It’s been a fantastic week here at Johnson Home and Land. Mustang Days is always an exciting week for Lovell. Last night we hosted “Business After Hours” which is a fairly new program that our Chamber of Commerce and our local economic development organization, Lovell Inc, put on. We provided snacks and drinks and Sue Taylor, director of Lovell Inc., came prepared with a presentation. This month’s program was on the upcoming housing study that they will doing in Lovell. I think our attendees had a much better understanding of why our community needs this study after hearing Sue’s explanation. We had a good turnout and really appriciate all who came.
Archive for June, 2009
With the temperatures on the rise and the skies turning blue, it’s on everyone’s mind to get outdoors and enjoy. One easy way to add a little extra “square footage” to your home for the warmer months is to create a living space on your deck or patios.
Transforming even the smallest of patios or decks into an inviting outdoor living space doesn’t have to take a lot of work or effort. Planning is the key to get it just right. To get started making your deck or patio your “spare room” for the summer here are a few things to consider:
How much space do I have to work with? – Before you run out and buy outdoor furniture, potted plants and other enhancements, take a good look at the space you have and brainstorm what you can do with it.
What is important to me? – Some people have enough room and a desire to create almost a full room feel on their decks. They might choose to make their decks outdoor cooking, eating and living spaces for the summer months. Or you might want to simply create a quiet getaway for reading, or relaxing with a cold drink.
How much money do we want to spend? – This can be expensive if you go with all new furniture when creating an outdoor living space. Of corse you really don’t have to spend a fortune to create an enjoyable space. You just want to stick to your budget. If yours happens to be tight, consider visiting second-hand shops or garage sales for treasures to make your outdoor space comfortable for your needs. Or even giving a new look to some of your old patio furniture with a fresh coat of paint.
Relax & Enjoy your new outdoor living space. Get out the grill and drop a few ice cubes in a glass with your favorite drink, sit back and enjoy summer!
Tomorrow is the annual Big Horn Lake Celebration. How fortunate we are to have such recreational opportunities in our back yard? There will be free boat rides given all day as well as other fun activities for every member of your family.
My kids love going out there and playing on the beach and swimming in the lake and I love to picnic.
Hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. ENJOY!
Ahhhhh….call me crazy but I love the fresh start of a new week. I know it sounds un-American to say I like Monday mornings but it’s true. Last week was wonderful in every sense of the word and having Jyl and Lisa here at the office taking care of all our customers and clients was the icing on top.
This week should be a normal week. Is there ever is a normal week in real estate? Maybe not. Let’s put it this way…..all three of us are here all week and we are filling our schedules with showings, listing appointments and other normal activities.
I’ll keep you posted thoughout the week and let you know what I’m up to.
I’m checking in with you from my comfortable cabin in the Big Horn Mountains. What a perfect combination of work and play this week has been for me. On Monday my family and I headed for Bear Lodge. The Wyoming Real Estate Institute held a class here this week and each instructor taught one day. I taught on Tuesday and got to be a student on days two and three.
My kids have been catching fish, swimming, 4 wheeling, moose watching and having the time of their lives. My husband has baited a lot of hooks and untangled a lot of fishing line….but he loves it too.
I hope to update this post later with some photos of the absolutely beautiful scenery. We are so blessed to live an little over an hour from here.
These photos were taken earlier today less than an hour’s drive from Lovell. It was a beautiful drive down the mountain and it’s good to be home.