Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pin-It-Forward ...Feels like home.

Today is my day to Pin-It-Forward ! If you haven't been following along, this is a project from the brain child of Victoria from the fabulous blog Sfgirlbybay put together with the awesome new site Pinterest. This is a site where you can go and create personal 'pin boards' from all your favorite images on the web. I've been using it for a couple months now and really love it. I highly recommend checking it out.

The theme of this pin-it-forward was 'what home means to you'. I go over this topic in my head every single day. 3 years ago I moved from my home to the complete opposite side of the country. Literally as far away as I could go without crossing water or leaving the country. While my new home has certain aspects I love about it, good friends, great weather and lively culture, it definitely doesn't feel like 'home'. Not yet anyway. So while pinning this board together I found myself collecting images that reminded me of the place I grew up. A small town in the middle of nowhere. Filled with horses and cows and old barns and trees. Lots of trees. I lived on a lake my whole life, and although the ocean is amazing, I know to truly feel at home I'll need to live on one again.
Home to me is also big veggie gardens and fresh baked goods. Its warm wood stoves in the winter after playing in the snow all day. Its tea time with my family and a house filled with pets. Home is little windy dirt roads and deer and fox constantly in my backyard. These are just some of my images I chose to represent the home in my mind. To see the rest please visit my actual board here . Warning I may have gone a bit overboard :)
Thanks for letting my share my vision of home with you! I really loved this process and will probably keep adding to my board even if its just for me. Also please check out the board of LA born and bred Stay in the Lines who posted Friday. And make sure to check out the lovely Life Sunny Side Down tomorrow to see what home means to her! And thank you again to Victoria for letting my participate and introducing me to this amazing site!

Happy Monday!
Kate

8 comments:

  1. so lovely, kate! thank you so very much for contributing! :)

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  2. This is such an amazing project! Thank you so much for sharing. I'll be moving cross-country myself in just a few days and I'm worried my new state won't feel like home. Now I feel that it's okay if it doesn't. One can always journey to a new place and know you can come home any time.

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  3. Great job with your board! I had so much fun looking through your images.

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  4. I love reading your blog. Don't stop.

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  5. this is lovely!

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  6. What a small world that you know Julie too! Well you both take amazing photos so I see the connection.

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  7. Oh my goodness! I love all the things you listed as your definition of home. Just perfect. And beautiful images too. Thank you so much for sharing.

    It was wonderful to "meet" you, and your blog is gorgeous.

    Dennice
    xo

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  8. what a cozy lovely collection...thanks for sharing! (and thanks for visiting my blog awhile ago ;) )

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