Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Inspiration Tuesday: Home Inspiration

Fall has arrived in the great PNW. And I am so glad. After a seriously crazy week last week, I needed the cool breezes and cloudy skies. I am all about the fall weather. And chai. And candles. Candles don't work in the summer. It is already so hot, who wants to light a candle? Ugh. 

Since I have my own house with Aaron now, compared to with my parents or roommates, I am so stoked to decorate for the seasons. I'm not planning on going crazy. It won't be like walking into a pumpkin. But it will be cozy. Which is another reason I don't like summer in our house, you can't be cozy inside on leather couches in 95 degree weather. Not possible.

From Pinterest, no link provided from site.
I started the perfect bunting, received a darling light up pumpkin, and plan on buying quite a few more little pumpkins when our pumpkin patch opens up. For now, that's my vision. It is still a work in process, but I've started a couple Pinterest projects and will post them as soon as they are done!

I remember my favorite house I knew growing up. I don't remember specific decorations, but everything went together without looking too perfect. (You know when a house looks great, but you're scared to touch anything? It wasn't like that. I sat on the furniture without fear.) The first time I set foot in my friend Amanda's house, I felt at home. It was probably a combination of candles and laundry detergent and her mom's cooking that made the scent of their house so wonderful. 

Their family moved, and I was able to visit on a trip across the country a couple years ago. Even in a completely different house, the feeling of coziness in their home was the same. And I know that it wasn't just the way her mom decorated that made their house so special or made it stick in my memory so well. It was years of girl's nights and sleepovers and bible studies and football games and campouts. It was prayer, and it was Jesus coming through the people in the house. 

Our house now is tiny, but it won't be like that forever. Still I pray that our home would be cozy, homey and restful. I pray for the memories we're making in our little cottage, and for the guests that will visit our humble abode. I pray they will feel at home, and know that there is something different about our house. And my decorating is just a little something extra.

What is your decorating style? Do you decorate with the seasons, or have the same stuff all year? Do you prefer LOTS of cute Halloween things, or just a few pumpkins and banners? What makes your favorite house your favorite?


  1. So you have completely inspired me to get my blog up and running again! Yay!!
    I can't wait to see your fall post come to fruition. I started working on my fall porch last week, ironically on the 90+ degree day we had! Just a few finishing touches left. I think I will post when it is complete and Jim changes out our front door. :) ...and well before all my new fall plants inevitably die off. LOL

    Thanks for the push of inspiration!!

    1. Ah yay! The more people I actually know blogging, the more I am inspired to keep it up! :)

  2. I love decorating for the holidays/seasons!! Summer is a hard one but when you get to fall. I just love it!!

  3. It's really fun to be able to do whatever you want in your own home!!

    FYI - giveaway at my blog!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle