House Update with Floor Plans…10/30/12

It is so exciting! Last week we were featured in The Greenville News. No, I am not 14 months pregnant, even though I look like it in the picture. I didn’t know they were taking my picture that day! The house movers have started cutting up the third floor…they will be cutting each floor into three pieces.

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We have been measuring the lot, trying to decide where the house will be positioned.

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This is where the front porch will be, see the two stakes?

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That is a well, conveniently located in front of the house. John thinks a fountain would be too pretentious…what do you think? Can you picture it? Nothing big and tacky, of course!

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I am including preliminary floor plans of the house today, but we only have good plans of the first and second floors. The cellar and third floor plans are still in progress. I think we will use the servants room as an office. The third floor has two bedrooms, a bathroom, attic storage, and an extra room that I think we will use for the boys’ den. We have a total of 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.
Here is the first floor plan:

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Here is the second floor plan:

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Kary

*Sometimes I link up at these parties…

Monday: Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch, Jam Hands, Home Stories A-Z, How to Nest for Less, Today’s Creative Blog, Thrifty Décor Chick, Not Just a Housewife, Boogieboard Cottage,Time Warp Wife, Chef In Training, The Ivy Cottage Blog, Holly’s Stamping Addiction, Serendipity and Spice, Homestead Revival

Tuesday: Bowl Full of Lemons, Organize & Decorate Everything, Primitive and Proper, homework, Tilly’s Nest, Elizabeth & Co., Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Project Queen, Sugar Bee Crafts, Time Warp Wife, Coastal Charm, The DIY Dreamer

Wednesday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ivy and Elephants, Someday Crafts, the 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, seven thirty-three, Semi-Homemade Mom, The Real Housewives of Riverton, lil pink pocket, Stone Gable, No Minimalist Here, A Creative Princess

Thursday: The Coloradolady, Common Ground,Five Days Five Ways , My Romantic Home, Delightful Order, Imparting Grace, My Repurposed Life, Liz Marie Blog, Redoux,

Friday: Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Six Sisters Stuff, Serenity Now, Whipperberry, Nap Time Crafters, Sew Many Ways, Fox Hollow Cottage

Saturday: Positively Splendid

Sunday: Alderberry Hill, Flour Me With Love, Stone Gable, This Gal Cooks, Nifty, Thrifty Things

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Weekly Junk Report…10/29/12

I had a great week for shopping! No furniture, but I got a ton of smalls. I found an old army blanket for my son, Cooper, in mint condition, and John found a vintage 5 gallon milk can, definitely the largest item of the week. I am sorry to say that I am keeping most of it instead of taking it to my booth…sorry, honey!

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See the set of 10 vintage banana split dishes? And I found the covered Churchill Blue Willow casserole for $5!

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I found this complete 3-piece Shirley Temple breakfast set:

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Lots of pyrex bowls, plates, and Fire King:

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I love this 1950’s cast iron birdbath I got for $2…

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I love these vintage Knowles plates for $1…

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This enameled brass picture frame I found for $1.25, and I swear it weighs 2 pounds…

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I might actually make bread in this huge McCoy bowl:

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I found a fabulous Villeroy and Boch Mettlach cake plate for $2 to add to my white plate collection:

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This little cup says, “juice for good teeth”…

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One last thing I will bore you with. This is an antique poker chip holder that rotates and has a lid! The chips are awesome colors!

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Pretty good haul!

