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A post from this summer that was never published. Oddly enough, I have been thinking about house decorating again, so it seems appropriate to publish today.

I love to see the corners of other people’s homes,
their art,
the way the set up vignettes,
the furniture they choose,
the calm or busyness of their decorating habits.

Here are some of my favorite spots around our house.

All of our wall hangings are personal to us –
photos I’ve taken on our vacations,
paintings loved ones have done,
a Celtic knot from a long ago trip to Wales.
Recently I picked up a medium gold frame at the thrift store,
and am hunting for the perfect thing to put in it.
So many beautiful pieces of art out there,
I wish there was unlimited budget for it!
Right now some photos that were already on the wall are
centered inside it,
reminding me of Picture, Picture,
soon I hope to find something that speaks to me.

A recently rearranged living room,
and new drapes have breathed new life into our living space.
Everything feels more open and properly placed.

Favorite bits of our place. Share yours!
I love to see them.



1 January 2015 § 2 Comments

hutch decorated for Christmas (c)2015

unrelated photo of a few Christmas decorations


It’s been a long while since I have posted here.
So much has happened for our little family,
nothing we had imagined 2014 would be.
The last five days I have been dealing with illness
and recovery,
thinking about the year to come –
ways to make this year far better than the last.

We made a list last night at dinner –

Our Hopes and Goals for 2015 ::
~ Respect and good behavior at home and at the grandparents (the boys came up with this on their own!)
~ Whistle train Millie, and train to retrieve (family goal)
~ Do more birding and surpass our record bird count (family)
~ Go on more hikes (family)
~ Camp (family)
~ Create food and flower gardens (mama)
~ And tend to them properly (mama again, I am not a great gardener and want to change this!)
~ Backpacking trip (papa and A – both a cub scout requirement and fun for them)
~ More spiritual study at home (family, but W especially requested it – in 7 year old terms. ha!)
~ Record our activities and memories in a tangible way (mama. Not sure whether that means more presence here and printing more photos, or just more print. Though I do hope to write here more often. It really is a nice record to have.)
~ Merge beauty and utility in our house more. Clearing out the things we do not use, and replacing the solely utilitarian items with ones we like to look at. (This is a goal with a friend!)
~ Travel, both our large trips planned and unplanned weekend getaways. 

Do you have any goals for 2015?

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