This year has brought about a lot of changes for me and one is figuring out what direction I want to take House to your Home, which is slowly transitioning to Laurie Jones Home. For a long time I thought it was about the big reveal but in reality how many big reveals can you reveal, I mean you only have so many rooms to work with.
I actually have been doing quite a few client consultations this year. I also decided to quit doing design planning for clients because they got to be a little frustrating but consulting is a lot of fun for me. I love going to someone’s home and seeing how they live and helping them live better whether it be a better way to organize, decorate or showing them how to use what they already have but in a different way.
I haven’t done a lot of big projects lately but after I put Cooper down I almost always do something small and it dawned on me even though none of what I do are earth shattering oh my god moments they add up and they are what makes my house my home and I thought why not share these moments?
I think if I share little things it might convince you that making your house a home is easier than you think!
Like for instance one of the things I like doing is using my outdoor landscaping as floral/greenery arrangements. (I love free!)
I like to put the arrangements on my front porch like the one I did today.
One more thing I like to do if I know if friends are coming over is light some candles outside on my porch. I think it’s a nice touch!
You don’t have to make it fancy, the candle holders on the top are from my candle drawer and I’ve had them for like 10 years and the candles on the bottom are just right out of my big box of candles I buy from Ikea, I didn’t even put them in a candle holder. This took me like 2 minutes.
I mean why not spend 2 minutes to make your friends/guest be a little extra excited about their visit right?!