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Chester’s Comfy Spot

Everyone likes a #comfyspot, and our goldendoodle Chester is no exception. He wasn’t allowed on the couch for a few years, but we finally caved in and covered it with a blanket so he can climb up without scratching the leather.

Now he can keep an eye on me while I work in the kitchen, which is what he really wants—to keep track of his people. Our Scottish terrier did the same thing years ago, peering over the same arm of the couch – in a different house – but with the same mission of watching me in the kitchen. 

Our pets have always made our house feel like home. When our grown up kids come back, Chester goes crazy! It’s a fight to see if Mom will get the first hug or Chester. (Dad knows to let Mom get the first hug.)

Sunroom: Our Comfy Spot

Greetings from Minnesota!

My husband and I start each day in our sunroom, It’s our favorite room in our home because of the natural lighting that seems cheerful even on a gray day.

This is our #comfyspot with our favorite wingback chairs, that we purchased for our former home fifteen years ago. 

My grandpa built the rustic green potting bench many years ago. This shelf contains memories of our grandparents: framed photos and kitchen paraphernalia. 

The top shelf displays a few of my favorite children’s books about flowers,, a few plants, and souvenir sea shells from past vacations. These remind me that winter won’t last forever!

Finally, I keep a Burlington picnic basket stocked with dishes and a blanket, hoping that I can convince my husband to take a break from work and relax. The small basket holds our bird identification book and a pair of binoculars. Do you watch birds? We started marking the pages so we remember which birds we’ve seen before and which ones are new to us. The glass jar hold more cookie cutters – mine and my husband’s grandmothers. I love cookies, especially Molasses Crinkles from Betty Crocker. My grandparents used to dunk them in coffee and even had extra cookies to dunk and feed to their dog!

Come on in…

Hi there,

I really like the idea of joining this new neighborhood. I am lucky to already live on a great cul-de-sac where we are all friends. 

We have been in our house for almost fifteen years and am I constantly changing a little thing here and there. Unless it’s winter, spring or summer break from school…then my husband and I (we are both teachers) usually have bigger projects underway. 

This is the view as you walk in the door to our house. We just had new floors installed last summer. The green couch was in my grandma’s house in Chicago, but now lives with us in Southern California. The other couch belonged to my mom’s best friend’s mom who was like another grandma to me. I love to have this furniture with such sentimental value.

Our dining room has hosted many, many holidays, dinners and other parties each year. The next one will be this weekend.

Look forward to meeting everyone…