Skip to main content

Welcome to my home

Open up the champagne, pop!
It's my house, come on, turn it up
--My House
Flo rida

Cookbook corner in the kitchen
The last few months have been a blur of packing, moving and unpacking while still working full-time. It all came to a head last week when I finally took time for a proper vacation and ended with a sinus and ear infections.

My meds
I spent my vacation home sick. It was also the hottest week of the summer.

So I stayed inside and read but also unpacked and made my house look like a home.
It also gave me plenty of time to think and plan my upcoming "ribbon cutting" for my new library.
I would like to share what my new home looks like. It doesn't look like something out of House Beautiful but it's my little slice of heaven.
Here, at left, is my living room. There is no central heat or air in this house so the window a/c unit is here. This is where I am most days. To the right is my messy desk. I haven't had time to get my home office together.

From there, we head to the kitchen.

My kitchen
My kitchen book shelf
My son room is painted bright blue. The previous owner was colorblind and could only see blue and yellow.

I think he will like his room.
The room has a book shelf for his toys and books. But there is plenty of space in the room for a book shelf for me.
My room is still a work in progress. But I have a big enough closet for my clothes, shoes and purses. And with no air conditioning, I rely on my fan.
My bedroom

My closet
mini book shelf in room

future library

All of this mess, above,  is where my future library will go. Since there is no air conditioning back there and the windows don't open, I don't venture back here much. But with the ribbon cutting in September, I need to start getting up early in the morning and doing some work. The books for the library are currently in the pantry.
My books waiting for their library

Spare bedroom/storage area

This is the spare room. Right now, it came fully furnished with a bed and other furniture. I am using it for storage.

My home is a work in progress. I feel have accomplished a lot but there is still more to do.

1. Blew a tire on my car and lived to tell about it!
2. So thankful for my house!
3. I'm going to have a library!!!!!!!


  1. Cosy house, and above all in order and is carefully, I can not boast of such a procedure))


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Spending time with my son

Memorial Day is always special for me as a reporter and a person. It is a chance to recognize who gave their life so I and others can have the freedom we have. 
Normally, I work and get to take Memorial Day holiday on another day. This year, I got a double bonus. 

I got to spend the long weekend with my son. Things some how worked that my son’s aunt met me halfway and JJ was able to spend three days in Pickle Land with me. He had a chance to see me working and spend quality time together.

JJ is now 11. He is squarely in the pre-teen world. His voice is changing along with other things. My baby is growing up and it scares me. He got to see my new teeth and loved them. He said it was nice to see me so happy. 
We had a chance to talk and just spend some time together. And in two weeks, he returns for a two week involving my week long vacation and a bunch of day camps. It has been a good few days.
The other part is my Memorial Day weekend is this weekend. I'm going to the Lake to hang with…

My new smile

I have great news. Last Monday (April 10), I got my new teeth. 

They have definitely been a game changer. It is weird being able to smile at people. There have been some adjustments with talking and eating. I am so thankfully and blessed that I was able to afford to this. 

1. I got my new teeth!!!!
2. So thankful to my dentist Dr. Wynne and Faison Dental.
3. I can smile after not smiling for almost 20 years!

My home library is complete!!!!!

I write a book column for Duplin Times in Kenansville, N.C. called the Book Nerd. This is my May column, which is about me finally completing my home library.

“When all else fails give up and go to the library.”
-Stephen King

I have always loved this quote, because I have done as he advises hundreds of times.
After having a very bad day, I would head to my nearest library for some calming support.
But now, all I have to do is go home, and go into my own personal library.

Ever since I was a young girl, I have dreamed of having my own library. I learned to read at an early age and always had a book with me. Growing up, I always had a small shelf with books on it in my room. In college, I started to collect books. As I got older and moved to various places, there were always bookshelves.
When I moved into my current home on May 21, 2016, there were three-bedrooms with a pantry and two living rooms. Yes, two living rooms.
I decided before moving that the original living room with its mantle wo…