I hear from so many people about the places we all call home. People who think their house is too big, small, messy, undecorated, not the way they want it. It can be so easy to get drawn into this and feel the not good enoughs when it comes to home, especially if you throw in magazine reading and even blog reading. Everyone else seems to have the perfect kitchen, the perfect space for entertaining, and a magical house that never gets dirty.
We all know that’s not really how it is, but it’s easy to let it hold us back if we think our homes aren’t good enough.
Today, my column is up at Simple Mom Does Your House Attitude Need a Paint Job?
From that article, I wrote, There is no reason we should be ashamed to invite acquaintances, friends, or extended family into a home that is good enough for us and our immediate family to live in each and every day. You can read the rest at Simple Mom.
If ever you needed encouraging about your home and entertaining in it when it is less than perfect, you have to look no further than Reluctant Entertainer’s 31 Days to Stress-Free Entertaining. Sandy is real, imperfect, and offers tips for welcoming people into your home no matter what your home is or what your space has to offer.
A real home isn’t about pretty walls. It’s made up of the people inside.
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