Lists Me The First House

What Home Means to Me

I’m honored to be kicking off Pin it Forward today. I’ve been using Pinterest for a while, and now they have partnered with sfgirlbybay for this event. There are ten groups of participants, and each day one blogger from each group will write about our theme: Home.

What is home to you? To me, it is…

  • Surrounding yourself with your things that make you smile. ()
  • Having a cozy spot to curl up with a book. ( )

  • Having fun with paint. (*)
  • Covering the walls in a favorite pattern. (*)

  • Being a little cheeky. (*)
  • Taking chances, even when you’re not 100% certain. (*)
  • Adding grace notes. (*)

  • Keeping a space to work, and a place to be creative. (* *)

  • Tending a garden. (*)
  • Having fun with family. (*)
  • Setting aside space for a little one to get lost in their imagination. (*)

That’s what home means to me.

You can see my original board (along with others that I’ve created) on Pinterest, and be sure to follow along with all of the Pin it Forward participants to see what home means to them. Tomorrow you can visit Brigitte at Covet Chicago for her take, and let’s thank Victoria and Pinterest for organizing Pin it Forward!

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  • Kate
    May 24, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Such cute pics! I love that dresser with the handpainted details.

  • Tanya
    May 24, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I love how much FUN is in your apt. There’s color and personality all over!! Great board :).

  • cathiehong
    May 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

    loved your take on home & how you displayed it on your blog!

  • Angel
    May 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I love this. The striped walls make me smile the post though… and the pink drawer pulls.

  • Ludmila {}
    May 24, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Very creative way of showing what home means to you, Nicole! Love that dresser :). Can’t wait to share my board with all of you in June! xoxox

  • Brigite
    May 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I love your take, and those heart links! Now I’m doubly nervous to follow you tomorrow. :)

  • Kate at Centsational Girl
    May 24, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Gorgeous sentiment and inspiration, looking forward to more of this series !


  • Liana
    May 24, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Nicole, I love it! I want to have a dresser like the one you posted!

  • jodi
    May 24, 2010 at 11:00 am

    wonderful! i’m loving everyone’s pin boards and posts today. hooray for pinterest!

  • victoria
    May 24, 2010 at 11:09 am

    this is so lovely, nicole! we share a lot of similar ideas of what home means to us. thanks so much for helping to start things off today! :)

  • Miss B
    May 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Love, love, love your choices! This looks like so much fun, I love how organized you are even with your creativity:)

  • Jane
    May 24, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Well that was so lovely. I especially like the part about “Setting aside space for a little one to get lost in their imagination.” Thank you, as always, for being so open with not only your home but also your heart.

  • Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life
    May 24, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    No home is complete without a little cheekiness!

  • asia
    May 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    oh my, I love this post… and I love HOME!

  • Bethany
    May 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Your updates light up my inbox, and it seems as though I always learn something new.

  • Melissa de la Fuente
    May 24, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Lovely, lovely…I am so inspired by your home & your style hun. Elegant, fun and pretty and these pins of what home means to you are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

  • Piper
    May 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Just so lovely – I absolutely adore your garden!! I can see how you’re so creative with such great work spaces – I think I need to use yours as inspiration for mine :)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 25, 2010 at 8:03 am

      These photos aren’t from my own home, but they are pretty aren’t they?

  • Hijiri
    May 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    how fun and lovely!! LOVE all the imagery and your thoughts!! Thank you :)

  • hayley blease
    May 24, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    your space is amazing! I love everything you have done. Do you want to come to my home and help me?! x

  • stephanie
    May 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    so fun! I love your style

  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    May 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Great post. I love all of the things you chose.

  • Sandy
    May 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    awww this is such a beautiful post! the colors are all soo soft and pretty! you have a great eye for design!

  • Julianna
    May 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Those are lovely sentiments and striking photos to illustrate them. But I have a dumb question — what exactly is pinterest?

  • Ben
    May 24, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    This was such a fun read and I love the little ‘rules for home’ that you added, especially being a little cheeky :) Thanks so much for helping us kick off pin-it-forward.

    @Julianna, Pinterest is a place to share visual collections of things you love. Ping me if you’d like an invite.

  • gina
    May 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Do you know who makes the floral fabric in the image above with the red chair? i love it!

  • Carol Smyth
    May 25, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Wow, can I just say how totally impressed I am that you took so much time and effort creating these great images. Love it!
    Carol@The Design Pages

  • Kristen
    May 25, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Great post! I lovelovelove that little green workspace! If only I could keep mine so tidy :)

  • Kathy Laiao
    May 25, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Everything here is such a inspiration. All of these images just brighten up my days. Thanks!

  • Melanie
    May 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I tried to sign up and now I am on a waiting list based on alpha users? I guess because I have a MAC, they are not ready for us right now. Really sad because I want to get started, but I will be patient. :(

    • Making it Lovely
      May 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

      I’m not sure how the waiting list works, but I’m on a Mac so it’s not that.

    • Ben
      May 28, 2010 at 8:50 am

      Hey Melanie. I promise it’s not a mac issue. We are just going a bit slowly since the site is so new. But shoot me an email and I’m happy to send you an invite.

  • Sara
    May 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Normally I’m happy to live in our cute apartment – safety in numbers, no home repair costs, free pool and hot tub. :)

    But this post makes me yearn to own my own home that I can decorate *just so*. I can’t wait to have a lush lawn and be able to use pretty wallpaper!

  • Suzanne
    May 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I love all of these rooms! They are so inspirational!

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