Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Oh what I would give for this to me be...

If you know me (or at least looked at my blog a few times) than you know for whatever reason I have an obsession with all things French. Style, music, language, food, people, landscape and most of all- FRANCE itself! 

The French don't know how lucky they are to live in such an iconic place. Even the most boring places like court houses and libraries have a classy touch to it like CoCo Chanel came in and designed the space. I mean seriously, it's ridiculous how much good stuff is around them.

Anyway, what I like most about this picture is she's in the middle of all the hustle and bustle however, she's far enough away to just sit and breathe and take it all in. (And she's in a cute dress and hat!)

Have you ever been so caught up in the nonsense that you forget to just breathe and sit in silence and enjoy little things? It's harder than you think. No phone, no computer, no music, nothing. Just sitting on a bench outside, on your porch, in a park, wherever, and just listening to the wind, trees, birds, etc.  

Today I feel like doing just that. Sitting in silence. Too bad I don't have an Eiffel Tower to stare at. Guess the Texas skies will have to do. So today when I get home, I am going to sit there. Outside with a glass of wine and watch the clouds go by. 

The only thing that could make this better is if a storm rolled in. And I somehow magically appeared in Paris. But until then, Houston will have to make due. 

Au revoir!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I officially am in love with a tree company! Yes, it does happen. Olvera Tree Services out of Tomball is AMAZING! Nino @ (281) 351-5006 or HERE for their website. They will be the first I call for any tree needs!

They have taken a disaster and done a great job, with good prices, and awesome time frame! Not to mention they are all very friendly, educated about the trees, and do GREAT work!!!

Check out the progress!!

This is the stump that is giving us trouble. It is in our foundation so you have to dig it out. Reason being is that if you left the stump and just grind it, eventually it would disintegrate and cause your foundation to shift due to the dirt filling in the stump hole. The drought hasn't helped soften the ground, so we are still 'stumped' on what to do :)

This is some of the many pieces of equipment being used along with some work in progress. 

 Check out the difference from before and after! This looks like a whole new lot! This is from the back of our lot looking at the main street.

As I mention in my last post, I went to Round Top. Well, I went back this Friday to pick up my doors and picked up a few extra things! Thank God the show was over Sunday... because I have no money to go back :)

These are two mahogany ( I think) doors that we will use for a built in entertainment center.

These are two panels that came out of a NY theater! It is fabric that has been nailed to boards for a strong backing. These are going on the theater room walls along with stained mahogany trim around each. They are 10 feet tall so it will be awesome!

This is how ridiculous we looked driving home from trip # 2. Can we say hillbillies??? Yes, that is what we looked like. It will all be worth it in the end... I hope :/