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.
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 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.
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.
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, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram for live home and garden tours, renovation projects, favorite recipes, and more.
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!