This week’s Homekeeper’s Journal is all about Nesting …….
Let’s define our terms ….
Nest - a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.
Nesting - to build or have a nest
In my neck of the woods its getting cooler and Autumn isn’t far away. Its time to start nesting and get my home cozy and comfortable for the cooler days ahead. I want to create a retreat from the world, a resting place, home.
Get your thinking caps on and lets talk about how we can arrange, order, decorate and change our homes so that they are a warm wonderful retreat for our families this Autumn and Winter.
My kitchen would be more inviting if …………. I had a place for people to sit and visit with me in the kitchen.
My best tip for making a home seem more welcoming ….. keeping clutter picked up and put away. I like for my home to be a peaceful place for the eyes as well as the body and spirit.
To give the feeling of warmth in my home I often ….. light candles. I've recently discovered flameless candles. At first I thought they'd look too fake, but when you use them in the right context (frosted votive cups are my favorite) they look real without the danger of a real flame.
Flameless tealights under frosted shades
In the cooler months, it is essential for me to …..have throws on my furniture! We live in rainy, dark Vancouver, and it's SO nice to curl up under a throw or quilt!
My first quilt
Some favorite Autumn/Winter recipes are ….. Beth and I love to make recipes using pumpkin, and I like to make soups and stews in the crockpot so they can simmer all day. Our favorite autumn soup is Potato Minestrone. I add browned hamburger to make it a little more hearty and serve it with a fresh loaf of homemade bread.
A Quick Tip for making your house more inviting ……Be yourself! Pick up and clean up, fix something yummy to eat . . . then be yourself. Your family and friends are there to see you, not your house!
Now it's your turn!
1. Make your own entry at your blog using the prompts that are in bold type above.
2. Finish out the prompts with your own words.
3. Grab the Homekeeper’s Journal picture and use it on your blog with a link to CHK.
4. Go back to CHK and put your blog entry in the linky on this week's Homekeeper's Journal post.