Monday, May 6, 2013

Quick little Blog Candy - and some photos of my house

Hi girls,
i have had a few weeks ago a blog candy up and i have tried to contact the lady multiple times. I cant get a hold of her.. so i would love to offer the 2 Magnolia stamps once again to one of you. It would be too bad to have those stamps sit in my kitchen for even longer and get lost in the mist of all the cleaning and moving stuff around :-)

I will close the candy on Wednesday this week, so just add your name here with a comment and i will let you know later this week.

I would love to show you what i have done in the past few weeks... i went through "almost" every drawer to clean and tidy out spaces in order to put our house on the market for sale. We have painted our Master Bedroom and all trims. At the moment we work on the backyard (i have to go out later and do some more weeding), we paint the outside of our house, add in the basement an other bathroom and we completely gut our sun room and all this we want to get done by the end of May because we will be for a week on vacation, which would be a great time for showings. HOW my husband thinks he can get this all done with his job schedule - i have no clue but i will stay positive.

Here are some photos i took over the weekend of the rooms, my real estate agent asked me to do this for her. Now i know usually it would be her job but i think if i do it, i might get better photos than if she is just rushing through it.

This is my - awh wait our :-) living room I love to knit on the sofa in front of the big picture window - plus it has the best view to the tv lol sorry hubby :-) first come first serve

This is my craft room/study room for the boys - i showed you in December some photos of it but i did some SERIOUS clean up . I am actually even worried if i find my stuff in the boxes because it moved all over the place. I should have taken time and labeled all the boxes in December. Oh, well

 Here is a peek of our basement after the water damage we have had last year. I love it. It's pretty contemporary - the boys hang out there all the time. We also have a 4. bedroom down there for guests and see the door on the left? This is where the new bathroom is going to be. I have white marble floors and white with white glass tiles. I just found some yesterday for an awesome deal at Costco on clearance. Score! We had planned to add a wet bar with fridge and a Granit counter top in that little nook where you see the toy box but we are no longer doing that. I know the house will sell without spending even more money.
Thank you everybody xo


fionalawlor said...

Wow your house looks gorgeous!! I would deffinatly buy it if i had the money lol :)
Thanks so much for a chance to enter for this fab prize :)
Fiona L x

Juls said...

House looks fab! Sure it will do well on the market, thanks 4 the offer of candy. Hugs Juls xxx

Alexandra said...

The house looks beautiful, as well as the candy ;)
Hugs xxxxx

Dunja Dücker said...

...pity that the winner has not reported to you ..... that's lucky for us all ... * giggle *
So honestly, I would be very happy to win this stamp dear Claudia. These are soooo beautiful goodies. I Would like to play with them.

The pictures of your house look amazing. Feels comfortable and I thank you that we can watch them.

Have a lovely week

Love, Dunja xx

Wendy said...

Cute stamps. Good luck with your sale.

Sol said...

Beautiful!.. and so neat and tidy!! :o).. And the basement I love the most.. That was so cosy! :o).. Beautiful colors and so stylish.. .my home does NOT look like that! :o)... At all.. :o)
And of-course I would love to win the stamps! :o)... Thank you so much for the chance to win! :o)

Виктория Viktoriya said...

Love your home! I don't have such ideal order in my house))
Thanks for chance ! Like these stamps!

Meretekj said...

You have a wonderful house!
Thank you so much for the chance to win the lovely prize.
Hugs, Merete

Teri said...

Oh, Claudia, your home is lovely!!! It will sell for sure! Don't our hubbies always think they can get so much done in so little time??? LOL!!! The stamps are just darling, thanks for the second chance!!!!

cebelica said...

Your place looks great! I hope you will get a good offer on it! *fingers crossed*
Also, thanks for the chance to win these sweet Magnolia stamps.
Maja (aka Cebelica)

Annelies said...

It looks really great Claudia! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Dörte said...

Your house is wondeful. I wish I had so much space.
Sorry, to read that these stamps are still waitung for a new home. I would love to give them a place here. Thank you for the chance to win them.
Hugs Dörte

10na said...

Your house looks wonderful. What a Nice place. I World like to win the prize. Thanks for the chance and good Luck to all of us. Greetings from Denmark. Xoxo 10na

jan farnworth said...

what a nice house thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow-your house is CLEAN. I should put my house up for sale, just so it would get cleaned.hehe Good luck with all of that. Do you know where you are moving to yet?

Shazza said...

I am in love with your house Claudia, sure you will sell it easily x

Angela said...

Liebe Claudia,
wow ist das ein tolles Wohnzimmer,es sieht alles sehr edel und schön aus.Dein Bastel Reich ist soooooo aufgeräumt und ordentlich,das würde es hier nie geben.*hihi*Bin total begeistert.
Gerne hüpfe ich mit in den Lostopf für Dein Magnoliacandy.
Liebe Grüße

Uta said...

