I am not a ‘bloggie’, I don’t surf the net reading different blogs all day (I might if I wasn’t chasing, cleaning up after, and cooking for a family of 6), but I cannot help but share and encourage everyone to read The Nesting Place http://www.thenester.com/ . I feel like I have “met” my soul sister…you know the wise one, the one you aspire to be. Her sense of decorating (on an extreme budget, I might add) is nothing short of amazing!!! I just can’t read enough…it is a good thing I don’t have a laptop, or I would probably strap it to me with that old Baby Bjorn going room-to-room trying to conjure her decorating skills.
Her mantra has given me permission, and validated, my long-time philosophy…she put it into words for me, and I thank her for this. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE BEAUTIFUL…so simple and true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in my home I am the beholder (and the 5 other members of my little family). I am happy that those quirky little pieces of my decor speak to me every time I look at them. Like my Grandpa’s bottles, my Grannie’s clock, or the antique camera from my husband’s grandfather (he gave that to me because he knew I loved photography)…to some these might be a mismatched bunch of trash, but to me they are treasures…the kind you cannot replace or assign value to.
I have put a ‘badge’ from The Nester on my blog, making it super easy for you to find.
Today’s secret revealed…borrowed from The Nester: IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE BEAUTIFUL!