What does a Garden Gnome do when she is not gardening, in the kitchen or doing genealogy? Well the answer might just surprise you so read the entries to find out more. This blog focuses on everything we do to make our house a home. There will be a strong emphasis on home energy efficiency and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. At the same time there will also be crafts, knitting and crocheting projects along with any other little tips we do to create that down to earth, I want to be here home. Please enjoy your visit :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Setting Up a Vacation Home (1)

Over the past week or so I have had the great pleasure of setting up our vacation home. The two assets that assisted me on this endeavour were frugality and experience.  We started with a somewhat empty, in need of cleaning vacation home that was partially furnished with all appliances except washer and dryer when we bought it.  Trust me we were grateful for ever piece of furniture and appliances that came with the house!  Now picture this a nice kitchen with nothing other than large appliances.  Do you have any idea as to how much is needed to get a kitchen going?  It seriously was mind boggling and that is where both frugality and experience comes into play.  The next few posts will give a few tips on setting up a vacation home to make it feel like a home not just a pit stop.

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