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January 5th, 2013

When we decided to move to Maine all of our friends and family started talking about coming to visit. They all said, “I hear Maine is wonderful, I can’t wait to visit you.” When we lived in Ohio, we rarely had a visitor, but we also had a very small house and no guest room. Now we have 2 guest rooms — and they’re being used!
Welcome guests
I set them both up a couple days before Christmas when we found out my parents were coming up for a visit. There was no time to paint, but I did clean them well and tried to make them as homey as possible. New flannel sheets were ordered, along with electric mattress pads, furniture was moved in that was stored in the garage and fabric panels hung over the windows.
guest room
I’m really glad I got them set up when I did, another friend come visit this week so they’ve been used a lot already. They’re nothing too exciting, just a collection of random things, but they’re comfortable. I am planning on making quilts for the beds and painting the walls, I just have to find the time to do that, which may not be until next winter! Having guests is more about conversation and visiting than it is about the decor of the guest room anyways.

Do you have frequent guests in your home?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.