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Thursday, April 15, 2010


For the key that makes a house home. 

We found a lovely house....I was enthralled. elated. enthused. 

And then I got a knot in my stomach that told me we'd run out of storage space 5 minutes after we moved in and the knot won't go away.

For two days I tried to make it work out in my head. I'll get rid of things. I'll be super efficient. We'll simplify! But trying to make a house work...just because you want a house so badly is kind or like settling a guy you know isn't right for you just because you want a boyfriend or settling on a wedding dress so you just have it already and can move on to the flowers. 

When it comes to men, and wedding dresses, and houses you should never never just settle. Well, I guess you have to settle with houses, but you know what I mean.

I try to keep it simple. I try not to be a hoarder. But I need to be honest with myself: I am a bit of a magpie. I don't reduce as much as I do reuse and recycle. So I have boxes and boxes of craft stuff and found items that I just might use someday. And I do use them....so they are part of the package deal....

I. Need. Closets.

Oh where are you perfect home!?

P.S. I found the photo above on a lovely website and saved it, or I thought I did, and now it can't be found. Please let me know if you know who took the pretty photograph. She certainly deserves the credit.


  1. I agree with you! keep on truckin' till you find it, I believe you'll know!!

  2. Good luck, Friend. I know you will find the perfect nest. xoxo.

  3. That photo of the keys is gorgeous! I've never seen it before, though.

    I'm sorry you can't say yes to this house...but at least you know you're moving in the right direction! It must be difficult to pass up on a pretty house for sensible reasons, but that also means you are a responsible adult. And that is something your husband and future children will appreciate ~ especially when they have their nice, big closets to fill in the home God eventually shows you! :)

  4. Hello nice to meet you!
    Truly wait, a home that is charming but doesn't meet your requirements isn't worth the challenges as the years pass. Your perfect home will come.

  5. I agree....a home is a longtime commitment....it's better to wait until you find exactly what you want:)
    Good luck!

  6. take your time, i agree with simple daisy a home is a longtime commitment. the right one is out there, give it time.

  7. My husband and I are waiting for our house to sell in the town where we moved from, but I have a feeling that I will be echoing your sentiments once we're more actively searching here. I already find myself thinking that about the houses I fall for here-- they are smaller, with little storage, etc, and I try to bargain the same things-- pairing down our belongings, etc. But if I am being honest, that seems unlikely to happen-- neither of us are quite minimalists...


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