Thursday, April 16, 2009

Glorious Spring!

We are finally beginning to see some nicer weather here in the Pacific Northwest! Yesterday Mr. Squash and I walked together at lunch. Below is a photo from yesterday of the park I walk past every day. I was playing around with Picnik and found this new photo collage section for premium members. Pretty cool! Picnik can be used for free - has a lot of neat features in the free section - and even more if you become a premium member. I find it to be more user-friendly than Photoshop!


Saturday there is going to be an all-city open house in our area. Our house will be on the tour and we hope it generates some serious “lookers”. Last fall the realtors in our area did this and they generated 30% more home sales than usual for the same time period from the previous year! Last night I weeded my cottage garden in front and tonight and tomorrow we will be dusting, vacuuming and putting as much sparkle as we can into the house for the tour!

I thought I would show you what the floor in the kitchen at the Squash House is going to look like.

First I was going to go with cork, but after pricing it, I decided to change my mind! I’d heard a lot about Marmoleum (or Forbo as the industry calls it) and decided to do some research. It’s a “green” product similar to the old fashioned linoleum. It can be laid in sheets or tiles and comes in a multitude of colors. We’re going to have it laid in sheets. This chip doesn’t really do it justice, but you get the idea.

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wishing you a successful open house! I've been wanting cork...have not priced it. It would be wonderful in my sewing room. I've read it's like a mattress for your feet...more comfy. Currently I pick threads from the carpet!

Darlene said...

Just stopping by to leave you lots and lots of luck with the All City Open House - the buyer will be there.

Stephanie D. said...

Look at those gorgeous trees!

Thanks for the info on the Marmoleum. I'm looking at replacing my kitchen floor in the next couple of years and will keep it in mind.

Hope you get a serious offer (or two!) soon.

Kay said...

Good luck on the open house. I like the floor, it looks like it would hide anything :)

Ulla said...

Let's hope the people will be like birds in spring and start looking for nice new houses!

Kaaren said...

Good luck with your open house, Candace.

Are those trees actually in bloom now? If so, all I can say is...sigh. I think we're still about 3 weeks away although I checked my forsythia shrubs this morning and I can actually see the buds.

Your new flooring looks like it will hide a multitude of sins...what every kitchen needs, I think.

Marla said...

I had something similar to your new flooring several years ago and loved it as it never showed dirt either light or dark. I had to mop it regularly as I never really knew if it needed it or not. LOL! Good luck this weekend!

*karendianne. said...

Flooring looks interesting. I'm into that! And your photo Candace, I love that. What type of trees are those, Cherry?

Oh, what will happen to Miss Sophie when all the people come to the Open House? I wasn't asking. That was pushy Kanga taking over the keyboard.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I used to use photshop all the time, then switched to Picnik. I also think it is user friendly. The best of luck on the open house, and i love the floor choice.

Julia said...

Good Luck with the open house!

We have something very similar in our kitchen, dining room and living room. I really like it, easy to care for and beautiful to look at!

Love the picture!

Libby said...

The open house sounds like a great way to bring in new interest . . . . I hope you get multiple offers *s*

sewtakeahike said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and the Mr. today for the perfect buyer!

Carrie P. said...

Lovely park. I would love to walk there. And it neat how you framed it. I might have to check out that site.
Hope you have a buyer today.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful park!

Wishing you a successful open house!

The floor for Squash House looks fantastic. It looks like it would hide dirt. For some reason Cork scares me.

happy zombie said...

This is the first I've heard of Marmoleum - and you know me... what you get I want too. I just googled it and I'm in love! And I love that it's green. I want to redo our bathrooms. The previous owner put in those crappy 79 cent Home Depot tiles and I want to get rid of them sooooooooooo bad! And now that I've seen the Marmoleum... I'm thinking I want a new floor in the entire house!

Hope your open house was wonderful!!! xoxom