Friday, April 14, 2017

It's happening...

 Well, here I am all over Pinterest trying
to find the colors I want to paint my house...

 I absolutely love the colors of Tuscany,
the terra cottas and the golds...

 But I am so drawn to the pinks, I wonder why...
and this is how I want to transform my
back lanai, isn't it amazing...

 I'm in love with this color...

 I've removed all the carpet, painted the walls a
beautiful gold, to which I will be covering
with a whitewash, then wiping it down to
give it a weathered look...the floor is concrete
to which I rag rolled with two floor paint colors...

 The bedroom is two toned, gold with an
Apricotta color on bottom...

 The built-in I've painted the same as the door,
however I will be doing a finish like the
cupboards below, aren't they amazing...

 To die for...

 My tiny kitchen will see may changes...

 I love this look for the back screened in porch...
many days with my feet up and margaritas
going down...can't wait to get back...
I'm back in Iowa for two weeks packing the mover,
then mio Bramasole will be a reality...


Monday, March 13, 2017

And so it begins...

 Well y'all...my adventures begin...
Soon to be my forever home...
I have become the Tasha Tudor of the swamp.

 Not a great photo, but one of the reasons
I said yes...the fireplace...



 I am a gardener from way back, so this
tropical paradise really appeals to me,
especially the fact that it's here all year long,
12 months a year, REALLY appeals to me...

 This funky oak tree will be perfect to hang my monkey
bird feeder on, it's big so it needs sturdy limbs...
an oak should do it...

 My monkey bird feeder...

 Little grottos are everywhere, the former owner
was a gardener and was thrilled that I loved his plantings...
and grottos...

 My tropical bar, the deck out in the yard,
who needs a trip to the islands when I can
walk right out my back door...

Now I ask you, could you resist...
a tropical paradise, on a lake, in Florida,
in the jungle...I'm home...
the closing is the end of March...SIGH...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Been a while ay...I have issues...

 Can I do it, don't know, but I'm willing to try...
right now I find myself living in a manufactured home
in Florida, trying to decide if I want to live there
full time...my issue is, do I want to sell my beloved shack
and live in Florida full time...






 I don't like living in mobile homes, especially
in hurricane country, so today I have an appointment
to look at this fixer-upper...

 It sits on a quarter acre of land by a lake...

It has room for a tropical garden to be planted,
fruit trees and the solitude that I require...
but the quandary lies in the fact that I love
my pink shack, but in reality, at age 67, do I
or can I continue to care-take the land while
living in Florida part time...or do I just want
to do Florida full time...oh the decisions...