One of the primary reasons we wanted to move to Louisiana was so that we could be close to our grandchildren and centrally located to our other kids. We wanted our house to be the gathering place. So we bought a home with 4 bedroom house with plenty of comfortable space for adults and “camping” space for kids. So far, all of our kids have visited at some point, save our oldest daughter and her family. We’re hoping that changes in the coming year.

This is our guest room. Our goal was to make it comfortable and kind of hotel like. The curtains are heavy tapestry to block out noise and light and the blanket was handmade by me as a gift for The Hubs. The desk has a couple of writing utensils, and a tray with all the necessities:

  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Wifi password
  • Sanitary supplies

We also put bottled water on the end table, just in case.



The Hubs picked the colors for this blanket, which totally surprised me because he tends to favor neutrals.

The Welcome Tray… If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a little squirrel who likes to pose for pictures.

So that’s it. That’s the home away from home that we’ve created for our visitors.


Welcome to the monthly edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes? Over the next few months, a group of seven bloggers will be sharing their work spaces, their homes, towns and more!

I should note – because this is super important – the creative brain behind this project is Bettye at Fashion Schlub! Love her!

Make sure you visit everyone to see where the magic happens!

Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Em at Dust and Doghair
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Iris at Iris’s Original Ramblings
Leslie at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After


Come back next month to learn more about where I live.


Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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