My friend Trisha over at MomDot.com came up with a fun blog post idea – write about five things people would get to know about you if they walked through your home. To make it even more interesting she invited other bloggers to do the same thing and link up to one another. It’s a fun way to discover new blogs as well as to get to know more about the bloggers you already know and love (like me! ♥).
To check out other blogger’s posts visit Trisha’s post page, http://www.momdot.com/5-things-you-would-learn-about-me-if-you-walked-through-my-house. The other blogger’s participating are linked up at the bottom of her post.
1. I’m very sentimental and I’m very attached to things from my childhood. The photos above are just a few of the things you’ll find in my home. The cuckoo clock belonged to my grandparents. It must be about 50 years old. They never used it. It just hung in the hall as a decoration. It still works. I can’t use it because the chain hangs low and the cats like to play with it.
The paperweight belonged to my great-grandmother. I used to play with it when I would visit with her.
The porcelain dog belonged to my great-grandparents. They had it since they were married. The dog is around 100 years old. There used to be two but no one knows what happened to it’s partner. It’s common to find these dogs on the mantel in English homes (my family comes from Wales). I don’t know why but I’ve always been in love with this dog and when my great-grandparents passed away I purchased it from their estate.
2. I’m addicted to things that smell. Of course I’m referring to things that smell pretty or make my home smell warm and inviting. I cannot resist sales at Bath & Body Works or Yankee Candle. Even our hand soap is Bath & Body Works and comes in different scents.
I burn a scented candle, or melt a scented wax tart, almost daily. I have a hard time finding summer scents that I like. I have dozens of Fall scented candles and tarts. I also LOVE the smell of a real Christmas tree and I’m on a quest to find something that truly smells like a real Christmas tree. The closest I’ve come is an oil from Bath & Body Works but they no longer make it.
I also love candles and I have several battery operated ones around our home.
3. I cannot keep real plants. There are two reasons why I can’t keep plants. Number one – I have a “gray thumb”, not a “green thumb”. I simply have no luck with real plants or flowers.
Number two – We have five cats and a dog and I’m terrified of bringing into my home a plant that is toxic to them.
The only living plant we have is a tiny Aloe plant that I keep on a shelf in the kitchen where the cats cannot reach it (or at least I hope not!).
I love the look of real plants and flowers so the best I can do are fake floral arrangements. I have several around our home.
4. We have A LOT of movies. What is pictured is most of them but we still have others floating about. We still have VHS tapes but we haven’t had a VHS player in about 7 years. They are mostly Disney movies we’re trying to get on Blu-ray/DVD.
We have actually watched about 90% of the movies you see. Many of them are movies I was sent to review. Others are movies we bought for ourselves or our children.
The pathetic thing is we have a satellite dish and will watch TV at night flicking to every channel and complaining there is nothing good to watch – yet we have all these movies as well as NetFlix to stream movies on our Roku and don’t watch them.
5. My hallway is a shrine to the Dallas Cowboys. You cannot walk into my home without knowing that a huge Cowboy’s fan lives there. Since our home is small my husband resorted to hanging up some of his favorite pieces of memorabilia in our hallway.
All the way around the hallway (up near the top) are autographed pictures from Dallas Cowboys players (past and present). The other plaques and pictures are things he’s collected over the years.
We used to have an autographed Emmitt Smith jersey hanging in the hallway (he actually signed it twice) but the frame fell and broke and we have yet to get a replacement.
At one point the hallway was paint “Cowboy blue”, as my husband put it (dark blue!). We repainted it a few years back when we almost had a job transfer to North Carolina.
I was going to write about all of our pets (5 cats and a dog) but the truth of the matter is that if you walked in my home you would only see my dog (he’ll be barking at you the entire time) and two, possibly three, of our cats. The others run and hide when strangers come into our home and will not reappear until our company is gone.
So now you know a little more about me. What about you? What five things would I know about you if I walked into your home?