Hi everyone....come on in! I've enjoyed Leslie's post "My Country Home and Katy's "Country Blossom" so much that I decided to join in on what makes our homes a sanctuary.
At one time in my life I had four little ones running around, 11, 9, 5, and a 10lb. newborn. I was just to busy what with all I had to do as a sahm, cooking, cleaning and the laundry to be a perfectionest, it wasn't until they were all grown and gone that I became one. Oh the joy I would feel when I opened my kitchen cabinet and see pretty blue dishes and blue matching glasses even had matching tea towels! Vacuming the carpet and hours later still see the marks that the sweeper made. Then I met Stush and married him after being on my own for about ten years, I moved into his home and I know I probably drove him nuts.LOL Until one day I really had to take a look at myself and remember that the only one perfect is God, not me or anyone else. I've really relaxed about my home since that day, sure I still like it clean but I don't get upset anymore when he tracks dirt in from the garage after all it only takes a few seconds to clean it up. I'd rather have laughter in my home then tension....
I have to watch what fragrances in candles I buy because certain ones make me sick at my stomach, so far I've found that the Yankee candles agree with me but haven't tried the the flowery ones yet. Right now I have a Macintosh tart in my punched, tin, star tart warmer and it smells so good. My favorite Yankee candle is Macintosh Peach it smells so good too but they didn't have it at the Hallmark store .
I love to decorate, right now DH is painting the bedroom and I have to make supper so I'll talk to you again soon, why don't you think about how you make your home a sanctuary I bet you will be surprised at all the things you do to make it so comfy and prim.