DREAM BIG DAY 2

Wow, yesterday I started dreaming big about the patio. Who would have thought? Most people start dreaming big on the inside of their homes. I guess I’m not like most people and I’m not finished dreaming about the rest of the back, front and side yard.

Today my Big Dream is a new home—built from the ground up to my specifications. I want a home that will be customized to my needs and wants. I don’t want rooms that never get used. Every space has to have a purpose and be user-friendly.

The three most important rooms to me are the kitchen, master suite and craft room. My big dream would be a studio in back of the main house that could be totally dedicated to my crafts and writing. This would be an organized area that I wouldn’t have to pack up and store what I’m working on and bring it out again the next time. I wouldn’t have to hunt for my materials when I get an idea for a new piece of jewelry, a painting or an outfit because everything would be neatly put away. I would be able to get what I need to get busy and create.

My kitchen has to have plenty of light. I don’t want the sink in the island because I want a window to look out and watch the birds playfully soaring throughout the yard. I do require an island—a big island that can seat many people because I don’t want an eating area. I will have a dining room on the other side of the Butler’s Pantry that will get daily use. There has to have plenty of storage so all my gadgets and small appliances have a home. I do have a lot of them that I enjoy using. They need to be in a convenient place. A Butler’s Pantry has to be in close proximity to the kitchen because I have all types of glasses I like to drink out of. I don’t like drinking out of plastic.

My master suite has to be a peaceful place without a television. A cozy room off the master suite would be great for a television/library. That would leave the bedroom for rest.

Separate sinks would be ideal in the master bath. I’d want either a steam shower or a walk-in shower without doors. A deep six-foot soaking tub is a must because I love bubble baths. A towel warmer is needful to wrap in warmth after my bubble baths or steam shower. I don’t want to forget about toasty warm toes and a way to accomplish that is to have heated floors in the master bath.

 

DREAM BIG-THE BEGINNING

While shopping one day I saw a journal titled Dream Big and I knew I needed to buy it. Dreaming Big is something I always want to do.

I got my Dream Big journal and sat down to write about my dreams when I discovered something. How can I dream big when I don’t know exactly what I want? I put the journal down and went on to something else.

Today while cleaning up a mess on my patio floor I started dreaming about having a bigger patio. If I’m going to dream about a bigger patio it needs to be attached to something—like a big home—my dream home. Thus starts my Dream Big dream home I dream about building. I want to share snippets as I gather my thoughts about this great endeavor that is subject to change many times before the final outcome.

My Big Dream today is a big patio. I need a big patio because I want to live on it when the weather’s not too hot or cold. It would be as a single multipurpose room. Part of the patio will have an outdoor kitchen with a dining table and a living room area. A fireplace or fire pit and a television have to be included. A couple of ceiling fans will create a nice breeze. It looks like this is going to be a big outdoor area.

While I’m dreaming I might as well add an enclosed area that will keep the bugs and other invite guests out when sitting out late nights.

I love sitting on my patio and listen to the birds chirping away. When I have time to sit a while, I look forward to visits from my Hummingbird friends who like to play hide and seek-catch me if you can with me.

I want my outdoor living space to be adorned as beautiful as the inside of my home. Beautiful, flowers to edge the patio that will be a pleasing fragrance and add to the peaceful, resting place. I also want the same beautiful landscape and feeling to extend around the whole house.

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The patio that started my dream