"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good." ~ Terri Guillemets

Monday, January 26, 2015

Is House Hunting a Hobby?

I grew up with my family always on the hunt for a house.
Not that we were in the market for a new home. Nope.
It was just the idea. It was just the possibility. 
Was it just a hobby,too? Somewhat, but we did do some moving here and there.
(Beautiful, yellow Victorian farmhouse)
As an adult, I prefer to find a house I like and stay put.
We've been in our current home for 22 years and the house before that was 12 years.
Why am I bringing this all up now? 
Well, I've been doing some house hunting and right now it is only a hobby. A fun hobby.
(Blue country farmhouse)

Realtor.com can become addictive. 
I am a former Realtor and used Realtor.com to list homes that I had for sale. 
And now I'm having fun using Realtor.com to look at homes across the U.S.

(White farmhouse cottage)
All you have to do is go to the site, type in an area and type in your criteria such as price range and how many bedrooms. 
Push view and have fun house hunting.
And me...I love farmhouses. Can ya tell?
And I enjoy the possibilities. Yes, all the possibilities.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharing Some Snow...Surprise!

Everyone seems to be getting some snow lately.
And so did we...but it wasn't predicted or in the forecast.

First we had some ice and then over 6 inches of snow.

It's beautiful, but causes plenty of problems when no one is prepared.

I took these photos early this morning. And I took the dogs for a walk.
They are both 10 years old, but they acted like little pups and had fun frolicking in the snow.

Me? I'm back in the house, sitting at the window that overlooks the lake.
I think I'll stay put for the rest of the day.
I like staying warm and being as snug as a bug in a rug!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

The Shop Owner is a Little Lax

She's neglecting what she says she loves.
Items in the shop are dwindling. 
Choices are at a minimum. 

And why?
Oh, the shop owner is lax due to her own personal agenda.
She's updating her home. Yep...and it may continue for months.
Now it's not a complete overhaul, but still some hands on.
Lots of dirty work with some aches and pain involved.

All these vintage items are waiting patiently. 
Waiting to go into the shop. Waiting for a new home.
A home where they don't feel neglected.

So this shop owner is making a commitment to give the shop a boost this weekend.
Cross your fingers! I can use all the help I can get.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Is It Spring, Yet?

I may be in a bit of a hurry, but...I want spring.
I'm a firm believer that we only need snow for Christmas. 
In fact, I could easily transition from the Christmas season right into spring.
Couldn't you?  

I'm so looking forward to working and playing in my garden.
I am doing some planning to hold me over and for now, I'll just have to be content drooling over my heirloom seed catalogs.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

My Colors

It was nice (in the 50's) this past weekend.
The lake out back is still somewhat frozen and is quite pretty.
After I took this picture, it reminded my of my new color choices for the living room.

I chose a gray paint with a blue undertone for the living room.
After I started painting, I discovered it was more of a blue due to the lighting than a gray. 
At first, I was disappointed...but it is definitely growing on me.

I will be painting all the woodwork white, just like the snow that drifted onto the lake.
And all those geese...I'll be using some dark wood and some brown accents.
So there I have it. The colors of nature.
So me!

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