Home is Where you Get that Warm & Fuzzy Feeling

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 Home is Where you Get that Warm & Fuzzy Feeling

Home is Where You Get that Warm & Fuzzy Feeling

home is where you feel warm and fuzzy

 

 

 

One of our first memories as a child is where we lived, our family members, our pets and our stuff.

 

 

 Home is where you feel warm and fuzzy

 

It can be a big house, a small house, an apartment but usually has at least 4 walls and a roof and is a place we go for shelter and usually to eat.

 

 

 

 

Home is where you feel warm and fuzzy

 

 

My husband and I started out renting an apartment and then bought a condo. Then we bought a townhouse, and so on until we finally bought the house we live in now.

 

 

 

 

home is where you feel warm and fuzzy

 

 

It is our home where our kids grew up, where we usually hosted almost every Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving for our entire family. We have celebrated Anniversaries, Birthdays, Mother's and Father's Day, and even a wedding in our living room.

 

 

Home is where you feel warm and fuzzy

 

 

 

 

Pool parties for the sport's team, my Garden Club's annual brunch. A place where we experience happiness, illness and death; happy memories and also sad ones.

 

 

 

 

 home gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling

 

 

 

A place to come home at night and discuss the daily events with your loved ones and also a refuge to hide out from the world after a hectic day. Starting with a blank slate and making this sterile house into a home that is a reflection of yourself. Memories of the day you planted that fruit tree that is now 25 ft high or when you painted the kitchen yellow and then hated the color. When you saved up for your first new living furniture or had a patio cover built or when they delivered the baby furniture for the nursery.

 

home is where you feel warm and fuzzyHundreds of memories all wrapped up under your 4 walls that you call your home; a place to laugh, to cry and to love.

 

I love my home for many reasons. I have such good memories here and love to come home every day and visit with my husband and see my 3 darling pets. Our home is a place for the kids to come home during the holidays and spend Christmas opening presents and just hanging around being themselves. I love to cook in my kitchen and barbecue on the patio. Gardening in yard and feeding the birds are one of my greatest joys....just second to real estate.

Probably the favorite place in my house is the great room as that is where everyone gathers and we just have a good time cooking, eating, watching TV or just visiting.

The second favorite place in my house is sitting on the patio in the mornings and watching the birds while drinking my coffee and reading my email.

Your house doesn't have to be beautiful or new or decorated perfectly but all it has to have is you in it. Your home has your loved ones, your things, your memories and it should give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. .

 

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Christine Donovan
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Kristin - I love when homes give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. I also really like the baking picture as that reminds me of home.
Oct 24, 2013 04:29 PM #3
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Hi William,

I have been thinking about this post for a week or more and what I wanted to say. It took me over an hour and a half to write it and I can usually belt these out in about 15-20 minutes. Very inspirational post subject to all of us.

Oct 24, 2013 11:30 PM #4
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Hi Christine,

We have baking traditions in our family and making sugar cookies at Christmas time to eat and share. These were cookies I made to send in a care package to my daughter and to share with family, friends and clients.

Oct 24, 2013 11:33 PM #5
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Hi Sharon,

Thanks for stopping by as I am glad to hear from you. Yes my little assistants are good supervisors but not much into the helping mode except for walking times.

Oct 24, 2013 11:34 PM #6
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Hi Kristin, you decribed what "home" is all about beautifully and your illustrations go along perfect with it!  It made me smell he cookies and hear the laughter echoing in your home!

Oct 25, 2013 12:53 AM #7
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Aww Kristin :) Nicely-written. I have to say, you have a beautiful home.

Oct 25, 2013 03:10 AM #8
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Kristin  Beautiful post - your home is obviously dedicated to family love and participation

Oct 25, 2013 06:43 AM #9
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Hi Silvia,

Thanks so much for the kind words. Making cookies has been a Christmas tradition since I was a little girl so when I had kids, I passed it down so we always make sugar, snicker-doodles, and chocolate chip cookies. The house smells wonderful for days afterwards and then we plate the cookies and deliver most to friends and family. We always want to share our beautifully decorated cookies with others.

Oct 26, 2013 01:43 AM #10
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Hi Patty,

Thanks so much for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. It is a nice house but way too big for the two of us now. Time to move on shortly. The love of the home and family will follow us no matter where we go.

Oct 26, 2013 02:02 AM #11
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Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for the sweet words and yes our home has lots of love and family filtering through it. My dogs love the backyard too as they have their favorite cats to bark at while crossing the back fence and chasing the birds that stop in for a rest at the bird feeders. Last night they were chasing something about midnight when I let them out so not sure if it was an opossum or skunk or what but they made a lot of racket.

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Your post, the writing and photos, the storyline brought tears to my eyes. Think it was in your last paragraph - It Has to Have You in It. Can see why this post took you more time to write; there is a difference between an A and a C paper.

Oct 26, 2013 04:35 PM #13
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Hi Jane,

What a very nice thing to say and your comments brought tears to my eyes. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a special Sunday today.

Oct 27, 2013 12:51 AM #14
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It really is the memories and the people that make the house a home.  Thanks so much for posting to the contest.

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The baking photo definitely reminds me of home - even having boys!  When they were smaller, they LOVED baking with me.  Now...not so much!  Loved this post!

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Thank you Kristin for inviting us into your home and for the reminder of the importance of the memories we create at home!

Oct 31, 2013 11:57 AM #17
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Hi Liz,

You are so correct and they can't take the memories away even after loved ones have passed or we move to another home. Love of your home is so important.

Nov 01, 2013 01:04 AM #18
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Hi Debe,

Well, times will change as they will want to reinstate those traditions of cookie baking when they marry and have kids. I hope to set aside a day in December when we can get together and decorate and bake.

Nov 01, 2013 01:07 AM #19
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Hi Jill,

I am glad you enjoyed my post and yes we have to save those memories and continue the home traditions as well. Have a great weekend.

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Just like Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz, there's no place like home!

Nov 15, 2014 02:45 AM #21
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Hi Donna,

You are absolutely right....there is no place like home.

Nov 15, 2014 08:58 AM #22
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