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Our Colorado Home

Hi friends! Today I am sharing our upcoming adventure with you. We are relocating to Black Forest/Colorado Springs Colorado. I thought I would begin documenting this adventure by sharing a few photos of our Colorado home with you. We have big plans of transforming this home and making it ours, from the outside to the inside and in-between. The hubby and I plan on doing as much as of the transformation on our own as we can.

Front View of Wissler Ranch


Entry of Colorado Springs Home



The Colorado housing market has been very challenging for us and home prices are higher in Colorado than in Texas. On our recent housing hunting trip the hubby and I each had our wish list and then reality set in. Reality is a great way of keeping us all in check. On this house hunting trip reality made us stretch our imaginations and dollars.

Side View Of New Colorado Home



The bones of this house are virtually without flaw. This is a one owner home and these folks have taken excellent care of their home and property so we feel blessed to have found it. Their decorating style is much different than ours and this is where our creativity, carpentry skills and decorating skills will be put to good use.

Living Room Wissler Ranch



Welcome to the living room of our Colorado home. We see so much potential; hardwood floors, fireplace makeover, modern white trim, drapes, rugs, paint, furniture. I am envisioning a mix of traditional, and modern cozy cottage style. We hope to also incorporate some elements of our Texas home style too.

Dining Room Wissler Ranch



Lots of sunshine pours into the dining room, so we are looking forward to adding trim, board and batten to these dining room walls, re-painting, changing out the chandelier and drapes and replacing the carpet with hardwoods. My hubby is a former Master Carpenter so he has the know how. It is going to be work, but it's going to be such a worthwhile project and one that I hope we will sit back and enjoy as the years roll on. Do you see a backache coming on...

Wissler Ranch Kitchen



Can't wait to transform this kitchen. So many ideas spinning in our heads right now, money will definitely be a factor as to how much we can do. Maybe it will be just be a little bit at a time.

Any ideas on how much a kitchen remodel costs?

Side lot of Wissler Ranch home complete with playhouse and swing set



The home sits on nearly 4 acres of glorious pine trees and just look at what our grands will get to play on! They have their own play house with swing set attached.

Back of Wissler Ranch Home


Our backyard with a lovely East facing deck, hoping the neighbors or Church friends will join us for a Summer barbecue.

View of the sky and tops of the pines on Wissler Ranch



Pines reaching towards the heavens.


For an insight into my decorating style you might enjoy these previous posts.


How To Design Your Own Gallery Wall




Decorating Your Own Way




Welcome home Fall Tour Master Bedroom




Christmas in our dining room





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Simple Fall Decor In Our Dining Room

Fall is my favorite season. I love vibrant red and gold colored leaves, crisp morning air and even a light frost. The change of season is like a breath of fresh air; renewing, enlightening and invigorating. In celebration of my favorite season I have gathered together a few festive Fall supplies along with a couple of velvet pumpkins, a few jars, and some flowers to create this simple Fall decor in our Dining Room.

Trio of handpainted and decoupage pint jars



This pumpkin inspired centerpiece is simple and mess free.



Pumpkin inspired decoupage jars



No carving or seeds, just a few pint size jars jazzed up.


Happy Harvest and pumpkins on the antique hutch




On my antique hutch I added some pumpkins to an ironstone platter.


Fall in Texas 2018 in our dining room


You know, I never truly realized how much I enjoy color until I began my blog. I thought I was a neutral sort of person and I guess I am for the backdrop. But I sure do enjoy adding warm hues and vibrant tones.

Red velvet pumpkin and bright yellow sunflowers


And flowers, always flowers, faux, real or paper, purchased, handmade or homegrown.


Always add flowers to a vignette



I certainly hope that I will always decorate for the seasons no matter how old I am, even if it becomes just one lone pumpkin on my kitchen counter!


Velvet pumpkins, boxwood and sunflowers



How is your Fall decorating going??


Happy Harvest from me to you! xo