Anyone remember when you were a child? Did you ever find a shady place in the yard to build a tree fort or playhouse? We used old sheets. It was great fun to create a special hideaway all your own with a pretend bed, table, windows, and carpet. If the neighbors children were willing, you might play ‘family’. I always liked being the Mother. This image evoked all those old memories. Now as a grown-up, I want to make my real house a home. I call it ‘nesting’…
As a continuation of Part One, here are some other simple and clever ideas to think on as spring and summer approach. Some are feasible, and others are just for fun! Enjoy!
Do you enjoy ‘feathering your nest’? Do you have several in your family who are also creative souls? Find an idea you love and brainstorm together to see what you can do. It doesn’t really matter what project you pick; doing it together builds heart strings and lasting memories and serves as a jumping off place for more good times together.
“We are making their memories day by day and year by year, and what they shall be in the future will depend on the home life we are living now. We may make our home a palace, filling it with delights, covering the walls with beautiful pictures, planting flowers to fill the halls and chambers with fragrance, and hanging cages of singing birds everywhere to pour out sweet notes of song; or we may cover the walls with hideous images and ghastly specters to look down upon us, and plant only briers and thorns about the doors to flaunt themselves in our faces when we sit in the gloom of life’s nightfall. We may make the memories of our home so tender, so precious, so sacred, that each life that goes out of our doors shall carry a blessing upon it wherever it moves. Or we may make its memories a perpetual pillow of thorns for our heads, a burden of bitterness and anguish which shall never be lifted or removed.” ~J.R. Miller, from Home Making
This has been so much fun, I just may do a third installment What are your favorites?