Welcome friends! My blog may look the same, but I have a new address. I decided to move to WordPress because everything I read about blog growth starts with a move to WordPress. I love that people actually read my blogs and my wish is to make new friends and keep the old! I have a handful of updates to do, like load the sidebar of the blog so I can find things again. I will get to those things as soon as I can.
Now onto my post.
The things you love help you create the space you love to retreat at the end of a long day. My work days seem long lately. I think it’s because I wake up in the dark and it’s dark by the time dinner is on the table. I feel like I haven’t seen my yard in weeks. In addition, I’m spending most of my evening hours at doctor appointments or physical therapy. (I’m still recovering from back surgery.)
I absolutely LOVE coming home at the end of the day. I crave homelife. I love cooking, baking, crafting, sewing, gardening, and spending time with my family and pets. I struggle with decorating and find myself using catalogs and Pinterest photos for inpiration, copying their ideas when I can. There are a few things in my house that I really, really, love. These things help me create the space I love to come home to at the end of the day. Yes, I love coming home to my kids, hubby, and pets but we also need cozy blankets, handmade quilts, and maybe candles here and there.
I love decorating with old books, especially when they come from my family. Most of my old books belonged to my grandparents.
I do love to bake. (You may have noticed!) I love greeting my kids with a plate of cookies. In the “good old days” I only worked part time and every Friday was Cookie Friday. It was my favorite day of the week.
I love my yard. Ok, I really, really, love my yard. I tend to be a fair weather gardener and a sunny day in the garden is my favorite place to be.
I really enjoy family get togethers. My husband says I’m a hoarder of dishes. I may have a few different sets, but it’s fun for me to make different tablescapes for every party.
Once in a while I even go all out and set up a pretty tablescape for our little family of 4. This was a day that we made clam chowder and set the table so pretty. My youngest loved helping in the kitchen.
I love to sew and my house is filled with quilts. There is nothing better than cuddling up with a homemade quilt at the end of a long day. The quilts I made are very thin, but if you are under them for a few minutes, they warm up quite nicely.
How about you? If you had to make a list of things that make your house a home, what would your list include?