Everything! It is the perfect home: old, charming, cozy, and small. It is our sanctuary. We live, cook great meals, make music, read, write, and rest here. Many new homes being built around us are well over 2,000 sq. ft. and some are double that size. I would feel funny in a space that large.
When I first saw the ad for our home in the paper eleven years ago, it was everything we told the Realtor we didn’t want. But, after seeing it during an open house I fell in love, and my husband soon followed suit.
Soon after moving in, we installed a beautiful wood stove which increases the cozy factor during long fall/winter seasons. The previous owners also installed giant windows in the kitchen addition at the back of the house. I’ve seen deer, fox, turkeys, and all kinds of other wildlife in the back yard over the years.
It may be Monday but I’m already thinking about the weekend. With Memorial Day coming up in a few days, my mind is preoccupied with thoughts of summer grilling and weekend parties. That means it’s time to shop for new summer entertaining essentials, starting with a fun modern grill.
As are many of you, I’ll wager, I am passionate for names. I have been slowly collecting my favorite children’s name displays from Apartment Therapy Family and across the web. Parents with a knack for picking great monikers also tend to get creative with their kids’ rooms. Click through for inspiration beyond the traditional cookie-cutter mold.