Temporary Contentment

Recently I was fortunate enough to have my home featured on a fantastic blog, Southern Hospitality.

In preparation, I went through my whole home and tweaked and finished a lot of the details that were unfinished in our home since we did our remodel – the little things.

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You know how when the Fall starts and it is “Back to School” and that moves right into Halloween, then into Thanksgiving and then of course there is Christmas, Hanukah and New Year’s Eve.  It can sometimes feel like a whirlwind.

We then got back from the holidays and I jumped right into working on finishing up the house, photographing it, editing, etc.  All the while, I was prepping to take our kids on our “surprise” trip.  This is not a “feel bad for me” list, more just a perspective.  We are very blessed for all these things that keep us busy.

And I am sure, although each part is slightly different, we each have our own list of how quickly things have been going.  Do you some times look back and say – “Where did January go?” or for that matter, “What happened to 2011?”?

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Since we have been back from our trip, I have been in a slow down mode.  Mostly working at my computer, catching up on things.

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But what is feeling really good right now, is I am feeling very content in our home.

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This is quite unusual for me because I am always in a “well if I just did this one more thing…” it would be  how I would want it.  Do you ever feel that way?

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As I walk around our home this week, I feel satisfied and I am enjoying all the bits of us that are part of it.  A meaningful card from a friend, pictures of loved ones with us and in heaven, vintage treasures and even my new washer and dryer.  That is not to say that my house is perfect, or better than anyone else’s.  It is just feeling like OUR home and I am enjoying it.

I am feeling very uncreative at the moment.  Just feeling the desire to live in my home.

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Now, I know myself well enough to know that this won’t last, that something will spark a new idea and I will begin rolling again and pulling apart my house.  Hopefully that spark starts with this office, because this room is not blissful by any means!  I will start moving things around, shopping my basement and tweaking things – it is what I do, and I am okay with that.

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But for the moment I am going to enjoy not decorating for a holiday or a season, just living in our house as a home.

How about you?

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10 thoughts on “Temporary Contentment”


  1. I love that feeling of contentment when your nest is feathered just to your liking. We can sit in it & actually LIVE and LOVE what we’ve created. Enjoy. You’ve feathered nicely. Who painted the paintings in the last photo? I love their pastoral quality!

  2. I, too, am really taken by the lovely paintings of the hay bales. Can you give us some information on them? My son is on our family ranch, and these remind me of our hay meadows.

    Good for you that you can sit back and appreciate and enjoy your lovely home. Sometimes we just don’t take the time to “smell the roses” and think we just always have to be doing, doing, doing.

  3. It’s funny, somtimes we just need to stop! Enjoy! Remember! Feel the bliss! Give yourself a chance to recharge! Then, look out!!!!!!

  4. I so feel the same! I look around at my house and think, yeah, this works. I don’t feel the need to dive in and recreate something (although I do need to paint the entry way) but I am happy with our home and finding inspiration in others areas of my life. 🙂

  5. Love your blog! I popped over from It All Started with Paint because I saw your comment about LBI! I grew up in NJ but have lived in the Chicago area for years. Harvey Cedars? Surfside? Brant Beach? We rented in all the towns, I think. Love em all, too. Now I “make do”
    with the beaches of Lake Michigan and our little cottage there. I miss the salt air, but fresh water lakes have some advantages, too! New follower!

  6. We are currently in the market to purchase a house. We have been in a condo for 4 years now, going on 5. I have had to learn to be content here, while daring to dream about what my new home may be like. So thanks for providing inspiration while we wait.


  7. I think we all need to “take a break” and just “enjoy the view”…We often are so caught up in constantly wanting to “make things better” that we lose sight in “what is in front of us” and amongst us…enjoy your family who are the true “heart of the home”….

  8. I too appreciate your thoughts and also the wonderful painting of the round hay bales! Living in Vermont, I’ve seen so many, and they always remind me of the round Shredded Wheat biscuits!