2016 is HERE! I can't believe how fast this last year came and went. Our Christmas was so relaxing. We had such a wonderful time with family.
I hope your Holiday was wonderful too!
We had MORE rain, which brought our tiny creek to a roar, and pond fuller than ever. This picture below, is actually a dry creek bed for run off. It's nice when this is running, because I can hear it from the house.
This sofa table was behind the sofa. I realized we need more room in the living room. I put this table where I had the make-shift desk on the right of the sofa. So, again...not a big change, but visually, it really made a lot room. The room looked so much bigger afterwards. I also moved the bookcase, to the left of the sofa. Subtle changes, but we really like the change...For Now, since I'm always rearranging. LOL!
For me, a clean house is the same as a clean mind. I need a clean an organized home, as much as I need an organized life...it calms me.
I know it's not realistic all the time; but, I really do try to stay on top of laundry, and housekeeping. This way, I free up time for the important things like homeschooling, organizing the books for the ranch, (all paperwork for the ranch, is done on a weekly basis), and any other activities for the boys or the ranch.
So with cleaning and organizing, comes redesign. It's never drastic, but I love giving the room a fresh look.
Our Dining Room / Homeschool Space
I rarely show my bedroom...I guess it's because it feels crammed.
But, here it is...
So much of our stuff is still in storage. I had the movers bring the furniture I thought would fit in the house, and what we needed for storage.
It ALL fits, and it's all needed, but, it feels crowded. Hopefully this situation will change this year...crossing fingers we can start building soon!
Did I mention how much more difficult the process of planning and prep is on your own land, not a Lot you just buy in the city? Oh well, it will all be worth it!
But, here's our master. What you can't see, is that we have a faux fireplace with a t.v. above it, in front of the bed. It really heats up the room, and makes it cozy.
Notice in the picture above, Bonnie and Darby, our 2 Westies, keeping watch out the window, looking at the ducks and geese at the pond.
Below, is what we see when we are in bed. Minus the ugly chain link fence, I love our view. It's definitely nice to wake up to.
I was surprised that this tiny house had a pretty big master bedroom. It really is nice to have the space for my desk, and sitting area.
After making the boys french toast and hot cocoa this morning, after their barn chores, I sat down to breakfast with Miss Scarlett.
The chargers are from one of our cedar trees that had died. I asked Glen to cut them for me, and I'm a lucky girl...he didn't even blink at me, and I had 12 beautiful rustic chargers from one of our trees. The egg on the table is our 1st duck egg, that one of the ducks abandoned. I love having it...so many 1st's out here...trying to capture them all!
Every New Year, I redo, renew, reuse, and then set my New Years Resolutions. But this year, I've adopted the idea of a New Year's Goal! This way, there is no guilt, no failure, just something to work towards.
I've had so many blessings in my life, that I can hardly feel like I need more. One of them was getting the help from my Pulmonologist and Allergy Specialist. I now have my dream life on a farm/ranch and have horses that I can ride, pet, and love on. Something that was always just a dream.
Stay positive, set goals, but understand they are goals...no deadline, no grade, no report card!
Just a GOAL!
Live You Best Life!
So here's to a fabulous, productive, and fun 2016!
Happy New Year!
And Here's to Many Happy Wishes for Fabulous New Year's Goals!