Happy Monday!
Kary

We were featured in the Greenville News…Historic House on the Move


Greater Greer News 10/24/2012, Page A01
Historic house on the move in Greer
Couple to restore Barnwell home
By Katie Jones
Greater Greer News kjones4@greenvillenews.com
The Newsomes stumbled upon the Arthur Barnwell house.
Kary Newsome’s mom was having back surgery at the Village at Pelham — a stone’s
throw from the house on State14 in Greer. Her husband, John Newsome, went to check
on her mother when he found the house.
“We came up and looked around,” she said. “And fell in love with it.” So the Newsomes
purchased the house for $1.
“This is my home. This is my baby. I’m in love with it. It’s like a part of the family at this
point. We’ve spent so much time over here. I just love it.” They first found the house in
March 2012, bought it in May and began working on it the following summer, Newsome
said. Newsome said she hopes to move into the house within the next year, after the
house is moved about a mile away and restored.
“The important thing was to find a piece of land that it would have been there naturally,”
Newsome said. “We didn’t (want) it in a subdivision.” The house sits on eight acres but
the Newsomes only own the house. After the house is moved, they’ll grade the land for
the property owner so it can be sold for commercial development.
Moving the house will probably cost it its historic status, said Mike Bedenbaugh,
executive director of The Palmetto Trust for the Historic Preservation.
Being on the National Register allows for tax breaks, Bedenbaugh said, but it doesn’t
protect the house, a common misconception.
The Palmetto Trust was “so happy” to hear that the Newsomes were going take “the
time and money and effort to do this, which is substantial,” Bedenbaugh said.
“It’s terribly sad that the place can’t be kept where it was,” he said. “I’m glad some are
willing to make the sacrifice to take that extra step to make the investment to save what
they can of the building.” According to the South Carolina Archives and History
Department, the house was built between 1880 and 1900 in conjunction with Pelham
Mills and belonged to Arthur Barnwell, Pelham Manufacturing Co. president.
The house has a parlor, a secondary parlor, a library, a cellar, a butler’s pantry and a
maid’s bedroom. They’ve removed five chimneys and eight fireplaces from the house,
Newsome said.
The house will be divided into nine pieces — “three on top, three on the middle and
three at the bottom,” said Melvin Bradley, owner of Bradley’s House Movers.
The house has been severely vandalized. Windows and shutters have been busted out.
Obscenities, slurs and crude drawings have been spray painted on the walls. The
Newsomes have found drug paraphernalia inside.
Bedenbaugh said the vandalism was “one of the most terrible things to witness to
happen to this magnificent place.”
It’s a party house, Newsome said. Graffiti around the front door agrees, but it also states
that the house is haunted. But that’s not what the Newsomes see. “To some people this
is an abandoned house,” Newsomesaid.“But this is my home. This is where I plan to live
the rest of my life. It really makes me angry when people come in here and destroy my
home.” If the graffiti is accurate, vandals were in the house as recently as this summer
— “TD (hearts) KD 7/30/12.” “They come in and they party,” Newsome said. “They kick
out the windows. There was a guy living upstairs.”
John Newsome said he’s never moved a house before, but has restored a house.
The couple has four sons between them — 11, 14, 27 and 28 years old — and the
house has been “a big family project,” Newsome said. “They’ve all spent all summer
over here, working on the house,” she said. The house and its history are irreplaceable,
Newsome said. “You think about all the families that have lived here and had children
here and died here,” she said. “You can’t replace this.” Follow the Newsomes’ progress
at onedollarcottage.com/category/myhouse.
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Copyright (c) 2012 The Greenville News 10/24/2012

Weekly Junk Report, 10/22/12

I didn’t have that great of a junking week! I love my globe, the McCoy bowl I found, the carnival glass candle holders, the vintage ice cream dishes…

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I found this folding can seat rocker on Craigslist:

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I seem to have a thing for play tables:

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My hubby found this 1960’s buffet and hutch on Craigslist, I could only get a picture of the top, complete with the lovely maize colored glass in the doors:

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So I got myself some more projects to add to my to-do list, and some things to take to my antiques booth!

Come see my stuff at Buncombe Antiques Mall on Wade Hampton in Taylors!

Kary

Weekly Junk Report, 10/15/12

I need to get back to my weekly junk reports, since junking is my favorite part of my week!

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We found some awesome stuff today!
I also found this great child’s roll-top desk and a chest this week.

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I have a whole Suburban full of stuff to take to my booth at the antiques mall on Monday!

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Look at this great 1940’s Planters peanuts tin dishes:

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And this flip-down child’s stool, with a cute articulated model:

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I love this stained glass window:

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This side table:

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This rocker I fixed up:

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This drop-leaf table and ladder-back chairs:

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And this newspaper log roller:

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Come check out my booth!
Buncombe Antiques Mall, Booth #33
5000 Wade Hampton
Taylors, SC 29687

Kary

*Sometimes I link up at these parties…

Monday: Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch, Jam Hands, Home Stories A-Z, How to Nest for Less, Today’s Creative Blog, Thrifty Décor Chick, Not Just a Housewife, Boogieboard Cottage,Time Warp Wife, Chef In Training, The Ivy Cottage Blog, Holly’s Stamping Addiction, Serendipity and Spice, Homestead Revival

Tuesday: Bowl Full of Lemons, Organize & Decorate Everything, Primitive and Proper, homework, Tilly’s Nest, Elizabeth & Co., Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Project Queen, Sugar Bee Crafts, Time Warp Wife, Coastal Charm, The DIY Dreamer

Wednesday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ivy and Elephants, Someday Crafts, the 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, seven thirty-three, Semi-Homemade Mom, The Real Housewives of Riverton, lil pink pocket, Stone Gable, No Minimalist Here, A Creative Princess

Thursday: The Coloradolady, Common Ground,Five Days Five Ways , My Romantic Home, Delightful Order, Imparting Grace, My Repurposed Life, Liz Marie Blog, Redoux,

Friday: Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Six Sisters Stuff, Serenity Now, Whipperberry, Nap Time Crafters, Sew Many Ways, Fox Hollow Cottage

