Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Every time I watched my favorite shows on HGTV; namely, House Hunters, House Hunters International, Property Brothers, Virgin Properties and the list goes on...I would immediately connect to our MUST HAVE LIST for our new home.  Our Must Have List:
1.  Cul-De-Sac
2.  Long Driveway
3.  Plenty of Parking
4.  Large Closets
5.  Large Kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and lastly, a huge.....
6.  Master Bedroom 


The floor plan that you see here is from the new ROME 05!  We have the ROME 04!  I am completely annoyed that when we were purchasing the ROME we were told hundreds of times that the ROME could not accommodate many features that I was asking about.  I ended up putting in 13 custom requests to create some character in our home.  I am going to save that RANT for another post so that I can stay focused on this post about our Master Suite which I LOVE!

If you notice from the floor plan, the master suite is on one side of the house.  Bedrooms 3 & 4 including the LOFT occupy the other side of the house.  We did two things in our master suite that I love:  1.  Combined bedroom 2 & the bathroom closet into my dressing room.  2.  Combined the sitting area and the bedroom closet into a larger gentlemen's closet for my husband.  This means that the Master Suite side of our home is truly a Master Suite and I LOVE IT!  Since the room is so huge, I intend to build/install a mini wet bar with cabinets in the room.  I am still researching the perfect design and also designated the perfect location in the room.

The first thing we needed for our master suite was a new bed and mattress.  We chose the Sleep Number mattress to accommodate our differences in sleeping patterns. The guys are putting together  the top portion of the mattress.  I was so excited because our original bed is a Queen size ergonomic tempurpedic bed which is awesome; however, it only works with one body type and this was a major problem.  We put the Queen bed in the guest bedroom for our guests to enjoy. 

Notice the color of the headboard--I will share more about this below.  For some reason my pictures are not in order of presentation.  
So bare with me.  Thanks. 

The mattress requires several steps before it is ready to GO!
DH is drilling holes in the head board to accommodate the pumps.

This is the covering they placed over the base.
There is a picture below where you can see the base before they covered it up with this nice padding.

DH cleaning up the mess with the Central Vacuum System.
The headboard is huge.  This is the stock color--it's a beige linen fabric. 

The guys are hooking up the pump to the mattress.

Air pumps are ready to GO!

Notice there is still plenty of space from the corner of the bed to the wall which can accommodate lots of furniture options.

My pictures are so out of order.  Hate it!
But you can see the theme. 

This brown piece is the base for the mattress.  They had to snap the pieces together which made it easy for carrying up the steps and assembly.  Similar to lego blocks   :-)  The other part of the mattress that gets pumped up to identify your sleep number is on the floor to the right.

There seems to be a slight problem here--the pumps won't go through so DH must drill larger holes.

Great Job!  The pumps are through the holes.

DH returning the central vacuum to its home!
The picture below shows the new stock fabric.
As I mentioned, the pictures and text out of order....ohhh well.

Check out this bed all dressed up!  We purchased it from Arhaus in a beige linen fabric which was their stock fabric.  A few weeks after our purchase, they changed the stock color to this charcoal velvet fabric which I loved more.  I requested for them to switch out the old stock fabric bed to the new stock fabric bed.  A week later they picked up the other bed and delivered the new stock velvet charcoal fabric bed to us.  SCORE!  Here is a picture that shows the Queen size bed from their catalog.  We own the KING size bed!  I have to tell you the bed is huge in stature and the room still swallows up the bed.  This is one of the many things I love about our Master Suite--its size.  

Monday, November 18, 2013


As I mentioned, I was released from the hospital after having a stroke in my right eye which resulted in the lost of vision in that eye.  They claim my eye sight will never return because the optic nerve was damaged beyond repair.  I have and had an awesome team of doctors to work on discovering how someone so young as myself could end up with a stroke in her eye.  After 30 plus tests, they discovered I had Lupus last week.  Both of these discoveries are major ruptures in my life and I am doing what I can to adjust, however; it's very difficult to say the least.  In the meantime, please feel free to share any information with me at and please keep me in your prayers for a miracle***** THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHECKING IN ON ME!

After a week loooonnnnggg stay in the hospital, I am back home and getting used to this new style of living.  I am looking forward to the unfinished projects and blogging.  I am grateful and blessed to be here.  It was a close call.  And I mean, a very close call.  I am so grateful to be alive.  Keep me in your prayers for complete restoration in my right eye (lost my vision) and for peace and a stress free life. I thank GOD for keeping me here to finish my purpose in this life time.  I am counting my blessings.  Thank you blog family for your prayers.