The Thrifty Gourmet and it may change to The Thrifty Gourmet Photography..it's still a work in progress
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I do miss the trailer for the simple life it offered and the small space, but I know that my family is very happy being back in a home with private rooms, showers and a larger refrigerator...LOL I have enjoyed having my office back and being able to spread out and leave my sewing machine up. I have been sewing everyday, this makes me happy. I am currently participating in a Christmas block exchange. I have designed 4 really cute applique blocks: santa, tree, snowman and birds with holly. I will post pictures when the quilt is all done.
We love it here in the DC area. We live in Maryland, but this area is often referred to as the DC metro area. We are under 30 miles away. Baltimore is close too. We take every opportunity we can to explore our area. The east coast is always alive with so much to do.
Our house is coming together slowly but surely. We decided that this time around we would use recycled and used furniture. We plan on being on the road again and we know that this stuff is "just stuff" and will be sold again in a few years. Although, the pieces that I have found I LOVE and it will be hard for me to sell some of them. I love antiques and "real" wood furniture. Drake cannot believe how heavy things are. Wood makes a difference in the furniture and there is an abundance of "old" pieces here that people practically give away. I will share a few pictures with you.
We are so happy and our lives are always blessed. Cory came here for a specific job, which turned out to be a short term project for him. He was promoted and now works from home again. He is so excited for this new position. He is still with Pepperweed Consulting. Drake will register for school on Monday and Rye has an appointment with the community college to start in the fall. Isabella starts preschool on Tuesday. The kids are anxious to meet friends and to start having some FUN! We have had fun this past year, but hanging with your parents is not cool (so I hear). LOL
I just can't express my gratitude that we have been able to have this time with our kids. The time flew by and we had some incredible experiences thrown in with some boring ones too..LOL..but we gained so much from being together pretty much 24/7. This time will be one of my fondest years spent with my kids. I hope that some day they will be able to reflect on this time and realize how special it was too.
Life is good! We are living in a fantastic place. I hope that we see some of our friends that are still living on the road as they come through this area. Please don't be strangers. There are some friends that I would never have met had it not been for us living on the road this past year. There is something endearing about sharing this unique experience with others. We know how it feels to leave, how it feels to be traveling and now, we know how it feels to complete our journey (hopefully for a short time). It is this bond that immediately makes you friends, binds your family and creates a "family on the road". We will miss this.
I will still update and post on this blog about the kids, places we visit and things we do. Send me a friend request if you want to know what is going on more with the day to day of our lives. I update FB all the time and of course the new blog will get food related updates.
|It rained so much when we first got here that the potential for making mud pies was always there. Isabella made mud pies almost every day.|
|I remember making mud pies as a girl and it immediately warmed my heart of times past.|
|China town in DC..date day..LOL|
|Cory in front of the White House.|
|Sherron in China town, DC|
|This gallery was huge. It took us 3 hours and we rushed through three floors.|
|Drake, 14 years old|
|Our beach, about a mile from our house.|
|Isabella loves the sand.|
|Rye, 16 years old|
|Isabella, 4 years old|
Below you will find pictures of our home and some furniture that I have bought. I have included the prices, not to brag, but to prove that you can find good pieces in excellent shape and quality, for bargain deals. We are trying to reuse and recycle. It's been so much fun for me and I love trying to find the "gem" among the "used" items, and I have!
|The front of our house.|
|This is the furniture we had for about 2 days..LOL|
|We found this couch and love seat..paid $60 for the set. My neighbor sells janitorial supplies and gave us the cleaner and it turned out like brand new.|
|DISHES! Yes, I have missed them. We don't use paper plates. Goodwill was a fun time on this day.|
|In use...love the tables.|
|I painted this red and cleaned up the handles. I have it in my sewing room.|
|This table and chair was $125.00 at GW. The only thing wrong with it was the drawer was broken on one end, other than that it's a beautiful set with 6 chairs. I will probably paint this at some time, but I was not ready to tackle this project yet.|
|Our back yard. She has discovered climbing trees and this is her favorite spot to read.|
|I picked up this old wool rug. I love it!|
|Another GW find, $20.00 for this cute childs dressing cabinet. I will paint this too eventually. It's in the sewing room too.|
|Isabella loves her play dough. $20 dollars for the small table and 4 chairs in perfect condition at GW.|
|Our kitchen. I like the white. The cupboard on the far left that you cannot see are glass doors.|
|Living Room, empty|
|This is what the front room looked like when we emptied the trailer...three truck loads full.|