Home, sweet home

Home, sweet home

I recently bought this set of decorative fabric hoops from Aunty Cookie‘s Etsy shop. I cannot tell you how happy these hoops make me every time I look over at them. It’s rather embarrassing to admit, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve bought something for the house that is purely aesthetic and not at all utilitarian. Unless you count pot plants. Which are kind of utlitarian anyway, if you consider their contribution to improving the indoor air quality. Anyway, I love these fabric hoops and I love that they come from someone working not too far from me. I think this is the start of many more Etsy and aesthetic-driven purchases for the home.

As I mentioned in my previous post, we’re moving. This will be the tenth move of my life so far and my seventh since I first left home at 18. I know that some people move all the time and for many, this would be no big deal at all. But because I’m such a homebody, it’s a big deal to me. And I’m sure that because we rent and have to move so often, it’s why I never really make our house feel like a home. It’s like because it’s never really my home, I don’t really want to invest myself too much in the home. Also, renting makes it hard to make the changes you’d like to make and it gets hard ( at least I find it hard) to keep adjusting your setup every time you move. Who knows if/when we’ll ever own our own home, so maybe I’ll just have to get over it. Maybe I’ve started to. We’ll be moving in a couple of weeks (we found somewhere acceptable) and although it’ll be painful, I’m kind of looking forward to the fresh start, especially as we have done a lot of decluttering and intend to do more.

What I do know is that wherever my family is, is my home. Corny, but true.

2 Comments »

  1. mildlycrafty said,

    June 11, 2008 @ 8:00 pm

    Hi Linda, have you moved yet? How’d it go?

  2. linda said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

    Thanks for asking, Amy! We have moved. It probably went as well as can be hoped, but it was still exhausting, draining and really annoying. Blogging has become a low priority, unfortunately, but I hope to get back to it very soon.

    Nice to hear from you. Hope to see you soon. Maybe at Brown Owls on Monday?

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