The inspried Room is one of my favorite blogs that I visit daily. Melissa Michael's blog is full of decorating ideas and gorgeous pictures. Today is the the launch of her new book Love the Home you Have. I love the concept. And bloggers all over the web are celebrating by writing stories of their homes. So I am joining the challenge.
We moved into our current home in October of 1973. When we were first married we rented a small house and then in a few years bought a little house on the north side of town. We lived there for several years when the interstate came through and took our house. When we were looking for another we heard about a house on the west side of town..in the area where I grew up. I called the lady and she hadn't even put the house on the market yet. She allowed us to come up and see it first. I fell in love. it was brick, had a fireplace, and was in a lovely area off the main road.
When we moved in I was eight months pregnant with Ryan. I was happy to be in a bigger place and went about fixing a nursery. The boys grew up in this house, playing outside in the woods behind us and enjoying the quiet of the neighborhood. We have loved our house throughout the years. My decorating tastes have evolved from country with duck themed kitchen, Victorian pink in the living room, to a more sophisticated black and Frency style.
But in 2006 when we added on the sunroom change began to happen. We then made a courtyard with stamped concrete and a pond outdoors. We sold the hot tub and turned that room into an office. We got new bedroom furniture and then remodeled the kitchen. We made the house into our dream house.
I love my home. It is a place of safety and comfort. As I look out the window at the neverending snow I am snuggled and cocooned in it. It is my peace.