Friday, December 7, 2012

"A man's home is castle"...Let's repurpose that quote!!

I read this quote today from the little lady over at Touch of Serendipity and it made me sit back and think about my own home! The quote was this "Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need." -Sarah Ban Breathnach.

We are moving this week and I get to redecorate. It has been on my mind and creating butterflies for a couple of days. I get to start over. I get a re-do. I am so excited. Just when I thought I LOVED my house; the opportunity to do something different hits me and I am like....YIIIPPPEEEE

A part of me screams that what my house looks like on the inside isn't as important as the way my family feels inside my home.

However, a part of me screams that what my house looks like on the inside is a HUGE part of me and is JUST AS IMPORTANT as the way my family feels inside my home. Let's face it, every child wants to bring their friends to a homey, clean, organized house right?

It seems strange to me because the old saying goes "A man's home is his castle" but isn't the woman the one that gets all bent outta shape about decorating the castle? Isn't she the one that gets the "credit" for it being b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.? Isn't she the one that meditates on "Home and Garden", "Martha Stewart Living" or wonders aimlessly around Hobby Lobby searching for just the right picture frame. Isn't she the one that gets her girlfriends together so they can all travel for hours to get to a vintage festival to buy someone else's junk or take a million pictures of things "We can make ourselves"? Clearly, that quote is incorrect :)

I, on the other hand, don't get so much bent outta shape about decorating as I do get giddy, excited, elated and travel around on cloud 9 when I know that I get to decorate. I love it. It is for sure a passion, a stress reliever and a part of me that I have just recently fell in love with.

I just know that Lucy just found out that her and Ethel are headed to Hobby Lobby with Ricky's credit card.

So, style is Vintage/Rustic/Repurposed Junk :) I love it. I love chalk paint. I love rustic letters. I love repurposed furniture.

Let's redecorate my living room, kitchen and bathroom together!!! I want lots of input. I am going to ask for lots of opinions and when my house is done....



  1. Woo hoo!!:) I'm listening to this audiobook called Happy at Home, a follow up to The Happiness Project if ya have heard of that. This post kinda reminds me of things I've heard in that book. Your new little place will be so cute because it's filled with love. How exciting!

    1. I have you paint bucket and brush ready for ya Heather :)

      I am starting on pintrest LOL. I can't wait to have you over to see your blank canvas and brainstorm.

      It's gonna be so fun!