Finding Home

Finding Home….

How did I come up with that…
This is the question that keeps getting asked
whenever I tell people about the blog
(which isn’t a lot)

But it’s a question
even I have had to ponder a bit these days
as well…

Finding home.

What does it mean?

What does it look like?

How do you do it?

Why even bother looking for home?

These are questions I’ve asked myself…

Here are my answers…

Finding home.

What does it mean?
It means finding somewhere that makes you feel–remember that word… Feel… familiar,
loving, sweet, special, happy, good, trustworthy, amazing, and phenomenal. It’s a place of peace.
It’s a place where you know you’ve touched on something great when you’re there, and you can be
your truest of true self no matter what. That’s when you know you’re home.

What does it look like?
See above.

How do you do it?
By opening yourself up to experiences and living life,
exploring, traveling, doing, being, going, listening, dancing, singing, writing, acting,
cooking, sewing, crafting, sharing, living, loving, and did I mention doing.
You do whatever sets your heart on fire, sharing life with others, getting out and up and living…
Whatever that may look like for you.
It may be easier said than done, but that is makes the savoring the journey even more delicious.

Why even bother looking?
Because I’ve never really had a home…
I grew up poor.
I was raised by my grandmother and grandpa until around 3st grade,
they taught me a lot. They taught me how to value the bounty of treasure the earth gives
to feed us, and for that I’ll be forever grateful. It made me want to become a chef.  I moved around a lot because my mother was an addict and we never really could stay in one place too long, so…

I grew up without a home…

I’d like to grow into one.

Wherever that is.
Whatever that is.

This Foodie is finding home.

Anyway, I write this post to say,

I decorated…

home
and
to share a bit of who I am,
and my story here with you.

All of it, authentic, truth, always.
Right here.

Until Next Taste,
Lori

37 Comments Add yours

  1. tiarasandheels says:

    Your home looks very cozy! It’s definitely a place you feel love and comfort from family and your surroundings!!

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  2. Terri Steffes says:

    Rut roh. I think I am falling in love with your blog! 🙂 Beautiful post, needs to be shared on my FB page. Scheduling now. Thank you.

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    1. Awe Terri! You are awesome. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing me with your followers. Please, please, please continue visiting here. ❤

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  3. I love your home and the way you have decorated! I think it’s great to “find home”. Somewhere you feel accepted, loved, and safe.

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  4. Ben Butler says:

    This is a post that’s near and dear to me. I grew up in my house with my family for 18 years, but I didn’t really find my home until I moved to Chicago. The people I live with up here are my real family.

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  5. GlamKaren says:

    Hey Lori – this is such a touching post. I like how you are finding home in so many ways. I think exploring and opening up to experience in life is just lovely!! And true!

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  6. Catherine Sargent says:

    Thank you for sharing a bit of your story. You did a wonderful job decorating andI love the center pieces.

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  7. I love the centerpiece on your table. I think finding home can be a journey for all of us.

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  8. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I adore this poem! Can I tell you that I am looking for a table JUST like that, but a little bit smaller.

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  9. cvnxena says:

    Home is definitely subjective and so many people don’t realise that a home is much more than an actual house, it takes a lot to make a house a home, I love your decorations and great post! 🙂

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  10. siero105 says:

    Your house looks so cute!I love the way you decorated the place.

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  11. I love the way you have decorated your home. It is very warm and inviting. We have a similar design aesthetic.

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  12. Liz Mays says:

    I think it can definitely take time to find home sometimes. It means something different to everyone!

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  13. Esme Sy says:

    This is a beautiful post and I love your home! It’s so pretty and cozy.

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  14. I believe in the old saying that home is where the heart is. I never truly had a place that I would have called home, until I met my husband and moved into his house. Now it is home.

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  15. What a thought provoking article! I searched for ‘home’ for a long time. It wasn’t until I defined what home looked like for me that I found home. I realized that for me, home was whereever my kids and husband are!

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  16. As a military wife who has moved every 3-4 years, I’ve discovered that my home is where ever I plant my feet. We have learned to make our house a home where ever we land.

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    1. That’s really good for you. That you see every place that way and can bloom where you are planted. It takes a special soul that can do that and I seek those women out for friendships and I honor them. I value their wisdom on the topic. I try to learn from them. what I am learning though is that is that home is not wherever you plant your feet for every milso. It is a place to grow yes, learn more about yourself sure, but home? Not every place, no. Each place is holds a special place in in my heart for sure. Some special memories especially as I get older, and I can appreciate learning from those that can make every place feel like home.

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  17. kristi says:

    What a great post…. so simple but yet so wise Love the table in that photo!

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  18. Home can mean so many things, but it sounds like you’re building a great one. Looks lovely with your decor.

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  19. Amanda Love says:

    Our definition of home varies. To me, home is where my kids are, a place where we’re safe and where we’re comfortable. I love the way that you decorated yours, it’s absolutely lovely.

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  20. Jeanine says:

    Such a lovely, and cozy home. Home is wherever I feel comfortable and safe. It takes me a while to feel that way….. I am just now feeling like my house is home and we moved in here August 2015!

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  21. We moved last year and we really feel comfortable here. I love your table. I need one that size for my dining room.

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  22. Marcie W. says:

    I definitely feel that a home is so much more than a simple dwelling. It certainly involves memories, laughter and love.

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  23. Home is where our hearts are, love being with my family- they are my home. This is a lovely post!

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  24. Your home looks amazing and I love your table! Thanks for such a beautifully written post about a hard subject!

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  25. This post is so touching. I love your definition of home. For example, I know many kids who see the grandparents house as home because there are fun and loving memories and safety there.

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  26. Theresa says:

    Home for me is always where my family is. Your home looks very cozy and inviting. I like how you styled your personal spaces!

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  27. Mary Edwards says:

    You did a beautiful job decorating. A home is a place where family is and we decorate it to our liking to show our personality

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  28. Denea says:

    I love this post and I think you did a great job decorating. This is my biggest challenge having kids, I am not sure where we want to lay roots down at. Home is a beautiful thing.

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  29. As the old cliche goes, “Home is where the heart is.” My family used to have what we call an “ancestral home” but was sold when my grandmother died. My mom’s home is “home” for all of us now. It is a place where we partake in good food, warmth and love of siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and all those cute little nephews, nieces and grandchildren. No matter where we are, where we live now, coming “home” for the holidays is always the most anticipated time of the year.

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  30. I love your poem and I love how you decorate!! That centerpiece is divine. I can’t wait for the holidays to get here so I too can start my decorating. Thank you for such inspiration.

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  31. Your house looks so cozy & I love it. I could image taking a good nap right there next to your pup! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  32. Megan McCoig says:

    You have such a lovely home. It looks so comfy and cosy, and I love that. Home to me is somewhere you feel at peace and settled.

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  33. I love your writing and the way you decorated. I love how the decorations really give a warm and inviting feeling to the space.

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  34. Lucy Valdez says:

    Sometimes fewer words mean way more than a full on post! Thank you for sharing and I ❤ that dining room table!

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  35. You home sends a warm and positive vibe. Home is where the heart is and seems like you really love this place.

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