I’d like to thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my blog. My husband and I are going to be building our dream home! Yep! We’re so excited! Even though it will be where we semi and really retire, it will not be what you would expect about a “retirement” home, it’s going to actually be the biggest and best house we’ve ever had! So there will be lots of posts about the building process, and ALL the things that go with it, windows, wood, roofs, decks, doorknobs and dormers. Then, they’ll also be a lot of talk about how to design and decorate said house. We don’t know a lot about decorating and I admit we don’t have a particular “style” that suits us both. I like a lot of things, he likes some different things, but we don’t want our new house to look like a mish-mosh. You know what I’m talking ‘bout. So I’m thinking on this issue, maybe we can get some opinions… namely from YOU! Yep, we’d like some feedback and advice and I’m thinking you all are smart and savvy enough to help us! I see you shaking your heads yes.

Then, along with the house and the decorating, there will also be posts about what we like to do with our free time.   I’d also like to hear what you have to say about your hobbies. Probably there will be some talk of pets, we don’t have one now, but we’re thinking once the house is done, we’d like to get a dog. (Our sweet golden retriever Casey passed away 6 years ago at the age of 13, and we still miss her.)

Wasn't she a cutie?

Wasn’t she a cutie?


I’ll also probably be writing about boating, because the best part of all, our house is on the water.  So add canoeing, kayaking and sitting on the beach reading a good book to that list. I love a good book!

Also there will be posts about photography, and really, who doesn’t love pictures? That’s right, nobody! Well, except maybe the Amish, but I would have to guess they might not be on the internet reading blogs. (Okay, okay, maybe the ones who haven’t committed to being Amish yet could be reading them … but then, they probably like photos! So there.) And there will probably be some talk about other hobbies, like for instance, fishing. You didn’t expect me to say that, didja? Oh, I crack myself up sometimes.

John fishing, July 2011

Oh! I don’t want to forget about recipes and cooking! I just love sharing and trying out new recipes and seeing pictures of the food being made step by step. We can also discuss vacation places and travelling, what fun! And crafts! Let’s not forget crafts! So all of these topics and other things too will be going on, and I’d like you to be a part of it! Heaven knows I can use all the help I can get. I just hate making decisions. Don’t tell my husband I said that. I always deny it, I tell him I just really like to research and take a long time making decisions. But really, I don’t like to make them. What if I’m wrong? They’ll be repercussions for all eternity! It’s too much pressure!

Anyway, thank you for visiting, and I hope you’ll be part of this journey with us.