Creating A Cozy Home

My mission is to help you learn to love where you live. No matter whether you live in a large home or a small apartment, it is vital to your mental health to feel good in and enjoy your space.

Welcome To My Blog

Hi, I’m Brenda. This blog has been a daily part of my life since 2009. Writing and photography are what I love to do. My skills are in small space living and gardening.

outdoor living and gardening

So many people merely go through the motions. But it’s important to notice all that surrounds you. The birds in the trees. The flower growing from a crack in the sidewalk. Mother Nature provides us with a beauty that is there for the taking.

It’s time to bloom where you’ve been planted

Do you want fresh veggies from your container garden?

You can garden in containers and design a beautiful garden. Get creative and start growing.

I grow veggies, herbs and all kinds of plants and flowers on my patio in various types of containers. You can too. I’ll show you how.

Tips & Tricks In The Small Space Garden

Decide what you will plant; thus how many containers you’ll need. Then figure out the seating arrangements, bird baths, water fountains and garden art. Lastly, watch nature come to visit you on a regular basis. Build it and they will come.

Patio Living

Whatever the amount of space you have, be sure to enjoy it by adding plants. And if there’s room, a seating area as well.

Container Gardening

If it holds something, it can be a planter. Containers come in all shapes and sizes. Put soil in it and plant a small garden.

Nature On The Patio

Of course there are always butterflies, birds and squirrels. But sometimes I also have a possum visit. It’s all part of nature’s story.

Why You Need House Plants In Your Home

The green of nature helps me get through the winter. I can nurture my house plants indoors with all kinds of added benefits. It helps clean the air you breathe. House plants are part of your decor and lend your rooms a cozy feel.

How To Carve Out A Small Office Niche

Even if you don’t have room for a separate office, you can create a niche for one in your living or dining room like I did.

Apartment Kitchen

In a small space kitchen, taking the cabinet doors off can make the area feel larger.

Apartment Dining

If you only have room for a small space & table, put it against the wall for dining.


Because of COVID-19, entertainment at home has become an important aspect of our lives