The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Top Ten House Loves

One of my favorite readers, the talented cook, wife and student, Lucy Marie, from "Lucy's Life" is hosting a fun Lucy's House A Home Giveaway. She asked her readers to list the Top Ten things that make their house a home, and to blog about them. She has some cute prizes for her readers that participate, and I couldn't miss out on the fun! So here, are a few things that come to mind when I think about what aspects of our house make it feel like "home" to me!
The canine companions who wait on the sofa for passing rabbits, cats, and grazing cows.
The Daddy who after a long day at work, patiently hangs things too high for me, and stands watch as little ones want to climb the ladder too!
The little girl who sits with the canine friends...
The faithful crock pot that has survived 20 years and 4 moves, continues to cook dinners and warm drinks at holidays.
The boy who suns himself while doing homework...
And the feline companion who waits outside his room for him to finish.
Beloved tea cups from my grandmothers that have seen parties and tea's galore.
The hooked rug lovingly made for our wedding by my grandmother. She insisted it be used and walked on! So for 20 years, we have done just that, displaying and using it daily to welcome guests in our front entry!
New things make a house a home, like a brand new chair...
Or a peaceful view out the window... or the tassels that show my love of roosters.


Memories of those who are no longer with me. And memories of those who are...

Lastly, the #1 feature of our house that makes it a home, are the people that live in it! ~FAMILY~ From our first apartment, to our first starter home, to the home we live in now; family is what makes any dwelling a "home!"
Be sure and join in Lucy's fun, and you too can enter to win a great giveaway!
What makes your house a home? Do tell! :-)

12 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

Thanks so much for joining in. I really loved your list. Your photos are beautiful and the stories that go along with them even more so. I also love roosters, something else we have in common!

Have a great day and good luck in the draw!

Anita said...

Denise, that is a wonderful list of what makes your house a home, and the photos are a lovely addition.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

I love seeing glimpses into other people's homes. Thanks for sharing!

Faith said...

Your home is beautiful, Denise! I love all the special touches that you shared with us, and I especially love your couch. I share your love for roosters too!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

Hi Denise! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love love your china! Who cares about being a good cook when you've got great china! Order in!

Have a great evening!

Emily said...

Thats a wonderful list... and great pictures... your house is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love your rooster tassel. Did you purchase it at The Nester?
Love the family photos too.
Good luck in the drawing.

glitzen said...

Beautiful and sweet post. I love every tiny tidbit, your home is not just beautiful, but it shines with love too. I especially like the photos of your mom and dad.

BTW, the camera I bought is a Nikon d90. The post is "April Already?"

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Denise, this is so special. I loved reading this! You are a precious, dear one, and I didn't know you had chihauauas! My senior dogs are both gone now (Min Pins), and I am thinking we might get two little chiauaua next time around. Yours are darling as are your kids, your kitty, your hubby, and YOU!

XO,

Sheila... who is waiting on the plumber! ;-)

Kim said...

Loved your top ten list! Your home sparkles with love and your individuality. I know each time I've been there it feels like family.

LYLAS!

Sofia Striffler said...

Hey there Denise. Everything looks beautiful, I see you added some accessories to the top of the family room cabinet. Looks good!.

Taryn said...

Aww- I love you list! And the pictures. I am thinking about my list . . .