My Home

Welcome to my home!

I told you in yesterdays post that there was a reason I was asking for comments about the size of my house…..

Why did I ask?

Well, some of the reasons……..

I thought it might be fun for you to guess….


It would be a  fun way to have a giveaway! (Britney guessed that correctly)

So, I plugged the comments into……and………..
WINNER is……..

OK. I say 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths and 2700 square feet. Is the fireplace question a trick? Do you have a chimney but no fireplace? Or are you one of the lucky ones with a fireplace downstairs and one in the master bedroom? I’ll go with that. 2 fireplaces. Molly, I will be sending you some “partylite” surprise goodies… me your address!

Not only did she win…but she is really, really close to being correct.

Our house is 2700 “heated” sq. ft.

Which includes…..

4 BR, 3BA and 3 Fireplaces (there is a chimney on the backside too) PLUS a garage apartment (good memory Jackie). The garage apartment has a little kitchen, bedroom and bathroom…..all in 400 square feet.
So technically….5BR 4BA 3Fireplaces.

That’s a lot of stuff in 2700 square feet isn’t it?

My rooms are not huge.

The three fireplaces…..

Here are three past posts that show them……

Here“, “Here” and “here“……….

Not counting the two outside….

here” and “here“.

That equals five fireplaces.


I think I have fireplace issues.

I will take you on a tour soon.

Sound good?

Let me know……..

It pays to comment around here. Just ask Molly!

Molly, I will pick out something really good!

Email your address……

But here is what else I really wanted to talk about.

My other reason that I wanted to get your comments about the “size” of my house……

I would like to leave you guys with a little thought……

One of my prettiest homes…

It was less than 900 square feet.

And although I love my house.

There are rooms that we really don’t use.

Wasted space.


Sq footage…..fireplaces or how many bedrooms……

They do not make a house a “home”.

My 900 sq. foot house was just as “homey” as this house.

I have lived here for almost 15 years and yes, it is “home”…….

But if I lost it tomorrow.

If, God forbid….something happened to it.

I wouldn’t lose my “home”.

As corny as it sounds……”Home is where the heart is”.

So, please…….

When you look at my home, remember……it is just a house.

I hope my “home” can bring you inspiration and also a reminder that we all are blessed to be able to make our “houses” into “homes”.

No matter what the size.

No matter what it looks like.

No matter if we own it, rent it or whatever…….

I just want to make sure that you remember that.

Sometimes blogs can makes us feel “inadequate” or ” a little envious”.  We see other peoples photos of where they live….how they decorate……and wish we could have it.

They are just houses.

Only we have the power to make them “homes”.

We can inspire each other.

If you feel mine has something you love.

Copy it!

I promise, it was done on a tight budget.

What you see is probably used or thrifted.

And if you like my style… can do the same with yours.


I hope it inspires you to do so……..


Sermon over.


I will show you more of my home this coming week.

Don’t forget the “value” of your comments……

Have a special question about my “home”?

Something you are wondering?

Let me know.



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0 thoughts on “My Home

  • December 10, 2011 at 3:40 am

    You’re so right! Some bloggers have me wanting to throw all my stuff out, but then that wouldn’t be very budget friendly! Home is where the heart is! I’m trying to party with you each week and will share on FB, please feel free to visit me;)

  • December 10, 2011 at 4:04 am

    What a magnificent home I can’t wait to see more! If I had that many rooms I’d have my own library, wall to wall shelves with a ladder to get to all those books. Ah a girl can only dream 🙂

  • December 10, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I truly think that your posts are my favorite to read! If your not making me laugh, your inspiring me 🙂 I think that your reminder to us that a home is what we make it is perfect timing for this holiday season!

  • December 10, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Your home is stunning.
    I live in a shoebox but,as you say, it is home.
    You certainly have the Christmas feeling.
    I might get it when i start buying pressies!

  • December 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    New fan via Fox Hollow Cottage on FB! Your writing style drew me in and your door story kept me on the edge of my seat! Any woman who decorates gets it. Your story has a happy ending and your door looks fabulous!

  • December 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Such a wonderful post Rebecca and oh so true! Home is where my family resides…THEY make it home! Thank you for this reminder…oh and by the way your home is GORGEOUS…just sayin!


  • December 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I loved your Door Reveal and Door Drama posts! It’s okay to be picky, especially if you are the queen. Love your house/home tours, gives me ideas…

  • December 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Excellent sermon!! 🙂

    We had to sell our home 2 years ago and I was kinda fretting about losing “our” home and what would it be like renting again after 16 years of owning? Living in someone else’s house would be weird!!?? Well, here we are 2 years in and we are Home because as you say it’s the people that make it Home!!! Our current home is a bit tiny (1000ish sq. ft.) but it’s great!!

    Thank you so much for sharing bits of your life here!! I love your writing and your sense of humor so much!! I love that you keep it real and share the good and the bad…cuz that’s real life!! Again, thank you! 🙂

  • December 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I’ll give you an amen! I’ve always loved historic homes, and most left standing, at least here in New England, are large with multiple fireplaces. To tour them is a dream (Have you seen the Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe homes? <15 mi. from me.) Virtual is all I can do now, no stairs for me, so I look forward to seeing your home. What will we learn about Rebecca? hhmmmmm

  • December 12, 2011 at 12:43 am

    You are so on target! While our children were home we lived in a huge, wonderful old farmhouse! Loved it! We made the decision to downsize a few years ago. Love it! Our little cottage in the mtns. is perfect for our empty nest. Contentment is not about what you have or don’t have.

  • December 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Yay me! Thanks for sharing this. I just heard a story recently about a family that was in between houses at the holidays. When a new acquaintance commented to the family about not having a home, the four year old son said, “We have a home. We just don’t have a house to put it in yet.” I love that! And I think that is exactly what you are saying here. Thanks!


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