Wordful Wednesday-the new house

*Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut about it(them). If you’d like to play along, post a photo on your blog, and let the words roll. Feel free to “capture” my 7 Clown Circus button on the left to link back to me, and be sure to add yourself to Mr. Linky. Thanks for playing along!

Just in case you didn’t believe me when I told you that we had some work to do on our new house…….here’s proof.

We’ve made some great progress……..I can’t wait to show you what we’ve done………starting next week.


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    Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility says

    *Whew,* you could have your own home improvement special! I'm looking forward to the "after" pics!

  2. 2

    ~Sandy~ says

    Wow! can't wait to see the finished product…i am sure it's going to look fantastic :O) Happy WW!!! added my name to your linky

  3. 3

    kiddiescorner says

    We are moving also into a home that needs work. Can't wait! Can't wait to see the progress you've made!

  4. 6

    Following Him says

    Umm..let me guess, a work in progress! Oh the joys of working on a house w/people in it!

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    Oysterblogger says

    I always am so busy trying to get my link up I forget to comment. I am glad you documented it I am psyched to see the progress. Who got the pink room??And how did you deal with living in a torn up house. Please share tips as I know you are super organized!

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    T Rex Mom says

    Looks like some project but it will be really nice when it's all done. I can't wait to see the finished project.

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    Happy says

    I look forward to seeing the end result of all your efforts! How fun to be making something "yours."

    I wish my husband and I (or at least one of us) had a home improvement bone in our bodies…


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    Sara Bonds says

    WOW. It looks like you all have a lot of work to do. I bet it'll look wonderful when you are finished, though!

  9. 15

    Joye @ The Joyeful Journey says

    That is some MAJOR remodeling going on! Good Luck! I can't wait to see the pictures!

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    Momisodes says

    Wow! that is quite an overhaul. We gutted out first house, and I remember well how much work those walls were!

    Can't wait to see the after shots.

  11. 17

    Happy says

    ps…the carnies are the carnival ride workers…sometimes they freak me out! And apparently, the really freak out my daughter! 🙂

  12. 20

    Brooke says

    Looks like there isn't a thing you are not changing. Hope it all goes well. What is your target move in date? Can I contract Jeff out when we get a place?

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    MamaJoss says

    That is a lot of WALL to re-paint/decorate etc. – can't wait to see! It's going to be fabulous isn't it?

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    scrappysue says

    well now, that's a real FIXERUPPER ain't it!?!? can't wait to see the progress – where ru living right now??? and more importantly – did the SCal sun come back out!!!

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    Nicole says

    LOL, what werent you busy enough as it is?! You have got your work cut out for yourself. Have fun!

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    Melissa says

    Wow that's horrible.
    I'm so glad that you guys can get it looking better.
    Good luck man. I hate doing stuff up BUT love the fact Dru can do it and do it well and do it free and I LOVE the end result.

  17. 27

    BoufMom9 says

    Oh mama! It looks like you & I are both going to be busy all summer long fixing our new homes up!
    Can't wait to see what you've been up to 🙂

    Happy WW!

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    A Family Completed... says

    How fun getting to do what you want with it! can't wait to see the end product!! Happy WW

  19. 30

    Libby Murphy says

    That's some project on top of five darling children on summer break! Where should I send the Champagne?
    Happy Twirls

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    Mark and Kiss says

    How exciting!!! I am so glad that you are posting pictures. GOOD LUCK! I can't wait to see Jeff's handy work, he is such a craftsman! Been thinking about you.

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    postcardsfromwildwood says

    One thing's for sure, Angie: it can only get better! Looking forward to seeing what you've done!

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    Mariposa says

    WOW, work is needed indeed!

    I'm up…finally! And I'm sharing some healthy easy to fix recipe…which made my post…WORDFUL! LOL

    Hope all work gets done soon!

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    Veggie Mom says

    Oh, I love projects, as long as I don't live in them while I'm working on them! I imagine, though, that you've turned this into Cinderella's Castle, oui?

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    Milk and Honey Mommy says

    I understand your pain (or is it pleasure) of remodeling a home for moving in and making it just right for your family. We are in the beginning stages of doing the same. Some days, it is really fun and other days I just want the work to be already done.

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    Nina says

    Home improvements are so much fun! We gutted our house 7 (almost 8) years ago and are still putting it back together. Very rewarding but lots of work.

    Can't wait to see the progress.

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    Heather says

    A new house if great no matter how much work….well maybe not. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    mommaof4wife2r says

    oh my goodness, girl! that is reminscent of out basement's past. i love redo's though…can't wait to see what you are doing with it all!

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    Sweet Serendipity says

    Ah yes, I remember those days. May yo be blessed with eternal patience ;P

    Hope it all goes well.

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says

    You look like you have your work cut out for you – but it'll be so awesome when you're done…looking forward to seeing the progress next week! 🙂

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    Susie says

    Our first house was 80 years old; I just had some huge flashbacks and shutters when I saw those pics. WOW! I'm so glad you are making progress. What a relief to have jobs like those finished!

