struggling to find the time.  *tear*  I swear if there was a way to actually buy more hours in the day I would.  Lol

So in a previous blog post I mentioned taking a ME Day.  I can hardly remember what I did that day because the days following have been so busy.  Most days have been busy in a good way so I'm not complaining. 

You all know how much I love homes.  The Parade of homes has got to be my favorite thing to do over the summer.  Last year I saw about 90% of the homes on the tour.  Unfortunately this year I haven't been so lucky;  I've only been able to see about 15 of the homes.  I think my favorite is a home that we saw in Lakewood CO built by Toll.brothers.

Outside of the Model

Since I have found joy in cooking over the past few years one thing that will absolutely sell me on a home (if I were in the market to buy of course) is the kitchen.

Almost my ideal kitchen

Butlers Pantry

Separate Dining
Basement w/Wet bar
Having tons of storage, more than enough room to cook, eat and serve; not to mention great appliances, butlers panty AND a wet bar in the basement brings me tremendous amounts of joy.  What more could a girl ask for?  I'm telling you, I was in heaven. 

So the next most important room is of course the bathroom.

Master Bath

I'm not necessarily a HUGE fan of this bathroom, but it had everything I needed.  A jacuzzi tub with a view of the mountains, separate vanities, pretty large shower and a wonderful walk in closet.  That's the beauty of new construction; you can design it to your taste.  I'd make a few adjustments as far as the cabinets, tile, fixtures and the color put that's pretty much it.


Master Closet
Hubby telling me I wouldn't be content with the size of the closet.
Yeah, I'm thinking I could make due.  Easily!  Lol

I think this was by far, one of my favorite homes we saw that day.  There were a few homes that we saw where I was like "eh!" and definitely wouldn't pay what they were asking.  Not to say that they weren't nice homes but I couldn't imaging my self paying close to $200K more for a home to be closer to the city.  I guess it's all about preference anyway. 

Needless to say this was a great day and I had loads of fun.  Hubby...not so much.  Not to say that he was a grouch; I think he secretly loves looking.  Lol   Actually he doesn't mind looking at homes but it's definitely not on the top of his list of things to do.  I love him for always being so willing to take time out of his day to accompany and entertain me.  Well of course that's not the only reason I love him, but you all know what I mean.  He's such a team player!  Lol

I've got until the 9th to check out more homes and I've got tons of pics from this day.  I'll probably end up picking my favorites and sharing them with you all.

So blog fam, tell me....What's something that you could spend countless hours doing and never grow bored?

In the meantime Peace and Blessings

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Catching up and thinking of MrsTDJ

Hey All.  I hope everyone is having a great week.

I've been off the last few days and have been catching up on some of my blog reading, getting some much needed rest and relaxation and was able to go and see some beautiful homes.  I've neglected blogging for a number of months (sad I know) and because of this I haven't been too much in the loop with what's been going on in the lives of some of my favorite people (my blog family).

I want to take just a moment to send my thoughts, positive energy and prayers to one of my favorite bloggers MrsTDJ.  I hope that she doesn't mind my sharing this, I'm going to assume not since she shared it on her blog.  She has recently lost her husband and partner of the last 20 years.  I stopped by her blog and was in tears.  I can't imagine going through something so devastating, let alone having the strength to share it, as much as I love you all, with anyone.  My heart aches for her and her son and I hope you all take just a moment to send love and prayers to her and her family.  She shares her life so candidly with those that follow her blog, makes me laugh uncontrollably and has so often provided that little bit of humor I've needed in my day. 

With that being said....  We love you MrsTDJ and wish you peace and blessings as you continue to find the strength to make it through. 

One of my FAVORITE Mrs and MrTDJ stories.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Let's give this a try again....

Hi All. 

It's been SO long since I've posted.  I always get revved up about posting regularly and something called life happens to interfere.  :)  I have great intentions when it comes to blogging because it's so fulfilling for me, but when it comes down to it, it takes a back seat to everything else going on in my life. 

School started for my little guy this past Thursday so we've been getting geared up for the school year.  While I LOVED homeschooling, when he was in Kindergarten, I'm loving being able to be involved with his school, building relationships with the teachers, the administration and the lives of some of the kiddies there.  Last year was a great school year and I'm looking forward to this school year. 

The Assistant Principal called me and wanted to talk with me about being a part of the Schools Accountability Committee and said they would love to have my voice.  What a huge compliment.  He, I and the Principal chatted about it a bit more on Back to school night and I'm looking forward to participating.  

I took on a part time job which has drained me physically, but I'm still doing my Real Estate, which I love.  (Don't forget to like me on FB. Smile) To say I've been busy is an understatement.  Lol  I recently sold my sellers home on June 29th, which ended up being a two part closing.  She was moving out of state so she closed on the 29th and the buyers closed the first week in July.

She had 20 years of history in her home; raised her children there, was raising a grandchild there and the home was filled with so many fond memories for them all. The process was very emotional for her and in the end, bittersweet. I was so happy to be a part of the process and share in her journey.

I'm meeting with a new client on Saturday to help in her search for a new home and am looking forward to being a part of that as well. 

The Parade of Homes started on the 9th, and while the idea of going the first day was exciting, it just wasn't realistic with everything going on.  There's that LIFE again interfering with my entertainment.

I LOVE homes...everything about them...from the older to the newer, to the new build...from the architecture to the landscape...I LOVE HOMES!!!  Whenever a new community pops up I make it my business to go and look at the model homes.  Sometimes I will go and preview homes that I find on MLS just because, although I haven't had much time for that lately.  I was pretty disappointed that I didn't make it out on the first day of the tour, but Hubby has agreed to accompany and go tour some of the homes tomorrow (my ME day) that are part of the tour, but have model homes open during the week.  EXCITEMENT!!!!!

Hubby and I are working on a project together as well.  We've decided to do Children's Books, with the first "Super Skin" being available within the next month.  Hooray!!   It's something that we've talked about for sometime and now it's coming to fruition.  I'm extremely excited and so is he. You can check us out and like us on FB and on Twitter to get more info on the book, learn about Amun designs (the business) and to get involved with us as we talk about children and education.  We are also working on a blog and have got the first post up, but working on the design before we go live.  Stay tuned for that.  :) 

I joined a group on FB called Bloggers Like Me thanks to the beautiful and talented Leslie from FASHOINdujourdaily.  It's inspired me to start blogging again.  I'm so looking forward to checking out everyone's blog that's apart of this group. 

I made a comment in the group about not knowing if I still knew how to blog anymore and got a great response from one of the members Monet.  She told me "get to living and writing."  This got me to thinking...and my hubby and I have been talking quite a bit about this lately... I'm SO focused on work, the real estate, kids and projects that we're working on that I'm missing out on LIVING life and doing some of the things that I find joy in.  Thanks Monet for reminding me again of something that is so very important.  I'm always taking care of everyone around me so much that I tend to neglect ME and that's got to stop.  Not the taking care of everyone of course, just the neglecting ME. 

So my first post.... after my hiatus is coming to a close.  See....this is what happens when I don't blog for ages... I get long winded.  :) Ok, I'm long winded anyway.... but hey, what can I say.  :)

Wishing everyone a beautiful and productive week and as always....Peace and Blessings.