It’s been a rough couple of days…weeks, a year really, and I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to a wet, overcast Monday today. Seeing my mom on two separate occasions last week just really broke my heart. 💔 It is so hard for me to see the suffering she is going through and feeling my hands are tied. The 26th will be a year since the doctor caused her stroke. And if I were to be honest, it’s hard for me to enjoy much of anything in my own life because of it. She is always, always on my mind and in my prayers! I tried hard today to let God in, to take my heavy load, it’s a continual load, but He reminds me He is STILL here and to look for beauty where I can. It is an attitude adjustment I surely struggle with but today, right now, I choose to focus on the beauty He has given me out my rear window.
Some of my favorite shows to watch are Fixer Upper as well as House Hunter, House Hunter International, and….
Well, let’s just say I love all house-related shows.
I guess because I enjoy decorating and the creative ways people flip houses; these type of shows just draw me in.
Then, with House Hunter Int’l…well, I love to travel too; so, it’s the best of both worlds!
I loved just about everything concerning this 2016, HGTV Dream Home.
Too bad I didn’t win it. 😦
But, I always keep trying! I usually enter for all my family members too. (I have all their personal information down pat, ha!)
Mainly, I keep entering because we have had a family member win a car, we won a commercial shoot/college scholarship, a cruise, and some other smaller winnings.
My last winning was $500 worth of toys from Ross. I no longer have kids at home, so I donated the toys to Toys for Tots...Go, Marines ! (You know I’m all about the Marine Corps.)
Two years ago, I missed a $500, holiday, shopping spree at Kohls.
Yeah, I know. 😦
I was very ill, for over three months. (Literally, not just from losing this opportunity.)
And, unbeknownst to me, I had won via a Twitter contest I signed up for, on a whim.
I was brand new to Twitter and didn’t even think to check my account.
I wasn’t even sure how Twitter worked at the time, and I later found an old message stating I needed to reply ASAP.
By the time I had contacted Kohls, it was too late. 😦
(And yes, it really was a valid contest. And yes it really was Kohls contacting me.)
Just SICK, I tell ya! That sure would’ve helped out around Christmastime.
They just wouldn’t award it to me, because I missed the deadline to reply! UGGH.
Anyhow, I keep entering stuff.
It never hurts to try, right?
Getting back to the house contest.
Some of the features of this 2016, HGTV home, I really liked. Like this tile and
Like this tile and cabinet color!!
And another, THIS porch.
It looked so charming and inviting.
The gray, painted brick with the accent of slate against the posts just added dimension and interest. I was thinking if you had old brick columns, you could paint them and add the slate.
And the porch with grouted slate…such neat detailing.
To view the entire home, here’s the HGTV link.
AND, try entering their contests…you never know! 😉