Friday, April 26, 2013

Slow and Steady





Our little house has been our home for almost SIX months now, and our hearts are definitely here within these walls.


We've hosted birthday parties, dinner parties, slumber parties, basically, all.the.parties. since then.
The space and the freedom and the ownership, (let's pretend that whole mortgage thing isn't looming over our heads for the next 3 million months), and the natural light, and the sneaky feline that suspiciously lives in our basement and has a walk of shame across our driveway every morning while we eat breakfast...

It's been real good. 


That simply uncomplicated kind of contentment right there is what it's all about. 
And what I have to remind myself on a, gulp, sometimes daily basis. 
The decor. The vignettes. The not-too-literal and slightly-obscure collection of coffee table books artfully arranged just so.

Fun stuff, but not Real stuff.  
The story of my friend's toddler who wrote a love note to her parents in the form of Sharpie on Brand New Designer Couch kind of puts things back into perspective. 

At least, that's what I tell myself as I'm drooling through an issue of Cottage Style. 


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xoxo

{Bon Bon}












13 comments:

Bonnie Rose said...

So great that you guys are able to embark on homeownership. Your walls will be full of memories as the years go by. :)

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Allie said...

The minute a house becomes an actual home is the best part. I remember when we first moved and the house did not feel like us for a while but once it did I fell in love with it.

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Jenna S said...

great post lady! so true :) I have to remind myself this too!

Charmaine Sylvia said...

Where did you find that pillow! Love it

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brooke lyn said...

i can't wait for the day i have my own house to make home! excited that yours is coming together for you :)

Naomi Peffer said...

Pretty much love the head bust on the side table & really want to see pics of said love note. That's a bummer. But a memory! Oh life... You're at it again!

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Christina said...

We've been in our house for a month and already know that feeling! I love, love it. And I hear ya on putting things into perspective. If I'm ever thinking that I'd like this or like that or this isn't good enough or am so pinterested out that I just can't look at my own place, I think about all the things that I love and have that I wouldn't have in SO many other scenarios in life. It's definitely important to have perspective. (Though, I don't think I'd be able to have much if I found the love note from my son... There might be some very perspective-free moments.) ;)

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Madeline Grace said...

There is just something about living in a house that belongs to you! I can't wait to see more pictures of what you've done with it!

lo said...

i cant wait to have a home of my own one day...where memories are made it feels cozy!

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