With the warmer weather comes new carpets, new paint and new mattresses.
The biggest challenge is to find carpets w/o formaldehyde! Try it sometime. We seach high and low for easy care carpet without the odor. No VOC paint is easy enough as there are now more regulations on how much VOCs can be available and there are great paints without. I highly recommend Behr paint from Home Depot. No odor, no headache and best of all, beautiful finish, coverage and colors.
We are redoing our 2 bedroom Kitchen Suites right now and opting for a soft brown. We also have added sound barriers to the floor to aid in keeping the folks downstairs from hearing activity above them.
My spring bulbs that I planted last fall are peeking out of the ground right now and I am so very excited to get my flower beds growing, along with adding large pots of flowers. I have put a shout out to friends for “donations” of hostas to start my Hosta garden. Sharing plants with friends is like sharing hugs every day. As I work in the beds, I always think of the person who gifted a particular plant. I also like to reciprocate in kind to share the “love”
Our solar panels are cranking the hot water. Even on overcast days we still recover some heat. It has been a godsend to send that hot water through our radiators, infloor heat and through the tap. Some days, I had to resort to using all hot water to do laundry. What gift from the sun.