Monday, December 15, 2008

Be it ever so humble...

...there really is no place like home.

Home is even more wonderful when there's sunshine coming in through our huge, south-facing windows of the living room. When we had a cute little north-facing 1950s bungalow in town, dh would get SAD every winter, so when we got ready to build our house, it was imperative to have big windows put in. This was taken early in the morning before the sun had a chance to come in, on a day that was actually sunny.What inspired this house photos post is looking at Sherrie's (Frenchy's Finds) incredible photos of her home, incredible being a good word for both her photography and her house, which is like Martha Stewart meets Architectural Digest. I'm positively envious, as you can tell. My home will never even remotely resemble hers, but I'll keep trying. :) This pic of our dining table, just off the kitchen area, is the closest thing to Sherrie's that I could find: The rest of the place doesn't come close. The kitchen, in its slightly less messy than usual state (but still bad...I won't point out all the clutter for you). The rec room (or Wreck Room) is for Amy's (BlogSchmog) benefit - how could you possibly think we are neat?! Lastly, our bedroom, which I try to keep somewhat neat so that it's peaceful for sleeping in (according to all the articles I've read on how to overcome insomnia):Did you notice we have a mattress on the floor? We've slept on a mattress on the floor for as long as we've been married (Aug. 1989). Someday, we may get a "real" bed, but in the meantime, we've saved a lot of money over the years from not having to buy a bed frame or box springs.

For a holiday house tour, which this wasn't, head over to Meg's (Get In, Hang On) or Carrie's over at Oikology 101. :)

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." ~ James Oppenheim