Richella at Imparting Grace is having a party to celebrate the special touches we homemakers strive to give our houses to make them our homes. I thought I'd chime in and share with you all some of the small details that make this house our beloved home.
1 - No matter what goes on in the rest of our house, with our two boys and our two cats, our bedroom is our refuge. My husband is home today after a week out of town on business, so I did an entire bedroom redo and tried to make it welcoming, cozy, and relaxing.
2 - Make sure the natives know how much they matter. My oldest's favorite color in the world is blue, so when I chose this lantern and the candle inside, I went with his choice instead of a more, uh, complementary color for our bathroom. I figure he's in there plenty and is always looking and fiddling with the lantern, why not make him happy?
3 - We try to retain a sense of whimsy - there are many gorgeous and elegant options for this vase, but this sparkly butterfly was unexpectedly perfect for this spot.
4 - We treasure our boys and love to take (and display) the photos we take of them. Every room in our house - except the bathroom where we have nature prints - has photos of our family. We wouldn't have it any other way :D
5 - I was born and raised in Peru, and although 2/3 of my life have been spent in the US, I like to remember my homeland. We can't wait to take our boys there!
6 - Trying my best to have a pretty set table, whether we have company or not. It's tough because we don't have a craft area so we use the dining room table by default but as much as I can, I like to put things back in a nice way.
7 - Remember who "we" are. We're kind of weird and really geeky. We used Sting, Frodo's sword from Lord of the Rings, as our cake cutter because we didn't want a plain old cutting knife. We're crafty, we like to make a lot of our own stuff instead of buying. We've put Sting up really high on the wall away from little hands but we like to be reminded of our own weirdness :D
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