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    Jacki says

    WOW…and here I thought we had work to do just painting a few rooms! Did you buy the house like that, or did you tear stuff out to rebuild?

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    Mrs. Marine says

    WOW, that does NOT look like fun… We painted the inside of our house and I thought that was a lot of work… Look forward to seeing the progress!

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    Sweet Annabelle says

    I thought, "It's just cosmetic…" But only for a second – until I saw the next photo! You've got some work to do, but you've got a big work crew! Enjoy!

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    MyLinda says

    Wow it does look like you have a lot to do but that will make you feel all the better about the tranformation in the end!

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    Jennifer says

    Oh that looks like a project that tests the strength of a relationship. 😉 Can't wait to see the end result! Good Luck!!

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    blueviolet says

    I'm obviously way behind. Did you move since you moved? Good luck with all of the renovations!

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    Kathleen W. says

    Ooh, I can't wait to see! I love before and after shots, and you certainly had your work cut out for you there.

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    Lula! says

    Oh, Angie…
    I believed you. But I had no idea!

    Can't wait to see what you've been up to.

    (Did you wear culottes and a fanny pack while working on the new place? Admit it. You did.)

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    Leslie says

    Wow. looks like you've got your work cut out for you. Can't wait to see some more pics. Keep at it! Hard work pays off! 🙂

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    Lindy says

    Hope you have a "Handy Manny" around! Or at least Bob the Builder!! Looks like quite a project you have going on!

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    Night Owl Mama says

    OH I love it when I can see a work in progress. Nothing ever gets done around here Unless I do it. looks good so far.

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    sustainingcreativity says

    New to Wordful Wednesdays, but I so look forward to participating in the future! Love your blog!

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    Tiaras & Tantrums says

    just wondering – did you move? I looked through and didn't see anywhere that stated you had recently moved? Didn't you just move to CA ?? I'm confused?

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    Cascia says

    Wow! It looks like you gutted the place! I can tell it is a lot of work but it will be worth it in the long run. Good luck with your improvements!

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    Christina says

    Holy Buckets! Renovating is fun, but I am too impatient, so we are trying to avoid it in any new homes!
    ha! yeah right!

    I'm joining in the wordful Wednesday fun, because I suck at wordless Wednesday!

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    Eleana says

    We'll be moving into a new home shortly too. I don't think we'll be doing as much renos as you! Can't wait to see how great it'll be when it's all done :o)

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    Mandy says

    Good for you! I loathe house projects however LOVE when they are done!!! Can't wait to see the "after" shots.

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    Molly says

    Wow! Looks like you are doing alot of work! I am excited to see the results next week! What a fun undertaking.

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    julie says

    Hey, even a little bit of progress is good! My DH has been working on our master bathroom and closet for about 8 MONTHS! Meanwhile, all our closet stuff is piled up in our room and covered in dust! At this point, I get excited about even the tiniest bit of progress!

    Happy WW! 🙂

  50. 113

    Jenn in AZ says

    Ooohh, that looks familiar! Like my house, almost! ahh, it is so nice to have it done, but is it ever REALLY done? Waxing philosophical, here. 🙂 Can't wait to see the progress. We are almost finished with the main bath, then on to flooring & baseboards!!

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    Are You Serious! says

    ♥ I can't wait to see it! with the stuff that your husband did on your last house I can only imagine how great it'll be! 🙂

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    Mel Fraase says

    Wow, fun!! We're ripping up our livingroom very soon. Can't wait to see the next set of "after" pics!!

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    Jenners says

    I'm tired just looking at the before photos!!! That looks like a lot to do! Can't wait to see the progress!

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    Rhonda says

    Okay, first off, I can't believe you moved again so soon!! lol And with five kids in tow. Crazy. All that California sunshine is going to your head!

    And, holy crap, Batman!! I can't believe you are going to renovate that house!! and with five kids in tow!! lol Again, all that sunshine….

    Can't wait to see the work in progress!

    My poor house desperately needs a coat of paint and I can't even bring myself to do that!!!

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    Grand Pooba says

    Wow, I am not envious of the work you have to do! But I can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Christina says

    I accidentally linked to my old post! Oops! So I put up a new link…I don't know why. It's already thursday. Principal, I guess. 🙂

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    Stu Pidasso says

    That pretty much sounds like my house. And I feel for you, with lots of kids and all the other "have to"s factored in, where do you find the time?? But you get to do ithow you want it and that will be great. Good luck and lots of pixie fix it help to you.

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    Renée aka Mekhismom says

    Wow, looks like good progress is being made, I can't wait to see what has already been accomplished.

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    Genny says

    Hey friend. Great to "see" you again. Looks like your wordful Wednesdays are a hit; good for you!

    It's great to be back blogging,


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