Saturday: Positively Splendid

Sunday: Alderberry Hill, Flour Me With Love, Stone Gable, This Gal Cooks, Nifty, Thrifty Things

My Erin Condren Life Planner

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I know I have talked about it before, but today I am going to talk about how much I love my Erin Condren Life Planner.
Isn’t it adorable? Not only can you pick your pattern, you can pick your colors, your personalization, and even add pictures! It makes it so much more fun to use a planner when you love the way it looks, silly as that may seem!
It not only looks pretty, but it functions great, too! It has sturdy tabs…

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A monthly calendar…

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Weekly calendar…

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Notes pages…

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Places to record birthdays, anniversaries, important numbers, addresses…

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A pocket for papers…

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A pouch…

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And stickers to make your calendar even cuter!

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Now that I am done with my totally non-compensated plug for Erin Condren, let me show you how I use my planner. Every week on Sunday, I fill out the next week. Today, I will do it on Thursday! I write all of my appointments down as I make them on the monthly calendar.

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The weeks are laid out in morning, day and night grids. There are spaces for goals and to do in the margin.

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I will admit, I don’t use the grid as morning, day and night. I write all of my appointments in the morning block. I try to remember to use different colored markers for my family members. I got to use the cute stickers for no school, dentist appointment, mani/pedi, game, yard sale, and concert this week! How exciting, lol!

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Then I use the center section for tasks, including my regular weekly schedule for housekeeping. I use the bottom block for menu planning and blog planning.

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I use the goals section for tasks I need to get done that week. I write the list there, and then during the week I transfer them to the middle section as I schedule them. The to do section I use for things I need to buy that aren’t regular grocery items, like dog food at the tractor supply, or a tuxedo jacket for my oldest son’s orchestra.

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I love it!

Kary

*Sometimes I link up at these parties…

Monday: Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch, Jam Hands, Home Stories A-Z, How to Nest for Less, Today’s Creative Blog, Thrifty Décor Chick, Not Just a Housewife, Boogieboard Cottage,Time Warp Wife, Chef In Training, The Ivy Cottage Blog, Holly’s Stamping Addiction, Serendipity and Spice, Homestead Revival

Tuesday: Bowl Full of Lemons, Organize & Decorate Everything, Primitive and Proper, homework, Tilly’s Nest, Elizabeth & Co., Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Project Queen, Sugar Bee Crafts, Time Warp Wife, Coastal Charm, The DIY Dreamer

Wednesday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ivy and Elephants, Someday Crafts, the 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, seven thirty-three, Semi-Homemade Mom, The Real Housewives of Riverton, lil pink pocket, Stone Gable, No Minimalist Here, A Creative Princess

Thursday: The Coloradolady, Common Ground,Five Days Five Ways , My Romantic Home, Delightful Order, Imparting Grace, My Repurposed Life, Liz Marie Blog, Redoux,

Friday: Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Six Sisters Stuff, Serenity Now, Whipperberry, Nap Time Crafters, Sew Many Ways, Fox Hollow Cottage

Saturday: Positively Splendid

Sunday: Alderberry Hill, Flour Me With Love, Stone Gable, This Gal Cooks

Paper Management

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Paper management can be daunting. All of us have had the mad scramble looking for a permission slip at the last minute. Here is the system I have finally settled on, that seems to keep me pretty much on track.
1. Inbox: one basket that serves as the primary holding spot for all incoming paper.

2. Control Journal: has a section for schedules, where I keep orchestra schedules, sports schedules and rosters, a school calendar, and anything else I need for easy reference.

3. Action File: a file for daily, short-term filing. Use an action file to organize bills for payment, papers that require response, and information that must be filed. I use an accordion file for portability, but you can also use a table top file.

4. Basic Files: a household’s working file system. These are files that you use weekly or monthly. Basic files hold medical insurance records, credit card statements, and bank statements. Use basic files for routine activities like bill paying, tax files, medical information and home maintenance. I keep these in the top drawer of my filing cabinet.

5. Classic Files: archives for long-term file storage. These are files that you only have for reference. Copies of tax returns and insurance policies, homeowners’ records, medical records, and copies of legal documents belong here. I keep these in the bottom drawer of my filing cabinet.

6. Keepsakes: things I am keeping for my scrapbooks and memory files. I keep these in separate boxes for each child.

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Using an accordion file or a small tabletop file with hanging folders, label your categories. I use the Getting Things Done method, so mine are labeled like this:
Inbox
@buy
@call
@church
@computer
@go
@home
@paperwork
@pay
@kary
@riley
@cooper
@outbox

I like the Getting Things Done system because of its use of contexts. When I am running errands, I look in my @go section. When I am at the computer, I do things behind the @computer section. I can make calls waiting in car line, and do my paperwork and pay bills at my desk. You can make the system fit your needs.

