Home Sweet Home

December 22, 2008

Hello everyone! After 24 sleepless hours, I’m home and jet lag free. Our friends met us at Logan airport with tulips, wine, and a bag of gourmet style foods from Whole Foods, which nearly made me cry. The moment I stepped into my New Hampshire home this dreamy feeling washed over me, like I knew that this was my home but I couldn’t quite process that I was no longer in Germany. Can you believe that our next door neighbors brought over a casserole because they missed us so much? Yeah, I mean really. How nice was that?

It’s been an odd few days, this is my first time experiencing two homes and I hadn’t thought about all the little things that would occur as I settled back in on this side of the pond. I couldn’t remember where I kept my scissors, I kept grabbing for a long handle on my cabinets instead of a center knob, I had 7 bins of mail to sort through, and I have a car again. I also find myself making plans that I would go here or there this week then realizing I cannot because those places are now thousands of miles away. I also came back at a pretty bad time, we have had unbelievable snowfall, our car is completely buried (you can only see the tires). It’s truly a winter wonderland and so very pretty but also a bit of a pain because exchanging the convenience of the city for country life that is, well… not nearly as easy.

How are you today? It’s a holiday week so blogging will be sporadic here on decor8, but I’ll be back in a few minutes with some inspiration for you to bring a little cheer. :)

(image from holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply Ivana December 22, 2008 at 11:29 am

    It’s always good to be back home! Welcome back, I hardly wait for your new posts.

    Best regards,

  • Reply Andy Mathis December 22, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Glad you had a safe trip back. Enjoy Mom’s cooking.

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  • Reply Desiree Fawn December 22, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Welcome home!

    (7 bins of mail sounds kind of excellent — if not time consuming!)

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  • Reply At Home with Kim Vallee December 22, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I totally understand you right now. We arrived Friday night and the restaurant kitchen closes at 10. The grocery store closes at 9pm. You need to organize your life differently than in the city.

    We are at a cottage with the biggest snowstorm we had in years. I need to go back in town, I have lots to do before Christmas. I just listened to the TV news and the road conditions are still dangerous in our area. I am not sure yet when I can go back. We were supposed to stay for the weekend so I did not bring my Christmas materials to set up my dinner table, my festive clothes nor my gifts. But it is better to be safe than sorry. Welcome back, Holly, to the States.

    At Home with Kim Vallees last blog post: Glamorous Holiday Theme with a Christmas tree Fitted for Condo Living

  • Reply Rona December 22, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Welcome home and please be careful going out on the icy roads.

    Ronas last blog post: Looking Up

  • Reply Kimberly Julie December 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    ah, new hampshire. i would miss it, but that weather is just too much for me…

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  • Reply Breakfast for Dinner December 22, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Oooooooo, I want all those packages!!! How much fun! It’s like Christmas was waiting for you when you got back. :)

    Breakfast for Dinners last blog post: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

  • Reply Taylor December 22, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    That mail, as long as it’s not bills, should be fun going through. Like Christmas. All the goodies you got will surely need a place to be put and you’ll have a good time placing them in your home.

    Taylors last blog post: Koala: My First Love

  • Reply Online Shopping Chick December 22, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Welcome back! Best of luck on adjusting to life on this side of the pond again. :)

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  • Reply ericka December 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Welcome Back Holly! Glad to hear that your traveling was safe! Oh, and how I love getting packages in the mail!:) I think we all do!

  • Reply Juste December 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    sweet home, tomorrow i will go to m old home too, but just for few weeks..

  • Reply julieann December 22, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Welcome Home!! It was a crazy snowy weekend, though the good part was I looked around at my LR and thought what better time to move every piece of furniture I own. Now I feel like I have a new house!!
    Merry Merry Christmas

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  • Reply magikquilter December 22, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Ooh how did you know that the mail was not important…did someone screen it for you? It will take a bit ofgetting used to that i for sure and so close to Christmas too! Buit…you sure have been missed if the welcome is anything to go by.

    Merry Christmas Holly

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  • Reply shanwen December 23, 2008 at 1:14 am

    welcome back holly !!

    i miss the posts while you were flying in between. 7 bins of mail are alot. It is time to get started =)

    shanwens last blog post: Henrietta earrings- free shipping

  • Reply Vicki December 23, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Oh but you’re so lucky to have snow! In London it’s just grey and dull and slightly annoyingly too warm for coats and scarves. And you seem to get a lot of exciting post :) 7 bins of mine would consist mainly of pizza menus.

    Vickis last blog post: colour theme test

  • Reply Janelle December 23, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Welcome home Holly! I hope it doesn’t take long to settle in. Be careful on the roads with all of the snow. I live in Montana and we’ve got a lot of snow too. This may sound strange, but I would look forward to 7 bins of mail. I LOVE mail especially if there are a few packages mixed in! I hope you find a few fun surprises as you sort! Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Monica December 23, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Welcome back Holly!! Wishing you & your family a Happy Holiday! I live in Canada so we’ve been hit with the same snowfall & I admit I sort of love it (love it as long as I have no where to go LOL). All the best for the New Year:)

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  • Reply Jeska December 23, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    welcome home. Merry christmas Holly!

    Jeskas last blog post: little stitches

  • Reply Marilyn in Ohio December 24, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Hey Holly…you now know what it is like having two homes. I have found it’s really like having two lives as you slide into, like night and day.
    You will eventually get used to it.
    Merry Christmas!
    Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
    Marilyn in Ohio

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