Making Your Home A Staycation Paradise

July 18, 2016 at 2:45 am (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , , )

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Many of us would love to get away for the weekend,maybe a nice hotel complete with swimming pool, and activities for the kids. Many of us also do not have the money or can schedule one these great destinations. So we decided to  redecorate our homes to reflect our favorite vacation spots.

Sometimes all you need is a new room color, new throw pillows, add a few accessories and you can change any room in your home into an island get away. I was looking at a designer magazine full of ideas on how to turn your home into a coastal retreat. Your imagination is the limit on design.I love the idea you can change one room or like in the magazine, the whole house looked like a page out of a coastal brochure. Let’s not forget our lusus gardens. You can continue your escape from reality right in your own backyard. Plant a few flowers,add a space for the kids and their friends, and pretty soon you have friends over for a themed party.

My dear friend owned a B&B for several years in Ireland. I always have loved her decorating style. In 2007, I asked my friend if she would help me update my bedroom. I have not touched it since my husband died suddenly in 2007. She created a B&B inspired room. (My friend is impressed I have not touched my room in nine years).My home is a ranch style with Victorian influences. I live close by a lake and enjoy walking down to see the ducks and watch the boats drive by.

I will be sitting in my backyard this week enjoying the birds singing, watering the flowers, and staying in my North Idaho retreat. I still want to take in a concert in the park, summer theater, and the farmer’s markets. I want to take a  dinner cruise on lake,and walk the boardwalk. I hope you are enjoying  the rest of your summer and make as many lasting memories you can. God Bless.



  1. Tune Up Success said,

    Instead post, I like and can imagine your place, and it’s recall my memories on the childhood at my native village when our weekend was to fly kites, play village game and my all family members were spend weekend with many village activities, although there was no electricity and electronic media at that time, and I love to remember those days


  2. Tune Up Success said,

    Please read inspiring post, sorry for type error


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