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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Be It Ever So Humble...
There is no place like it in the world.
4 little letters. One syllable. Home. How can such a small word conjure up so much emotion?
is often referred to as a "home," the concept of home is far more broad than a physical dwelling. Home should be our personal haven. A place of refuge, of safety, a sanctuary
where worldly cares fade and the things and people that one loves becomes the focus. Think of the proverb, "East or west, home is the best". These concepts of home as sanctuary and refuge are becoming more and more desirable in today's fast paced, hectic world.
No matter your budget or the square footage you home possesses, your home can be beautiful. When it comes to creating a warm, welcoming home, attention to detail is far more important than budget and space. For instance, have you ever walked into a large, exquisitely furnished home and yet felt unwelcome? Or entered a modest apartment and never wanted to leave? I certainly have.
But where does one start? Banish those things that you do not find to be useful, beautiful or meaningful. It is an old adage to be sure but still so true.
Surround yourself with those things that you most cherish and peace will
Choose the colors that soothe you, not what is the most popular at the moment. The same applies to furniture styles and accessories.
Your home is your nest. Fluff it, tweak it, feather it your way. Make room for music, candles, good scents and family treasures.
What is your concept of home? How do you feather your nest? It is a very personal decision!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am so late to thank those sweet blog friends who recently gifted me with special awards. I have placed them along my sidebar and want to warmly thank each one. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart! As always, I am so humbled...and honored. I love you all.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I posted the other day about ourJanet'sbirthday. Well, today IS the day! If you have yet to do so, please pop over and wish her a happy one!
And today is also a special day for another dear friend. Please skip over and wishDeb
a very happy birthday as well! Her blog is filled with such delightful words and photos. It is a magical place! And, while you are there, please leave a birthday message for her wonderful dog Ben. Benis one of the gentlest of God's creatures. It was recently his 11th birthday and he is as handsome as ever! He holds a special place in my heart...
We also have a new blogger that is celebrating her birthday today as well. Please wish Dianea sweet day too!May all of you have a year filled with joy and precious blessings!
I must run now...I need to do a little clean up around the old nest.Have a wonderful evening and a sweet Wednesday!