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Showing posts from January, 2011

The Meaning of Home

     Yes, home is the place that we live but it also means many more things to me.  Home is the place where I can truly relax.  It is a sanctuary and a refuge from the world.  Where I can be myself and be accepted for who I am.  It is where I can be with those I love the most and where I feel the most loved.  I think many of us share these same feelings and beyond that we want to make our homes beautiful, comfortable and inviting for ourselves and our families.  That doesn't mean it has to be expensive but rather making it a place that creates a happy and content feeling.  We do that through color, furnishings, items that hold special family memories, items found at flea markets and thrift stores and for many of the very talented people out there, it is through transforming items already owned into something special.      We moved into our current home about 3 years ago and have been "creating a home to love" ever since.  And believe me, this home needed A LOT of love!

Lovin' Blue

     As you may be able to tell, I love the color blue.  I have used other colors in decorating but I always seem to be drawn back to blue.  It is such a calming and soothing color - that's probably part of the reason I like it so much.  But the shades of blue that I gravitate towards have changed over the years.  I am really liking the soft aqua blues these days.  Here are a few of my favorite blue things around my house: a basket with great texture a soft comfy throw wooden candlesticks a small ceramic strainer I use for soaps in the bathroom a wire basket      Is there a color that your eye always goes to?          Hope you're having a calm and peaceful day - it's a good thought anyway!                                                                                                               ~     JoAnne

A New Beginning

Okay - it's time!  I'm really doing it.  I'm taking myself out of my comfort zone and taking the leap. I'm starting my own blog!  I have been following some amazing blogs for a while now - there are soooo many out there.  I started getting that little thought in the back of my mind that I should start my own.  That thought has been stewing around in that head of mine and it just keeps popping back up so I just have a feeling that I am suppose to do this.  It's a little scary for me - to put myself out there - but I have found such inspirational and amazing women in blogland and I would feel extremely fortunate to be just a little part of it! I saw this quote recently and it really stuck with me:    "You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes            You can steer yourself any direction you choose.               You're on your own and you know what you know                      And you are the one who'll decide