Welcome to 'Happy Home Maker'
A weekly series featuring some of my favourite bloggy mamas and friends.
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I am SUPER excited to share Andrea's happy home today! I love this lady, and I know you will be inspired by her beautiful words and heart, as well as by her wonderful home!
Here is Andrea's Happy Home...
I've lived in our little tin box for over six years, but it was this same piece of the earth where my parents had my very own first birthday party. I scoured the beach here as a kid, making mud pies and turning over rocks just to see what was underneath. My own bare feet padded down the short hallway on Christmas mornings, and oh so many holidays and vacations were spent here. It's one of those full circle deals that brought me back to living in the land of berries.
I have always loved simple, classic styles...with a dash of eclectic twist here and there. I've tried to really play on the fact that we live in the Pacific Northwest right on the glorious Puget Sound. It's hard living in a small space, since every cranny needs to be functional. Our dining space/family room has also become the playroom that bleeds in the kitchen. The office/dog quarters butts into the breakfast nook. Clutter becomes easy, and I'm constantly organizing, stashing, or donating so our wee amount of room doesn't become overwhelming. I strive to create a relaxing and calming environment in our home.
Let's start off by saying though that I'm an emotional pack rack. Scattered amongst our bookshelves are random rocks from the Southwest, pebbles from our backyard, driftwood and glass floats from the ocean, shells from Australia, vases of sand, and old photographs. I can tell you why each piece is meaningful and why I keep it there. The rest of the shelves are littered with European travel books, cookbooks, fantasy books about dragons, non-fiction stories about food, and war, and love, and mountain climbing, sleep training books, bibles, and books on natural birth and breastfeeding. We like it all here!
Our little boy's room is filled with a mix of things that represent nature, all crammed into a tiny space. I wish I had designed his room to transition easily into that of a toddler's room, but I think we did well with what we had to work with. After our son Ben was born we quickly realized those cute curtains were pointless when they didn't block the light, and we now have dark fabric draped from here to there, sound machines and humidifiers stashed in different corners. Functional always wins. :)
|A look back into a "summer" day in the PNW.|
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