A quote that I love. Home is a word that brings many emotions to mind for all of us. I feel fortunate that for me it brings to mind images of delicious meals, my loving parents, comfy furniture, fun holidays, and lots of love.
As Sam and I start our own home and family, I want home to mean all of those same things, and it already does. We both have busy schedules that rarely overlap, so time we get to spend at home together is sacred. That usually means Friday evenings and Saturdays. Friday night is my favorite night of the week for so many reasons. For me it is the embodiment of “home.” I know that that is the one week night that Sam and I ALWAYS have time for dinner together, so we make it really special.
Besides the feeling of “home,” I also love the actual structure that we live in. We live in a small town and we found a unique home, nestled among a cookie-cutter neighborhood, that we have fallen in love with. It’s full of quirks like a tiny iron spiral staircase, lots of slate, lots of white tile, our tiny home office, and the perfect size back yard and patio. As we move through the holiday season, I’ll be sharing our love for holiday decor as well.
When I think about how I decorate, my style is eclectic. Many things don’t match, I have way too many throw pillows, and I love wall art! For inspiration, I think back t homes I’ve seen that I love, my mom’s style, World Market, and past episodes of Martha Stewart Living (the old TV series).
I tend to idolize Martha Stewart, I think that’s totally fine. To me she embodies the true “domestic goddess” that we all strive to be. She can sew, decorate, DIY anything, run a farm, take gorgeous pictures, blog, grow incredible produce, host TV shows, …the list goes on and on. What I love about Martha, is that she created a lifestyle empire. This is exactly what I would like to do, starting with this blog.