Here you will find some of the celebrations, special occasions, and projects we have been honored to document over the past eleven years.
Recently I have been reading “The Life Giving Home” by Sally Clarkson and I love how she weaves a story of creating a home that feels like home. From crafting tea time and celebrations to discerning how create a sense of coziness, this book is a fascinating read to me.
Growing up there were always fresh cut flowers in my grandparents house in Decatur as my Grandfather was a master at tending roses. When I was sick, I remember him bringing yellow ones to our house to put in a vase on my nightstand. Gardens and fresh flowers have always made a place feel like home because of those memories as a child.
As a newly married couple our first home was tiny and filled with the bare essentials of two people right out of college. Often J, would come home from work with a bouquet of flowers to brighten the dining room table. To this day he still likes to surprise me with flowers and is teaching our son the very important skill of picking which flowers are the most fresh. No matter where we move to, one of the first things that makes a house full of boxes feel like home is a vase of flowers on the table or a great smelling candle.
Newly married or reaching into your 5th or 10th year of marriage, homemaking is a skill that sometimes is long forgotten, even by me. Now is the perfect time to go out and gather a few blooming branches or a fern to bring a sense of hominess into your space. How do you make your own space cozy and comfortable. Share some of your ideas below and check back next week for our tutorial on making tiny indoor gardens.