Have you ever heard about the mindset “power of positive thinking?” I pretty much live by it. Not in an official standpoint, in case it is a real movement or something. There is something about setting your mind to see the positive and dreaming the possible.
And yes. Yes, I have been called Pollyanna before. Thank you for asking.
Four-ish years ago we moved to our home in Bella Vista, Arkansas. It was a blank slate of plain beige enamel vinyl siding and a driveway with a massive cement girth that butts right up to the house. And when I say butts up, I mean literally. There is no charming front porch, dirt, or grass patch that we can pretty up. So, we put on our positive thinking cap and decided right then-and-there that our plain Jane would become a cottage.
Dream it and it will become, right?
So we hammered and painted, shingled and stained, incorporated window boxes and strategically placed potted plants. It’s still a work in progress… but we love it.
We call it “Happy Ours Cottage.”
Not quite a cottage.
But it’s ours and it makes us happy.
Recently the Arkansas Women Bloggers shared a virtual home tour of our little-cottage-that-could. You’ll find I have a pine comb “thing.” Dennis and I save them from our favorite places on earth. We love art and “things” that have a story.
It’s small. It’s cozy. And, we absolutely love our forever home.
Does your home have a name? I highly recommend giving it one… something magical happens to it when you do.
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.