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 justice.
Home is the most special place in this world to me. Home is where life is real, where dreams begin, where creativity is sparked, and industry takes place. It’s a solace, shelter from the storms of life, and the most comfortable place on earth.
Home is a retreat to raise children, a place of hospitality for friends, family and even strangers.Home is a place of celebration and sometimes a place of healing. Home is intimate and necessitates thought.
Home is a canvas for creativity, a place to lay down roots, to display treasures from a lifetime of experiences.
Home is where dreams begin, where creativity is sparked, and industry takes place.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?
Home conveys who you are. Upon entering a home, you can pretty well tell what the people in it like to do, their priorities, beliefs, and even their purpose in life. It can be 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.
Here’s a tentative outline for the next posts in the series.
1. Home Sweet Home
2. Is Beauty in the Home Vain?
2. What I Learned from Small Beginnings
3. How a PBS Special Changed My Mind on House Style
4. Historic Vacations that Influenced My Architectural Style
5. Why I Like Historic Homes
5. What’s in A Pantry
6. Why I Love Outdoor Living Spaces
7.Why I Would Choose a Porch Over a Larger Room
8. My Favorite Part of the Kitchen
9. Why I Collect Art in the Home
10. If Walls Could Talk
11. Solace of a Bedroom…..AND MORE TO COME!