My little girl is 39!!!!Gina usually makes her own birthday cake from scratch and this year was no exception…see last year’s birthday blog post for this delicious ice cream cake recipe!! Click here!The boys were more than ready to celebrate with their mom…What’s in the box??We usually give her a gift from Loft and this year was no exception…A wrap-around blue flowered top, black knit capris and a round of sparkling stud earrings along with Rosa wine on the rocks and yellow daisies given to her by Tom!!9 pair of pretty earrings…she loved them!!It all fit perfectly…And a perfectly celebrated birthday💙
Now for the first night spent in “The Train House”…that’s what we are calling our new home in Virginia (click here to see the post about our new fixer-upper)!!!
This picture was taken from our guest bedroom. See the freight train beyond the trees, that almost stopped us from buying this house, but being an up and coming historic neighborhood in the heart of town, with several new restaurants, great shopping and getting a good buy on it, we decided to embrace the train theme, suggested by our son-in-law, Tom!!! The train passes through an intersection, about 3 houses away from us, with no gate to stop cars, because of this, it is a law that the train has to blow a warning horn several times when going by our street!!! Do you think we will have many overnight guests at our new home, especially since the train may go through a few times in the middle of the night??? I’m hoping that our renovation will be so amazing, that they will want to stay with us, even if the train passes through in the middle of the night!!! And so, this was our first night in the house that is in deep renovations…the only room that doesn’t need a lot of work is the guest bedroom, so we are decorating it and staying there until the master suite is done…this picture is the front windows of the room before decorating… And this is the same view after decorating, a little sitting area…since this is the only room in the house that’s habitable and we are sleeping in it, I wanted to look and feel great!!!
We had a bed delivered and brought furniture that Gina had at her house, but had to cover it all up while we weren’t there, while workers marched in and out of the house doing electrical, plumbing and structural work!!!
The best I could make the room look for our first-night stay…While I was busy getting the bedroom ready, Victor was puttying, scraping, changing the knob and painting our side door…
The finished door…I love the imperfection of it💞
And now, are you wondering how we slept with a freight train as our neighbor??? The first night we woke up twice, it took me a while to get back to sleep, but we have stayed there for a total of 8 days and I am waking up and going right back to sleep and Victor is sleeping through😂😴