Friday, September 21, 2012

Welcome to Washington!!!

 Things are still a bit crazy around here but I thought I would share a few tid-bits on what our new life is like in the Great Northwest...  As always, I think photos will convey far more than I ever could.  So, here we go!

Well, here it is the new Casa Shackford.
Our first night in the new house... pretty sparse! 
We were so eager to get in after waiting 4 days after closing to take possession that we jumped on the first opportunity.
We arrived after 10pm, exhausted!  But, by doing so we were here first thing in the morning when the movers arrived. 
The kitchen was the first room "unpacked."  I snapped this pict. before more boxes made their way in.
This is the view from our backyard.  That is the golf course clubhouse in the distance.
Golf anytime; my husband is in heaven!
This is a local produce stand.  Fresh local fruit and veggies- and this is just one of many options.
Just on the other side of our neighborhood is Lake Wilderness.  It is so beautiful and so close! There is even a trail linking our neighborhood right to the lake, NICE!
You just can't escape Mt. Rainier!  This is my view going to the grocery store.  Not bad, not bad at all!!! 
Even garage sale-ing it just seems to show up where ever you go. 
There she is again!!!
This is the ride to school, once again; not bad, not bad at all!!!













Monday, September 17, 2012

New house, new state, new blog???

As you may know we recently moved from Oklahoma to Washington state!!!  It has taken us a while to get settled and honestly, we are still not quite there.  But, for the first time I do feel like I have 5 minutes to catch everyone up :)  Here are a few photos of our journey across the country...

This is the first photo I took of our journey.
Here we are on the road and leaving Oklahoma.
It took us 5 days and a small caravan to get everything across country.
Even at that- we ended up leaving a few couches, dressers and other
items behind.   
Can't remember... is this Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming???
I was quite surprised to learn that this would end up being the scenery for
more than 75% of our trip!
There was a lot of driving but we tried to have a little fun too.  In Ogden, Utah my
husband and oldest son did a little indoor skydiving!  They both loved it!!!
Finally seeing a little elevation in the distance.  Though we climbed to nearly
7000 ft all in all it was kinda hard to tell!
Crossing the Snake River in Idaho.
Oregon brought the trees and finally some GREEN!!!
...and the most amazing scenery.
Even our dog Diesel liked the view.
When we finally landed at my sister's house we we're greeted by welcome signs,
a toilet paper finish line and lots of excited cousins.  I am so happy to report just how blessed our trip was!
No traffic issues, no mechanical problems, no unexpected surprised- just smooth sailing!  
Finally home!!!  Here are my boys in front of the new house on our closing day. Sadly after this we still had to wait 4 long, hard days to move in.  But, now we are in and loving life.  It has been quite the journey over these last few months but again I am quite happy to say that things are turning out quite well.  Last on the list though is to get back to business!

I already have several furniture projects sitting in my garage which I will be sharing soon!  But, before I can do that I first have to decide whether or not to change the name of my blog!?!  "Okla-home-a" doesn't quite work any more... I have a few ideas but nothing I have committed to.  Any suggestions?


Monday, August 13, 2012

...and a drum roll please!!!


Just got the official appraisal on the house we are selling at 
500 Timber Ridge Rd.  
and we are pleased to say that the appraised value came in over our asking price!!!
Appraised on August 13, 2012 for $260,000
...and yes, she's still for sale...

Asking $259,900
4 bedroom / 2 1/2 bath / 2+ Side Entry Garage / 2725 sq ft. / 
14,039 Sq Ft. Corner Lot (.32 acre)
Contact: Jaime Shackford 405-513-3978
jaimeshackford@gmail.com

Saturday, August 11, 2012

~500 Timber Ridge Road~

Charming Stone Cottage on Corner Estate in the Heart of Edmond, OK

...featured in This Old House Magazine!
$259,900
4 bedroom / 2 1/2 bath / 2+ Side Entry Garage / 2725 sq ft. / 
14,039 Sq Ft. Corner Lot (.32 acre)
Boasting with luxury far beyond its' price tag, this charming stone cottage brings to life true storybook living.  Upon entering the home you are greeted by sweeping landscape views of the lush backyard and  glistening- newly renovated pool.  As you meander through, the double sided stone fireplace adds romantic charm to the vast living room as well as the spacious eat in kitchen.  Wide moldings and original woodwork, updated kitchen and baths, sunny- spacious rooms, and built-ins galore are just a few of the features that make this quite possibly the most charming home in the area.  After a long summer day, unwind and cool off by the pool as you listen to your favorite music playing over the outdoor speakers.  Then enjoy alfresco dining under the twinkling lights of the pergola as you kick back and relax.  Love your life; 
move in now!
Reclaimed wood shutters featured in This Old House Magazine!
Beautiful mature landscaping. 
Pool renovated Spring 2012. 
Enjoy alfresco dining under your shaded pergola. 
 Glistening pool!
New wide slats added to pergola to increase shade during the hot summer months. 
Updated Stainless Steel Appliances compliment this cottage kitchen. 
Enjoy your morning coffee by the fireplace in the kitchen.
Listen to your favorite music inside or out with surround sound in the living room and backyard!
The romantic stone fireplace adds warmth during the winter months with new radiant heat gas logs.
Spacious half bath for guests. 
Formal Dining room with chair rail, wood floors, and large picture window.
Wood floors in master bedroom.
Double doors lead to the master bath and Pottery Barn double vanity.
Ceramic tile guides you to double french doors that lead to the backyard.
Custom Dash & Albert Stair runner featured in This Old House Magazine!
Original woodwork and built-ins through out the home.
Upstairs bath has double vanity, bath tub, shower, commode and plenty of space.


