Welcome To My Home

I thought that the best way for you to really get to know me is to invite you into my home.  We have been here for six years and have redone every room in the house.  The master bath and the kitchen were major projects from ceiling to floor.  We also added a pool, but we did not do that ourselves, we hired a company to do the work.  Whew, I am so glad we weren’t stupid foolish enough to attempt that!

Welcome to my humble abode!  Come on in and let me take you on a tour.  This was the Den, but now Marley has taken it over so we call it Marley’s room. 

This is what the room looked like when we first moved in.  You will notice a theme as we go, the previous owners loved the harvest gold and avacodo green.

This room doubles as a bedroom for our oldest granddaughter when she comes to visit.  Check out the bench that I designed and the Capt. built.  It is actually a hide a bed.  I will show you later what we did.

  Check out Marley’s window seat. This is perfect for him because he is so nosey a great watch dog and he can see everything that is going on in our front yard.

I know these aren’t the greatest pictures. The before pictures were taken when we put an offer in on the house and the after pictures were taken on my iPhone. Plus, there is a lot of sun light coming in the large window so I tried to edit it but the quality could be better. Hopefully my picture taking skills will improve as my blogging does.

We will continue on Friday with a tour of the 2 guest bedrooms and guest bathroom.


Meet Marley

I want to introduce you to Marley, he is a 40lb Boston Terrier. The Capt. and I adopted him from the Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida just under 2 years ago and we just love him.  For all of you out there thinking about getting a pet, I would strongly urge you to consider adopting one.  There are so many animals in need of a good home and with a little TLC, they make wonderful pets.

Since he has such a photogenic face, you will be seeing alot more of him!

Saying Good Bye To A Wonderful Lady

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post today.

I got word that my mother in law has passed away this morning. I want to dedicate this post to her because she was the best mother in law a woman could have and she will be greatly missed.

Your suffering has finally ended, rest in peace Terry, we will always love you!



Proverbs 31:10-12 ESV An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. (11) The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. (12) She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Getting To Know More About Me

I am a Florida girl who had been living in the frozen tundra of Western Massachusetts for over 25 years. To my surprise, one day the Captain (because he shares the same name, and position so he thinks, as a Star Trek character) comes home and tells me he wants to move to Florida.  I was delighted and sad at the same time because you see, as much as I wanted to get back to the warmth of the sunshine state where my parents and 2 sisters live, I would be leaving our 4 children and then 4 grandchildren behind.  Well, that was 6 years ago and we are lovin’ it here and though we miss the now 7 grandkids with the 8th on the way, we do get to see them several times a year and when we are not there we either Skype or Facetime with them so that they can stay close to us.

We bought  an older home that was built in the 70’s and was in dire need of updating. The Captain and I did all of the work ourselves and one by one updated every room in the house.  I will post some before and after pictures so that you can check me out  check out my style get an idea of all of the work that was involved.

About Me

I am excited about my new adventure. I am a cheap housewife thrifty lady of the house that loves the Lord, all things decorating, getting together with family, and spoiling my Boston Terrier.  I have a passion for DIY projects, anything thrifty, and I am addicted to Pinterest.  I am in awe of all of you fabulous ladies out there that have these wonderful blogs dedicated to the art of decorating on a budget and raising a family. I hope that I can not only live up to your standards but also have the opportunity to get to know some of you.

Welcome To My New Blog!

Hi everyone, I have finally started my blog. Yay! I have been lurking around the blog land for over a year now so I figured it was time to take the leap. Please excuse the appearance, hopefully the look and feel will improve with my knowledge and experience.