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What a Difference…

What a difference 17 days makes…. the weather went from 60’s to 80’s and 90’s so fast! Plus, added rain which makes it humid….

Its as if Texas followed us up here…. well TEXAS…. GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!!!!!  You are not welcome here!  I miss the cooler, breezy weather.

It’s been very rainy here and I am so grateful that it hasn’t been too stormy.  God has protected us every time and I couldn’t be more thankful. I pray that he continues to watch over us and our loved ones, in keeping us safe from the elements and keeps us out of harms way.

On another note… In that 17 days since I last posted, my mother and I joined the gym and have been doing very well.  I’ve lost 5 so far and her 4.  We started doing water aerobics daily and a trainer once a week.  That has now changed to water aerobics daily and the trainer twice a week.  This is going to be grueling but I think and hope it will be well worth it.

One more change or addition is mom and I finally came up with a name for our upcoming business.  If I haven’t mentioned before, mom and I are starting a business for handmade home goods.  We will be making decorative pillows, blankets, bags, doggy goods, etc.  It took us months to come up with a good name that wasn’t taken and we decided on Opey’s Home.  Its a play on words; O P is Home (Overland Park.)  I really like it.  We then had a logo designed and cards ordered and now we are coming up with a product tag design, which I think we had a light bulb moment today.  Once we get those in order than we can get going with making the products.  This will be exciting!

I have come up with businesses in the past but they don’t go far…. this time I want to do it right.  I don’t want to just through a half done product out there.  I want to make sure it looks professional.  That takes time.  You have to come up with a name and all that goes with a business, front end and back end.  We need to be as organized as possible.

A lot has happened, good things and I only see things getting better.  Thanks to God!

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I Just Want to Decorate… Losing Patience

I LOVE moving!!!! I love change, especially big change!  If we didn’t have to pack and unpack and it wasn’t so expensive, I’d probably want to move every year.  I like experiencing new floor plans and seeing where all of our decorations would go in the new place.  I also like redecorating, because I get so bored looking at the same thing all the time.  So once every couple of years my husband allows me to redecorate if I wish to.  It’s cheaper than moving.

Usually it takes me a bit to decide on which direction I want to go.  My style changes the older I get.  Thinking back to all the styles I have liked, you would think I were completely different people.  Hahaha.

Now days I’m in love with the shabby chic antique look with a mix of rustic country.

When I redecorate, I don’t just go out and buy everything at once.  It takes me time to collect pieces that I think would go together.  So by time the look is together, its time to start again, but since it takes me so long, I have the old style up for a while.

My husband is the opposite of me, as he does not like change.  So the fact the my redecorating is so slow, it doesn’t bother him to see change because it is gradual.

Now that you know that I like redecorating a lot, you should also know that I don’t have patience.  With our move to Kansas coming soon ( a month and a half away), I am already looking at how I want to decorate it.  Tonight I was looking at rugs and every rug I showed the hubs, I got the eh look.  They weren’t your traditional looking rugs so I can see why he wouldn’t like them, but I really like them.  They add a little flair to our decor.

So moving on from rugs, I’m now all in on looking at decor for the new place.  This will drive me crazy since it’s so far away.  It’s really going to test my lack of patience.

The hubs keeps telling me I need to wait until we get there because we don’t really know what space we have or if we will even need any other decorations with all that we have.  Well, there is no way I can not look at decor, but I think it is actually a smart idea to go ahead and wait.  😦  I think looking at different styles and items will help give me ideas.  The time between now and then, I think will also help me know which items I really want.  Anything that sticks in my head for more than a couple of weeks, usually becomes a permanent fixture in our home.

I can’t wait!  This makes me want to get rid of more in order to make room for more.  Let’s see how well I do with holding off on getting new decor.  Hopefully time doesn’t take too long and I can design a wonderful home for us.