Here we go with another in our monthly “Where Bloggers Live” series. It’s always interesting to read about other people’s ideas on the same topic. This month is “my dream home” – it’s kind of a toughie for me. I’d never really thought about it and in doing so, I find that I’m pretty happy with where I am and how I live. That being said… here we go.
Where is my dream home and what does it look like? Well, it looks like my current home. 🙂 Yeah, I’d change a few things if money were no object, but mostly outside. Did you know that if you have a large area to maintain and you don’t do it effectively it will grow up around you? Well, I’m here to tell you that it will. I’ve had a wonderful neighbor who has cut my large front yard and my cemetery for the last few summers and now #1 son is here and helping – but it doesn’t take long. Just look at some of those tv programs showing cities or urban areas that are left unattended. Kinda scary how fast they can be inundated.
So, here’s my home – the place where I’m happy and I dream of no other. Not fancy, not coveted, certainly not modern (thank you God), just plain and simple and where I’m comfortable. I have a front porch with a swing (the swing was a birthday present one year from Chuck) just like both my grandparents had.
I have a huge front yard, that’s basically just sits there and grows grass. I have a large fenced back yard where I can let Koda outside without worrying about him (also good for more grass AND a lot of unwanted weeds, etc). However, I do have early jonquils (buttercups, daffodils) blooming already, hopefully they’ll continue to survive as we have a cold snap coming.
And, my house basically has a family cemetery in the front yard (off to the side). My mother was mortified when she found where we were putting our house, but you know what, they’re the best neighbors – and I love my cemetery!!!
So, come on in and visit a little. I love my entry and living room. The living room has changed some since my last post showing it – mostly some different furniture – some I’m more comfortable with. It’s cozy – not tiny cozy, just comfty cozy. And, as you can see, Koda’s right there to welcome you in.
No, I don’t have what the world considers modern decor. I have what makes me happy – don’t think I have anything white. No white walls, no white cabinets – well, maybe white ceilings that that’s about all. I also don’t have any ’empty or bare walls’. So many pictures, paintings, cross stitch, and ‘stuff’.
And remember, I’m old – so I have a LOT of momentos from both kids and grandkids and friends. I’m a color gal. I love color and I’m surrounded by color. My dream home makes me happy and comfortable.
Be sure to visit my fellow bloggers and see what their dream home is.