My home is on the market and the reality of moving has hit me - I will be leaving the place I call "home" for a new adventure in just a few months - time to get back to basics - what do I mean? June - the beginning of the summer vacation period is the time of the year when I think about what to do with my summer harvest, what my summer reading will be and how I can improve my out door rooms - areas in and around the house which I enjoy year round and especially during the summer months. Because the real estate market has seen an up swing in markets such as the SF Bay Area I realize that my annual summer plans will be put on hold in order to make plans for my new space. Time to get back to the simple beauty of june and appreciate the coming of " summer"
Two pieces of bread with something edible stuffed in between = sandwich - This simple concept invites the imagination to endless mouth watering possibilities. Try a new twist on an old favorite or create something new eating a sandwich is good food anytime of the day!
Summer brings changes to many other wise sleepy neighborhoods - people move away and new folks move in. Say hello with a new loaf of home made bread! Easy to prepare and customize to your tastes, giving bread is a fun inexpensive heart felt way to say welcome! Not many people dis like home made bread so giving it as a hello gift is a winner every time! Remember to wrap in paper and tie with a ribbon lay flat in a basket or carry bag with a card welcoming your new neighbors ( or the new owners of your just sold home!:)
MAKE ROOM: DE-CLUTTER / CHANGE / BRING THE OUT DOORS IN
Kids grow so fast and their tastes change - holding on to your baby's first jumper or your son's overalls from when he was a toddler may bring back great memories but remember there is a child who has not been so fortunate - consider donating clothes which have not been worn in a while or which your children have out grown, your generous donation will improve the life of another:)
Is the view from your windows a green one? Do you like what you see? If you answered no to these questions then be proactive - change your view, talk to your neighbors and increase the useable green spaces close to your home. This simple action will: 1. increase your property values, 2. Give you peace of mind 3. Green your neighborhood ( cool it down during the hot months and help to keep temperatures even and reduce fluctuation during the spring and winter months. 3. Increase the likely hood of seeing lost or stray animals, and ofcourse encourage increased interaction with your neighbors ( who will admire the new green spaces in front of and behind your home:)
Although I am leaving my home and preparing for my big move south, I have greened my space with plants, windows which are energy efficient and colors which invite guests to feel at home and in season any time of the day. Choose your pallet from paint which is eco friendly, ugive furniture a facelift with new summer fabrics made of cotton blends and enjoy the warm months to come, It's June summer is here relax enjoy and get back to basics - simple never felt so good:)
Read more mouse print about June here.