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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Personality of Your Home

A house is who you are, not who you ought to be.
Jill Robinson

Do you often feel like you don't live up to the expectations of what you think your house should be. 

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We see so many beautiful images of homes in the blog world, and often we are left feeling less than adequate, 

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but the reality is our homes are a reflection of who we are at the moment. They express our personalities and our current life circumstances.

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So if your home is cluttered with toys or unfinished craft projects, look at it with eyes of love. It's your space, and it is the place where you feel safe and warm, and I just bet that those perfect spaces we see on the internet, aren't always quite that perfect.


 

21 comments:

  1. I have alot of spaces in my home that I look at with love, and kids toys and laundry stacked and dirty bathrooms. Yes... pure love.

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  2. I can honestly say that when I walk in the door my home represents exactly where I want to be. However, it is ever evolving as I swap this for that and that for something else. I think curating the space is part of what makes me really and truly appreciate everything I own.

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  3. How true Laura ~ the images that we see are so called "staged". My house is my refuge from the world. Even though some times it is not perfect ~ it is home ;-)

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  4. What a great post! My space right now is definitely over cluttered with kids toys and art supplies, but you're right, I should look at it with love.

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  5. Oh gosh I hope not! That the perfect spaces are really that perfect, that is. I'm with Vintage Gal and think most of the time the spaces are staged and, really, who does shoot photos of their home when it's cluttered up? I love my cozy, comfy home but it's definitely not perfect. Especially with the 4 furbabies we have now. :) Love the quote!

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  6. Love the quote! And that is how we live. :) Our home is warm and cozy and we love it! We have three dogs, one kitty and a sixteen year old boy! That means hair and muddy paw prints at times, but it all comes with lots of love and laughter and I wouldn't change a thing! Well, maybe a weekly cleaning service to clean the bathrooms and floors wouldn't bother me too much. LOL
    Happy days to you!!
    Marie

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  7. Amen, Laura. It is so easy to get caught up in looking at what others have and fail to appreciate what is truly our own. I think age helps me to be content with what I have and not yearn for someone else's tastes. xo Diana

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  8. Laura, I am really loving the way you put it in this post...I read some shelter blogs and I wonder how on earth they can strive to even keep their houses so perfect. Much less find the time and energy to do all the projects they take on.

    We need to live and love our own spaces...because they are indeed our spaces.

    Jen

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  9. Good post! I'm very fond of my bookshelves and projects and even the wood stack next to the stove. We should surround ourselves with things we love - and people we love.

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  10. I am sorta OK with the clutter it's the cat hair that can get out of control! Yikes! I'm a horrible housekeeper and admit it. Wish I was better but there is always something else I'd rather be doing! I need a maid,lol!! hugs, Linda

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  11. Thank you for that post-I'm sure some of us do feel that way so I'm glad you posted this.
    Have a good week

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  12. A good reminder that we need to love our spaces, no matter what they look like at the time!

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  13. Great post, Laura.
    Hope you are healing well.
    xo, Tina

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  14. You are so right! Sometimes when I am taking a photo of one room cleaned I feel like I should show the room behind it where all the clutter went. Cluttered, messy rooms aren't inspiring, though - so I leave them out. Hope you are well. Take care!
    Holly

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  15. Love the pretty photos, but yes, I often feel that my house is less than adequate. My decor is not shabby chic, it's just plain shabby (and cat-clawed). But it is warm and comfortable -- and it is home. And creative minds are rarely tidy.

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  16. I do agree! It's important to love our homes....right where they are at!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  17. Great advice! Sage words of wisdom.
    Brenda

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  18. So true, Laura!!
    The potting shed in the last picture makes me swoon. That's gotta be pinned!

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  19. Couldn't agree more. I blogged in a similar vein on Monday.

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  20. Couldn't agree more. I blogged in a similar vein on Monday.

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  21. You said it just perfectly. I have never been a great housekeeper, but I enjoy having the things I care about out and around me. Some would consider this clutter. I guess I just don't mind clutter. My house looks lived in--because it is; in every square foot of it's less than 1000 square feet.

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