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Latest Happenings At Villa de la Luna…and More!

Good Morning my dear readers!!! 

I’ve been on a decorating refresh of several of the rooms here at Villa de la Luna…or in other words, our home. 

As you know I name everything and our home is no exception.  In fact, one of the first things the Captain and I did when we bought the home almost 7 years ago was to pick out an appropriate name.  We knew it had to have something to do with the Moon because the moon has a special meaning to us, so we purchased a large plaque that was placed near the front entry doors shortly after moving in! 

It is so interesting to hear our guests trying to figure out the words in English as they stand outside our door.  We have a camera and audio in the entry because it is so far from the main part of the house. I have to cross the front courtyard to get to the front door.  But I digress, …..the meaning of “Villa de la Luna”??…. “large country house or private Holiday home of the Moon”. 


In the pic above, the first thing one notices in our entry is the sun and the stars,…but a more subtle moon is on the left side! Do you see it? 

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We Will Find Them Once We Have Them Replaced!

We Will Find Them Once We Have Them Replaced!

“I don’t see them!” I mutter as I move levels, packages of screws, and pieces of molding around on the workbench-once-the dining-room-table, now with a flannel sheet draped over the top to protect the finish from carpentry stuff.

The Captain, perched on the top of the ladder was using the drill to screw in the hinges for the glass doors of the China Hutch he had been assembling for the last few days.

I tried another approach to find the elusive “parts” to the fourth and final glass door.


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Master Bedroom Reveal As Promised!!!

Master Bedroom Reveal As Promised!!!

I Can’t Believe it!!!

The Master Bedroom make-over has been finished for a couple months and I just realized that I have not shown you the complete results, …..just bits and pieces.

But then, is a make-over ever, ever really over or finished?


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Cables, Cords, And Chargers And All Those Techie Things!

 Cables, Cords, And Chargers And All Those Techie Things!

The other day, I showed you my office update and mentioned tangled cords.

I have found the perfect cable and cord control for the top of my desk, as well as a few more organizing items.

Come take a look at what I have found.


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“New” Office Make-Over Update!

“New” Office Make-Over Update!


Deep Breath,



Have you ever worked on a fairly simple project and when it was finished, asked yourself, why did I wait so long to do this?


This is so obvious, why didn’t I think of that a long time ago?


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Miss May…How Could You Be Anything Else?

Miss May….How Could You Be Anything Else?

This is the fifth installment on my months of the year posts!

To see Miss January, click here,

To see Miss February, click here,

To see Mr. March, click here and

To see Miss April, click here.

I mean, come on my dear friends….look at all the beautiful month of May holds for us. May has just got to be a “she”!


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Office/Studio/Sewing/Gift Wrap Room Update.

Office/Studio/Sewing/Gift Wrap Room Update.

I am so excited about my new office and want to share a few of the changes that have been made.

Particularly,……the sewing room part.


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Romance In The Secret Garden…..A Nostalgic Dovecote!

No, not that kind of romance in the Secret Garden….the bird kind of romance.

You see, I have always loved Dovecotes!

Dovecote, you say?

  1. a shelter with nest holes for domesticated pigeons.

Yep, those beautiful round nostalgic bird houses.


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So Much To Do…And A New Office Project!

Is it just me or are you also finding you have so much to do and Less and Less Time to get it done?

I remember back to when my office work day consisted of at least 8 hours, more like 9 or even 10 hours and yet I managed to work full time, come home do laundry, clean house and still have time for family and friends.

Now that I have retired…there does not seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything I would like to do ….done or finished.


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Opening Day, Hall of Fame,… And A Master Bedroom Make-over!

Opening Day, Hall of Fame, And A Master Bedroom Make-over!

Have you ever went to bed so excited about an upcoming event(s) that you couldn’t sleep?

I did that last night….and for sooo many reasons. 

I feel like a little kid as I have waited in anticipation for April 3rd.

You see it is Baseball OPENING DAY!


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