returning {home}

Maine river


I often find that after a trip somewhere, whether it be for work or personal, I return home inspired and energized to really immerse myself in the life that we have.  I have been on the east coast for the past week and that is especially true as I return home today.  I saw so many things that I am bringing home with me- people giving their all to build something amazing and simple and so wonderful.  The warmth of small towns and the way they welcome you and make you immediately feel like you are home.  Bread that is made by hand and the smell of it cooking in the oven- and counting the minutes until you can cut off the first piece and watch butter melt on the hot soft insides.

This trip was filled with hard work and long days.  There are hundreds of photos to be viewed, edited and sent off.  However, as I sit here at my gate at the airport watching the snow fall and trying not to fall asleep I am reminded of how incredibly blessed I am to not only have spent a week doing something I love with a good friend, but to also be returning home to a place that I absolutely love where my very favorite boys are waiting.   And while I have been going non-stop for days, I am filled with inspiration on things I want to do in our home, changes I want to make, ideas for slowing down and living a richer life.  This truly is one of my very favorite things about travel- the motivation I feel when I return home.

This week I will be getting things ready to list in the shop.  I am considering restocking on a Saturday so that more people have the opportunity to be online when it is filled.  If so I am hoping to do that this coming Saturday, February 2nd.  I will keep you posted!

And speaking of inspiration…

I’m sort of in love with noodles these days

Can you imagine if you were house hunting and THIS is what you were looking at???

Do you know that carrot cake is my favorite?

the perfect cheese board


Happy week friends.


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7 Responses to returning {home}

  1. hi kimberly! sounds like your week on the east was productive and inspiring. travel is “intensified living” isn’t it? (rick steves quote) travel is necessary to us all i believe. it’s how we grow and change and experience life to it’s fullest. (my quote :) …and this weekend i’m traveling..alone…to london! oh to board that train and travel to another amazing city..all’s what i need right now. and i’ll come home inspired as you have..and rejuvenated.
    would love to see some of your east coast photos…i will pine away for home. xo

  2. Sounds like such a lovely time, Kimberly. You are very blessed and a blessing! Your inspiration is contagious.

  3. I’ve had moments like that – where I return from an amazing trip and realize home is just as wonderful if not more so. Sometimes time away opens our eyes to the beauty of home.

  4. I totally agree -I love returning home inspired. Know what else I love – that house in France that you linked to. Could you even imagine? Stunning.

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