Thursday, July 26, 2018

Watercolor and Butterflies

First of all, thank you so much for your input and suggestion regarding the pool, we have never own a house that has a pool before so we really need to hear from people who does. 
We got a designer we came out to the probably, and the quotation he proposed to do the backyard with a pool is in 6 figures, OH BOY!!!! I don't really want to put that much money into the backyard, and besides, I heard that the monthly expenses to upkeep a pool range from 150 - 300, that is without any accident like the pool guy forgot to shut off the vault etc etc.
Since we both won't be using the pool (I really shouldn't tell my hubby that I would if we have one), how many people would say that I would exercise everyday if I have a treadmill at home, but after they bought, the treadmill became a white elephant sitting in the room? I haven't swim more than 20 times in the years that I have live, what makes me think that I would use the pool everyday just to exercise?
Taking that into consideration with the cost of putting in the pool and the cost to upkeep it, I kind of think it is quite stupid to do that at this point, even thought I think the pool can add about 15K value to the house if we want to sell it someday, but at this point, we really should think about what works for us rather than resales value right?
Alright, if you have a water fixture ideas or any other related ideas, do share please!!!


NEXT..........



July's challenge is watercolors! Clare just bought me 2 boxes of watercolors for Mother's day, I am happy to put them into good use....



besides the watercolor and sequins, the products used on this card are all from Papertreyink, like the swirl stamped on the background and the butterfly die.


The theme at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week is also Butterflies, you might want to hop over to take a look.

And last but not least, check out my updated Craft Stuff for Sale page, thank you for stopping by!

Have a cool summer!





10 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Your watercolor BG is jut Gorgeous! Love this card!

As far as the pool that price is ridiculous! You need another quote. As far as how much you will use it, I think that even if I don’t swim all of the time, I get a LOT of pleasure just looking at it out my sliding doors! Maybe you should set a budget and when the next guy comes out ask what he can build for that amount.

Adam said...

pretty card

Greta said...

Beautiful background & card, Kirsty! What a great gift from your daughter! Sounds like you've been smart in your thinking about the pool. I sure wouldn't spend that amount of money just for resale value--better to spend it on yourselves! Hugs, Greta

Tracey McNeely said...

Hi Kristie beautiful watercolour and thank you for the reminder, I haven't used that butterfly is so long. Pool's are very expensive for up keep. I grew up with one an d we always had a pop up one for our kids when they were young but we never had an in-ground put in. We bought a hot tub last fall and it is just perfect for us! xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and the butterfly!! And yes, upkeep on a pool is ridiculous -- besides the water costs, you have to clean it and shock and chlorinate it too... lol! I never say never, but I know I never LOOK for a house with one already there!!!! And I promise, my treadmill is used 5 times a week by me! LOL! :)

Marge said...

Your watercolor backgrounds are just beautiful, Kristy. I always struggle with coloring large space...Thanks for your visiting!♡

Marge

Andie Miller said...

What a beautiful watercolor. Fantastic!

Diane said...

What lovely background colors, butterfly and sequins Kirsty.

Hugs Diane

Ros Crawford said...

Well we've lived all our life without a pool - apart fro when we get heavy rain haha!
Beautiful watercolouring there Kirsty... I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with that set!

Maria said...

Lovely water colored background, Kirsty! Love the pretty butterfly, too! Oh, I am thinking the quote for the swimming pool is way too high! Even if it were just a small pool being out in hot Vegas would be such a relief to take a dip in the pool. But, I've always wanted a pool, but hubby says...nope...lol!