19 July 2016
Creating A Beautiful HomeIn: featured, Guest Post, Inspiring Article July 19, 2016 By: Jemma@athomewithjemma
I am wondering if you are feeling like me and longing for some refreshing writing, recipes,
decorating and projects.
If you are feeling like you could use a change of routine, I think you are in the right spot.
I invite you to stay awhile as I kick off my Summer Break series, a great series that is a sure
cure for the Summer doldrums.
It is just about two weeks of non stop inspiration, from some of your most inspiring and
I would like to introduce you to our first lovely contributor, Stacey from Poofing the Pillows.
Stacey's blog is all about home. She enjoys decorating, gardening, good home cooking and time spent with family and friends. Her world revolves around her husband and two grown sons.
With all of these men in her life, girlfriend time is very important to her and she views her blog as just that!
Stacey has welcomed me into her life, her book club and now we are even going to
Haven together, she is one in a million!
Creating a Beautiful Home
Contributor ~ Stacey Keeling
The days fly by in life lately and I often think about how my feelings and the world have changed. There was a time when I wanted nothing more than to be someone outstanding in this world. Did you feel that way too or do you still feel that way? We all have our hopes and dreams and they do change as our lives progress.
Sometimes there are major events in our lives that change our minds about what is important or special or outstanding. My feelings changed a lot on a hot summer day in July of 1989 when a blue eyed boy came into our world - that was major. Sometimes there are tiny little inklings that creep into your heart and soul and change your mind about life.
At this stage of life and for a few years, I've wanted to create a beautiful home.
Is it important to do that? I think so. When we care for our homes we create softness, acceptance, and comfort. Home doesn't have to be fancy or expensive. Home just needs to be a place to retreat from the crazy, upside down world we are living in right now.
Home needs to be where you feel safe, loved and accepted.
Home does not have to be perfect. Ours definitely isn't. There's more dog hair floating around than you can imagine...the showers are not scrubbed nearly enough....we don't always get along....and shoes can trip you at any time. But there is love and acceptance here among the messes and challenges. There is the knowledge that this is home because we are together and that is beautiful to me.
That is what I wish for you too, my friends.
Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.
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