We are heading south to Sequoia National Park for the holiday weekend, and hopefully all of this will make it to the cabin! I give the blackberries a 50/50 chance.
There were no holidays, vacations, special events or other engagements that Nik and I planned to be a part of this weekend. However, we made the most of the beautiful weather and it certainly felt like a 2-day vacation in our own city.
We unintentionally saw all of these amazing things without going farther than 5 miles! This is why I live in the city.
In my life of 28 (almost 29) years, I have called 17 various houses and apartments “home”. That is an average of 1.78 homes per year! But, as you can see from the chart above, I have lived in most of these homes in the past ten years!
So, when I decided to join in onÂ Pin It Forward, a blogosphere ring-around-the-rosie collaboration between sfgirlbybay andÂ Pinterest asking 300 bloggers to blog about “What Home means to Me” through words and images, my first thoughts were about my literal homes and the people I have shared them with.
8 Homes in Tennessee (2 in Hendersonville, 1 in Collierville, 5 in Knoxville),Â 1 Home in Denmark,Â 4 Homes in Oregon,Â 1 Home in Thailand,Â 1 Home in China and 2 Homes in California.Â The square footage has ranged from 200sf to 3000sf. They have been on three continents. I have shared 4 with family, 7 with roommates, 2 with no one and 4 with the love of my life. Five have been in enormous apartment complexes. One was extremely decadent. One was over 300 years old. Â Seven have been within walking distance to a grocery store. Two of them were on campus. And I do not know who is living in any of them any more (except my current home, of course)!
Many of the Pin It Forward bloggers are designers, and have filled theirÂ Pinterest Pin Boards with the most amazing eye candy!! In addition to the above photos,Â I have filled mine with a little bit of my own.Â So, if you haven’t already heard of Pinterest, be sure to take a gander. It is the best bookmarking site I have found for inspiration images, and I recommend that you give it a try. The boards that have been created will amaze you, and you will then want to have an account of your own.
The final piece of Pin It Forward is that I would like to literally, Pin it Forward (and backwards!)
Yesterday, Casey KeaslerÂ of the K.I.D. Collective posted a great little story about how she came to call Denver home, and how Portland will soon be her new home. The funny thing about Casey is that she also went to the University of Tennessee AND she was in my sister’s interior design class. I reconnected with her via Pin It Forward, and her design blog is now one of my favorites.
Tomorrow, Kate and Jack of the Union Jack Creative will be posting about what home means to them. They have a wonderful eye for photography, design and all things whitty, so check it out!
To see the entire schedule of all 300 Bloggers, click the icon below!!