If you are interested in viewing this home, please contact Jaime Shackford:
jaimeshackford@gmail.com
or call
405-513-3978

~Serious inquiries only please~

Monday, July 30, 2012

For Sale cont...

Update:  Our NEW roof is ON!!!
Look at that great slate tile look roof!

Note:  New siding, facia, gutters etc... go up this week!!!


~500 Timber Ridge Road~

Charming Stone Cottage on Corner Estate in the Heart of Edmond, OK

...featured in This Old House Magazine!
$259,900
4 bedroom / 2 1/2 bath / 2+ Side Entry Garage / 2725 sq ft. / 
14,039 Sq Ft. Corner Lot (.32 acre)
Here are the guys finishing up.  Great job "American Restorators!"

I also made these signs to advertise...

Now we just need a great buyer to come snatch up this fabulous house!






Monday, July 23, 2012

FOR SALE!!!

 Yes, it is true... Okla-home-a is saying good-bye! We have had the most amazing 4 years in OK, but now it is time for us to head west. We thank you so much for your love and support- 
we will miss you all sincerely!!!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Big news!!!

A few days ago I mentioned there might be some big changes coming to Okla-home-a... Well, it's official- We will be moving at the end of August so Okla-home-a will be saying good-bye for now.  We have enjoyed our last 4 years in Oklahoma more than you can know.  We have met the most amazing people, had the best time, lived in an amazing house, in an even more amazing neighborhood. We are so sad to go, but we are excited to start a new chapter in our lives... The first order of business is to sell the casa!  Here is some info.  let me know if you are interested!

~500 Timber Ridge Road~

Charming Corner Estate in the Heart of Edmond, OK

...featured in This Old House Magazine!
$259,900
4 bedroom / 2 1/2 bath / 2+ Side Entry Garage / 
2725 sq ft. / 14,039 Sq Ft. Corner Lot (.32 acre)



Boasting with luxury far beyond its' price tag, this charming stone cottage brings to life true storybook living.  Upon entering the home you are greeted by sweeping landscape views of the lush backyard and  glistening- newly renovated pool.  As you meander through, the double sided stone fireplace adds romantic charm to the vast living room as well as the spacious eat in kitchen.  Wide moldings and original woodwork, updated kitchen and baths, sunny- spacious rooms, and built-ins galore are just a few of the features that make this quite possibly the most charming home in the area.  After a long summer day, unwind and cool off by the pool as you listen to your favorite music playing over the outdoor speakers.  Then enjoy alfresco dining under the twinkling lights of the pergola as you kick back and relax.  Love your life; move in now!

Highlights and Features:

• Great 4 Br/ 2 ½ Bath Floor Plan • Spacious Rooms• Extra large double sided fireplace• NEW Radiant Heat Gas Logs • Updated Eat-in Kitchen • NEW Upgraded Stainless Appliances• Microwave Concealed in Cabinet • French Doors off Kitchen to Pergola• Built-in Desk in Kitchen • Butler’s Pantry• Intercom System Throughout• Security System• Programable Sprinkler System • Formal Dining Room• Wet bar with Built-in Ice Maker• Lower Level Master Bedroom Suite • Pottery Barn Double Vanity in Master Bath • French Doors to Private Deck off Master • Ceramic Tile in Master Bath• Custom Cabinets• Crown Molding, Chair Rail• Custom Woodwork • Plantation Blinds• Wood Floors• Paver Entry• Solid Wood 6 Panel Doors • Upgraded Light Fixtures / Recessed lighting • Energy-Efficient Features • NEW Upgraded Carpet • Custom Dash & Albert Stair Runner• Separate Utility Room • Covered Front Porch• Wired for Surround Sound in LR • Wired for Outdoor Speakers • Separate HVAC Units for Up & Downstairs • Storm Windows• Pergola Covered Back Patio• Custom Wood Shutters & Window Boxes • NEW Siding• NEW 40 year Designer Roof• Pool Renovation- Spring 2012 • Side Entry 2+ Car Garage • Shelving, Storage & Workbench in Garage • Raised Garden Beds & Fruit Trees • Mature Landscaped 1/3 Acre Lot• Award Winning Edmond Schools• Blue Ribbon Awarded Northern Hills Elementary • Sequoia MS/ Edmond North HS • Neighborhood Pool, Park • Home Owners Association • Over 35k in in upgrades & updates.

For more information, please contact:Jaime Shackford 405-513-3978 or jaimeshackford@gmail.com