Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn.
Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.
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22 thoughts on “Changes inside my house. (You get to vote…)”
I’m feeling the original because it looks more lived in and I love the cage. Wish we could see the ceiling.
Oh, Mrs. C., thanks for this! I have a strong sense of propriety about how the family areas should make us feel like staying and schnuggling in, and this is the feeling I wanted. I love the cage, too, and would love a bird, also, if someone else would clean up the mess. 🙂 Failing that, I usually burn a fat candle in it for special occasions.
The ceiling, I realize, does not show, and I regret that. However, in a another shot where it does show, it does not really look blue. It does not even look blue to me, now, as I glance upward, sitting in that very room on this lovely fall day. There is so little blue in it, precisely like one of those winter mornings when the sky almost looks white and definitely looks weak.
Thanks for taking time to weigh in, here! You have helped me know what to do.
I love the cage even more knowing there’s no bird in it.
I think I’m with you, there! 🙂
New way looks a little less cluttery, and more peaceful.
You are so right, Tiff! And hiding behind the first bookcase are the gramma toys, which means most of the play clutter will be hiding back there, too. I never am quite happy right after I’ve stepped on a block, barefoot. 😐 I did add a couple of tiny chairs for playtime, and it makes that whole area sort of like a small house… They camp back there a lot.
I like it. It’s like a little nook. I love nooks. 🙂
Me too! 🙂
The windows seem more accessible in the new picture.
Yes, they are, Leah! More easily opened and cleaned, too. Same for the blinds. I have enjoyed that about the changes we made. Before we had that daybed, we had those windows open all the time. After I moved it, we began opening them more, again. Hmm.
I agree with LeahS. It looks like you get more “sun” in you “sunroom” with that arrangement.
In the winter, that is a plus, but in the summer–not so much. Living in the Deep South, we tend to block out the sun after it gets up and going, in the summer. In fact, the sunroom is closed off during the hottest months, just so we can get the AC to cut off when it is set at 79.
I’m thinking I’ll switch it back and forth for a while. Nice to know that no matter what I do, someone will like it! 🙂
I like it either way…because it’s where Mom and Dad live. 😉
I voted! Not going to say how, because I believe in the secret ballot 🙂
Wouldn’t be hard to make an American out of ya’! 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by and voting! 🙂