Friday, July 15, 2011

Back To Basics!!

Do you ever look at your home and feel like you need to change things? You get out your list of wants, and it seems like it is a mile long! So many of the things on our list aren’t doable right now, and then we start to feel at sorts with the home we live in.

We can get so caught up in what we want that we don’t see what we have right in front of us.
When I am starting to feel at sorts with my home, and the projects that need to be done, or the furniture that needs to be purchased, I go back to the basics, the simple things.

I get great pleasure out of making my home more comfortable and pretty. I know I am not alone in this desire to nest or play house!!
After reading the comments on my last post it was very apparent to me how many of you also like to nest. 
One reader wrote about putting flowers in her Grandmother’s silver pitcher. She not only had a beautiful container, but she had memories attached to her pitcher of flowers from the yard.

I am sure we all do different things when we nest, but we are all trying to achieve the same goal.
We are trying to make our house a home for our family and friends, but it does not have to be a new sofa or a new rug. It can be the simple things.

I discovered years ago in my thirties that is was the simple uncomplicated things in my life that truly made me happy.

Guess what it involved? My family, and making my home comfortable and pleasant for them. A simple meal, a clean house and everyone being together. I realized then, that it was not big stuff or complicated stuff but simple little pleasures that seemed to make me and my family happy.

When I did the post on “Simple Flowers” I realized that many of you felt the same. I could tell by how you all spoke of bringing in flowers from the yard and putting them in a simple vase.  It also made me think about how we go about nesting or playing house as I like to call it.

Sometimes it involves bringing in greenery or a flower from the yard.

A pretty bowl of fruit………

Fresh hand towels on the sink……….

Clean sheets that have been sprayed with lavender water.

Spraying down my counters with lavender cleaner, and making them shine. Or even the fresh scent of citrus will give my kitchen just the right scent. If I don’t have any special scented cleaner a quick spritz of window cleaner gives a wonderful shine. 

A special candle with a lovely scent......


These are only a few of the basic things we can do that virtually only cost a positive attitude and a little bit of effort!!

 I am sure most of you already do most of the items I have mentioned. I hope you don't mind me reminding myself and YOU about getting back to the basics. How about you? What are some of the basic things that you do when you are nesting?


“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Nesting, by doing some of the simple things in life!