first fire

18 thoughts on “first fire”

  1. hi shanda…….I haven’t commented on your new blog yet, but of course I’ve been reading it every day! it’s so rewarding to see your remodel progress. love the big fireplace! can’t wait to see the finished room and all the good memories you’ll have there. sending a big hug along to you today……..your friend, connie

  2. What a beautiful fire place! And wood floors…. oh mercy! Yes, the home is a place to make wonderful memories! Id also love to see the rest of your house!
    Your kids are close to mine in age. 23,19,almost 18, almost 13, 15, and 9. Everyone looks happy:)
    thanks for sharing!

  3. You have a sweet husband. 🙂
    I was just telling my husband how having him at home makes everything all better. I love the way he makes things complete.

    I LOVE your new room! Can’t wait to see more pictures. I also love that smokey smell…it is a perfume of sorts. We heat our home with a wood stove, but the boss hasn’t let us light one yet. The weather is getting pretty chilly, so soon, very soon I’m sure it will happen.
    Also..are you off of facebook permanently?

      1. I was just wondering because a bunch of us girls that used to be on xanga together formed a little group and we all chat and answer blogging questions and really…just chat a lot. We would love to invite you to join!!!…So let me know when you’re back on. 😉

      2. Okay, I will let you know if I get back on. You ALMOST tempt me to do it! I feel like I’m missing something very special. Let me know if anyone shares anything I should know! 🙂

  4. The addition looks beautiful already and I love the hutch! We had a wood burning fireplace in the other house and it was so cozy and fun! Its gas in this one so not quite the same:)

  5. Lovely, cozy post as always. I found this quote today and thought you might enjoy it. So applicable for your life at home, on the front porch and with the sounds of nature 🙂
    “Nowadays, people are so jeezled up. If they took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush, they might enjoy life more.” – Tasha Tudor

    1. OH thank you, the best sort of comment with a lovely Tasha quote. I’ve read that one before but I am writing it down this time, it was like a gift to hear it from you today. I’ve been drinking hot tea before bed now that it’s gotten a little chilly here!

  6. My month has been CRAZY and I feel so far behind in blogs… But your title grabbed me and my heart did a happy skip, because I LOVE those first-fire days!! There is something about that atmosphere is that just so cozy and love-producing! 🙂 And your home is beautiful!! Wow, you have been working so so hard!

  7. The addition looks so beautiful Shanda! That fireplace looks like the perfect place to curl up in front of and enjoy a winter evening. I love seeing all the warm, homey details you so thoughtfully put in your home. Grace will be 14?! She is turning into such a lovely young lady! Have a wonderful week my friend!

  8. Oh how lovely your room is turning out. That fireplace is beautiful, and so cozy. We just had our first fire of the year from some pine wood Bob cut when doing trimming up at his parents house ( he and his brother own the property still and rent it out), so it had that wonderful smokey fire smell.

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