Wow, euer Haus sieht toll aus. Wär ich auf der Suche nach einem Haus bei euch in der Umgebung, würde ich es direkt kaufen.
Vielen Dank für die Gewinnchance.
Liebe Grüße, Uta

Sara said...

Your house looks amazing, I wouldn`t want to move from there, I`m sure it will sell very easily, hugs Sara xx

Dianne said...

TOLD YOU Miss Claudia,I knew your house would be beautifully decorated,spotless:), and it's FREAKING GORGEOUS,, You're so funny thanks for my laughs for the day. A chandelier in your craft room,,,, well how posh LOL.. An hey you changed you blog, I'm likin it.. Your basement is fabulous. Thanks sooo much for sharing your a tiny bit of your world with us, You don't need luck, the house will sell, have a wonderful day..

Dianne said...

Oh forgot that pesky stamp, it would make the place look messy so my place is messy already, she would be right at home. She would be my first Magnolia, but I'd make her very welcome hehehhe. have a grrreat one..

birdie2107 said...

Claudia, I would love the chance to win anything Magnolia. Thank you for the chance. Good luck on the sale of your home also.


Knerten said...

Hi Claudia,
what a fabulous house you are selling. Hope you will get a very good price for it too :)
What a pity that the winner never got back to you, but I can promise a good home for your candy should you choose to send it to Oslo, Norway :)
Thanks for the chance.

Sabrina said...

Oh my!! What a beautiful home! I can't believe you couldn't get a hold of the other person for these wonderful stamps. I would give anything to have them. Oh well. Have fun on your vacation and thank you so very much for this chance to win such wonderful stamps!!

cbra said...

Great Pictures! Very nice. I love it.

Lori said...

Thanks for the chance to win and your house looks amazing!

Elena F said...

Wow o my. Your house near to my flat is really a palace¡ how not like it?. Thanks share and a chance to win. Elena F.

Astrid said...

Ohhh my, your house is fabelous. It looks great.
And ohhh i take a chance to win this gorgoues candy, i loved the stamps.
Hugs Astrid

Penni said...

Your house looks wonderful Claudia. I'm sure you will sell it soon.
Thanks for the chance to win these two gorgeous stamps.

Fleur said...

Thanks for the chance to win Claudia. Oh my word your house is stunning ~ very organised.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Irene said...

Are you sure you want to move house Claudia?? It looks so nice and you even make an extra bathroom in basement.....still not big enough for the 4 of you???
I keep my fingers X-ed you'll sell it soon and find the place of your dreams but first enjoy a well deserved vacation!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win the yummy candy!!

xx Irene

skimmia said...

Your house looks beautiful :-)
Thanks for the chance to win Magnolia stamps :-)

Sandra H said...

Hi Claudia, Oh wow thank you for the chance to take part in your fabulous candy which is on offer again and a bigger "WOW" your rooms are stunning and looking so comfortable to live there great to have a big window for your views and what a lovely plac to do your knitting.......great craft room too ...take care x

Denimo said...

What a beautiful home Claudia!! Don't you hate to leave it now??? Thanks for offering such delish candy!!
Hugs, Denise

Sharon said...

This Tilda is so cute and thank you for the chance to win.
You have a beautiful home and I am sure you will not have trouble selling it.
Hugs Sharon, x

JenniferD said...

Wow I love your house I wouldn't want to leave.It should sell very easy! Thanks for a second chance to win googies! have a lovely week!

Lydia said...

cant believe your craft space is so neat xxx thanks for the chance to win such cute stamps xxx

dr.jaya said...

Claudia your house is beautiful..gorgeous I love the decor.. :) thanks for the cute candy..haven't ever tried my hands on magnolia stamps..would luv to win it ..hope your candy is open to all..

claudia said...

your house is very beautifull!
Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy!
I hope to be the lucky winner.


Marie-Anne said...

Your house looks fantastisch, I hope you'll sell your house soon.

Thank you for the change to win the lovely Candy.


Tracy said...

Best of luck with the remaining decorating for your sale, your house looks amazing, I'm sure some lucky buyer will snap it up in no time. You'll certainly be needing that holiday soon! Thanks also for the chance to win some sweet stamping candy too. Tracy xx

Candy said...

Hi Claudia,
What a great home you have. Love all the light and the way you decorate. Great Wall colours too.
It should sell fast. Good luck to you and your hubby.
Big hugs, Candy

Nikki said...

The Place looks fantastic your living room looks very cozy :)
thanks for the chance to hugs Nikki C

Saskia Kreasas said...

Wat al lovely house. Wow and enough space. Your craftroom needs à creative hour! Because I think that it is to clean!
I want to join your Candy. I have never enough stamps.
X Saskia

DeeDee said...

Wow... das ist alles super schön und geschmackvoll eingerichtet.

Vielen Dank auch für dein Candy. Vielleicht habe ich ja Glück!

