Monday, January 9, 2017

Freshening Up

January seems like the perfect time to freshen up things around the house. It's kind of like fluffing the nest before a long cold spell. After taking down Christmas decorations, I like simplicity and cozy corners for winter relaxation.

Last week we updated our guest room with a clean coat of light grey paint and rearranged the furniture. I packed away memories and pared down knick-knacks. An older soft quilt in navy, hunter green and burgundy makes the bed just the right spot for a nap.

Having a comfortable, warm place to call home is important to me. It doesn't have to be expensive or fancy, just a simple, basic place where my sweetheart and I can enjoy life, retirement, and our hobbies. Home is our sanctuary.



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