We looked at some houses last night. There aren't a whole lot to choose from that are in our estimated price range and what we want, but there are a few. The first one was a manufactured home on 4 acres. The house was built in 2000 and there were fenced off areas where the people had cows and chickens etc.
Well, this house has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but it has taken a beating. Apparently the people have anywhere from 5-7 kids, several of them big boys, and they have worked that house over. The acreage is a big deal for this area, so they are pricing it right at $100,000. Um, no, sorry.
The second place was another manufactured home on 5 acres, built in 2002. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is very, very nice. It looks brand new, has the biggest bathtub I have ever seen, has a separate office, the biggest master closet I have ever seen, both a dining room and eat-in kitchen and two living areas! Not to mention a large fenced in area around the house, plus the rest of the land. My husband's jaw dropped when he saw a HUGE hot tub in the back, but we don't know if it goes with the house or not. That's his dream :) This house is over the $100,000 mark, but rightly so.
We've decided to make an offer on this one after we get our finances in order and speak with a bank. I would like to post the listing so all can see, but I'd rather wait until I have pictures of my own. There's a lot of information on the listing that I'd rather not disclose to the whole world :)
I made a whole dress for me yesterday! I unexpectedly came across a large piece of lightweight fabric in a pretty blue polka dot print. So I found my old maternity pattern that is A-line and very simple, cut it out, and sewed it up. The back is kind of large and poofy, but overall it works fine. I'll have to do a picture later. I have lots of sewing projects lined up in my head :) I want to make another dress or two for me, a church dress for each of the girls, at least 1-2 summer outfits for them, a baby quilt and layette, and start school clothes for next year. My daughters really enjoy wearing dresses, the frillier the better, so I want to make several multi-purpose jumpers for them to wear next year, plus whatever dresses I can whip up or find on sale.
The quilt I am planning will be like this one, just with different fabrics, but still pink and white. The important thing is cutting all the squares the SAME SIZE!!! I have some cute prints in mind to buy. Can't go wrong with pink and white for a baby girl.
Oh, and back to names. I was surprised that many picked Isabella. It's not my favorite but I don't hate it. I've always liked 'Eden' as well, but it doesn't have an 'a' at the end, which is what I wanted. Seems kind of wrong to break the trend. I also saw a new one, 'Julissa' a combo of Julie and Melissa. Kinda cute. I used to like 'Callista' too, but no one else did.
Well, keep 'voting' :)