It’s the place where we eat, change our clothes, relax and rest our heads for sleep at the end of the day.

It’s the place where we have laughs, tears, screams, stories, cuddles, fights, conversations, love, peace and harmony.

It’s the place we always come back to, no matter where we are or what we’re doing.

It’s the place that knows everything about us … and we know everything about it.

Feel good

No matter what your home is to you, one thing is for certain. Big, small, new, old, stylish or waaaay old fashioned, our home is the place that makes us feel like nowhere else in this world. There are no words for it, but it’s that indescribable comfy coziness you can’t help but crave when you’re not there. Funnily enough, if you’re in it for too long, you’ll feel the need to GET OUT! But watch out, because once you do, it won’t be long until you start itching for that special homeyness yet again.

Your best TLC

Even though we may bitch and complain about all the “chores” we need to do on a regular basis to keep our homes looking beautiful, there is great importance in this. When we take care of our homes, we feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. “This is where I live, and I love every crevice.”

So keep on keeping on. Wipe those kitchen counters, clean those toilets and even dust those baseboards every once in a while. It’s good for the soul. Your home is an extension of who you are.

Defining words

As I make plans to incorporate some beautiful “word art” onto the walls of my own home, I’ve come across a few powerful “home quotes” over the last few weeks. Here they are.

“The magical thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.”

“A house is made by brick and mortar, but home is made by the people who live there.”

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, laughter never ends.”

“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.”

“Less house, more home.”

“It’s not how big the house is, it’s how happy the home is.”

“Home is where you hang your heart.”

My own words

A home is so much more than a home. It’s a rush of feelings, memories, comforts, habits, routines, smiles, tears, laughters…a special place you’ve built upon day after day, month after month, year after year…four walls and a roof, and yet it’s a feeling that’s hard to just “have” … you make it. It takes time to get there, and if you ever need to move, be prepared that it also takes time to get over it.