Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...More >>
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It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Winter is a funny time to be blogging about porches, eh? You know, maybe not. For people who have enclosed porches, winter is a perfectly fine time to cozy up in the semi-outdoors. A favorite old teacher of mine has an exquisitely furnished enclosed porch, complete with storm windows that get switched out for screens in the summer, a loveseat and an arm chair, tables, and all manner of funky rural memorabilia tacked up to the walls. In the winter, she and her guests curl up in blankets while they drink hot tea out there. That porch is truly a masterpiece, and it wasn't created by some high end design-build group; just a regular person with some aesthetic sense.
You too can enjoy a cozy porch in the wintertime. Obviously, a screened in porch where you can switch out the screens for storm windows would be best. If you want to decorate a porch that is open to the elements, I can't exactly endorse it as a comfortable place to sit, though you might enjoy looking out at it when your couch and throw blankets are not covered in snow.
1. Treat it like a room: The arrangement of furniture on an enclosed porch should be similar to that of a living room. Create a distinct conversation area, and if there is room create a separate dining area.