If you are looking at blogs, magazines, Pinterest, and/or one of those others social media sites (that I pay no attention to) and it makes you feel bad about your home or somehow inadequate, you need to print this out and put it somewhere where you see it...
While I visited quite a few blogs over the holidays, I noticed the same theme that I've been seeing over and over since I've been back and really, right before I left...
"Well, I know my home isn't like so and so's blog, but I like it."
I'm guilty of it too, in a way.
For example, on my Christmas post I wrote:
"Nothing exciting, since it's what I do every year in some way or another."
Yes. Yes, I did
Why would I write that?
Because I figured that most people that read these little pieces of our life in Blogland or my fellow bloggers expect...
Well, grand, new, and exciting, I'm not.
I know this about myself and I'm very happy this way.
Extremely happy with my little home, in fact :)
But, just like a lot of you I looked at all those shiny new blogs that didn't exist before (or maybe did, but I wouldn't recognize them from the old days to save my life) and I thought "Why in the world would anyone want to see the same old thing that I do all the time?"
I posted for Christmas anyway, walked away from the computer, and went on with my holiday.
Happily, when I checked in afterwards, I was thrilled to see your wonderful comments about the fact that I have so many things that mean something to me.
Thank you so much for that :)
What I'm trying to say is that for Christmas or any other holiday, and in fact every single day, your home should be about what you love and you shouldn't have to apologize for it.
And neither should I.
And just like I suggested to all of you, I'm going to print out that little graphic and put it on my wall and look at it
I hope you do too :)
I'll be back soon with a holiday wrap-up, but for now I'll be answering comments back to all of you sweet friends that don't have blogs, and those sweet friends that do have blogs.
I'm so far behind!
Forgive me please.
Oh and I just have to say...
Hi to all my old RMS (HGTV's rate my space) friends that found me again!!
I missed you too and I'll be answering your emails ASAP :)
Love to all...