I’ve been driving around and enjoying new places here in my new home of Lakeland, Florida. The days are mostly beautiful with blue skies although the temperatures have been chilly.Read More
Even though we are in winter and many of us have snowy yards, today I want to discuss making our gardens useful places to visit. For many of us, our gardens often feel like a separate outdoor space that isn’t used that often. The problem people have is that perhaps they find that their outdoor space isn’t really a user friendly space. You may have a large lawned area, perhaps planted a few plants at some point, and maybe it is good for sitting out when the sun shines or watching your children play. Now consider how it can be a space that can be used for all kinds of things.Read More
I’m sorry that I’ve been off line so much, but life is very busy when you move. I am taking a break from unpacking. My apartment has a bed set up, and dressers in the right rooms . We won’t mention the ocean of boxes. I am currently doing laundrey and hanging up the clean clothes in the closet. No more living out of a suitcase for me.
Today we’re reviewing Comfort Spring’s stats for 2023. I had 41 features last year. Many thanks to the link party hosts for their support. In terms of posts with the most visits, I must say I’m not sure how these posts became so popular, but I’m not complaining. The top 10 posts are all over a year old.Read More
Photos today are courtesy of my nephew James.
As many of you know, I am selling my house and buying a condo. I just have a few Christmas items in the living room to keep me happy, but I won’t be putting up a tree and doing all the decorating I normally do. Right now there are 2 stacks of packed boxes in the living room with more to come. Each stack is as tall as me. Same in the dining room. An inspector came last Monday at 12:45. Last Tuesday an appraisor came at noon. Sigh! I’ll be so happy when this is all over. I move to Lakeland on January 10th. Today’s photos are courtesy of my nephew James up in Michigan. Thank you James!Read More
A friend of mine bought a new house last month. In the last few months, he has retired, sold his home in North Carolina, and put his stuff in storage. He came down for a month and started looking at houses all around central Florida. He had done his homework and knew what he wanted. He took his time, saw lots of places, and found a great one. He then started to make it HIS PERFECT HOME.Read More
This last year has been a stressful one with my physical problems due to neck, surgery, and trying to cope with the sharp rise in expenses in the last few years. After much deliberation, I’ve decided to sell my home and buy a condo. I’m really tired of dealing with maintenance issues for the house. For example, I’ve gone through 3 lawn guys in 4 years. Here in Florida, lawn work is year round. Consequently, I have worked on my home for the last few months in preparation of listing it for sale. Last week a professional photographer and my real estate agent came to take photographs for the listing. Today’s photos are from that visit and are courtesy of the Dorwin Team, Peter & Allison Dorwin.Read More
As the seasons change and the leaves start to turn, it’s time for sweet autumn dreams. Splashes of color on the hills and frost on the lawn mean the earth is giving us one last burst of color before the cold darkness of winter. Take a ride in the country and glimpse the wonder of God’s work. The woods are filled with colors, and the animals prepare for winter. A time for Sweet Autumn Forest (16″ x 20″). You know I think this is my favorite graphic that I’ve made. I hope you like it.Read More
I’ve sandbagged my home as I wait for Hurricane Idalia to land on Florida’s Gulf coast in the early AM tonight. I’ll blog again as soon as I am able after the storm passes. If I lose electricity, it may not happen for several days. That doesn’t necessarily mean the storm damaged my home or me, it may mean just lost power. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
The living room in most homes is a busy place with lots of traffic. It’s usually the place visitors see first. We want our living rooms to be friendly and welcoming to our guests and family members. Unfortunately, it’s also too easy to make design mistakes in this special area. Getting a good balance of looks and functionality is tricky. Today let’s look at some of the most common styling errors that people make and ways to avoid them.Read More