Finding Home

About 4 years ago we were at a crossroads.

Stay or go.

And if we went, where?

Lots considered and thought through.

But all paths ended up leading right back to where I am sitting now.

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We have admittedly been searching for some time.  It is even how we ended up with the name of this little ol’ business and blog – Finding Home.

That has always been our goal - Home.

I spent this weekend cleaning my very messy house – no blogging, little computer and even not much phone time.

Just getting myself in gear for some busy weeks ahead.

But, I took a moment to step outside and see our home in the beautiful fall light.

Here, we have a strong family life, a community, a great school district, a church community and great friends.

Our little ol’ valley with all its bumps and bruises, is actually quite stunning.

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It is far from perfect and there are some big things that aren’t working.

But we are working on them on together.

And I guess that really is what home is all about.

In a million years, I never would have pictured myself living here in this part of the country and writing a blog.

You just never know the plans.

I am so thankful to each of you for reading this blog and helping me find direction down my paths.

I don’t think I say thank you quite enough – so…

Thank you for reading.

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About Finding Home

My name is Laura and I have been running a small interior decorating business since 2004. I have always had a love for decorating but I never fully realized it until about 10 years ago. I live in New York with my husband and two daughters. They support me and encourage me at every turn. I have always loved the “hunt” for the next treasure, especially when you have to get down and dirty to discover it. I feel like it is time to start taking my business in a new direction. I am not sure exactly what that will be, but this blog is about that journey. About finding a sense of home, a place where we belong and can most be ourselves. Thank you for being part of my journey.

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  1. Hi Laura,
    That is the beauty of life. We plan and God laughs. Home is where ever the heart is.

    xo
    Danielle

  2. Amelia says:

    this post reminds me of the Wizard of Oz, when Glinda tells Dorothy she’s always had the power to go home.

  3. oh so true…you just never know what the plans are
    that is what I needed to be reminded of…over and over lately
    i am struggling…
    those are needful weekends sometimes to just catch up the house..
    i got up a little early this morning to clean before I started working…it helps:)
    praying your Monday starts strong….xo

  4. jenna says:

    Laura,
    One more reminder to be thankful and God will take care of the rest! Have a great week…

  5. Jeannie S says:

    Thanks for sharing Laura. Your home is stunning. I miss those rock walls. Sometimes it seems from this side of the screen all is wonderful on the other side. Thanks for being real and vulnerable. Have a blessed day. jeannie

  6. What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing this part of your life.

  7. Rick S says:

    Laura,
    I look forward to your updates. Not looking for an “everything goes as perfectly planned” , but as what will happen, happens.
    We can hope and pray but so much is out of our control.
    I was stressing out about getting front porch painted, and finally got it done between cold and wet weather. Beautiful day yesterday, perfect, done, happy.
    Sometimes plans don’t work out as well as chance.
    Love all you bring to this Blog, thanks
    rick

  8. So happy you found your place. You so deserve it.
    Thank you for sharing!

  9. Laura, as always I loved this post. Having moved around most of my life … growing up and adult … I can understand looking for home. I’ve found it now, although renting and not living in my own home, which I currently rent to my son and his family. I miss it terribly and have just let them know I want to “reclaim” it in two years. At that point, it will have been five years and I feel that’s long enough to wait to go home. Thank you for all the beautiful words and works you share with us.
    Diane

  10. Nobody knows the future and even the perfect plans bring a totally different result than what was expected. Your story, and picture, is a constant reminder that there is beauty in the midst of chaos – we just have to take the time to see it.

  11. Your home is beautiful all tucked within the beautiful trees. So awesome to find where God wants us.

  12. such a pretty home! love all your ideas … off to browse your lovely blog!

  13. You home is just beautiful and I hope you enjoyed your time offline this past weekend!

    :)

    Linda

  14. 5 years ago, we were at a crossroads and ended up where we live now. I never would have imagined then that I would get to fulfill a dream of renovating an old house nor would I have guessed I’d start a blog! Life takes us in strange directions and it’s best to just sit back and enjoy the ride!
    Kelly

  15. Laura…your “home” is beautiful and the setting just so bucolic….we were at a “crossroad” years ago…do we move away from many family and friends to be near to our son and his family?…..we followed our hearts…and it led us to the right decision…we knew that as long as we had each other…home is where our loved ones are…and a “house” is the shelter that warms our hearts…Wherever you are…you will always make sure that your family is “home”….

  16. For me, home is truly, where I find and/or make it. We’ve had several over the years and will likely have another within the next 12-24 months. Each is different, each has new things to add to our lives and things that we miss when we leave. For me, home is where my family is and where ever we we are, is home. Thanks for sharing your journey with me and for allowing me to share mine with you. It’s nice to know that no matter where my home is, my blog friends will be there. Sometimes, we just need to listen with our hearts and pay attention to the paths to know where our home is supposed to be. I’m glad that you listened and that you found “home”.

    xo, Kimberly

  17. Great post Laura. Your home truly is stunning. I think about moving all the time, but the truth is I love it here. I love my home and my neighbors and Church. The grass always seems greener on the other side, but who knows what you could end up with? A stunning home, with neighbors that you hate and no support system? Our “place” is far from perfect too, but it’s close enough for me.
    Btw, my aunt lives right outside of Lake George – is that anywhere near you?
    xoxo,
    Kim

  18. Your home is beautiful!

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