My Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home: where life is real, dreams begin, creativity sparks, and industry thrives.

I’ve been wanting to write this “My Home Sweet Home” series for quite some time now. I’ve been asking myself for the past few days, “What has taken you so long to start this series?” If I’m honest, I’ve felt overwhelmed with the thought that I could not do the subject of “home” justice.

It’s solace, shelter from the storms of life, and the most comfortable place on earth.

Home Sweet Home – the Most Comfortable Place on Earth

Home is the most special place in this world to me. It is where life is real, where dreams begin, where creativity is sparked, and industry takes place. A welcoming home is a source of solace; it shelters us from the storms of life.

With loving care, even the humblest home becomes the most comfortable place on earth.

Home Sweet Home Means Hospitality, Celebration, and Healing

For me, “home sweet home” is not just for me and my husband; it is a retreat in which to raise and teach our children. It’s a place of hospitality for friends, family, and even strangers. Home is a place of celebration and sometimes a place of healing.

Because it is our most intimate setting, home requires care and necessitates thought.

Home is a place of celebration!

Home as a Canvas for Creativity

I also see our home as a canvas for creativity, a setting in which to display our efforts and treasures from a lifetime of experiences.

I believe we are all made in the image of The Creator and we have the privilege and responsibility to create. What better place than the home?

Our home conveys who we are. Upon entering a home, you can pretty well tell what the people in it like to do. You glimpse their priorities, beliefs, and even their purpose in life. For that reason, inviting guests into our homes can make us feel quite vulnerable.

A place of celebration and sometimes a place of healing. It’s intimate and necessitates thought.

I’m prepared to get vulnerable before you! I’ll be inviting you into my home, room by room, and sharing its evolution over time in this series. I’ll try to post a “real” photo – the mess of having 9 people living under one roof – in each post.

Tea Party with my Little Angels
Tea Party with my Little Angels

I do hope you will join me! Please comment and post pictures of your home! I’d love to get to know you, too. Connect with me on Facebook, TwitterPinterestInstagram for live home and garden tours, renovation projects, favorite recipes, and more.

Home is a place to dream, hope, and connect! I hope you’ll read the rest of this series on Home and share your thoughts.

What’s Up Next?

Here’s a tentative outline for the next posts in the series.

1. Home Sweet Home

2. Is Beauty in the Home Vain?

3. What I Learned from Small Beginnings

4. How a PBS Special Changed My Mind on House Style

5. Historic Vacations that Influenced My Architectural Style

6. Why I Like Historic Homes

7. What’s in A Pantry

8. Why I Love Outdoor Living Spaces

9. Why I Would Choose a Porch Over a Larger Room

10. My Favorite Part of the Kitchen

11. Why I Collect Art in the Home

12. If Walls Could Talk

13. Solace of a Bedroom…..AND MORE TO COME!

Similar Posts


  1. Happy Days Farm / Penny says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart and beautiful home with us Stacy! Looking forward to seeing more!

    1. Penny, you’re the best! Thank for reading. So happy to hear from you. I look forward to your future posts as well!

  2. I’m extremely excited that you decided to proceed with your “Home Sweet Home” series. Looking forward to your next post.

    1. Donna, thanks for your encouragement! You never know if it resonates with people. Feedback is super important and I sure appreciate it!

  3. Julie Lovette says:

    This was awesome

    1. Thanks so much Julie! I sure appreciate your feedback.

  4. Mary-Jane says:

    This is so beautiful! I have always said home should be the shelter from the rest of the world where you know you are loved, cherished and safe. It is so very important to create this safe haven for our loved ones. So looking forward to your series!!!

    1. Hey Mary-Jane. Glad to hear from you. Yes, the world can be a rough place. To be surrounded by beauty and those you love is irreplaceable, especially if the folks in the home are each other’s cheerleaders!

  5. Janie Foltz says:

    Stacy, ever since stumbling upon your Blog I have felt as if I had met another soul sister. To share with others is such beauty and a gift. Thanks for your lovely posts. I look so forward to the posts to come. Janie

    1. Janie, you have no idea how happy that makes me. I’ll look forward to sharing with you and hearing back from you!

  6. Joy Jenkins says:

    I am so glad I stumbled across your Instagram and now you’re blog! Excited to read this series!

    1. Joy, hurray! Glad you found me on Instagram and now here. I’m excited to be sharing and hope you’ll like the series. I’ll connect with you on Instagram too!

  7. Stacy, You have a beautiful home. God has truly blessed you with a wonderful family and home. Keep up the good work. I first discovered you on The Sporting Chef with Scott Leysath. Talk to you later

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you. I hope you enjoy the segments!

  8. I loved reading this! Yes, yes! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and the heartbeat behind it. Love you, friend!

    1. You certainly know about homes! Please come visit soon and let’s do that art shoot. I’ve been waiting because so many pieces need to be framed. I have several new pieces.

  9. Kristi Phipps says:

    When I read your questions about why it took so long to get started, the idea popped into my mind that this area of the HOME is a battleground…( there was some resistence assailed against you due to truth being broadcast!)…you are a warrior for our Lord in preserving a great many things! I so enjoy your books and blogs; you are in my prayers. Sally forth, my sister!


    1. Kristi, what kind words and I love your prayers!! Every day I’m seeing to do what I am here to do and it gets a little blurry sometimes. Thank you so much. You are a God-send to me to be sure!

  10. Dian Sims says:

    Such warmth in your words makes me so happy because of my love for your family You have a beautiful way with words and a more beautiful way of living life Cant wait to read next entry❤

    1. Dian, thank you so much. I am so happy that you are reading these posts!! You have been such an encouragement and treasure to me. Your life represents everything I’d like to be. Thanks so much!

  11. Deborah Riddle says:

    Such a wonderful and timely subject. We need to hear more about healthy creative homes! Thanks for taking the time to share.

    1. Thank you so much Deborah! Home is incredibly important and it’s one of my favorite topics! Thanks for reading!

  12. Ronda Martin says:

    Saw you on the Hagee show! Was so impressed, I came here to see what recipes you had….. impressive!! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Ronda!! I’ll be doing a few more shows with the Hagee’s in a few weeks. Glad you are here! Hope you love it.

  13. What a beautiful home you have! I TOTALLY understand what you mean! I’ve wanted to do a HOME post on my blog for a long time but feel that I just can’t do my home justice… by that I do not mean justice in showing a pretty house, but in showing what HOME means to us inside this old ranch house. Vulnerable is the perfect description. Yes, your house is BEAUTIFUL, but I also see the HOME that is full of the love of JESUS!!!

    1. Yes, full of Jesus! Shawn, it is really hard to do posts on home because it’s hard to express it; the fulness, the energy, and love found in homelife…if it is created. Sadly, it isn’t for some, but we mothers need to create it as much as possible. The world can be a harsh place and home keeps us grounded!

  14. Stacy, you know how much I love all this!! You have done such an excellent job conveying all the beauty and potential of home and family!!! I love your story, your home, and you! Praying for you and Scott, and your dear children. Much love, so proud of you ❤

    1. Thank you so much Jerolyn!! It is so good to hear from you. We need to talk at length soon!

  15. You and I are indeed Kindred Spirits! I find the older I get the more of a home body I am becoming. Your home is lovely and so are you, looking forward to seeing more of your home. Blessings to you!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *