Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Home, Sweet Home

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking in the door of your own house after having been away, is there?

As much as we enjoyed our vacation in Florida it just wasn’t home.

When we got in the door we were greeted by the pups as they ecstatically wagged their tails and wriggled forward for more petting and hugs.

I missed them so! 

Katy was right in the middle of this excitement, every bit as happy as Sandy and Yoshi.

At some point during this love fest I ended up sitting on the floor with 3 dogs in my lap, petting them nonstop, getting my face washed with doggie kisses and looking around me with appreciative eyes.

Ah yes, I love being home! 

I can’t imagine ever giving it up and moving away.

Who am I kidding? Even in the dead of winter I love where I live.

Thoughts of retirement and moving to the sunshine state fade quickly in the face of this realization.

I’m home; sweet home.

It can’t possibly get any better than this!

And since you can’t have a post without a picture (after all, this is a blog, right?) I’m including this photo from a post on my Gardenjunk from last year.


Seems Amanda from Craft liked it enough to include in a round up of planter ideas she posted yesterday.

(click here to go see her post, there are lots of great ideas!)

Thanks for including my tool box planter Amanda!  I’m so pleased that you liked it.

I plan on getting caught up on my blog reading; can’t wait to see what you’ve all been up to. 

I missed visiting with my blog friends!

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  1. Yay, I love that tool box planter. I need to make one for my dad. He is a tool kind of guy and this would be perfect for him.
    Home is always best, I am so lucky that I have four homes that I can call mine, three which feels more home than where I am currently living even though I have lived here 5 years.
    Welcome home again.

  2. Welcome home! I always love my vacation but I am always glad to get home!

  3. Ah, perhaps that is why you didn't answer my email. It is going to be a bit before I can get to that quilt as I have some cancer quilts first...but I really really want to make it. How long will you have Katy do you expect? Another 3 or 4 weeks?

  4. so glad you're home, I missed you! :)
    Yay! I'm glad that Amanda picked up your blog for her highlight at Craft Gossip!

  5. Welcome Home Friend! I felt the same way (doggies included) when we stepped foot back into our house after being away!!!!

    There truly is no place like home!


  6. Welcome home! Glad you made it safe and sound - now if only Spring would arrive so we can all get outside and have as much fun as you had on vacation : )

  7. Oh yeah, east or west...home is best!!!!
    It's always good to come home to me, even after a day of
    AND I really love the toolbox planter..that's a great way to use the old toolboxes I find every once in awhile..
    You can take anything and paint it red, or maybe it's already red, and I love it.
    It's already Wednesday, my goodness, don't the days pass quickly...
    Enjoyed your post..

  8. Welcome home! You do have the best garden junk. I look forward to spring and seeing more of what you have up your sleeve this year!

  9. Glad your back sure sounds like the pups really missed you, heck when hubby and I leave for just a day they are sooooo clingy in the evening, especially Midnight! Looking forward to seeing what you will be up to next.

  10. Welcome home. That toolbox planter is adorable. Can a toolbox be adorable? OK, it's really cool then!

  11. Welcome back!
    I love that planter! You have so many great ideas.

  12. I agree....There's No Place Like Home. I find that my most relaxing, enjoyable time is spent tinkering around my house. I get so much pleasure in the little things, adding a new pillow to the sofa, rearranging pictures on the walls, even cleaning. I love your planter. I have a fantastic tool box that I'm adding an artificial arrangement of ivy and hydrangeas to it for my table center piece.
    Have a great day,

  13. I had to comment,it seems that you echo my feelings exactly. We just got home from Florida last Sat and my first post was titled Home Sweet Home. I could not move from my home either snow and all. one week is wonderful for a break but by the end of the week I am ready to come home. My old kitty was so happy to see us. I love your tool box planter.

  14. It is great coming home from a trip away. Nothing is more comfortable than your own space. Your planter is ingenious, what a great way to combine two totally different worlds, rugged tool box and pretty flowers, I love it!!

    Oh and thanks for your comment on my blog. You're not the only one who does not know who Nate Berkus is. I've learned that if you haven't watched Oprah regularly over the years you may not know about him. It was a fabulous experience though! I will be sure to include a clip of the show.

    Following you back :-)


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