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what makes a house a home

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I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately…. what makes a house a home.  Is it family? love? traditions? food?  All I know is that each one of these images captures “home” for me.

As I prepare my family for yet another move, I’d love your thoughts on this!

I’ll be away from this space next week, happily enjoying some time offline.

See you soon ~

  • marea - June 17, 2011 - 5:14 am

    definitely… i love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • mary - June 17, 2011 - 10:21 am

    All of the above! Family, love, traditions, food…and a feeling of comfort. That’s it for me.

    I just love these shots, Azzari – the colors are so warm and inviting, and there is something so unassuming and easy about each one. And there’s nothing like baby feet and hands to make me smile. (I just want to nibble on them! haha)ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - June 17, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    i’ve done a bit of thinking about that lately as well. we moved into a new (well, not new but new to us) house about 6mn ago and since then i’ve been on that topic constantly. it feels like home now, bt hard to say how much time i called it just a house, mybe a couple of first months. for me, funny to say, but painting helped A LOT. i think i could breathe easier when i had “my” colors on the walls, ceiling and doors. it is also a lot about decoration, about personal belongings, but of course, it would be nothing without family, love, kids, cute small bare feets, cozy beds, food and preciuos moments. love your photos, 1 (cuteness!),2 (love photos of big and small shoes!),6 (wonderful light) are my favs. the last one makes me hungry.ReplyCancel

  • suzie - June 18, 2011 - 3:05 am

    I think it’s the people who live in it, and the energy they create….all the rest is just stuff. I mean, the bed shot is beautiful, and it’s all about the person who slept there rather than the pattern of the sheets. Does that make sense?ReplyCancel

  • Karen - June 18, 2011 - 11:36 am

    Lovely pics filled with lots of love.ReplyCancel

  • Shokoofeh - June 19, 2011 - 5:08 am

    Magically adorable photos! The first photo of your darling girl just melts my heart! :)ReplyCancel

  • Paula - June 19, 2011 - 7:38 am

    Oh, Azzari – I love your gorgeous daughter’s pose. As for what makes a house a home, I think you’ve nailed it. For me it’s foremost all about love/family – about all being together in the same room or space, even if we are not participating in the same activity. I notice when our family is in complete harmony, we seem to spend alot of time at home, chatting and doing simple things ends up being the place we all seem to be happiest – even if we don’t actually own it!ReplyCancel

  • Paula - June 19, 2011 - 7:39 am

    PS Best of luck with the move.ReplyCancel

  • Georgianna - June 21, 2011 - 5:42 pm

    Yes, I think all of these things have bearing on the creation of a home, dear Azzari. Oh, your baby is so big already!

    Wishing you a smooth move and hope it’s to a beautiful place where your girls can daydream and be happy. xo – gReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline - June 24, 2011 - 1:17 am

    it’s the little details, like the ones you’ve shown here, that make it a home, i think. lovely set.ReplyCancel

  • leila - July 2, 2011 - 7:34 am

    These are all so lovely, I especially love the first two photos. So adorable!

    I moved from Hawai’i to LA in 2008 and when I did, I remember it being so hard. Never thought it would be so difficult till about two weeks before I left. A lot of happy memories kept surfacing, I started noticing the little things that I would miss about home. So, I think for me, creating happy memories with people I love makes a house a home.

    Also, what is that rice dish in the last photo? It looks delicious! :)ReplyCancel

  • Karleen - July 3, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    I agree with everyone here. For me, home is about creating comfort and a place where we feel safe. A place that is not “lived in” is not a home to me. I have three cats, and they scratch the hell out of our couch. This used to bug me so much, but now I see those scratches as part of my home and part of the experiences/memories created here :) I still occasionally tell my kitties (gently of course) to stop their scratching when I catch them in action, ha!ReplyCancel

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