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Sunday
Jan052014

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!!  I so hope you had a wonderful Holiday with your friends and family and a Happy New Year!! I am so sorry I have been under the radar for a couple of weeks but I was sick the entire break! I still had a wonderful time as all my kids were home, and when do I get to sit on the couch for 14 days and watch old movies, and catch up on a CW show called Heart of Dixie.  I've watched 2 and a half seasons and am hooked!!

2014 will be a fun year for me.  With the Houston real estate market being crazy, as well as my work load super busy, John and I decided to renovate our home of 26 years rather than move. Architect Ken Newberry who I have worked with on many amazing projects agreed to help.

I have never liked the exterior of our home built in the 60's although we did make some changes for the better when we first purchased it in the late 80's.  If I were building from scratch I would model the design after architecture that I love from the 20's. Ken definitely had to be creative on this one and as you can see below he met the challenge. 

I was honestly brought to tears when the new elevation was unveiled. Believe it or not this is the same structure.  I love the  slurried brick, new dormers, and metal casement windows. Ken and his talented team turned my house into my dream home!!   Given it’s in our budget after the bidding process,  I am excited to take you with me every step of the way.

Getting ready for the renovation we will be confined to the back part of the house.  This is spurring us on to modifiy what used to be the Segreto offices (above) into space we can use now. My office to the left will eventually become the exercise room but during the construction we will turn it into Kirby's room since she is living at home with us.  The offices to the right are being renovated now to combine my office and a craft room.  I am almost done with it and can't wait to show you the final reveal!!

And of course there are all those New Years resoulutions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loose weight!!!!   I ordered premade meals from My Bistro MD.  They were having a sale for $99 for the first week.   The food is good, they ship it directly to your home and I was never hungry. I hope it works!!

 

Exercise!!!!!!

 

http://skinnyms.com/shape-up-size-down-absolute-beginners-workout-part-2/

This  are great exercises for people who have not been regular exercisers like me to get you started!!!

 

Beautify!!!!!  Buy New Lipstick--Bobbi Brown's Bikini Pink - a universally flattering nude!!!!!

Source

Home remedy to whiten teeth I have been wanting to try!!!!!!

Option 1: Put a tiny bit of toothpaste into a small cup, mix in one teaspoon baking soda plus one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, and half a teaspoon water. Thoroughly mix then brush your teeth for two minutes. Remember to do it once a week until you have reached the results you want. Once your teeth are good and white, limit yourself to using the whitening treatment once every month or two

Option 2: Dr. Oz Teeth Whitening Home Remedy: 1/4 cup of baking soda + lemon juice from half of a lemon. Apply with cotton ball or q-tip. Leave on for no longer than 1 minute, then brush teeth to remove.

 

Soften your feet!!!!

One of the best softening, detoxifying foot soaks ever! Fill a large bowl with warm water and add 1 cup apple cider vinegar with 1 cup Epsom salt. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes, rinse and lightly scrub with pumice stone. Then say hello to gorgeous feet :)

 I am excited to see what 2014 will bring!!!  Come visit us at the store this week as we are having an everything must go sale!!  (See Below).  Happy New Year to all and back to mmy regualr schedule!!!  Till next Monday!!  xo Leslie

 

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Reader Comments (5)

Happy New year to you and your family, my friend!
How exciting to read about the renovation!!!!! The facade will turn out fantastic!! I love it!
I can't wait to see more!!! I am really looking forward to your coming posts!!

Hugs,
Greet

January 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGreet

Hi Leslie, Your renovation sounds exciting and I know it will be gorgeous when complete! Sorry to hear you were under the weather for the holiday but it sounds like you enjoyed the down time regardless:) I like all of your resolutions and that BB lip stick is so pretty!

Leslie

January 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Happy New Year…glad you are feeling better!…Not a great thing to be sick during the holidays!…I LOVE your new facade of your home…I cannot wait to see be able to see the journey of the progress of your remodel.

Congratulations Leslie!
The rendering make it look like it will be beautiful!!!!!!!!! What an exciting way to start the new year!!!!!!!!!Looking forward to seeing the finished project!!!!!!! Maryanne xo

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaryanne Flaherty

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January 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

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