Friday, January 16, 2015

❤️ Home IS Where My Heart Is ❤️

Good Friday morning all..
Please come on in join me for a visit!  It's the start of a beautiful day here, the sun is shining and I hear the birds chirping outside this morning! This weekend is supposed to be lovely and warm!  Do any of you have plans to spend some time outdoors this weekend?  I have been thinking lately about the phrase "Home is where the heart is".  It seems that phrase has a much larger meaning to me than I had ever thought possible.  As I pondered on what our home has meant to me over the last 31 years of our married life, I realized it wasn't the house itself, but who lived there with me.  It wasn't the type of house.. big and ornate, or a small bungalow.  Expensive furnishings or humble homemade decor.  Your own home or a rental.  I decided that it mattered very little about where you reside, but, more how you live wherever you reside!  The love of my family has always been my life line.  The people I surrounded myself with in every home we've lived in the last 31 years.. Are paramount to my happiness as a homemaker for the last 28 years now.  As I started to look around the home my sweet hubs and I live in now, I realized I not only surround myself with family but with things that mean something to me.  We have owned homes, rented, even lived in on base housing during our time in the Air Force. Each and every one holds a special meaning because of the time we spent in them, the birthday parties, Christmases, stories read aloud to the girls,  watching our girls grow and change in each one. Since I became ill with Lupus  I couldn't keep up with all the needs of living in a 100 y/o home demands, we had to "downsize" leave our big beautiful 100 y/o farmhouse on our property where we raised our girls for 18 years. We now live in a 625 sq.ft bungalow rental in town. What I see when I look around our home now is just how we've made it our "home". I realized I have made this house our sanctuary, our place of rest and respite for my sweet hubs when he comes home from work, a playground for our precious Grandlittles, a welcoming place of hospitality, and a little piece of "Prim Paradise" for me to rest, create, craft, and enjoy.  So, it actually is a home for our hearts!  So.. No matter where you live.. Surround yourselves with all things lovely, comforting, meaningful.  If you do.. Your home will definitely be wherever you heart IS.  Gosh..! Times flies.. I've enjoyed visiting with you today! Hope we can visit more another day... Leaving you with some photos of our home now.. Things with meaning Ive made, bought, or created to make this house our home! :0) Until next time.. Nanny ❤️ 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

To New Beginnings...

Happy New Year All..
Welcome to my new redesigned blog.. This Prim Nanny.  New blog name, new design, new posts. So excited to have you visit! Most days you will find me working on a new project, painting or distressing a new piece of furniture, antiquing, thrifting, or playing with my most precious Grandlittles. I enjoy having visitors, we can sit and chat about my crazy love for Primitive decorating, my endless prim project list, my love for my family and adorable Grandlittles, or my obsession with Pinterest.. Any subject will do and the KUERIG is on and I have freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies if you'd care to join me.  So.. Pick whichever coffee cup you'd like,  join me in the living room and find a comfy chair to sit in and let's visit!
In keeping with the "new beginnings" post today, wanted to share our newly prim decorated bath.. The Man of My Dreams (my sweet hubs) gifted me with some lovely new decor for our bath this Christmas.  I just finished getting it all out and put the finishing touches on our little bathroom. I really am quite pleased with how it turned out!  Many thanks to the Man of My Dreams for such a great gift, guess after 31 years of marriage he knows me pretty well!  I have been teased many times over by my darling daughters and my sweet hubs about my quirky gift requests! It's not unusual for me to ask for an old cutting board, or beat up old wooden ladder when asked what I'd like for Christmas, birthdays, etc. What can I say... ?? I like what I like and I love to create, love repurposing things, painting and distressing furniture and adding to the cozy, prim, atmosphere in our little home. When my Lupus allows me, you will usually find me sanding, painting, or redecorating something. A mans home may be his castle ... But, for me our home has always been a labor of love, a welcoming place of hospitality, a sanctuary for me and our family.  I hope you feel welcome and relaxed as well when you stop in for a visit! Hope you'll join me.. Be blessed my friends, until next next time.. ~ Nanny ~ ❤️            

* Thank you to my darling daughter Heather for all the work she did "building" and designing my blog, she truly did an amazing job, couldn't be happier with my new design!