A super pretty, great, and cheap compromise

Well I think I found it! I did a little more searching on the web and came across some pieces that I think are beautiful, are inexpensive, AND, the whole thing comes in at less than what option 3 was. I think that's major improvement. Plus, you can tell that they are different pieces, meaning not a set, and yet they all look great together!

If you would like to be reminded of the options I posted before, click here.

Here is what I believe I have chosen, finally. (I really, really, really, really don't want to change my mind or go through this process again, so I won't even look at any more lighting options). And I don't even feel like I am compromising with these choices. Yay for that! Check it out!

Medley of Golden Days - Lighting Options

What do you think? Did I do a good job? I found those pendants for over the kitchen island as well as the entry way light at the amazing prize of $100 each, which is a hefty difference to some of my previous choices. I think these new choices are beautiful! The only thing is that I AM splurging on the chandelier because I LOOOOOOOVE it and I just kept going back to it. 

So there you have it! What do you think?

Lighting is a problem

Here's a piece of advice. When you are searching for a light fixture, STOP at the one that you love because if you keep looking to "see what else is out there" in case you "love it more" than the one you found, you're going to end up loving a lot of things and coming to an indecisive holt. That is my case right now. I have looked at soooooo many interior light fixtures, like hundreds, that now I cannot decide on the ones that I love the most. Most of them are out of my budget, meaning, we can't afford them. That's cause my husband made up the budget and he didn't price out any nice light fixtures to make it realistic, so now I look like I'm just trying to blow the budget and am the bad guy. :/ Sigh. At least that's how I'm feeling. Anyway, here's the different price point selections I have made according to my taste from "LOVE it and I want it" to "Yeah, I guess that'll do."

Medley of Golden Days Lighting Options
How much do I like it? I LOVE it and I want it!


Medley of Golden Days Lighting Options
How much do I like it? I LOVE it and I want it!


Medley of Golden Days Lighting Options
How much do I like it? "I kinda like it."


Medley of Golden Days Lighting Options
How much do I like it? "Yeah, I guess that'll do."

Which one do you like or think would be best to have?

A { dream } of what it might be...

We have been working away on demo (still) for the new house so we can get started on doing the pretty things we want to do, like put in a whole new kitchen.

I have been really busy thinking, and planning, and dreaming of pretty things for the house. That's fun. But then throw in all else that I am doing, and you will know that my life is totally crazy.

Anyway, tonight I had the chance to play with photoshop a bit and play with how I want the exterior of the new house to look potentially. Right now I'm not a big fan of the exterior, but in my eyes, I can totally see it's potential. This house can be really pretty.

Here's what I have done and you be the judge but please DO tell me which one is your favorite! Though this project won't be tackled for a LONG time, we still want to know which way we're headed. Thanks!

Here's the original picture of it from the realtor's listing:



And here are the options I have thought of so far.

Option 1 (keeping the original brick and build additions. No gabled entry.):

Option 2 (painting the original brick and build additions. No gabled entry.):

Option 3 (Keep original brick and build additions. Add gabled entry.):

Option 4: (painting the original brick and build additions. Add gabled entry.):

Am I right or am I right that these make the exterior look 100% better? I can't decide between options 3 and 4 which I think are my favorite. And the hubby doesn't want any sort of gable on the garage but I think the little gable on the garage makes a statement while at the same time not putting the focus on itself, just compliments the other half of the exterior.

Which one do you like best?

She's for sale!

{SIGH}

We're done! Today we met with our real estate agent and put our house on the market. Yayyyy! Hooray!! We have worked our little butts off to do this and get it all clean and tidy and just great.

Here's the rest of the photos. I'll be posting the whole house tour soon. :)

Bedroom #4:

Girl Bedroom from Medley of Golden Days Blog

Laundry Room (nothing spectacular but most definitely functional!):

Laundry Room from Medley of Golden Days Blog


Backpack station in the hallway:

Backpack Station from Medley of Golden Days Blog


Kitchen:

Kitchen from Medley of Golden Days Blog


Kitchen from Medley of Golden Days Blog


Backyard:

Backyard from Medley of Golden Days Blog

Backyard from Medley of Golden Days Blog

Backyard from Medley of Golden Days Blog

 Front of the house:

House Front from Medley of Golden Days Blog

House Front from Medley of Golden Days Blog

And then some!

We are getting there! We are a little closer to finishing the house to put it on the market. I can't wait. Like. Seriously people, I. cannot. wait. to be done with all of this.

Today I have 3 more rooms to show you! Check it out. :)

The main bathroom:
Main Bathroom from Medley of Golden Days Blog

Main Bathroom from Medley of Golden Days Blog

The boys' bedroom:
Bedroom from Medley of Golden Days Blog

Bedroom from Medley of Golden Days Blog

And finally the dining room:
Dining Room from Medley of Golden Days Blog