Schicke Liebe Grüße

Ea Christiansen said...

You have a lovely home - I totally envy your work station. Can't wait to get a bigger appartment, so I'll have a craftroom of my own as well.
Thanks for the chance (again) to win theese gorgeous stamps :o)

Miria said...

You made a great job on the house, it's gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win these adorable stamps, hugs, Miria xx

PBrown9624 said...

Beautiful home! You should have no problems finding a new owner.Thanks for the chance to win the magnolia stamps

nicky said...

Oh Claudia, wo geht es denn hin? Kommt ihr wieder nach D oder bleibt ihr im Ausland!? Ich hasse Umzüge! Leider stehen mir wohl auch noch ein paar bevor! :'(
GLG nicky xxx

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely house, Such a great candy draw, thanks for the chance to win.
Good luck everyone


Linda Peo. said...

Your Home is Gorgeous!!! Both inviting and Elegant!!!
Thank you for sharing it.

Monydav said...

E' tutto così pulito e in ordine!!! Il mio piccolo angolo creativo è sempre un caos!!!
Grazie per questa seconda opportunità, incrocio le dita!

Liz said...

It all looks great! Lots of open space and light. Basement is fab!

Anne said...

I'd love to enter your candy draw Claudia, what a silly lady not checking back to see if she had won this lovely prize!
Your house looks beautiful you have done a very nice job.
I hope Lucas is all better after his accident (and that you have recovered from the shock that you must have had when you heard about it!)
Anne xx

Marion Donohoe said...

so much space!! I love your style of decorating, so talented but we knew this of course from your cards. Good luck with all that DIY.
Marion x

theCook said...

I am amazed that you are painting rooms in order to sell the house : won't the new owners want to paint in their own favorite colors?
Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

Del said...

Can't you offer your house as candy instead.....I'd looooove to live there lol. Many thanks for the chance to win your stamps and good luck selling the house (don't think you'll need it though...who wouldn't love that space!) xx

Pam said...


Kathy H said...

Beautiful home. Who wouldn't want the free stamps?! Thanks for the chance to win them.

Iulia said...

Your house looks wonderful Claudia! Hope you'll sell it for what it worth, even more:) Love your work space and the basement looks great!
Hugs, Iulia

F said...

What a beautiful house! I hope it sells right away for you. I think your pictures are better than most pictures I have seen of houses for sale...LOL. Good luck!

Kelly Neis said...

Great photography, looks like a magazine!! No kidding your rooms are perfect. You would never know there are boys there! I have 4 left at home and when we clean it still looks messy. Good luck in selling as I am sure you will be able to with the great bones your house has. I would poster board those photos and try to publish them, the potential, owners may be more likely to pay more. LOL you never know.
Fabulous home.
Hugs Kelly

susana said...

Love your home, specially your craft space, very clean and neat (unlike mine). Love the stamps, they would make a great present for my 40 birthday next wednesday. thanks

carrie said...

Love following your fantastic card making on your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Your knitting projects are wonderful too. Your home looks wonderful and I am sure it should sell quickly.

carrie said...

Love following your fantastic card making on your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Your knitting projects are wonderful too. Your home looks wonderful and I am sure it should sell quickly.

carrie said...

Love following your fantastic card making on your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Your knitting projects are wonderful too. Your home looks wonderful and I am sure it should sell quickly.

Britt-Marie said...

Hi Claudia, your home is very Beautiful! - and thanks for the chance to win some Magnolia-stamps!

Laura Love said...

Your house is beautiful! Wish my basement looked like yours - LOL! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Ella's Design said...

Your house is beautiful, Claudia! Mine is still in chaos, waiting for work to be done - we are due to have a full overhaul, kitchen, bathroom, wiring, windows, heating...everything, and I feel like I have been waiting forever! It's scheduled for September and I will have to have a 'sort out' of all the stuff we have accumulated over the last 12 years! If it looks a fraction as good as yours when it's finished, I will be happy! Good luck with the viewings and hopefully you'll be able to sell quickly!
Thanks for offering the candy again, I'd love to be in with a chance! Hugs, Lisa x

Helena said...

your house looks gorgeous. thank for the chance. hugs, Helena

Anja said...

Liebe Claudia,
danke für den Einblick in Euer schönes und vor allem aufgeräumtes Heim ;o) Ich drücke Euch die Daumen, dass es bei den potentiellen Käufern genauso gut ankommt.
Viele Grüsse

PS: und danke für die tolle Gewinnchance!

Frances said...

Oh, Claudia your house feels so comfy and elegant! Thanks for sharing the photos and for the candy too! Hugs, Frances.

Anonymous said...

awesome Blog Candy! Thanks for a chance!

LaJanette said...

Thanks for the chance at these cutie stamps. I love that Tilda!

Your house is gorgeous! Good luck in getting everything done.


Franz♥ said...

What a fab house Claudia, so nice too see it!

Lots of hugs, Franz.