Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Do watch commercials and grade them on their effectiveness?
Why I do I do not  know, but I do.

One such commercial that has struck me so funny lately is the 
Bart Reagor played football at Texas Tech and while he might have been a great player and now a great car salesmen...he's not much of an actor...but he tries so hard and that's the thing I like best about him.

In his latest over animated commercial, he asks if you are pumped about your car...do you go out and look at it and feel like you can't wait to jump in it and drive it?  If not...WHY NOT?

I think this is how we should feel about the place we live
I have lived in many a fixer upper--8 to be exact--
homes that began quite humbly, including this one
but no matter what house I was living in and working on, there was only one thing that it had to be and that thing was

today, I live in the house that I will live in forever
and I am pretty pumped about that

I look at it a lot from all angles

I never hesitate to enjoy that hard work that we have put into it

Mr. P.V. mows his grass, with a push mower, once a week

I wash the windows, on a ladder, myself

I feed the roses epsom salt mixed in water often
my nails are proof

and when it's fall, I find big pumpkins and use flicker bulbs

we celebrate

and think about the kids who drive by and wish they could live here when they grow up
just like I did when I was 8

I consider it a privilege to clean the muck out of my fountain 

I consider it a privilege for Mr. PV to do that too when it's his turn

you can't see my comfy chair, but I sit here often
with a glass of wine and wait on the butterflies to eat my parsley

yes, I am pumped about my house

but I was pumped about each one of them while I was there

if you're not pumped?  

just a little bit of seed...



Vintage Girl 901 said...

This would be one of my dream homes! I love a stone house. It makes me think cottage. I love your home.

Karena Albert said...

Gina I think it is so exciting to feel the way you do about your home, I too want my home to be my haven and feel proud to have a nest of my own! I am especially pumped up about my latest adventure: as an India Hicks Style Ambassador!!!

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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It looks like a fairytale house. xoxo Su

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Gina, Yup I'm pumped and in love with our home and I agree with Su your house looks like a fairytale house. Love your posts and appreciate this one.

Geneva said...

Your home is exactly the kind I used to drive by and wish I could live there...it's the personal touches that make it so special. You guys have done a great job and deserve to feel pumped about living there. Feeling Inspired! xo

Heather - New House New Home said...

I know how you feel! I love coming home after being away for a couple of days and seeing the house with semi-fresh eyes. My husband always says "that's our house" every time we drive up. It's a great feeling, isn't it?

NanaDiana said...

I hear you! That is a gorgeous house and I can see why it is your "forever" house. I can remember doing that, too, when I was young- driving by and the "what if"..and, like you, the "what if" came true. I am blessed...as you are! xo Diana

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I love the house! It's gorgeous. Inspired! Thanks!

Down On The Farm said...

Your home is just gorgeous!! I'd LOVE to see some interior pictures (hint hint!" I must admit that I do not love my house. We purchased a farm nearly 18 years ago, and the house came with the farm. I did not pick it. I would never have picked it LOL. We've done some work to our house over the years but I hesitate to spend a lot of money on it because, as I said, it sits in the middle of our farm and we can never sell it. And I dream of building a new house one day so I don't want to spend a lot of money on this one that we can never sell. I need to either build a new house or fix up the house I have and make it close to what I want. But I just can't pull the trigger on either one. I'm serious about those interior pictures LOL!! Blessings to you my friend!!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

All your hard work has paid off big time. Truly a lovely yard and home.

Marissa said...

Your house is gorgeous! Its awesome when you know for sure you will live there forever!!!
Wish I could say the same..
I still have a long list, magazines and ideas just need the dough.. I love your house.