Monday, March 31, 2008

Tiny Toes...

Ten fingers
and toes,
curious eyes,
gurgling
mouth,
gentle soul
A miracle
in our midst
c.harris
This picture was taken by my friend Crystal, when Nolan was only 4 days old. She came to our house and her and her husband took the most beautiful shots of Nolan and our family. Thanks Crystal and Riley, our family will treasure those pictures forever.
I thank God for wonderful Friends and Family.
God Bless,
dana

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Before Picture of Guest House

This is the picture of the Guest House before the new siding and roof. I thought I put it on the last post but I must of deleted it on accident.

Thanks, dana

Guest House Update!

WOW! What a difference siding and a new roof can do. This guest house is really starting to take shape. The siding is complete, the original maple wood floors have been restored. The moldings are getting finished up as we speak and the cabinets will be set on Monday.
I chose a beautiful shade of green for the siding to coordinate with the existing main house. The main house on this property is mostly brick and some cedar shakes. The trim on the house is all painted out in the most beautiful shade a verdigris green.
Copper accents have aged over the years to match perfectly to the green used on the trim and the doors. (I will post a picture of the main house later.)
The roof on the guest house was an orange clay color before and is now a tri-color mix of green, chocolate and gray. I chose this roof because it tied the two homes together and made the guest house look like it has been a part of this property forever. The existing main house has a magnificent roof, made out of clay tiles. All hand made, these tiles are expensive and very tough to replicate. So we tried to pick a color in a asphalt shingle that would coordinate with the tiles used on the main house. The colors matched perfect and really add a lot with out having to break the bank.
Coming soon... Cabinets and Lighting! Thanks for stopping by.
God Bless and have a great weekend.
-dana

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Baby Boy!

Nolan James Moore
March 13, 2008
9:44 am
8lbs 12oz, 21inches
We welcome baby Nolan to our family! We are home now and getting settled in to our new routine. Nolan is a happy and healthy baby boy. We thank God for this precious bundle of joy.
Mom has been here with us all week and is such a huge help. Doug has been home a lot, he is very helpful with all of the things that need to be done, whether it is with Blake and Nolan, picking up toys, doing dishes or just being there for my support during recovery... he has been wonderful. Blake loves being a Big Brother he is really adjusting well to having a baby in the house. He is so cute with Nolan, these two boys are going to keep us busy that is for sure.
Thanks for stopping by, please stop back for more baby updates.
Lots of Love,
dana

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Good Morning from the Moore's

Blake and Spayds
We are slowly adjusting to the time changes around here. It takes Blake twice as long to fall asleep at night, and I believe God is preparing Doug and I for no sleep by keeping us up all night as well. With the baby coming anytime now we are all just kinda sticking close to home waiting for this bundle of joy to arrive. I hope you all have a blessed day! Many Hugs, Dana

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Guest House Part II

I promised you more well here it is, part II of the guest house. These pictures are of the Kitchen and Entryway. The kitchen is all crisp white bead-board wainscoting on the ceiling and walls. The beams on the ceiling were just added and I love them. They give the kitchen much more architectural detail.
The custom cabinets are all being built by a local craftsman named Gary Tilmann. We do a lot of work together and his craftsmanship is wonderful. The cabinets are all white and in the center of the kitchen is going to be an antique island that is painted apple green with white trim. The island is topped off with a thick butcher block top and will be a great centerpiece for this simply chic kitchen.
I am very excited about the way this guest house is coming along. It is white, bright and there is nothing shabby about this sweet chic cottage. Thanks for stopping by!
dana

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Guest House

Well, here is a sneak peak at the adorable Guest House I have been working on. I know it looks messy, but you have to be able to visualize beauty in the works. This picture is of the living room, this room is dripping with white painted bead-board wainscoting on the walls and ceilings. The stone fireplace is painted white and is a beautiful focal point in this room. There are two built-in window seats with storage on either side of the fireplace that will offer some additional seating. With the use of shabby chic furniture, antiques and accessories both vintage and new, this little guest house will certainly be the place to be. Keep checking back for more on this guest house design. God Bless and thanks for stopping by!
dana