I Love My Porch

One of the main things I feel in love with when we toured this house was the porches as I love to sit out on the front porch in my rocking chairs, but especially like my back porch where I can relax under the ceiling fan and enjoy the day. Last week a wonderful friend came over and we got to sit on this porch catching up for about 4 hours. We hadn’t seen each other in over a year, so we had a lot to catch up on and it was so relaxing to sit out there and take in the moment.

In a previous post you can read about the beautiful kite pillow that is on this couch, which is personally made by me. Unfortunately the weather has not cooperated as much as I would like in order for me to enjoy this space, but I know the weather will continue to change and I will get to spend many days out here.

No porch is complete without RULES and these are mine! I love all of these and look forward to many days doing just what this sign says!

Plenty of room for friends so feel free to call for a visit as I would love to entertain my friends and family any time!

We Closed on Our New Home

We closed on our house on the 18th. This is the second house we have bought in the last two years. We only lasted 9 months in the first one we bought back in 2018 as we didn’t like our neighbors, nor the drive for me every day back and forth to work. This one will be a 45 minute drive to the office, but due to COVID-19 I have been working from home for the past 9 months with no end in sight as to when or if I will ever go back to the office to work. The new house includes a combined office/craft room that I am really excited about.

We are more in the country, but do have neighbors and are actually considered within the city limits, but due to the house being in a smaller town, we don’t have to deal with all the “city” life type of stuff.

I got my front porch and a screened in back porch with this house, which I am totally in love with. I can’t wait to add my own touch to both. The pics below are what it looked like when we first viewed the house and what sold us on this purchase.

Can’t wait to add my own chairs to this front porch. This was what the house looked like the day we visited.

The back porch on the day we viewed the house!It will take me a while to get everything set up the way I want. The closing went very smoothly and our lender even sent us a gift that was delivered on Saturday as we were moving in. I was very surprised to say the least.

Our Free Gift!

After living in the RV for the past 15 months it will definitely be an adjustment getting acquainted with all of this space. Lucky for us we still had all our furniture from the house we bought in 2018. For the first time in my entire life I hired movers to move all that heavy furniture. It was the best $600 ever spent. Once I get us moved in and settled I will post updates documenting the progress.

The pics below are just a few of the rooms showing how bare it looked on move in day.


Living Room

Master Bathroom – Don’t really care for the tub….looks big until you get it in! 

Not a big fan of this huge tub. I would rather have a big walk-in shower….haven’t even moved in good and already thinking of remodeling the bathroom to expand the shower and get rid of the tub.

Master Closet

This closet is big enough for a nursery to be in here. Our stuff only fits on one rack after living minimal in the RV for so long. Told my husband I needed a new wardrobe now that I have room to put it.

Laundry Room

I love the size of the laundry room. Too bad I sold my washer and dryer a few months back before we started talking of buying a house. I can’t believe how much the price has risen in the last 18 months. There is room to add a table to fold clothes straight out of the dryer.

Mud Room/Pantry

Behind those doors is a pantry to die for. There is more than enough room for just two people to store food. The mudroom for shoes is one of my favorites of the house as well.  It is right off the garage so very convenient for coming and going.

Any advice on how to decorate those two beautiful porches would be welcomed. I want it to feel welcome and inviting.

PS. If you know anyone looking for a 41′ fifth wheel, we have one for sale.