I have one file folder in the front of each drawer of my file drawers labeled “to file,” as well as one in the front of my basic files labeled “keepsakes.” Every Sunday, I file what is in those files in the appropriate folders. For now, we are going to talk about daily maintenance.

Here is how my system works.
1. I put my mail in my inbox, on top of all the paperwork from the boys and my husband. Train everyone in the house to place any bills, receipts, school handouts and forms, general mail, coupons, any paper, into the inbox.
2. Every day, review each item sitting in the household inbox.
3. Decide what to do with each piece of paper the first time you handle it.
4. I keep calendars, schedules, and phone lists in clear page protectors in my control journal.

Here are some examples:
Flyer about mountain property goes in the trash
Handout about a field trip for Cooper goes in @cooper
Orchestra schedule for Riley gets hole punched and put in my control binder behind “schedules”
Flyer about music lessons that has a website I want to check out goes in @computer
Application for passports goes in @paperwork
Printout from a website for a project I want to make goes in @home…
401k statement goes in my “to file” folder in my classic files
Program from an orchestra concert goes in “keepsakes”

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I keep my action file in my bag that I take with me when I run errands, that has my planner and my control journal journal in it. I love the portability. Every Sunday I go through my action file, decide what needs to be done this week, fill out paperwork, mail bills, and write down in my planner what needs to be acted on. Then I file all of the paperwork in my “to file” folders. Otherwise, I would have piles and piles of paper on my desk, and tons of things I would forget to do.

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Cleaning Schedules

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Let’s talk about cleaning. I can remember when I was growing up, my mother would do spring and fall cleaning. Now, there are things about being a military family that were good, some bad. Looking back, I realize that one good thing about moving every two years is that your house can only get so dirty!

Anyway. I am not down with the big cleaning. I theoretically agree with the cleaning methods that suggest that you keep a rotating schedule through the year. Note my use of “theoretically.” I love this idea, but I am not great at sticking to it. Everyone has their preference, and you just need to find one you like, and stick to it as best you can!

Here are some of the best methods:

Flylady: Flylady uses a Zone method, with detailed printable lists.

Home Routines: this is an app that I have on my iPad. You can adapt this for Flylady or any other routine you like.

Time Warp Wife: everyone must already know how much I love her daily and weekly schedules.

Clean Mama: I really love this website. She had awesome schedules, printables, tips…if it is about housekeeping, she has it covered!

iDream of Clean: this is great website that has 31-day challenges…

Organized Home: this website has been around a long time, and is a great resource for printables, cleaning schedules, and tips on household notebooks.

Somewhat Simple: she has an adorable cleaning box she made with tasks on cards inside…

You can check out my Pinterest board on Home Management for more ideas…

Arthur Barnwell House, Moving Update, 10/8/12

What an exciting weekend! Our house mover started bringing in equipment!

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I was so happy when I saw the beams under the house, I almost started crying! It is finally happening!

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The boys had a blast with the skid steer over at the lot, clearing trees, rocks, vines and everything else to get the lot ready.

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There are a lot of decisions to be made. How far back will the house sit, where will the drive be, how much of a front walk do we want, which trees do we keep, where will the carriage house be…but it is fun deciding!
Woo hoo!

Kary

*Sometimes I link up at these parties…

Monday: Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch, Jam Hands, Home Stories A-Z, How to Nest for Less, Today’s Creative Blog, Thrifty Décor Chick, Not Just a Housewife, Boogieboard Cottage,Time Warp Wife, Chef In Training, The Ivy Cottage Blog, Holly’s Stamping Addiction, Serendipity and Spice, Homestead Revival

Tuesday: Bowl Full of Lemons, Organize & Decorate Everything, Primitive and Proper, homework, Tilly’s Nest, Elizabeth & Co., Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Project Queen, Sugar Bee Crafts, Time Warp Wife, Coastal Charm, The DIY Dreamer

Wednesday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ivy and Elephants, Someday Crafts, the 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, seven thirty-three, Semi-Homemade Mom, The Real Housewives of Riverton, lil pink pocket, Stone Gable, No Minimalist Here, A Creative Princess

Thursday: The Coloradolady, Common Ground,Five Days Five Ways , My Romantic Home, Delightful Order, Imparting Grace, My Repurposed Life, Liz Marie Blog, Redoux,

Friday: Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Six Sisters Stuff, Serenity Now, Whipperberry, Nap Time Crafters, Sew Many Ways, Fox Hollow Cottage, Curb Alert!

Saturday: Positively Splendid

Sunday: Alderberry Hill, Flour Me With Love, Stone Gable, This Gal Cooks