In a few weeks, we will mark the 1-year anniversary of our new home. Last Fall, we excitedly got the keys, walked in the door, and started cleaning. And cleaning. And cleaning. New floors were layed, wallpaper was stripped, light fixtures were hung and every wall in the house got fresh paint. Faucets were replaced, mini blinds came down, and my long-awaited white kitchen got a little face lift. It has been a labor of love in every way. And as you can see from the tube of caulk above, we are not finished! We're enjoying the process so much, watching things trasform before our eyes.
We loved the layout, the flow of the house, the size of the rooms, the tree-lined neighborhood and the feeling we got when we walked in the door, but had a long way to go to make it our own.
Though we still have many projects to complete, it sure feels like home now. Being the ultimate homebody, my home is very much a reflection of my heart. I'm passionate about it.
My idea of HOME has changed over the years, and I've fine-tuned what is important for me to have present in my home. It is LOVE and coziness, uniqueness and a warm welcoming feeling that surrounds us. I am endlessly rearranging, puttering and decorating. I've learned to let go of some of the ideas of home that I used to think were important. Now, what's most important are the 5 people that dwell here. The 5 people who laugh, cry, sing, read, eat, sleep and hug under this roof.
And speaking of home, I'm excited to be a part of an e-course that a friend of mine is offering. Stay tuned for the details and a fun giveaway....all related to the topic of HOME.