Sunday, September 13, 2009

quite a week...

It's been awhile since I've posted and so many cool things have happened since then!  First off we had our first couch surfers.  Paul had been bugging me about letting people surf on our couch for awhile now.  I only said yes because I thought... 'who the heck would want to stop in Stoughton?!'  But only three days after we 'opened our couch' on the website, three girls asked to surf it.  I was a little nervous, but said yes.  And am I glad we did!!!  It was so awesome!!!  Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people and here about all of their crazy experiences.  These girls are biking through Madison to the Twin Cities, then taking a train to Portland, OR... hanging out, then biking down to Northern California!!  Amazing.... I look up to them for doing this and I wish them the best of luck!!

Our three couch surfers: Robin, Kim, and Alison

I've also been busy working on my etsy site.  I'm trying to up my magnet count and then get really active on the site.  Hopefully that will also up my sales!!  Great Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah gifts!!!  (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge)

Here are a few newbies:

Yay Dirty Dancing :)

My new favorite... 'An Elephant Never Forgets'  ..Get it? 

In more exciting news... WE GOT A HOUSE!  A PURPLE house, but a house!  The former owners really had no sense of decor, so we got the house at a pretty good price.  The neighborhood is aaaaamazing.... hence why we put an offer in on the house in the first place.  The house is pretty much a box, but hopefully with love, time, and money (lots of it all) the house will be pretty nice.  It's not a place we'll stay too long, but its a great start!

The purple front door.  Also, they painted the faux rock metallic purple, blue and silver... wow. 
Kid you not, the whole house has gems and metallic paint throughout!

The living room is the room were most excited about.  Good warm feeling with pretty hardwood floors.  Needs some greenery and a piano :)

So yay for good news all around!!  Also, had a great hike today through the Lake Kegonsa State Park in search of a Letterbox.  It's a pretty cool thing... kind of like geocaching, but not.  More of a scavenger hunt.  Check out the website and it will explain better than I can :)  

Saturday, September 5, 2009

another one bites the dust

So if you hadn't already heard... we lost that house of our dreams.  That's three down.  I don't know if the house hunting process could get much more infuriating!  But anyhow, we got back up on the horse and put an offer in on another house.  This one is not very exciting but it's in a great neighborhood.  So the plan is to flip it within 3-5 years and hopefully make a nice return on it.  I will post pictures if we actually get it... here we go again!

I will make an art post soon :)