I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here on the blog yet, but about a month ago, we lost our Taffy girl.
She was SUCH a great dog. We adopted her from the SPCA, and when we got her home, we discovered she was already completely trained. She barely bothered the cat. She survived through us bringing twins home. She was the happiest dog ever. We miss her SO VERY MUCH.
Yet, we are dog people. We adopt, we don’t shop. And my husband has been going on FOREVER about getting a chocolate lab, like the one he grew up with.
So…without further ado…meet Trixie!
She’s another rescue. She’s about a year old, from what we know. She has the sweetest disposition, but still she spent her first week with us destroying the house. Cue doggy school to learn some manners. She’s doing much better now!
Being a homeowner is hard work, as I’m sure you know seeing that you’re here reading this article. It’s true that this hard work pays off well because in the end you have a lovely home, but to keep it that way you need to put in constant effort. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for services that can help cut down this workload to give me more time to enjoy life with my family! The latest of my personal favorites among such services is a home warranty plan. Here’s why:
For me, it’s the enormous amount of work that goes into keeping the property in order. From maintenance to fixing whatever appliance or home system breaks down (which they all do no matter how well you take care of them). And the worst of it all is that you need to find and contact a dozen contractors and repair shops to get the issue fixed. Today the repair industry is so huge that you pretty much need a separate contractor for every little thing.
Someone pointed out to me the other day that many of the posts here on the blog are geared towards families. Well, yes, that’s true. I imagine that’s because I’m in the cozy “family” stage of life right now. Much of what I do revolves around my little family, this blog included.
But let’s not forget that, before there was a “we” there was a “me”! And I was just as particular about my living spaces then as I am now. So let’s go back to that time, shall we? Oh boy…a simpler time, for sure!
House aesthetics are one of the integral basics that define one’s personal space. Living solo gives you all the powers of expressing yourself and your art in many cozy forms of home decor. You need not compromise, you need not settle for things and the best part is you can showcase your possessions in your own unique style. If you are looking for ways to make your house comfortable, then here are a few awesome hacks that get the good vibes circulating!
For some reason, the past few months around here have been fraught with medical issues for our family! I guess it was just our turn, right? Even right now my hubby is recovering from surgery, and he’s finding it a bit hard to get around the house. Last week I was helping out his grandparents, who find it EXTREMELY hard to get around the house, and I got to thinking about accessibility issues when it comes to our homes!
When your loved one can no longer move around their home the way they would like to, it can be a difficult situation to be faced with. Should they move? Should you place them in a home for the elderly? Luckily, those are not the only options available. You can actually make their home more accessible by installing a home elevator. It is much more cost-effective than buying a new home, and it will give your loved one the independence they are missing!
The residential elevator cost will not be cheap, but it is still much less expensive than having to buy a new home or having to pay for their care in another facility every month. It is also much less stressful, and your loved one will be able to continue living where they would rather be anyway.
We’ve finally had our deck off our back porch refurbished! It was a little ratty from the previous owner, and it had been on “our list” for a while, so I’m thrilled that it’s finally taken care of – just in time for the weather to start cooling off a tad here in Central Florida! It adds such a nice touch to our backyard – the girls have been running around it, the dog has been sunning on it, and the hubby and I have been enjoying dinners on it! It’s the perfect finish for our yard!
Your parent’s generation may have wanted expansive yards and swimming pools, but according to MarketWatch, today’s homeowners are looking to relax outdoors and make pizzas from scratch with fresh veggies they grew in their own gardens. Today’s backyards are all about blending meaningful experiences in a practical yet beautiful setting. But it takes the right strategy to transform your yard into a livable and dazzling space to relax with friends and family. Here’s how to get started.