What Home Means to Me

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Today I'm taking part in Pin It Forward - a blogger mashup organized by the awesome Victoria at SFGirlbyBay.  The theme is 'What Home Means to Me' and I could go on about this for days. The truth is, for me, it's not about a physical location filled with stuff, but where my heart is.

I grew up in the country. When I'm there, I want a farmhouse with goats and a garden.

I live in the city. When I'm here, I want a high rise condo with a door man and a lake view.

But I feel most at home surrounded by laughter and love. When I'm with darling family and friends it doesn't matter what location I reside. My heart is already home.

That being said, I have to lay my head somewhere so here's what makes a house a home for me:

A front porch with rocking chairs
A zebra rug because it makes life feel fabulous
A calming bedroom where I can read and relax
Books - for browsing, for storing memories, for scraps of life
Fresh flowers, yellow is good :)
2 sweet black kitties

I complied my favorite images using Pinterest - its the easiest way to keep track of inspiration, build wish lists, and gather ideas for future reference. See my original board here.

Thanks to Bobbi's Art for passing the torch and now I'm sending you on to Apple Blue for tomorrow's post!


  1. Hi Ashleigh! I am absolutely in love with this post, it is so full of happy! Your family photos are just darling and I am obsessed with your inspiration board!! xox

  2. Awww, thank you Trish! I'm so happy the 'happy' came through :)

  3. Love this post, Ashleigh! :) Petey and Mojito look like Sergio, my boyfriend's cat. :)

  4. So sweet!! Great post. The inspiration board is such a fun idea!

  5. Great post! You are so pretty! I'm with you on what makes a house a home, and I will check out Pinterest, sounds... pinteresting!

  6. Oh my goodness, these photos are so sweet!!! You all look so happy, I can feel the love radiating out!

  7. This post is awesome and I love these pics. This post totally made me smile.

  8. @Suki - how fun! I love black kitties! What an adorable name!

    @FriedPinkTomato - it's so easy to organize all my 'clippings' with Pinterest. It saves the links & all!

    @shari - you are too sweet, thank you! Definitely check out Pinterest!

    @hiphip - I can't even describe how happy it makes me to be around the people I love :)

    @Krysten - I'm so honored this made you smile!

  9. very sweet and touching post, Ashleigh! glad I found your blog :)

  10. totally beautiful and totally fabulous!!!

    love it!

  11. That is such a beautiful post sweetie....Ahhh you are so special:)
    Kisses my lovely and enjoy your day!

  12. Such a great post. And I love you pinboard! So cute. xo

  13. This is a great pin-it-forward post... I love it!

  14. Great pin it forward ashleigh! I love how personal and thoughtful yours is :)

  15. lovely pinboard and post!! thanks so much for contributing! :)

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