You know I’ve said it time and time again how much I’m inspired by nature. That being said, I want to pick up more landscape photography. I’m not choosing something because it looks pretty, but because it transports me somewhere. Here are my 10 favorites that I’d love to have in my house:
1)This is not a Gray Malin aerial view, but it’s just as good to me. Honestly, I’m in love with the colors here. I think this photographer captured just the right amount of color that would equally capture me if I were in a helicopter flying over an island for the first time. Check out the Etsy shop here.
It’s been a while since I had to raise a puppy. Say, about 9 years. It’s a little different, too, raising a pup out in the country versus in the suburban. So, I apologize for not being as regular around here as I had hoped to be. Kali is a loving, but demanding puppy. Rottweilers in general are usually demanding, but the poor thing has been going through a urinary infection, so that’s been putting a damper on house breaking her. As much joy and frustration as she’s been bringing us, I know we’ll get there. Anyway, check out what I’ve been digging this month:
We are officially homeowners! A few people have jokingly said welcome to the world of debts! I mean, gee, thanks, that’s one way to look at it. Personally, I’m looking at it as a way to really make it our own. I’ll be posting soon on how the progress of our house is moving along. In case you missed it, last week was about narrowing down color selections for basically the entire house- there was no color flow except for beige walls and beige walls were not staying! Our contractor started yesterday on the popcorn ceiling. That came off so easy, it got done in one day as oppose to three. So exciting!
As promised, here’s Part Two of the monthly finds:
All right, I’ll be honest. This post is really supposed to have been for last month (yesterday), but I’ve been caught by surprise by some kind of cold or flu. So, I was hoping to sort of pass this off as part of for January and then do another one at the end of the month as usual. So, here goes:
Some of you might disagree, but I think it’s really hard for it to feel like it’s truly Christmas when it’s literally 70 degrees outside. But believe me, I’m milking all this warm weather as much as I can. We spent a good chunk of Christmas day outside and with windows and doors thrown open. But the cold and the snow is practically synonymous with Christmas. Growing up, Christmas was always cold. It doesn’t really get cold here in the Lowcountry. It fluctuates and confuses my body. Maybe one day I’ll have a real white Christmas.
With winter and Christmas on my mind, I have included a variety in my monthly rounds of Christmasy things to tropical homes:
1)My wish list from Loom Decor is pretty long. And with a new house coming up, I’ve got plenty of windows to fill up. It’s too soon to say which ones will be right for the house, but I think this one is pretty chic.
We are getting so close to officially looking for a house that we’re starting to get our act together. We’ve got a list together of what’s important to have in a house (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a yard) and a couple of things we’d rather not have (Major HOA fees and house/driveway on a main road). A couple of websites have been a big help in re-examining where we can afford to live in the Charleston area.
Since we’ve gone to Bryson City, I don’t have another trip planned. Of course, I’ve started thinking about it: Amelia Island, New England, wine country in California and so my long list goes on. Of course, it depends largely on what kind of house we end up getting, but nothing stops me from dreaming.